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Meet the WSRA Staff


Anne Baunach, Executive Director

 Anne comes to WSRA with a 20 year background in mission-based organizations. After spending 10 years in shopping center marketing, she made a decision to move her energy and skills to non-profit organizations. She began her work at Green River Community College and then worked for a variety of other non-profits. Most recently, she was the Director of Advancement for Agros International, an organization that focuses on alleviating rural poverty in Central America. At Agros, she was responsible for fundraising, marketing, and information technology. Prior to that, she was the National Fundraising Director for the US Programs division of World Vision. Anne enjoys working with an organization to set a vision and then putting a plan in place to reach their goals.

Anne graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration and has a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the University of Washington.

Anne and her husband Jay have been married for 23 years and have lived in South King County since 1996. They have two children in college: their daughter Jaymie is attending Western Washington University and son Jonathan is attending St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Anne is involved in the Auburn community having been elected to the school board in 2011 where she currently serves as the board’s vice president. She is also active at Messiah Lutheran Church where she is president of the congregation.

In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time outdoors with her Cavalier King Charles dog named Colt.

Anne Baunach


 Anne Piacentino, Events & Communications Coordinator

As WSRA's Events and Communications Coordinator, Anne is responsible for member communications,  supporting event logistics and marketing,  website and database management,  social media campaigns, and general  administration.  In addition, she will  work closely with the volunteer Board of  Directors and various committees to develop  and implement strategies to advance  WSRA’s mission with both internal and  external constituencies and audiences.

Anne's previous professional experience is based in community health and active living, solidifying her passion for sustainable, healthy and engaged communities. Anne has built strong skills in event planning, communications, initiative management, grant writing and coalition building. 


Anne Piacentino comes to WSRA as a transplant to the Seattle area. Anne grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts and then spent eight years in the Upstate of South Carolina. Anne holds a Bachelors of Science in Health Science from Clemson University in South Carolina. Go Tigers! 


Outside of work, Anne enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, and cooking as well as enjoying time with her husband John and their Springer Spaniel, Bowman.

Anne Piacentino





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