Board of Directors

Andi Smith


Andi is Executive Director-Washington at Ballmer Group. Andi received her undergraduate degree from St. Olaf College and her masters from the University of Washington.

Andi has spent the vast majority of her career working on public policy and advocacy for kids and families who are involved in the child welfare, behavioral health, or disability systems. As a Board Member, she looks to bring her policy, political, philanthropic, and content knowledge to further Treehouse’s mission.

Her career began in direct service, working in community behavioral health with kids primarily in the foster care system. Andi brings 13 years of experience working with leadership in Olympia to improve policy and practice around the foster care system. Andi encountered and worked in partnership with Treehouse for a decade through various roles in the Governor’s Policy Officer (under Gregoire and Inslee) and on Governor Inslee’s Executive Team. In her current role with Ballmer Group, which makes investment in the child welfare space, she has experience with many nonprofits operating in and around the foster care system.

Andi lives in the Seattle area with her partner, Rebecca; Great Danes Casper and Pearl; and cats Iggy and Apollo.