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Jim Page PhotoPresident

Jim Page was appointed to the Olympic College Board of Trustees in 2011 and reappointed for a second term in 2015. He served as the Board Chair, 2014-15 and the Vice Chair, 2013-14. Jim is the President for KPS Health Plans. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. He is the Founding Member, Current Board Member, and former President of the Kitsap Family YMCA Foundation. He is a former Board Member and President of the Hospice of Kitsap County and President for the Rotary Club of Silverdale and for the Olympic College Foundation.

Carl ZaporaPresident-Elect

Carl Zapora was appointed to the Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees in 2013 and reappointed in 2016. Carl was superintendent of Public Hospital District No. 2, Snohomish County and Verdant Health Commission. Carl earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting at Albright College. Carl is a current Board Member for Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Board Member, University of Washington Bothell, Molina Healthcare of Washington. Also, past Member of Everett Downtown Rotary. 

Bob Ryan photoSecretary

Bob was appointed to the Tacoma Community College Board of Trustee in 2010 and reappointed October 2012. Bob was appointed vice chair for the 2014-2015 school year and board chair for the 2015-2016 school year. Bob earned his Bachelor of Science at the University of Puget Sound. He is a current member of Washington Society of CPAs and the American Rotary Club of Gig Harbor. Bob is the founder and former president of Peninsula Schools Education Foundation, Steering Community for St. Anthony's Hospital, and Chairman of the Narrows Bridge Citizen Advisory Committee.

Kedrich Jackson photoTreasurer

Kedrich Jackson was appointed to the Columbia Basin College Board of Trustees in 2012. He is an Enrolled Agent Tax Preparer/Business Consultant. He has a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Kedrich is a current Board Member for the United Way, Board Member for the Perfect Image Leadership Foundation and Member of the National Association of Tax Preparers. He has served as the Alumni Chair for the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and as a Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Bridget Piper PhotoImmediate Past President

Bridget Piper was appointed to the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees in 2010 and reappointed in 2015. Bridget retired from Sterling Bank, Spokane where she was the Vice President of Talent Management. She has a Master's degree in, Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and a Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Kansas. She is the President for the Spokane Preservation Advocates Board, a Board Member for the Executive Committee of the Spokane Symphony Society Endowment, and a Board Member for Humanities Washington. Bridget is the former President for the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens and member of the KPBX-FM, Capital Campaign Taskforce.

Greg Dietzel PhotoMember at Large

Greg Dietzel was appointed to the Bellevue College Board of Trustees in 2017.  Greg was the IBM Vice President and Senior State Executive for Washington State.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University.  Greg is a current Board Member for 501 Commons, which serves over 1,000 non-profits across Washington State, and a Coach in Leadership Tomorrow, which develops the next generation of civic leaders.  

John PedlowMember at Large

John Pedlow was appointed to the Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees in 2015.  He served as Board Vice Chair in 2017-18.  John is a retired Chairman/CEO of a broadcasting technology company.  He earned a Bachelor of Science  degree from Widener University.  John is a member of the Whatcom Community College Foundation Board. 

Judy HartmannLegislative Action Committee Co-Chair

Beth Thew was appointed to the Community College of Spokane Board of Trustees in 2013. Appointed Board Vice Chair in 2015 and Board Chair in 2017. Beth earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies at Eastern Washington University. She retired from the Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board. Beth is a Member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 51.

Heather Mansy PhotoLegislative Action Committee Co-Chair

Heather Mansy was appointed to the Lower Columbia College Board of Trustees in 2016. She served as the Board Vice Chair in 2017-2018. Heather is a Real Estate Broker for Knipe Realty NW.   She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in International Business from Thomas Edison State College and her Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certification from the University of Houston.  Heather is a member of the Clark County Association of Realtors, Portland Metro Association of Realtors, and the Woodland Chamber of Commerce.   

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