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David Halme
Teacher and BC Teachers Union rep, retired

Vice President:

Pacqui Paredes Méndez
Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Western Washington University


Troy Buechler
Vice President and District Manager, US Bank


Liz Purdy
Senior Community Engagement Representative, Puget Sound Energy


Rocio Castillo-Foell
Health Education and Workforce Development Project Manager, North Sound ACH

Michael Cox
Deputy Director, Whatcom County Library System

Dr. Bill Gerritz
International School Superintendent and Graduate School faculty, retired Bangkok/The Netherlands/Venezuela and UCLA

Tobi Martinez
Program Coordinator, Whatcom Community College

India Nishi
Boeing Finance Director and WSU Administrator, retired

Trang Nguyen
Tax associate, Larson Gross CPA (former client, originally from Vietnam)

Holly Pai
Immigration attorney, Harrison & Pai PLLC

Andres Parra
Control Panel Assembler, Source Engineering (former client, originally from Colombia)

Interested in Becoming A Board Member?
The Whatcom Literacy Council is governed by a group of dedicated volunteers who keep the organization focused on its mission, and who are responsible for fiduciary oversight. We ask that people commit to a three-year term of service.
If you are interested in becoming part of this important team, fill out this application and email it to We will let you know if we have an opening on the board, and how the nomination process will go.
Thank you!
The board of directors meets monthly on the last Wednesday of the month from 5:30 pm to 7 pm, every month except for July.
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