Andrea Caupain Sanderson

Andrea Caupain Sanderson joined the Craft3 Board of Directors in 2021. She brings expertise in leadership, executive management, fundraising, Board engagement, operations, advocacy, and public affairs.

For over 20years, Andrea Caupain Sanderson has worked passionately to make a positive impact on issues of racial and social equity. As Byrd Barr Place’s chief executive officer since 2008, she has built a strong foundation for future growth by effectively leading the organization through critical change and innovation. She is currently engaging in the complex work of building more equitable, vibrant local economies. Through her work with Byrd Barr Place, she is supporting new approaches to services that benefit Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities, as well as low-income people in our region.  Putting people, equity, and communities of color at the center of a movement to advance intergenerational well-being in Washington state. 

Andrea brings a strong sense of leadership and vision to Byrd Barr Place, an agency with a long legacy serving the community and providing lifeline services to the poor. Prior to Byrd Barr Place, she worked for four years for the Washington State Governor’s Commission on African-American Affairs, providing analysis and development on strategic legislative projects. Her work has also involved legislative work for the Washington State House of Representatives. She has an MPA and a bachelor’s degree from Evergreen State College.