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David Halme
Teacher and BC Teachers Union rep, retired

Vice President:

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


Troy Buechler
District Manager, US Bank


Liz Purdy
Senior Community Engagement Representative, Puget Sound Energy


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 Jean 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)

Andres Parra
Community Health Worker, Catholic Community Services
(former client, originally from Colombia)

Carol Choulochas
English teacher/national sales rep/hiring & training manager, retired

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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