Board Of Directors

Our board directors contribute leadership expertise and many hours of service to our programs.  Behind the scenes, these gifted leaders contribute their diverse skills to strategic planning, program development, funding and outreach.  They are also personally involved with each new class – both adults and youth – as mentors, speakers, panelists and team leaders.


President, Caroline Vander Ark – AL ’13, Chief Operating Officer, Getting Smart

Vice President, Jenny Vasquez – AL ’13, Area Sales Leader – South Seattle Marriott

Secretary Doug Hedger – AL ’15, Vice President, Banner Bank

Treasurer Craig Nicholson – AL ’14, Senior Manager Accounting, Weyerhaeuser

Past President, Robin Corak – AL ’04, CEO, Multi-Service Center

Layne Barndt – AL ’14, CEO, Network Administrative Services, LLC

Bill Braswell, Process Improvement Consultant, Franciscan Health System

Joe Ganem – AL ’14, Executive Director of Business Operations, South King Fire and Rescue

Nichole Khonunnala – ALY ’05, Program Manager, Boeing Company

David Larson, Municipal Judge, City of Federal Way

Grace Park, Managing Partner, New York Life Insurance

Dr. Dani Pfeiffer, Deputy Superintendent, Federal Way Public Schools

Janice Siebenaler – AL ’10, Retired Branch Manager, Heritage Bank

Jim Storvick – AL Founder, Senior Vice President, Kitsap Bank

Amye Bronson-Doherty – AL ’06, Executive Director, Advancing Leadership

The directors with an AL year listed are Advancing Leadership alumni. Learn more about our distinguished graduates on our alumni page.

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