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.
Ms. Tammy Neese, Board Chair, Academy Boosters Coordinator, Vice President Finance & Administration, Junior Achievement of Washington and parent of an Academy graduate
Mr. Michael McBreen, Chair Emeritus, Accounting Manager, Wireless Advocates, Mentor Champion, Mentor of 7 Academy Graduates and Parent of Academy Graduate
Ms. Heather Kean, Secretary, Manager, Clinical Information Systems, Pharmacyclics, Mentor Champion, Mentor of 6 Academy Graduates
Mr. Morgan Barney, Treasurer, Vice President Chase Bank and Academy graduate mentor (Bio)
Mr. Greg Allen, Retired US Army Officer, Vice President of Operations for Work of Honor
Mr. Joe Huden, Retired Air Force officer and private consultant (Bio)
Ms. Betty Palmer, Career & Technical Education Director, Wahluke School District, Mattawa, WA
David Puente, Deputy Director, Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (bio)
Amy Steinhilber, 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 Mr. Curt Pintler, Founding Member, Retired Air Force officer (Founding Member) (Bio) Mr. Jim Peterson, Founding Member, Retired CEO and CFO (Founding Member) (Bio)
Board Members of Distinction
The following individuals served on the Foundation Board of Directors with distinction.
Laura (Vander Meer) McPherson, Board Member (Posthumous) (2011 to 2012) 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) Gail Oxley, Retired Washington Youth Academy Lead Counselor (2016 to 2019)