You can have a positive impact in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by serving on the PSRS Board of Directors. We are looking for people who can make a modest time commitment to help oversee and improve our operations, focus on fundraising, and bring professional skills, expertise, and diverse perspective to our organization. This is a great way to give back, to support a cause you care about, and to join a fine team of people who share an interest in ensuring PSRS continues to thrive.
If you are interested in learning more, we would love to hear from you. Please reach out to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all of our board members!
2018 Board Officers
President: Joelle Bejarano is a senior project manager with the Kent School District and has been a board member since 2016. She is on the PSRS Board of Directors today because she is “passionate about giving back to the community and serving to improve the lives of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities”.
Vice President: Jackie Blair is a professional guardian, proud grandmother, and founder of PSRS who has been a board member on and off since 1985. She is on the PSRS Board of Directors today because she is dedicated to PSRS, and “wants to ensure the quality, goals, and vision stay in tact”.
Secretary: Suzanne Mezger is a retired professional who held various positions during her 40+ year career supporting people with disabilities (including working for PSRS for 11 years) - she has been a board member since 2017. As a member of the PSRS Board of Directors she hopes her years of experience and knowledge will “contribute to improving the lives of the individuals PSRS supports”.
Treasurer: John Connally is a product manager with PEMCO Insurance and has been a board member since 2016. He is on the PSRS Board of Directors today “to positively impact the lives of others in my community”.
2018 Board Members
Connie Hyman is a pharmacy technician who has been a board member since 2007. She remains on the PSRS Board of Directors today because she “believes that everyone needs the opportunity to enjoy life regardless of their situation”.
Elise Sandwick is the owner of Dance Expressions in Maple Valley which provides dance instruction to children and adults. She started volunteering at Fircrest in the mid 60’s and eventually became an employee. She has been a board member since the 1998 and is on the PSRS Board of Directors today because she has “seen such drastic changes in the public attitude that existed, to the atmosphere people supported by PSRS experience with home life and personal care today, and appreciates the continuing efforts to gain increasing state support and growth/training for staff”.
Shawn Beck is a medical assistant at Seattle Children’s Hospital and has been a board member since 2007. She is on the PSRS Board of Directors today because she “truly believes in the mission of Puget Sound Regional Services”.
Victoria Goetz is a student and has been a board member since 2013.
Pete Olive owns and operates several restaurants/bars locally and in Pierce County. He has been a board member since 2015.