Charlie Sheffer: Board President Charlie is a Production Engineering manager at the Boeing Company. He coached fencing at Salle Auriol Seattle where he was the director of junior programs for 20 years. He also owns and operates a small manufacturing business. He lives in Redmond with his wife Heather and their three Alaskan Malamutes.
Anthony Lozano: Board Treasurer, Anthony Lozano has been in executive finance roles as CFO and Corporate Controller at various multinational public and private equity backed corporations with over 20 years of experience. Anthony holds a B.S. in Accounting from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Marquette University. Anthony is a licensed CPA. In his free time he is an avid cyclist.
COL Ray Arment: Acting Board Secretary Ray Arment entered the Army as a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University Reserve Officer Training Corps program in 1970. He served as one of the Army’s first Equal Opportunity Officers. His extensive operational experience includes armor, infantry, and mechanized infantry leadership and staff positions, from platoon through division level, in Germany and the United States. He served as the senior intelligence staff officer at brigade, division, theater army and national level. While based in the Republic of Panama, he was the Senior Army Intelligence Officer for Central and South America. Immediately before becoming the Superintendent of Eatonville Community Schools in 1998, he was responsible for all national military intelligence for the Balkans for the Joint Chief’s of Staff.
The Eatonville School Board of Directors installed Mr. Arment as Superintendent of Eatonville School District in July 1998. At his 2010 retirement he was the longest serving superintendent in his original district in Pierce County, Washington. During his superintendency, the community passed three local tax levies totaling $34.2 million. In 2006, the community voters also passed, by nearly a 70% “yes” vote a $34.4 million capitol improvement bond for modernizing and expanding school facilities. This was the first capitol improvement bond approved in over 29 years. All facility renovations were completed under schedule and $6 million dollars under budget. As a result of focused curriculum revision and raising academic standards the high school graduation rate improved from 56% in 1998 to 90% in 2010. During Superintendent Arment’s tenure the district has seen community relations, school safety, academic achievement as well as the high school graduation rate markedly increase.
Pam Duncan: Pam Duncan is currently a manager with the Human Services Division, City of Tacoma. She previously held positions with the United Way of Pierce County and Evergreen State College. Pam is a seasoned and trusted professional, teacher, and facilitator who knows how to bring people together around a vision and motivate to action. She has a passion for influencing sustainable change in the trajectory of the disenfranchised and marginally engaged communities. I imagine the impossible, believe it can happen, and then I do it. I connect, convene, inspire.
Rose Gundersen, E.J.D.: Policy Chair, Rose Gundersen is the Co-Founder of Washington Engage (now Washington Trafficking Prevention). After completing her Executive J.D. Degree at Concord Law in 2010, Rose co-founded Washington Engage. This was a result of the policy insight and passion for justice she developed from her two-year Human Trafficking Policy Research at the Washington State Attorney General’s Office during law school. Together with the community Coalitions Against Trafficking, Rose has successfully built social and legal frameworks at the local and state levels to prevent human trafficking. Ms. Gundersen works to ensure enforcement of Washington State’s strong human trafficking laws and to promote a spectrum of public health measures that address the root causes of sex trafficking.
Diane Tilstra: WAE Advancement Chair, Development consultant Diane Tilstra is a "re-fired" community volunteer/activist with a strong fundraising background. In her early career, she started an advocacy non-profit for victims of sexual assault in eastern Washington. She is dedicated to supporting Washington Trafficking Prevention to fund capacity and programs by giving her time and contributions to eradicate the suffering caused by human trafficking.
Dr. Carolyn West: Dr. Carolyn West is an award-winning author and Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington in Tacoma where she teaches courses on Family Violence, Human Sexuality, and Sex Crimes and Sexual Violence. She is winner of the University of Washington’s 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2016 Distinguished Research Award. A gifted public speaker, she writes, trains, consults, and lectures internationally on intimate partner violence and sexual assault. Dr. West is devoted to creating inspirational material to empower domestic violence/sexual assault survivors during their healing journey, delivering keynote addresses, conducting workshops, and customizing innovative training material to educate and equip professionals with the skills to provide culturally sensitive services.
Tanya Jernigan: CFO and founder of Diamond Technologies, Inc.; founder of the Jernigan Foundation
Ambassador Mark Lagon: U.S. Ambassador at Large to Combat Trafficking in Persons; Chair of Foreign Service Masters Program at Georgetown University, Council on Foreign Relations
Lorna Rufener: Retired Captain - Kent Police Department
Julie Watts, MSW - Lecturer, University of Washington School of Social Work
Cynthia Wolfe, MD - Olympia Emergency Room and Family Medicine Physician