- Sherry CromettPresident, CareerWork$
- Anna CunninghamDirector of Operations, CareerWork$
- Ranko FukudaProgram Director, CareerWork$
- Kiana ScottDirector of Development, CareerWork$
- Ruby SloanProgram Manager, CareerWork$
- Marie ToftDirector of Finance, CareerWork$
- Dion WillisProgram Manager, CareerWork$
Sherry Cromett joined the Biller Family Foundation in December 2018 as President of CareerWork$® . Based in Seattle, she oversees the operation and expansion of the Foundation’s two career pathways programs, BankWork$® and CareerWork$ Medical®.
Most of Ms. Cromett’s career has been spent with Starbucks, where over the course of twenty years she defined and spearheaded the U.S. and global business strategies as well as highly complex, critical initiatives for over 12,000 stores. She also previously served as Regional Vice President of KinderCare Education.
Ms. Cromett earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Economics from Smith College. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, cheering for her kids on the soccer field, baking, and traveling.
Anna Cunningham is the Director of Operations for CareerWork$®, a focus area of the Biller Family Foundation. In her role, Anna is responsible for creating and implementing systems and processes to accelerate the growth of CareerWork$’s two programs: BankWork$® and CareerWork$ Medical®.
Prior to beginning her current role, Anna spent the majority of her career building community programs as part of Starbucks’ Social Impact team. She built and led collaborations with external nonprofit organizations and internal business teams to achieve meaningful impact.
Anna earned Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Washington in Zoology and Norwegian. Outside of work, Anna enjoys traveling with her family, discovering new music, and attempting to expand her cooking horizons.
Ranko Fukuda is the CareerWork$® Program Director. She is responsible for working with Vocational Training partners, employer partners, and community stakeholders to ensure the BankWork$® and CareerWork$ Medical® programs are maximizing their impact in markets across the country. After graduating from University of Michigan, Ranko spent 12 years with Capital One Financial, honing in on her Project and Program Management skills, as well as having the privilege of working in the CEO, President and Bank Presidents’ offices and managing the Bank charitable giving program. Her tenure at Capital One ended unexpectedly when the Great Northeast Earthquake and Tsunami affected her home country of Japan, and she moved to Japan temporarily to help aid in disaster recovery with All Hands Volunteers. Upon her return to the United States, Ranko moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the non profit sector to leverage her professional skills in making a difference in underserved communities. She enjoys salsa dancing, hot yoga, organic farming, and spending time with her dog and cat.
Kiana Scott joined CareerWork$ in 2021 as the Director of Development. She works with funding organizations, individuals, and philanthropies to generate support for CareerWork$’s programs and training partners. Before joining CareerWork$, Kiana spent a decade working in nonprofit development and building successful fundraising programs, advancing higher education at the University of Washington and economic mobility at Raise Wages Now.
She serves as Vice President of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, and is an active civic volunteer. She earned her BA from Williams College, her MPA from the Evans School at the University of Washington, and her MA and PhD in political communication at the University of Washington. While in graduate school, she was appointed the sole student member of the University of Washington Board of Regents. Outside of work, Kiana loves exploring the Pacific Northwest with her husband and rescue dog, and spending as much time as possible near the ocean.
Ruby Sloan’s journey with CareerWork$® started in 2012 when she graduated from the Seattle BankWork$ program, which allowed her to start her career in banking as a teller. With the training she received while in the program, she was able to stand out as a top performer and work her way up to a Sr. Relationship Banker position in commercial banking. Wanting to give back to the program that changed her life, she became a Career Navigator with Seattle BankWork$ expansion into Pierce county.
Ruby serves as a key support liaison to new and existing CareerWork$ training partners, providing curriculum and instructional support, as well as representing the program across the country to constituents while supporting the team in achieving its national expansion. In her spare time, Ruby enjoys taking road trips with her husband and three children, exploring natural attractions, and tasting new food from different cultures.
Marie Toft joined the Biller Family Foundation in 2019 as the Director of Finance for CareerWork$®. Marie will unlock the growth potential for CareerWork$ two programs; BankWork$ and CareerWork$ Medical, by streamlining, enhancing and expanding the analytics behind them through the implementation of new systems, tools and practices. In addition, Marie partners with our national non-profit training providers and market contacts to drive program insight and success.
Marie is an accomplished leader who previously spent 23 years with Starbucks Coffee Company delivering enterprise solutions, improving processes and leading new projects/programs ranging from acquisitions to new global systems or capabilities to name a few. She has a strong financial acumen, plus a wealth of experience in reporting, systems, and optimization from her experience with such a fast-paced growing enterprise.
Marie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a Finance focus from Gonzaga University. Outside of work, Marie enjoys spending time trying new restaurants or Washington wineries, traveling and being outdoors either doing yard work or hiking.
Born in Chicago, Dion Willis comes to CareerWork$ from the YWCA of Seattle. He started as an intern, worked his way to Job Training Instructor before becoming a Career Navigator for all three markets. Over his seven years at YWCA, Dion has taught various job readiness workshops, life skills curricula and has assisted numerous participants in starting their career journey while providing motivation to become the best version of themselves.
As a CareerWork$ Program Manager, Dion serves as a key support liaison to new and existing CareerWork$ training partners, providing curriculum and instructional support, as well as representing the program across the country to constituents while supporting the team in achieving its national expansion. In his spare time, Dion enjoys listening to and creating music. He is an avid Seattle Seahawks fan and takes pride in giving back to his culture.
The BankWork$ Advisory Board consists of top leaders from the banking industry, including our founding partners. Members of the Advisory Board contribute to strategic planning, build partner relationships, and ensure the BankWork$ program meets the current needs of the industry.
Les Biller, Founding Trustee, The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation and Former COO, Wells Fargo
Earl Buford, President, Council for Adult & Experiential Learning
Lynn A. Pike, Former President of Capital One Bank, Capital One Financial Corporation
Tracy Curtis, Executive Vice President and North Oregon Regional President, Wells Fargo
Roger O. Goldman, Director, American Express Bank FSB
Margo Messina, Consumer Region Executive, Bank of America
Mary Grace Roske, Senior Vice President, Marketing Communications & Community Relations · Seattle Bank