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Meet Our TEAM


Executive Committee

Amalia Perez, President

Family Support Specialist

Multicultural Child & Family Hope Center

Marissa Rathbone, Immediate Past President

Director of Government Relations

Washington State School Directors' Association

Kacee Woods, Secretary

Equity in Contracting & Workforce Programs


City of Tacoma



Stephanie Croom-Williams

Heather Curl

Christal Harrison, JD

Kidane Yohannes


Sally Jo Bose*

Peggy Palmer*

Willie Stewart

Steve Schain, PhD

Interim Executive Director

Denise Nicole' Franklin

Palmer Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship Advisory Board Members:

Shontia Copeland-Walton

Rio Frame

Jeremy Clevenger

Christina Rupp

Lowell Glodowski

Rachael Geyer

Kacee Woods


Interested in joining our board?

Contact Denise Nicole’ Franklin at

"As a first-gen college graduate myself, I want to see every young person achieve their dreams and become active, giving members of their towns, cities and neighborhoods. I believe every young person has gifts, talents, and knowledge that need to be celebrated and supported to greater life purpose. No young person should believe that a life not fully lived is their only choice...and Palmer Scholars is the beginning of great things."
- Christina, former Director of Postsecondary Pathways

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