Working as volunteers, the community leaders who make up the Board of The Washington Center are the critical component maintaining the link between The Center and the community. Among other things, they are responsible for hiring the Executive Director, approving the annual budget, and setting the long-range direction of the Center.

Board Members

Chair: Jim Haley


Vice Chair: Alex Bunn / CEO, Weatherly Inn


Treasurer: Quint Newell / Commercial Broker, Greene Realty


Secretary/Past Chair: Sean Padget / VP Sales & Marketing, Right! Systems Inc.


Chad Flook / Community Member
Talia Hastie / Marketing, Development Director, Evergreen Christian School
Matt Haugh / Sales & Marketing, Community Member
Ned Hayes / Product Leadership in Software & Services, Intel Corporation
Gretchen Maliska / Community Member
Erin Mann / Self-employed
Tim Martin / Community Member
Greg Miller / Owner, G.Miller Olympia
Kelley Morgan / Broker, Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty
Riana Nelson / Management & Creative, Heavy Skies Music, Inc.
Noel Ostrander / Sr. Business Acct. Executive, Comcast Business
Courtney Sanford / Broker, City Realty, Inc & The Valley Athletic Club
Julio Valdenegro / Owner Dealer Principal, Northwest Harley-Davidson
Deborah Vinsel / Chief Executive Officer, Thurston Community Television
Spence Weigand / Virgil Adams Real Estate
Lynn Wofford / Branch Manager, Heritage Bank Downtown Branch


Ex-officio Members

Cheryl Duryea / Attorney, Bean Gentry Wheeler & Peternell PLLC
Jeannine Roe / Olympia City Council