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


Alissa Shay, President

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

 Dr. Arlene Torgerson, Vice President (P)

  Retired, VP of Student Services, GHC

Mary Nelson, Treasurer

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

Lynn Green, Secretary

CTE Director, Aberdeen School District

 Tim Martin, Past-President (P)

  President and General Manager, Harbor Pacific


Rebecca Chaffee (T)

Retired, Manager, Port of Willapa Harbor

Julianne Hanner

Owner, Hanner Enterprises

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

Natalie Karnas (A)

Office Manager, Karnas Construction

Gary Morean (P)

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

Bob Paylor (P)

Retired, Senior VP, Bank of the Pacific

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

Bette Worth (P)

Community Volunteer


  Lynn Kessler, (PT)

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

 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


Dr. Ed Brewster

GHC, Interim President

Astrid Aveledo

Board of Trustee, GHC