Board Members

Charles Parker - Chair

Chuck has resided in the Spokane Valley for the past twenty-four years.  He holds an Associate in Arts degree from Green River Community in Auburn WA, Bachelor of Arts degree in Parks and Recreation Administration from Eastern Washington State College and a Masters in Teaching degree from Whitworth College.

Chuck’s work experience includes twenty-three years in Senior Account Management with Philip Morris USA, a Fortune 500 Company (Retired). He is currently a fifth-grade teacher for Spokane Public Schools. He has also been a softball, wrestling and track coach for Northshore and Liberty School Districts.  Chuck said, “Children are our future and my life goal is to teach and develop life skills in all children, academically, athletically and spiritually.”

In addition, Chuck is a proud U.S. Army Vietnam Era Veteran and attained the rank of Sergeant serving 1968 -1971.

JT Ramsey-Vice Chair

JT grew up in Spokane and attended Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. While in LA, he worked and volunteered full-time as an EMT. After moving back, he worked at Apple River Park Square in downtown Spokane for two years and is currently a medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Leigh O’Neill - Secretary 

Leigh has lived in Spokane for over 20 years. She is a wife and mother.
She works full time, volunteers in the schools and with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

S. Tom Mackenzie

Tom proudly served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years.  During that time, he flew in B-52s, worked on systems development of the B-2, F-15 flight testing and conducted foreign military sales of F-16s before retiring from active duty.  Tom also has a Criminal Justice background, is a graduate of the New Hampshire State Police Academy and served his community in Concord and Bedford NH.  He holds a B.S. Degree from New England College and a MBA from Golden Gate University.

Having settled in Spokane County, he continues to give back to his community through service as a board member of the Spokane County Parks and Recreation Board and the Sheriff’s Citizens Advisory/Review Board.  

Michael Davisson

Michael is a retired engineering program manager with a high technology company and entrepreneur.  He is married with 2 adult sons.  He was also an advanced life-support fireman and search and rescue member in the Lake Tahoe area.   Mike has been involved with Boy Scouts over the years and has been active in his community as a volunteer. 

"Skip" Marlyn Johnson

Skip served in the United States Air Force before his 41 year career as a line haul truck driver and is currently retired. During his career as a truck driver, he worked for United Buckingham Freight, Garrett Freight, Freight Line and Boeing. 

Mary Lewis

Mary began volunteering for the Sheriff’s Community Oriented Policing Effort (SCOPE) in 2000 and joined the CAB in 2001.

Vijaya Pavani

Vijaya Pavani holds a Master’s Degree in Communications & Journalism.  She was the first female news correspondent to Public Radio in her home state in India and she edited South East Asia news bulletins for four years.  She has accompanied Presidents, Prime Ministers and foreign dignitaries on their tours, was featured in the “Successful Young Journalist” series produced by Public Television in India and has produced documentaries on women’s and human rights issues.

Vijaya immigrated to the United States 19 years ago and has been a resident of Spokane Valley for the past 17 years.  During that time, she has served as a community guest editor on the Spokesman Review Editorial Board, a guest speaker on social, political and cultural issues at local schools and colleges and taught English for seven years as an ESL instructor at the Community Colleges of Spokane.  She owns and manages a local real estate company and works closely with Veterans Affairs, Goodwill and Volunteers of America on housing homeless veterans.

Mehrdad Samadi

Kenneth Winn

Kenneth has worked in heavy-duty sale for 40 years. He holds a B.A. Degree in Industrial Arts with a Minor in Sociology.

Russ Andres

Russ honorably served in the United States Marine Corps, achieving the rank of Colonel.  He earned a Bachler of Science Degree in Finance (University of Illinois) and a Law Degree JD/LLM (University of San Diego School of Law).  Russ practiced law for eight years and was an owner/operator of a McDonald’s Restaurant for twenty-nine years.  He and his wife have two children and two grandchildren.  

Andrew McGee

Andrew was born and raised in Spokane, Washington.  He served in the United Sates Marine Corps and moved back here afterwards.  Andrew works with multiple organizations in our community.     

Aedyn Triplett

Jon Nelson

Vacant Positions