The Washington Youth Academy Foundation Board of Directors serve in a voluntary capacity without compensation. We employ no staff and nearly all money raised goes directly to support the Academy programs and the Academy graduates.
Mr. Joe Huden, Board Chair, Retired Air Force officer and private consultant (Bio)
Mr. Michael McBreen, Vice Chair, Customer Account Executive, Wireless Advocates
Mr. Jim Peterson, Retired CEO and CFO (Founding Member) (Bio)
Mr. Curt Pintler, Secretary, Retired Air Force officer (Founding Member) (Bio)
Mr. Morgan Barney, Treasurer, Vice President Chase Bank and Academy graduate mentor (Bio)
Ms. Arel Solie, Homeland Security Section Commander, Washington State Patrol (Bio)
Ms. Gail Oxley, Retired Counselor Washington Youth Academy
Mr. Greg Allen, Retired US Army Officer, Vice President of Operations for Work of Honor
Ms. Tammy Neese, President Academy Boosters, Finance Manager, Junior Achievement of Washington and parent of an Academy graduate
Mr. J.J. Durant, Partner and Co-Founder Durant & Ziobro, LLC (Bio)
Mr. Larry Pierce, Ex-Officio, Director Washington Youth Academy
Washington Youth Academy Honorary Board Members
The following individuals have been bestowed Honorary Board Members for their lasting contribution to the Washington Youth Academy and the Washington Youth Academy Foundation.
Governor Christine Gregoire, Former Governor State of Washington The Honorable Norm Dicks, Former US Representative 6th Congressional District Major General (Ret) Timothy Lowenberg, Former Adjutant General State of Washington
Board Members of Distinction
The following individuals served on the Foundation Board of Directors with distinction.
Kenyon Luce, Senior Partner, Luce, Kenney and Associates, Foundation Board Member and Legal Advisor (2008 to 2014) Terry Oxley, Retired Puget Sound Energy Director, Foundation Board Treasurer (Founding Member, 2008 to 2015) George Cargill, Operation Homefront, Director of Programs, Region Northwest, Foundation Board Member (2009 to 2015) Gordon Toney, Retired US Army Officer, Former Director, Washington Youth Academy (2012 to 2018)