Ronald McDonald House Charities – Western Washington & Alaska Appoints Deniz Satir as new Executive Director

Deniz Satir
Executive Director RMHC Western WA & AK

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska (RMHC) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Deniz Satir as its new Executive Director. With a proven track record of leadership and a passion for supporting families in need, Deniz Satir is poised to drive the organization’s mission of providing comfort, care, and community to families facing serious medical challenges.

Deniz Satir brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously served in leadership positions in the nonprofit sector both locally and nationally for over 25 years. Her extensive background in development along with a dedication to philanthropy makes her a natural fit to lead RMHC into a new era of stability, growth and impact.

“I am honored to join Ronald McDonald House Charities and am excited to be a part of the RMHC family in Seattle,” said new Executive Director, Deniz Satir. “I am committed to building upon the strong foundation that has been laid to work collaboratively with our dedicated staff, volunteers, supporters and partners to make a meaningful difference in the lives of families during their most challenging times.”

As Executive Director, Deniz Satir, will oversee the strategic direction, operations, and fundraising efforts and fulfilling the organization’s vision for enhancing support services, expanding outreach initiatives, and fostering a sense of community that aligns seamlessly with the organization’s mission.

“We are delighted to welcome Deniz Satir to the Ronald McDonald House family,” said Mark Sterrett, Board President of RMHC in Seattle. “Her leadership skills, compassion, and innovative thinking will undoubtedly propel us forward toward our vision of being an organization where seriously ill children are surrounded by family and a supportive community close to the care they need with our hospital partners Seattle Children’s and Alaska Native Medical Center.”

Ronald McDonald House in Seattle has been a pillar of support for families facing medical crises for nearly 40 years, always grounded, and supported by our founding and forever partner McDonald’s Corporation and its owners and operators, without whom this work would not be possible. The organization’s mission is to offer the comforts of home and support services to families of seriously ill children near the medical care they need.


About Ronald McDonald House Charities:
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), a non-profit organization, creates, finds, and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Through its global network of Chapters, RMHC provides vital resources and compassionate care to thousands of families each year. For more information, visit

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