We are excited to announce that three leaders from our greater Pierce County community have officially joined the Palmer Scholars Board of Directors. Board Members are instrumental in leading our organization's direction and ensuring we can serve our Scholars for many years to come. We value Board Members who are not only experts in their individual fields but are also committed to creating a stronger, more equitable Pierce County. “Representation, at all levels, matters! I am beyond grateful that these three amazing leaders, who our Scholars can see themselves in, have chosen to lend their time and talents to further the development of our organization!” Executive Director, Jonathan Jackson said.
Alex Davis is a passionate leader with vision and compassion for those who seek more from life but lack direction on how to obtain it. A husband to Tralayne Davis, and father to 3 beautiful children, Alex believes in the value of family and community. Alex Pastors the Eastside Assembly of Believers Church in Tacoma Washington. He and his wife are the founders of James Matthew Commission, an organization providing emergency placement and visitation for those in foster care. A true entrepreneur, he is also the author of the self-published book 40 Days of Focus, and will soon be opening Jed’s Big Slice Pizza. From mentoring young men to serving on several community boards, Alex continues to find creative ways to serve and invest in the people in the communities surrounding the greater Northwest. My goal is to empower people to see, believe, and become life challengers by challenging life and living a winner’s lifestyle.
Kacee Woods plays a lead role in coordinating and assisting in the development and implementation of Tacoma Power’s Training & Apprenticeship programs. In her work she is able to continued development of our local workforce by providing development opportunities that support young adults seeking to expand their technical and professional skills
She is involved in many of Tacoma Power’s people programs including diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and education, outreach, and recruitment initiatives. Kacee gets to positively impact the people she works with, while also reaching those in the communities Tacoma Power serves. She is energized by experiencing the joy that comes from connecting people to opportunities, and helping others realize their potential!
Kimberly Carol Green grew up in the small town of Salemburg, North Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She now lives in Puyallup, Washington, and works with the Oregon Health & Science University, in Portland, Oregon, as an Epic Certified Clinical Applications Analyst Consultant in the Nurse Informatics department. Kimberly has a passion for service, which she lives out through her involvement with the Parent Teacher Association at Henry Foss high school, coaching youth basketball, serving as a mentor for Palmer Scholars, and in multiple capacities through her involvement with the Tacoma Chapter of the Links, Inc. and her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is also the proud mother of a Palmer Scholar.