Executive Director

Lonna Smith

Lonna attended Coeur d’Alene High School, University of Idaho, and Whitworth University. She brings with her over 18 years’ experience in nonprofit development and leadership. As the mother of a “Wish kid”, Lonna has experienced the challenges our families face, first hand and has a deep desire to help these families as they navigate the difficulties of a life threatening diagnosis. Lonna is passionate about serving her community and to be a positive force in the lives of others.

Program Director

Andrea Kilgore

Andrea is a Spokane native who has been involved with The Wishing Star Foundation, as a volunteer, since 2008. Her passion was kindled at a young age as her grandmother was one of Wishing Stars first volunteers. In addition to raising her children and spending time with friends and family, Andrea enjoys Gonzaga basketball, cooking, volunteering in the community, and finding ways to connect resources for people in-need. She is always looking for amazing people to help Wishing Star grant wishes and bring joy to their kids and families.