Shelly O'Quinn

Shelly O’Quinn

Innovia Foundation

Chief Executive Officer

Shelly O’Quinn is the CEO of Innovia Foundation, which serves 10 counties in Eastern Washington, 10 counties in North Idaho and six tribes. As a former Spokane County Commissioner with a passion to bring people together for meaningful civic dialogue, Shelly has created an organizational culture and climate that elevates all voices. Her reputation as a team builder and change agent has brought about systemic positive transformation within the organization in just a few short years.

Known in the region for her servant leadership approach and bridging divides, Shelly has served on multiple boards of directors and is sought after as a well-known speaker on issues related to women in leadership roles, organizational transformation, cross-sector collaboration, diversity, equity and inclusion, and education as an economic driver. In the nearly six years since Shelly joined the Foundation, Innovia has become recognized as a trusted community leader and convener throughout our region.

Previously, Shelly worked in the government, not-for-profit and the private sector. She holds an MBA from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a BA from Whitworth University.

She enjoys quality time with her sons, Ryland and Iain, especially outdoors among the beautiful trails and lakes in the region.