Our Board of Directors
Jan Link, President/Director of ALO
Leslie Mix, Vice President/Treasurer
Brian Sullivan, Chairperson
Taylor Murgallis, Secretary
Isaac Kastama, Board Member
Pam Lytz, Board Member
Karyssa Mathison, Board Member
Kimberly Murgallis, Board Member
Adam Sbai, Board Member
Majida Sbai, Board Member
Shirley Sutton, Board Member
Larry Wewel, Board Member
David Whitney, Board Member
Dr. John Yost, Board Member
Our Advisory Counsel
Mr. Mullin is the President of the Washington Roundtable and its affiliated foundation, Partnership for Learning. The Washington Roundtable is comprised of senior executives from major private sector employers in Washington State.
Paul Pitre, Ph.D.
Dr. Pitre is Chancellor of WSU, Everett and also an associate professor of Educational Leadership and Counseling Psychology. Prior to becoming Chancellor of WSU he was the Academic Dean. Dr. Pitre has also worked in Public Affairs and was a Program Management Analyst at the US Department of Education.
Ms. Jones has been involved with education for over 25 years as a teacher, Assistant Washington State School Superintendent, and School District Administrator. She was the Washington State Milken Educator of the Year in 2008, received recognition at the White House in March of 2013 as a “Champion of Change”, and was Washington State PTA’s “Outstanding Educator” in 2015. Erin is an educational consultant providing workshops, coaching and gives motivational speeches, locally and through media.
Brian Benzel, Ph.D.
Dr. Benzel was a Superintendent of the Edmonds School District, CEO of the Seattle Public Schools, Superintendent of Spokane Public Schools, and VP of Finance and Administration at Whitworth University. He was a national finalist for Superintendent of the Year in 1993. Dr. Benzel teaches public school finance at Whitworth University.
Mr. Jesernig is a Washington State lobbyist and consultant representing business interests in labor, environment, natural resources, utilities and agricultural issues. His consulting firm provides innovative solutions in both the legislative and regulatory arenas.