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Meet Our Board

Board Members volunteer time from their very busy lives to oversee the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), set policy, and determine direction for the agency. They invite staff to participate with them in creating the agency's strategic long-range plan and monitor progress toward goals. In addition, they take their responsibility as stewards of public and private funds very seriously, reviewing financial operations regularly. People are drawn to serve through their affiliation with disabilities and are selected by the nominating committee when their personal skills and talents fit Board openings. Interested applicants for Board positions may contact Marti Johnson, the agency's CEO at 360-577-9093.

Barry Dahl

b dahlBoard Member since 1978

Attorney with Walstead-Mertsching 




Margaret Lapic

m lapicBoard President

Board member since 1985
Retired Human Services Manager for Cowlitz County
Retired Executive Director of The ARC of Cowlitz County 



Steve Preedy

Board Member since 2014
Parent of child with special needs





Mimi Preedy

m preedyBoard Member since 2005
Active volunteer for disability and autism organizations, initiatives, and causes.
Parent of child with special needs




Erika Agren

e agrenBoard Member since 2007
Firm Administrator for Futcher-Henry Group





Jori Scruggs-Brown

Board member since 2015 - CPA - Futcher-Henry Group

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Reed Hadley

Hadley Reed color2b 2 539x640Board member since 2013
Certified Financial Planner for Edward Jones




Paula Stepankowsky

SKMBT C554e13080608570 0001Board Member since 2013
St. Rose Middle School Language Arts teacher
Parent of a child with special needs




Keith Larson

small photo of keithBoard member since 2014
Human Resources Manager for City of Longview




Susan Chesley

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Nurse Anesthetist




Curtis Cooney

Member since 2016
Chief Financial Officer at Kapstone