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Suman "Sumi" Bhat-Kincaid MPA (she/her)
Executive Search Consultant
As a career relationship builder, Sumi believes forging strong connections grounded in mutual respect is at the core of every successful partnership. It is through this lens that she has spent more than a decade working in the nonprofit sector as a fundraising expert.
Sumi most recently served as Director of Philanthropy at Upaya Social Ventures, a global nonprofit organization focused on lifting people out of extreme poverty through sustainable job creation. With specialties in corporate and foundation partnerships, Sumi’s prior roles include Senior Corporate Partnerships Officer at Bloodworks Northwest, where she gained institutional support for blood research, blood banking, and transfusion services in the Pacific Northwest, and SightLife, a global health organization focused on restoring sight to the blind and visually impaired. Sumi supported SightLife’s programs in India, China, Nepal, and Ethiopia as Manager of Corporate and Foundation Partnerships.
Before joining the nonprofit sector, she specialized in customer care, logistics, and planning in the transportation industry, where she established customer care systems and built customer service departments from the ground up.
Sumi continues her commitment to mission-driven work as an executive search + fundraising consultant and serves on the boards of the Skees Family Foundation and AFP Advancement Northwest.
Bachelor of Science, International Management - Butler University
Master of Public Administration - University of Washington