Learning Avenues Child Care Centers
Jerry is currently the Business Development Director and was formerly the Executive Director of Learning Avenues Child Care Centers (formerly East Vancouver Child Care Center) since 1993. He holds a B.A. in General Studies from The Evergreen State University and an M. Ed from The University of Portland.
A graduate of the LCC Class of 2016, Jerry currently serves as Co-Chair of the LCC Alumni Committee. He is involved in many networking groups in the community as is the Immediate Past President of the East Vancouver Business Association.
Jerry enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife Mary as well as golfing and playing the guitar.
Clark County Public Works
George Lackey is a Fleet Equipment Maintenance Supervisor for Clark County Public Works. Prior to working for Clark County, he served for 20 years in the United States Navy where he was a Construction Mechanic (Seabee) and Transportation Fleet Manger. He has a Masters of Public Administration from Ashford University. In addition, he is a member of the Clark County Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Group, Cascadia Technical Academy Automotive Advisory Board Committee and Clark College Business Advisory Board Committee. George developed a strong sense of devotion for public service in the past 15 years; during that time, he volunteered in the women’s battered shelter and mentoring the youth about financial management. This experience kick started his passion for helping others and a deep appreciation for improving the quality of life for others.
He is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, the land of the buckeyes. New to Clark County, he is enjoying the vast amount of hiking and biking trails that the northwest has to offer.
Clark County Assessor's Office
Michael currently serves as the Chief Deputy at the Clark County Assessor's Office, joining the county in 2002 for the Treasurer's Office. With nearly 15 years treasury experience, over 25 years of finance and accounting experience and a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from Washington State University Vancouver, he is committed to improving the level of service provided by local government.
Michael is a graduate of LCC's class of 2015 and currently chairs the marketing committee. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, cycling and traveling the great northwest.
Partners in Careers
Sharon Pesut is the Executive Director for Partners in Careers (PIC). PIC's mission is to assist individuals to become economically self-sufficient by providing resources, training and job placement opportunities.
Council for the Homeless
Kate Budd is the Executive Director with the Council for the Homeless and oversees planning, advocacy and solutions to prevent and end homelessness throughout Clark County. Prior to Kate’s current role she served as Deputy Director for the same agency, Homeless Programs Coordinator with Clark County Community Services and as a Program Coordinator with Oregon Housing and Community Services. On a statewide level, Kate serves as the co-chair of the WA Low-Income Housing Alliance Homelessness Advisory Committee and has been active in the planning of the annual homelessness conference. Kate is also Chair of the Healthy Living Collaborative policy committee, member of the Accountable Communities of Care Regional Health Improvement Plan (RHIP) Council and active in LGBTQ advocacy. She is a proud AmeriCorps alumni, holds a Master of Social Work from Eastern Washington University, and was honored to receive the 2017 Leadership Clark County outstanding alumnus award (2016 graduate).
Tim is the Executive Director at Touchmark. Previously Tim was in sales and leadership roles in the banking industry for over 20 years, specializing in commercial banking and most recently served as a Vice President at Meadows Bank. Since graduating Leadership Clark County in 2011, Tim has been a team mentor and joined the LCC Board in 2018.
Tim also serves on the Share Board Executive Committee as Secretary and on the Finance Committee, as well as mentoring for the Washington State University Mentor and Analysis Program. Tim is a graduate of Warner Pacific University and Pacific Coast Banking School, Graduate School of Banking at University of Washington. Tim was named one of Vancouver Business Journal’s Accomplished and Under 40.
When he is not out in the community, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons hiking, traveling or just hanging out and watching movies.
CDM Caregiving Services
Eric Erickson is currently the Executive Director of CDM Caregiving Services in Vancouver as well as the President of the Washington Home Care Coalition. Eric attended Western Washington University, where he took a work-study position in aging services. From there, he worked in several governmental and non-profit positions serving seniors and the disabled, before taking over CDM in 2001. Beginning in 2002, Eric has been advocating statewide for aging services. He received his Master’s Degree in Gerontology from the University of Southern California - Fight On! Eric served as President and Treasurer of the Board of Candlelighters for Children with Cancer for Oregon and SW Washington, a passion for him as his son was treated for leukemia from ages 4 to 7. Graduate of LCC class of 2010.
Davidson & Associates
Tony Johnson joined Davidson & Associates Insurance in 2009 after a long career in human resources with his firm, T.J. and Associates, Inc. He earned his Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) in 2010 and his Certified Insurance Councilor designation in 2016. He has a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Delaware. Tony is active in the community through the Rotary Club of Vancouver where he is a Past President (2007-2008). He is a graduate of and past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Leadership Clark County (2006-2007). Tony's interests include fly fishing and spending time with his family. Tony and his wife, Lori, Live in La Center, WA with their children, Cal and Sylvie.
Archer Public Affairs
Katie Jolma is a political consultant, licensed attorney, and owner of Archer
Public Affairs. She specializes in campaign management, public relations, and
public policy. Katie earned her bachelor's degree from WSUV in Public Affairs
Administration and Management in 2005. She graduated from Willamette
University College of Law in 2011. Katie graduated from Leadership Clark
County in 2019.
Along with mentoring young women looking to get involved in law or politics, she
has been nominated for WSUV’s Women of Distinction Award twice and was
nominated for the General George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award in 2017.
Katie is married, a mother to twins, and a third-generation Clark County resident.
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
Shara Wokal is a graduate from LCC's class of 2019 and is the Chief Financial Officer at LSW Architects.
Jones will be responsible for oversight of the organization’s fundraising, fiscal, management, program and donor relations activities. As an alumnus of the 2016 LCC class, she brings her experiences with the program as well as her passion for community, service, and leadership. Sherrie is originally from Yelm, WA where she started her volunteer activities as a cheer and dance coach. With the start of her banking career, she found herself even more involved in her local community; including volunteering as an ambassador with the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Olympia Downtown Association.
In 2012, Sherrie made the move to Clark County where she was fortunate to find herself at Camas Meadows Golf Club, a place that also values community involvement. As Business Development Manager, she worked with dozens of local organizations each year, including the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Washington Contractors Association, Columbia River Economic Development Council, and the Building Industry Association of Clark County. Most notably, Sherrie was a board member for Concerts for a Cause and played an integral part in the success of the summer concert series.