Branch Leadership Committee

Branch Leadership Committee

The Branch Leadership Committee is comprised of the Branch Chairs, the Education Managers, and the Director or Programs & Operations. It provides guidance for the day to day operations of volunteer activities across the organization.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that volunteers have proper training.
  • Ensuring that volunteers are familiar with bylaws, policies, practices, and directions.
  • Establishing a process for evaluating volunteer leadership problems, and serve as an appeal board when required.
  • Establishing and maintaining minimum standards for programming.
  • Encouraging the exchange of ideas through such means as regular summit meetings of the program committees and divisions.
  • Assisting in the strategic planning process.
  • Monitoring operations of programs.
  • Reporting to the Board of Directors.

2021 Meeting SChedule

Meetings take place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, skipping July. Meetings begin at 6pm and conclude at 8 or 8:30pm.

  • January 30, 2021 - Winter Retreat
  • February 17, 2021
  • March 17, 2021
  • April 21, 2021
  • May 19, 2021
  • June 16, 2021
  • August 18, 2021
  • September 12 or 19, 2021 - Fall Retreat
  • October 20, 2021 
  • November 18, 2021
  • December 15, 2021

BLC Members

Peter Hendrickson

Chair of BLC, VP of Branches

Jack Duffy

Bellingham Branch Chair 

Krissy Fagan

Bellingham Branch Immediate Past Chair

Maura Rendes

Bellingham Board Rep

Elaina Jorgensen

Everett Branch Chair

Matt Vadnal

Everett Board Rep

Alan Davey

Foothills Branch Chair

Ben Morse

Foothills Branch Chair-Elect

Cheryl Talbert

Foothills Branch Immediate Past Chair

Dick Lambe

Foothills Board Rep

Debbee Lynn

Kitsap Branch Chair

Gretchen Ta

Kitsap Branch Chair-Elect

Bill Bandrowski

Kitsap Branch Immediate Past Chair

Jerry Logan

Kitsap Board Rep

Neal Kirby

Olympia Branch Chair 

Scott carlson

Olympia Branch Chair-Elect

Bob Keranan

Olympia Branch Immediate Past Chair

Greg Lovelady

Olympia Board Rep

Jared Pearce

Seattle Branch Chair

Bill Ashby

Safety Chair, Seattle Branch Immediate Past Chair

Alexander Cowan

Seattle Board Rep

Curtis Stock

Tacoma Branch Chair

Natalia Martinez-Paz

Tacoma Branch Vice Chair

Mark Kerr

Tacoma Board Rep

Cindy Hoover

Global Adventures Co-Chair

Cheryl Talbert

Global Adventures Co-Chair

Becca Polglase

Director of Programs & Operations, Staff Rep

Sara Ramsay

Volunteer Development Manager, Staff Rep