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Thom Barthelmess  |  Youth Librarian, Whatcom County Library System

Vice President:

David Halme | Teacher and BC Teachers Union rep, retired


Troy Buechler  |  Vice President and District Manager, US Bank


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


Tina Stacy  |  former Sales Manager, Greenway Investment (Texas)

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

Mason Gray  |  Chief Operating Officer, Lean Revisions

Tobi Martinez  |  Program Coordinator, Whatcom Community College

Emily Elkins  |  Procurement Manager, Phillips66

India Nishi | Boeing Finance Director and WSU Administrator, retired

Elizabeth Purdy | Senior Community Engagement Representative, Puget Sound Energy

Dr. Bill Gerritz | International School Superintendent, Retired – Bangkok/The Netherlands/Venezuela 

Holly Pai | Immigration Attorney, Harrison & Pai PLLC

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!
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