Past VashonBePrepared Board of Directors

The current board of Directors can be found on this page.

Duties of the officers and board members are detailed in the VashonBePrepared bylaws. The Executive Committee holds public meetings monthly and the Board of Directors traditionally holds their public meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of the 1st month of each quarter, i.e., in Jan, April, July and October.

2015-2016 Board of Directors (elected November 18, 2015)

VashonBePrepared Executive Committee
Rick Wallace - President
Vicky de Monterey Richoux - Vice-President
Catherine Rogers - Secretary
Donna Donnelly - Treasurer
John Staczek - At-Large
Robert Smueles - At Large

VashonBePrepared Board of Directors
John Cornelison - Past President
Corinne Harmon - CERT Representative
Vicky de Monterey Richoux - NERO Lead
Donna Donnelly - At Large
Barbara Owdziej - At Large
Robert Smueles - ARES Representative
Rachel Larson - EOC Team
Hank Lipe - VIFR Fire Chief
Debi Richards - At Large (Replaced by Rick Brown on July 15, 2015)
Rik Reed - EOC Team
Catherine Rogers - Vashon Emergency Preparedness Committee President
John Staczek - At Large
Rex Stratton - VIEMA President
Rick Wallace - EOC Team Lead


2014-2015 Board of Directors (elected October 29, 2014)

VashonBePrepared Executive Committee Rick Wallace - President
Vicky de Monterey Richoux - Vice-President
Catherine Rogers - Secretary
Donna Donnelly - Treasurer
Tim Johnson - At-Large
Debi Richards - At Large

VashonBePrepared Board of Directors
John Cornelison - Past President
Sharon Danielson - CERT Representative
Vicky de Monterey Richoux - NERO Lead
Donna Donnelly - At Large
Synthia Downs - At Large
Mark Ellison-Taylor - ARES Representative
Rachel Larson - EOC Team
Hank Lipe - VIFR Fire Chief
Debi Richards - At Large
Rik Reed - EOC Team
Cathy Rogers - Vashon Emergency Preparedness Committee President
John Staczek - At Large
Rex Stratton - VIEMA President
Rick Wallace - EOC Team Lead

2013-2014 Board of Directors (elected October 19, 2013)

VashonBePrepared Executive Committee
Rick Wallace - President
Ed Steyh - Vice-President
Catherine Rogers - Secretary
Donna Donnelly - Treasurer
Tim Johnson - At-Large
Debi Richards - At Large

VashonBePrepared Board of Directors
John Cornelison - Past President
Donna Donnelly - At Large
Synthia Downs - At Large
Toni Doane - At Large
Debi Richards - NERO Lead
Hank Lipe - VIFR Fire Chief
Danial Luechtefeld - ARES Representative
Scott Rice - CERT Representative
Catherine Rogers - Vashon Emergency Preparedness Committee President
Luke McQuillin - EOC Team
Ed Steyh - EOC Team
Rex Stratton - VIEMA President
Bob Smueles - At Large
Rick Wallace - EOC Team Lead


2012-2013 Board of Directors (elected April 18, 2012)

VashonBePrepared Executive Committee
Rick Wallace, President
Bob Smueles, Vice-President
Catherine Rogers, Secretary
Donna Donnelly, Treasurer
Debi Richards, At-Large
Tim Johnson - At-Large

2012 VashonBePrepared Board of Directors
John Cornelison - past Prez
Donna Donnelly - At-Large
Synthia Downs - At-Large
Debi Richards - NERO
Jill Janow - EOC Team
Catherine Rogers - VEPC
Hank Lipe - VIFR
John “Oz” Osborne - At-Large
Ed Steyh - EOC Team
Daniel Luechtefeld - ARES
Rex Stratton - VIEMA
Scott Rice - CERT
Bob Smueles - At-Large
Tim Johnson - At-Large
Rick Wallace - EOC Team


2011-2012 Board of Directors (elected October 19, 2011)

VashonBePrepared Executive Committee
John Cornelison - President
Rick Wallace - Vice-President
Catherine Rogers - Secretary
Donna Donnelly - Treasurer
May Gerstle - At-Large

