GHC Foundation - Board of Directors

The Grays Harbor College Foundation's Board of Directors governs the work of the Foundation. Our Board shapes the Foundation's direction through its mission, strategy, budget, and key policies; ensures that the leadership, resources, and finances in place match the Foundation's vision; and monitors and improves the performance of the organization. The Foundation Board meets formally eleven times each year as well as between the regular meetings as needed to conduct the Foundation's business.

A - Alumnus

P - Past President

T - Former GHC Board of Trustee



Dr. Arlene Torgerson, President (P)

Retired, VP of Student Services, GHC

Rebecca Chaffee, Vice-President (T)

Retired, Manager, Port of Willapa Harbor


Mary Nelson, Treasurer

Retired, Director of Finance & Administration, Port of Grays Harbor


Lynn Green, Secretary

CTE Director, Aberdeen School District


Alissa Shay, Past-President (P)

General Manager of Business Development at Satsop Business Park, Port of Grays Harbor





Rich Hole

Retired, Business Administrator, Aberdeen School District


Shelli Hopsecger (AP)

Co-Owner, Coast Controls & Automation


Dr. Ken Hunt (P)

Retired, Physician


Kati Kachman

AVP Policy Implementation Risk Manager, U.S. Bank


Tim Martin (P)

President and General Manager, Harbor Pacific


Gary Morean (P)

Attorney at Law, Ingram, Zelasko, & Goodwin, LLP


Denise Portmann (T)

CEO, Bank of Pacific


Steve Rogers (A)

Retired, Principal, Willapa Valley High School


Dr. Stephen I. Rupert

Dentist, Rupert Family Dentistry


Jill Smith (A)

Counselor, Hoquiam High School


Harold Warren (AP)

Retired, CPA, Aiken and Sanders





Lynn Kessler, (PT)

Retired, Washington State Representative, 24th Legislative District and House Majority Leader


Bob Paylor (P)

Retired, Senior VP, Bank of the Pacific


Wes Peterson

Retired, Director of Parks & Recreation, City of Aberdeen


Randy Rust

Independent Director, Pacific Financial Corporation


Dr. Gene Schermer

Retired, VP of Instruction, GHC


Bette Worth (P)

Community Volunteer





Dr. Ed Brewster

Interim President, GHC


Astrid Aveledo

Board of Trustee, GHC