Board of Trustees


Judith L. Hartmann - Chair

Appointed January 2013. Retired Executive Policy Advisor, Governor's Office. B.A., Elementary Education, Washington State University; graduate studies, University of Washington (reading instruction) and the Evergreen State College (public policy); Fellow, State Executive Policy Fellowship Program, Washington D.C.

Member: Board Member, Capital City Marathon. Past Member, Tacoma Kiwanis; Trustee, Sound Partnership Health Benefit Trust. Governor Appointee: K-20 Telecommunications Network Board.

Leonor R. Fuller - Vice Chair

Appointed October 2002. Reappointed October 2011. Board Chair 2004-06. Attorney, Fuller and Fuller Law Firm. B.A., University of Washington; M.A., University of Washington; Juris Doctor, University of Washington.

Member: Board Member, University of Washington Law School Alumni Association; Past Chair, City of Olympia Arts Commission; Past Board Member, The Olympia Symphony Orchestra; Past Board Member, Washington State Association for Justice Foundation; Past Chair, Women of the Washington State Association for Justice; Washington State Bar Association; Thurston County Bar Association.

Judith A. Blinn - Board Member

Appointed December 2004. Reappointed October 2009. Board Chair 2010-14.  Retired Public Sector Account Manager, Cerium Networks. B.S., McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Member: Board of Directors, Providence St. Peter Hospital Foundation; Member and Past President, Rotary Club of Olympia and Business and Professional Women; Past Chair, United Way of Thurston County; Past Member, Board of Electrical Examiners.

Alberta Barbara Clarkson
- Board Member

Appointed July 2004. Reappointed July 2013. Board Chair 2008-10. Retired, Director of Employment and Training, Yakima Valley Opportunities Industrialization Center. B.A., University of Washington.

Member: Sister City Association Minsk Mazowiecki, Poland; Kiwanis Ladies Olympia Affiliate; Ladies of Elks Olympia Lodge #186; Past Vice President, Tacoma Urban League, Olympia Branch; Past Member: Yakima Soroptimists; Center for Career Alternatives.

Brian L. Vance - Board Member

Appointed October 2005. Reappointed October 2010. President and CEO, Heritage Bank.

Member: Community Foundation Board of Directors, Thurston County Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors, University of Washington-Tacoma Milgard School of Business Foundation, Pierce County Economic Development  Corporation. Former Member: Washington Center for the Performing Arts Board of Directors, Pierce County Chamber of Commerce.