VashonBePrepared Board of Directors
John Cornelison - Past President
Donna Donnelly - At Large
May Gerstle - EOC Team
Synthia Downs - At Large
Jill Janow - At Large
Hank Lipe - VIFR Fire Chief
Daniel Luechtefeld - ARES Representative
Scott Rice - CERT Representative
Catherine Rogers - Vashon Emergency Preparedness Committee President
Steve Snyder - At Large
Ed Steyh - EOC Team
Rex Stratton - VIEMA President
John Osborne - At Large
Joe Ulatoski - NERO Lead
Rick Wallace - EOC Team Lead


2010-2011 Board of Directors (elected September 8, 2010)

VashonBePrepared Executive Committee
John Cornelison, President
Rick Wallace, Vice-President
Catherine Rogers, Secretary
David Sunstrom, Treasurer
May Gerstle, At Large

VashonBePrepared Board of Directors
John Cornelison - Past President
Synthia Downs - At Large - appointed later in the year?
Reed Fitzpatrick - CERT
May Gerstle - EOC Team
Hank Lipe - VIFR Fire Chief
Daniel Luechtefeld - ARES Representative
Jan Milligan - At Large
John "Oz" Osborne - At Large , Appointed in October
Scott Rice - At Large , Appointed shortly later?
Catherine Rogers - Vashon Emergency Preparedness Committee President
Ed Steyh - EOC Team
vaccant - VIEMA President, Rex Stratton appointed mid year?
David Sunstrom - At Large
Steve Snyder - At Large , Appointed in October
Joe Ulatoski - NERO Lead
Rick Wallace - EOC Team Lead


2009-2010 Board of Directors (elected May 27, 2009)

VashonBePrepared Executive Committee
John Cornelison, President
Rick Wallace, Vice-President
Catherine Rogers, Secretary
David Sunstrom, Treasurer
May Gerstle, At Large

VashonBePrepared Board of Directors
John Cornelison - Past President
Reed Fitzpatrick - CERT
John Galus - VMIRC
May Gerstle - EOC Team
Carol Ireland-McLean - At Large
Hank Lipe - VIFR Fire Chief (appointed during the year)
Jan Milligan, At Large
Catherine Rogers - Vashon Emergency Preparedness Committee President
Ed Steyh - EOC Team
Rex Stratton - initially At Large, then as VIEMA President
David Sunstrom - At Large
Joe Ulatoski - NERO Lead
Rick Wallace - EOC Team Lead


2008-2009 Board of Directors (elected June 18, 2008)

VashonBePrepared Executive Committee
John Cornelison, President
Rick Wallace, Vice-President
David Sunstrom, Treasurer
Reed Fitzpatrick, Secretary
Cathrine Cochrane, At Large
May Gerstle, At Large

VashonBePrepared Board of Directors
John Cornelison - Past President
Cathrine Cochrane - CERT
Reed Fitzpatrick - At Large
May Gerstle - EOC Team
Tag Gornall - Past President
John Galus - W7VMI & ARES
Steve Haworth - VIEMA
Jill Janow - At Large
Jan Nielsen - VIFR
Catherine Rogers - Vashon Emergency Preparedness Committee
Ed Steyh - EOC Team
Rex Stratton - At Large
David Sunstrom - At large
Joe Ulatoski - NERO
Rick Wallace - EOC Team Lead


2007-2008 Board of Directors (elected February 21, 2007)

VashonBePrepared Executive Committee
John Cornelison - Co-President (Internal Affairs)
Tag Gornall - Co-President (External Affairs)
Rick Wallace - Vice-President
Reed Fitzpatrick - Secretary
Michael Callan - Treasurer (appointed after the initial meeting)

VashonBePrepared Board of Directors
John Cornelison - Co-President (Internal Affairs)
Tag Gornall - Co-President (External Affairs)
Rick Wallace - EOC Team Lead
Reed Fitzpatrick - At-Large
Tom Nicolino
Peter Murray
Catherine Rogers - Vashon Emergency Preparedness Committee
Jill Janow
Joe Ulatoski
Leslie Frye