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Trustees

 

Lori Bame  |  President
Bio coming soon!

 

Neil Woody  |  Vice President

Neil is a tax partner in the CPA firm McSwain & Co., P.S. He attended Tumwater Grade School, Olympia High School, and graduated from the University of Washington School of Business. In addition to Child Care Action Council, he serves on the board of trustees for the South Sound YMCA, and PARC. He is a past president of the Thurston/Olympia Chamber of Commerce, South Sound YMCA, Leadership Thurston County, West Olympia Rotary, and a past board member of the Thurston County Food Bank and Harlequin Productions.

 

Lindsey Bamba  |  Treasurer

I was born in Olympia and have lived in Thurston County my whole life. I graduated from North Thurston High School and South Puget Sound Community College. The Pacific Northwest has all my favorite activities, from swimming to camping to snow skiing, I couldn’t imagine living and working anywhere else. One of the best things about our community is all of the opportunities to support our local non-profits.  I enjoy volunteering for various organizations, such as Child Care Action Council, Morningside, and American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. I began my career in banking in 2003 at Olympia Federal Savings and have held every position from Customer Service Representative to Lending Branch Manager. I really enjoy working with people and I am excited and honored to be a part of such a great organization such as CCAC.

 

Larry Geri  |  Secretary
Bio coming soon!

 

Liz Davis  |  Trustee

Liz Davis is the Community Coordinator for Thurston Thrives, a collaborative initiative to improve public health and safety in Thurston County. She is also involved in several other collective impact efforts at the local, regional, and state levels - including Essentials for Childhood, and the Cascade Pacific Action Alliance.

Liz has more than 18 years' of experience across multiple disciplines in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, including work in the Governor’s office, the high school classroom, and the Fortune 500.

She currently serves as Board President of the United Way of Thurston County and as a Board Trustee of the Child Care Action Council. She is a longtime member and Past President of the Junior League of Olympia and a past board member of the Association of Junior Leagues International. Additionally, she serves on the Advisory Councils of the Boys & Girls Club of Thurston County, the Providence Community Care Center, and the Secretary of State's Charities Division.

Liz is an active volunteer and a passionate advocate for children. In 2015, she was honored as a Champion for Kids by TOGETHER! and was named one of the 40 Under Forty by the Business Examiner.

 

Christine Schaller  |  Trustee

Judge Christine Schaller currently presides over civil and felony criminal trials and a busy civil motion calendar.  Judge Schaller regularly hears probate and guardianship matters, as well as administrative appeals. She served for almost eight years as a Family and Juvenile Court Commissioner presiding over: pretrial family law matters; parenting plan and child support modifications; domestic violence, unlawful harassment, vulnerable adult and sexual assault protection orders; juvenile offender matters; youth at risk and truancy cases; Family Treatment Court; Dependency Treatment Court and Juvenile Drug Court. Judge Schaller is actively involved in this community including serving on the Child Care Action Council Board of Trustees.

 

Caprice Paduano  |  Trustee
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Todd Shobert  |  Trustee
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Megan Hubbard  |  Trustee
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Deborah Sioux Cano-Lee  |  Trustee

Deborah is the Program Director for the Nisqually Tribe Birth-to-Five Head Start program, and has been serving the Nisqually Tribal community, (including Lacey & Yelm) for 14 years, and has been serving Head Start families since 1996. Deborah is also a Certified Expert Witness for cases involving Indian Child Welfare in Washington and Oregon.

Aside from serving children and families in Early/Head Start, Deborah has been a civil rights and social justice activist for more than 2 decades. Her past experience as Commissioner for the Washington State Human Rights Commission helped her gain knowledge on the WA State Laws Against Discrimination, which allows her to provide powerful advocacy support to people who have been discriminated against. Deborah is the co-founder and Commissioner Chair for the Washington Indian Civil Rights Commission, a non-profit organization that was officially formed in 2008 by a group of Native activist in response to evidence-based civil rights challenges faced by American Indians’ in WA State.

In 2016, Deborah was appointed by Governor Inslee to the Governor’s Early Learning Advisory Council where she continues to serve as the Puget Sound Regional Head Start Representative to the WA State Department of Early Learning. Deborah’s other appointments and board service consist serving as a United States National Representative to the World Forum Foundation (WoFo). WoFo is an organization of early childhood professionals and advocates from more than 80 countries who meet to share inspiration and information on issues impacting children and families worldwide. Deborah is also a board member of the National Indian Head Start Director’s Association, the nation’s leading voice for American Indian/Alaskan Native children enrolled in Head Start. She currently serves on the Board for the Equity in Education Coalition, a state wide coalition working towards a more targeted and comprehensive approach to improve educational achievement and growth as well as closing the opportunity gap throughout the State of Washington, and has been a Board of Trustee’s on the Childcare Action Council since 2017.

Deborah cherishes the time she spends with her 2 adult children; her husband and their 2 dogs.

 

 

Mugsy Schumacher  |  Trustee
Bio coming soon!