Our Team

Our Team

Vivian Shannon

Executive Director

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Vivian Shannon

Bio

Vivian Shannon joined the Fulcrum Foundation in October 2019. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Vivian served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer for the YMCA of Greater Seattle, where she successfully oversaw a $180M comprehensive campaign. Vivian also previously managed a $350M comprehensive campaign (which raised $421M) at the United States Military Academy at West Point as the Campaign Director, while working for the West Point Association of Graduates. Vivian has nearly 25 years’ experience building relationships, growing and developing teams, and creating strategies for success.

Vivian lives in Bonney Lake with her husband Joseph, and is the proud mom of four adult children (two boys and two girls); one of her daughters is a cadet at West Point. When not working, Vivian enjoys Broadway shows, travel, reading, and spending time with her family. She is a proud alum of the University of Washington, and is also a huge Seahawks fan–Go Hawks!

Alana Bell

Becraft Scholars Program Director

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Alana Bell

Bio

Alana joined the Fulcrum team in January 2021. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Alana was the director of equity and inclusion at Seattle Academy, where her focus was building community and creating equitable systems. A Seattle native, Alana has strong ties to the private school community, having been a student, educator, parent, and board member at multiple institutions. Alana’s desire to serve her community has led to opportunities to work with organizations such as the Seattle CARES Mentoring Movement and Partners for Youth Empowerment. In her free time, Alana loves to travel, cook, and continue learning.

Susan Ocoma

Programs Director

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Susan Ocoma

Bio

Susan joined the Fulcrum Foundation in November 2011. Prior to joining Fulcrum, she worked at Hopelink, an Eastside non-profit. She is proud to be a part of the Fulcrum team and her passion for Catholic schools is evident in her daily interactions with families and schools. Born and raised in Seattle, Susan attended St. John School, Bishop Blanchet High School, and Seattle University, graduating in 2003 with a BA in Business Administration.

Amy Hall

Advancement Director

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Amy Hall

Bio

Amy joined Fulcrum in June, 2023. Born and raised in Seattle, Amy is a product of local Catholic schools. She attended St. Alphonsus for elementary and middle school and Bishop Blanchet for high school. She holds a bachelor’s in environmental science from Western Washington University and a master’s in information science from the University of Washington.

Amy has spent most of her professional life in development positions. She was the development director of the Girl Scouts of Western Washington and a development consultant to nonprofit organizations before focusing her career on schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle. She was the director of advancement at Bishop Blanchet High School and the director of advancement, marketing, and communication at Kennedy Catholic High School. Amy most recently worked as the director of advancement at Christ the King, which included work in admissions.

Amy and her husband are the proud of two children. She and her family enjoy spending time outdoors, including training for and running marathons!

 

Savannah Hawk

Business Operations Director

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Savannah Hawk

Bio

Savannah joined the Fulcrum Foundation in March 2020. With a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality & Tourism Management from San Diego State University, Savannah has been a Hilton Event Manager in San Diego, Manhattan, Edinburgh, Scotland, and Seattle. Grateful for involvement with Christ-centered organizations in college as well as in her childhood and teen years, Savannah recognizes the importance of extending such opportunities to other young people. Eager to get involved in the non-profit sector and contribute to the community, she is excited to give back and support the mission for Catholic education.

Julie Francavilla, CFRM

Donor Relations Officer

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Julie Francavilla, CFRM

Bio

Julie is a longtime friend of the Fulcrum Foundation and past Champion of Education honoree, joining the Fulcrum team as a staff member in 2019. As a part of her role as Fulcrum’s Donor Relations Officer, Julie is dedicated to continuing her education and recently earned her certification in Fundraising Management through the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Julie is actively involved in Sacred Heart, Bellevue and in serving the Lakota through Sapa Un Jesuit Academy, at St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. Julie is a familiar face in Seattle and has a deep background in communications and journalism, waking Seattle area viewers up as a favorite Seattle News anchor for KING5 and KIRO7 for more than two decades.

Stephanie Singler

Advancement Project Manager

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Stephanie Singler

Bio

Stephanie joined the Fulcrum team in August, 2014. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Stephanie had an extensive marketing career in the for-profit world. As a volunteer leader, she has excelled in fundraising for Assumption-St. Bridget School, Holy Names Academy and her Seattle Children’s Hospital guild. Stephanie holds a BA in Marketing from Western Washington University. A member of St. Bridget parish, she is excited to work with the Fulcrum team and support the mission for Catholic education.

Cathy Wise

Graphic Design Manager

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Cathy Wise

Bio

Cathy joined the Fulcrum Foundation in June 2011. A Seattle native, she attended St. Bernadette school, Kennedy Catholic High School and Seattle University. After working briefly as an ultrasound technologist, she spent the next 20 plus years at home raising her three children and volunteering in creative capacities at their Catholic schools, then returned to school for graphic design. In addition to design work, Cathy cares for an adult daughter with special needs, loves to cook, practice Spanish, and travel. She and her family are parishioners at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

Connor Kelly

Advancement Operations Manager

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Connor Kelly

Bio

Connor joined the Fulcrum Foundation in July 2019. Before coming to the Fulcrum Foundation, Connor was Development and Program Coordinator at Early Life Speech & Language. A Pacific Northwest native, Connor attended Immaculate Conception & Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School, Archbishop Murphy High School and Gonzaga University. He graduated from Gonzaga in 2017 with a BS in Philosophy. Connor is a volunteer with MercyWatch, a street medicine and homeless outreach ministry in Snohomish County. In his spare time he enjoys ultimate frisbee, hiking, and movies. Connor is a member of St. Patrick’s Parish.

Janie Higgins

Advancement Operations Coordinator

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Janie Higgins

Bio

Janie joined the Fulcrum Foundation in March 2024. Prior to joining Fulcrum, she worked in community outreach at Lululemon and also worked in media sales and socia media prior to that. She is happy to be back in the non-profit sector, especially working with Fulcrum. Born in Seattle, Janie attended St. Anne School, Bishop Blanchet High School, and University of Portland where she graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. In her free time, Janie loves to sing, hike and attend group fitness classes.