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1076 Franklin Street SE
Olympia, WA 98501-1346
Phone: 360.753.4137, 1.800.562.8981
Fax: 360.753.0149
Email: awc@awcnet.org

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Peter B. King

Deputy CEO/COO

Alicia Seegers Martinelli


Michelle Fry, Executive & HR Coordinator/Records Supervisor

Betsy Hildreth, Executive Assistant

Stephanie Roosa, Public Records Officer


Data & IT

Alicia Seegers Martinelli, Director

Data management

Adam Krell
Data Analyst

Jill Springer
Project & Data Manager

Applications & Data Analyst


Doug Evans
IT Manager

Eugene Ryser
Solutions Architect

Tim Shoemaker
Network & Desktop Supervisor

David Hearn
IT Support Specialist


Member Services

Tonia Sugarman, Director


Jen Brimer

Brian Daskam
Communications Manager

Werner Ide
Artistic Designer

Mitch Netzer
Interactive Communications Coordinator

Colleen O'Connor
Marketing & Communications Specialist

Shawna Rice
Communications Coordinator

Emma Shepard
Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinator


Gina Abram
Meeting & Event Planner

Heidi Olmstead
Education Manager

Karen Tanner
Membership Coordinator

Renee Villa
Meeting & Event Assistant

Education Developer

Strategic Alliances

Andy Meyer
Special Projects Coordinator


Financial & Administrative Services

Lucy Lu, CFO

Maegen Acoba
Accounting Assistant II

Chase Anderson
Financial Analyst

Robert Gooding
Administrative Assistant II

Laura Langston
Administrative Assistant III

April Petersen
Accounting Manager

Administrative Assistant II


Government Relations

Candice Bock, Director
Issue areas – Economic development; finance; human resources, labor relations & pensions; open government

Logan Bahr
Government Relations Advocate
Issue areas – Economic development; energy; public works; telecommunications; transportation

Carl Schroeder
Government Relations Advocate
Issue areas – Building codes; environment & natural resources; housing & homelessness; land use & planning

Sharon Swanson
Government Relations Advocate
Issue areas – Cannabis; emergency management & cybersecurity; general government; human services & behavioral health; liability; open government; public safety & criminal justice

Brandon Anderson
Legislative Policy Analyst
Issue areas – Cannabis; economic development; emergency management & cybersecurity; general government; human services & behavioral health; liability; open government; public safety & criminal justice

Maggie Douglas
Legislative Policy Analyst
Issues areas – Budget & finance; energy; public works & infrastructure; telecommunications

Shannon McClelland
Legislative Policy Analyst
Issue areas – Environment & natural resources; housing & homelessness; land use & planning; transportation

Legislative Policy Analyst
Issue areas – Human resources; labor relations; pensions

Government Relations Assistant
Issue areas – Federal



Sheila Gall, General Counsel


Member Pooling Programs

Carol Wilmes, Director

Terri Luther
Marketing – Field Service Coordinator

Employee Benefit Trust

Heidi Buswell
Employee Benefits Specialist – Technical assistance, plan changes.

Tanya Campbell
Employee Benefits Specialist – Eligibility, enrollment, and reconciliations.

Brittany Julius
Health Promotion Coordinator – Health screenings, questionnaire, coaching programs.

Laurell Kaiser
Health Promotion Coordinator – Member education, networking forums, wellness campaigns.

Beverly Lakey
Program Manager
Manages all aspects of benefits and health promotion in the Trust.

Darla Mansfield
Employee Benefits Supervisor – Supervises benefits staff, administers benefit programs, onsite education/presentations.

Julie McDowell
Health Promotion Supervisor – Supervises wellness staff, administers health promotion programs, onsite education/ presentations.

Shilah Miller
Employee Benefits Representative – Customer service and technical assistance.

Benefits Coordinator – Coordinates field work & the Trust's education program, gives benefit presentations, and helps with benefit administration.

Risk Management Service Agency (RMSA)

Adrienne Beatty
Program Manager – Responsible for overall management, day-to-day operations, contract review

Ashley Jones
Claims Specialist – Property and auto physical damage claims

Harlan Stientjes
Claims & Pre-Litigation Manager – Pre-litigation issues, liability claims, employment issues

Ezra Stark
Risk Control Coordinator – Loss prevention visits, risk management guidance, contract review

Nate Sulya
Membership Coordinator– General RMSA matters, grants, asset management, renewals, certificates, scholarships

Ryan Tisi
Membership Specialist– General RMSA matters, training, scholarships, renewals, certificates

Workers' Comp Retro Program

Brian Bishop
Program Manager

Jody Brennan-Wagner
Claims Coordinator

Sabrina Ngotel
Claims Coordinator

Ian Payne
Loss Prevention Coordinator

Melissa Taylor
Membership Specialist

Drug & Alcohol Consortium

Melissa Taylor
Membership Specialist

Carol Wilmes
Program Manager

Terri Luther
Marketing – Field Service Coordinator

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