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Workforce Education Council (WEC) Members and Committees

2023-2024 Executive Committee:

  • Chair:Dani Trimble 
    Lower Columbia College
    360-442-2622
  • Chair-Elect:Michael Reese
    Bellevue College
    425-564-4066
  • Past-Chair: VACANT
  • Recorder: Trish Newbold
    Whatcom Community College
    360-383-3234
  • Treasurer: Rickitia Reid
    Highline College
    206-592-3856
  • Member at Large: Keri Lobdell
    Columbia Basin College
    509-542-4422
  • Member at Large: Chris Sullivan
    Seattle Central College
     206-934-5566
  • Member at Large:Lauren Hadley
    Shoreline Community College
    206-533-6725
  • DEI Advocate:Cathy Alston
    Green River College
    253-833-9111 Ext. 4943

WEC Voting Members

The chief workforce education officer at each college has one vote.

College Name/Title Phone Number
Bates Technical College Niraj Swami
Dean of Instruction
 253-680-7102
Bellevue College

Michael Reese
Associate Dean

425-564-4066
Bellingham Technical College

Ray Kubista
Dean, Professional Technical Education

360-752-8312
Big Bend Community College Daneen Berry-Guerin
Dean, Workforce Education
509-793-2053
Cascadia College Erik Tingelstad
Dean for Student Learning
425-352-8277 
Centralia College Betsy Lazo
Dean of Career and Technical Education
360-623-8612
Clark College Theo Koupelis
Dean of Workforce, Professional Technical Education - STEM
360-992-2936
Clover Park Technical College Jason Boatwright 
Dean of Instruction for Healthcare
253-589-5878
Columbia Basin College Keri Lobdell
Dean of Library & Instructional Services
509-542-4422
Edmonds College Kristi Lagrutta
Sr. Director Workforce Development and Training
425-640-1115
Everett Community College Herman Calzadillas
Dean of AMTEC and Career Connected Learning
425-267-0165
Grays Harbor College Paulette Lopez
Interim Dean, Workforce Education
360-538-4009 
Green River College Lionel Candido-Flores
Interim Dean of College & Career Pathways and Health Sciences, Education, and Wellness
253-288-9111 Ext. 6517
Highline College Rickitia Reid
Workforce Programs Professional Technical Education
206-592-3856
Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Priyanka Pant
Dean of Instruction

425-576-5816
Lower Columbia College Dani Trimble
Director of Workforce & Career Services
 360-442-2622
North Seattle College Melana Yanos
Dean of Workforce Instruction
206-934-4532
Olympic College Wendy Fox
Interim Dean of Workforce & Economic Development
360-475-7494
Peninsula College Mia Boster 
Dean of Instruction
360-417-6484 
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Susan Cable
Director, Workforce Development
253-964-6265
Pierce College Puyallup Jo Ann Baria
Vice President-Workforce, Economic and Professional Development
253-964-6640 
Renton Technical College Tami Rable
Executive Dean of Workforce Education & Grants
425-235-2352 Ext. 5542
Seattle Central College

Chris Sullivan 
Executive Director, Workforce Education

 206-934-5566
Shoreline Community College Lauren Hadley 
Director of Workforce
206-533-6725
Skagit Valley College Michelle Heitmann
Associate Dean of Instruction - Workforce Programs
360-416-7729
South Puget Sound Community College

Amy Warren
Dean of Workforce Education and Food and Beverage Arts

360-709-2015
South Seattle College Ferdinand Orbino
Dean of Skilled Trades
206-934-6617
Spokane Community College Jeff Williams
Acting Dean of Extended Learning & Workforce Initiatives
509-533-8235
Spokane Falls Community College Chris Pelchat

Dean of Professional Studies, Library, and Workforce Education

509-533-3190
Tacoma Community College Kelli Johnston
Director, Workforce Education
253-460-3978
Walla Walla Community College Christy A. Doyle
Dean of Access & Opportunity
509-527-3688
Wenatchee Valley College Yuritzi Lozano
Dean, Workforce Education and Allied Health
509-682-6614 
Whatcom Community College Matthew Green
Director for Workforce Education
360-383-3151
Yakima Valley College Skye Field
Dean Workforce Education & Applied Baccalaureate Programs
509-574-4748 

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