Thank you for your interest in learning more about the OutGrown Board of Directors. We are a relatively young nonprofit organization, and as such there are a lot of exciting ways to be involved in our work that will have an immediate and lasting impact. We have several open seats for this cycle. Based on the organization’s needs, we are especially seeking candidates who have experience in one of the following areas:

  • non-profit finance and accounting, especially with knowledge of improving and streamlining systems to support growing organizations

  • grant writing and fundraising

  • public health or healthcare background, in particular perinatal care and services


Above all, we need candidates who have the time and capacity to dedicate to engaging as a Board volunteer. We’re a Working Board, which means that each member takes part in active ways as we continue to build systems and practices to support a strong, healthy, mission-driven organization. (We estimate the time commitment at about 10 hours per month, with some variation depending on your focus areas.) Board members choose committees or workgroups based on their skills and talents. We also believe that the best engagement happens when Board members are working on things that matter to them and help advance their goals and interests. 


You can learn more about our organization and staff, our board philosophy, and current board members through the links provided below. We’ve also outlined a basic “what to expect” timeline for the Board application cycle this year. 


The first step is to apply is to complete a brief information form (linked below), and our Board Development Committee will be in touch with you soon.


We look forward to getting acquainted! 

With respect, 

A’Nova Ettien, Board Chair through 2023, and Whitney Dorer, incoming Board Chair 2024-2025


Board Chair


Vice Chair


Here is what to expect for our 2023 Nomination Cycle:

  • September 10: Nomination cycle opens 

  • September 10 - October 15: Applications are accepted. (Full application packets will consist of a brief 2023 OutGrown Board Interest Form, and a follow-up application that will be sent by email to the address you provide.)

  • October 18 - October 27: Candidates interview with 2-3 current board members. This provides an opportunity for us to get to know each other better, and for you to learn more about OutGrown Board service. Candidates will also meet with Jessica Carrillo-Alatorre, Executive Director of OutGrown. These interviews are an opportunity for you to get a feel for our community and our mission to empower families with young children to step outside and enjoy the physical and mental benefits of growing up in nature. 

  • November 6: Board of Directors meeting – Board deliberation and voting on all candidates.

  • November 7 - 15: Board Development Committee follows up with all candidates.

  • November 23 - December 31: Onboarding of all in-coming Board members. (Including scheduling of 2024 quarterly meetings.)

  • January 2024: New board members officially assume their seats.

  • February 2024: First full Board meeting of 2024.

Please complete this brief Interest Form, and we will follow up with you within 3 business days with additional information.