Our Board


  • Vice-Chairperson: Lynn Nelson

Regional Partners

ESD 113 serves school districts in Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Pacific, and Grays Harbor. Lynn Nelson is its Director of Health Services/Student Supports.

Child Care Action Council supports caregivers, parents and communities in creating quality early learning opportunities for young children. Steve Hyer is the Director of Finance and Operations.

Big Brothers Big Sisters matches volunteer mentors with kids facing adversity, and serves children and families within Thurston, Mason, Pacific, Lewis, and Grays Harbor. Jill Kawulok is the Chief Operating Officer.

Olympia School District encompasses 19 elementary, middle, and high schools in Olympia, Washington. Pat Cusack is the Director of College & Career Readiness.

The Timberland Regional Library operates in over 25 locations across the region offering a wide variety of resources and events to their communities. Cheryl Heywood is the Library Director.

The Pacific Education Institute advances science literacy and deepens student engagement by empowering educators to teach real-world science outdoors. Kathryn Kurtz is the Executive Director.

The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee supports the development, implementation, and management of apprenticeship programs in Washington state. Kristi Grassman is the Director of Specialized Programs.

Career Path Services is a workforce development and human services nonprofit corporation. Jaclyn Gilley is a Project Specialist.

The Washington State Labor Council is comprised of more than 600 union locals and councils throughout the State of Washington. WSLC’s core programs are legislative advocacy, political action, communications and media relations, plus assistance with organizing campaigns. Kairie Pierce is the Workforce Development Director.

County-Level Representatives

  • Mason County Consortium for Student Success

Steve Hyer is the Director of Finance and Operations at the Child Care Action Council.

  • Lewis County Thrives, Debbie Campbell, Linda Breen

Debbie Campbell is the Executive Director at United Way of Lewis County, and Linda Breen is the Executive Assistant at United Way.

  • Grays Harbor Cradle to Career Consortium