Dan Curley – Executive Director

Joining the Wishing Star Foundation in April, 2016, Dan is the newest member of the team.  He has spent the past nine years in nonprofit management, most recently as the Director of Development & Communications at a large social service organization in Spokane.  Dan and his wife have been married for nine years and have three young children. He received his B.A. in Recreation Management at Eastern Washington University and is working towards his M.A. Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University.


Veronica Smet – Program Director / Development

Veronica joined Wishing Star’s team in June of 2012. She began as an intern from SFCC and quickly earned her position as a Wish Coordinator.  She has been a children’s advocate for over 25 years, first as a babysitter then Center Director for a large corporation for 18 years. Veronica loves traveling, hiking and spending time with her family, her two beautiful grown daughters, and her Westie, Keira.

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