Our Mentors

Chitra Hanstad

Chitra Hanstad serves as Executive Director of World Relief Seattle, the largest refugee resettlement and services agency in Washington state. Her career started in corporate advertising, public relations, and intercultural communications, and she has spent the last 25 years working at local and international nonprofits, including Justice Ventures International, Seattle Foundation, Jubilee REACH and Urban Impact. She is the Founder of Emerald City Jobs and has been a participant and delegate at the World Economic Forum and the Skoll World Forum. An experienced nonprofit board member, Chitra is currently a member of the External Advisory Board of Global Mental Health at University of Washington. Chitra holds an MA in Marketing Communications from Wheaton College and an MS in International Development from Eastern University.