USO Northwest Leadership
Pam Demian
Office Manager
Tim Bogle
Director of Development & Marketing
Kevin Iriarte
Communications Manager
Vic Lee
Mobile Canteen Manager
Jennifer Kelly
Events Coordinator
Andrew Oczkewicz 
JBLM Shali Center Manager
Christine Vu
Portland Center Manager
Development Associate
Board of Directors

Terry Oxley *
Chairman, USONW Board of Directors
President, On Point Public Affairs

Hossein Khorram *

Treasurer, USONW Board of Directors

Owner, Khorram Properties LLC

Richard A. Kottke *
Secretary, USONW Board of Directors

Solicitor and Attorney at Law

CSM Matthew D. Barnes, US Army (Ret)
Training Manager JBLM
Air-Streams Renewables, Inc.
Doris Cassan
Dollar Rent A Car
MG Thomas F. Cole USA (Ret) *
Major General, US Army
Colonel Steven G. Easterday (Ret)
Portland Center Advisory Board

Thomas E. Jaffa, CTP * 
President & CEO

The Jaffa Company

Don LaVallee

Director, Strategic Business Operations  

Sharp Electronics

Ken Leonard 
Chief Executive Officer
America's Credit Union
Laura McCloud Mathers 
Executive Director
Rotary Club of Seattle

Armando Mejia
Assistant Director of Fan Development

Seattle Seahawks

Tami Michaels *
KOMO 4 News Independent Contributor 
Host of Inside Out
Bill Morris
Director, Consumer Product Marketing
Joseph Myhra
Vice President, Ballpark Operations 
Seattle Mariners
Ed Odom
Director of Thermal Resources (Ret)
Puget Sound Energy
Dean Proffitt *
KC-46A Training Systems Manager
The Boeing Company
RADM Keith Taylor, USCG (Ret)
Senior VP, Fleet Operations
Holland America Line and Seabourn
Anthony Torrente
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Pamela P. Valdez
KC-46A Tanker Support & Training IPT
The Boeing Company
Brian Vowinkel
Registered Investment Advisor
Joe Williams *
Portland Center Advisory Board

* Executive Committee

Emeritus College
RADM Herbert M. Bridge, USNR (Ret)
Chairman Emeritus
Chairman, Ben Bridge Jewelers
Michael O'Byrne
Former General Manager
Kenworth Trucks
BG Howard J. Ingersoll, USAF (Ret)
Director of C17 Field Services
The Boeing Company
Standing Committees of the USONW

The Executive Committee is comprised of the Officers of the Board of Directors and is empowered to act between Board meetings. It also serves as the Personnel Committee as needed.

The Resource Development Committee is responsible for fundraising activities of the USONW with a focus on special events but in coordination with corporate giving, grants and other funding sources.

The Board Development Committee serves as a Nominating Committee for the USONW but has broader responsibilities in identifying and recruiting potential committee and Advisory Council members who do not serve in a Board capacity.

The Program Development Committee ensures that USONW facilities and non-revenue programs meet the evolving needs of those we serve. Some members are also on the Helping Hands mini-grants approval committee.

The Community Relations Committee coordinates marketing and public outreach activities that raise community understanding of the USONW mission, capabilities and accomplishments. It works through a variety of communications channels and technologies to inform service members, potential donors and volunteers about the many ways the USONW improves the quality of life for our military members and their families.

Supplemental Councils of the USONW

The USO Northwest is developing four supplemental advisory councils to assist in meeting our mission. They are:

Senior Enlisted Advisory Council – This body has been in operation for two years to provide direct inputs on the needs of enlisted service members. Their advice helps formulate new USO programs or capabilities, such as the Internet Cafe at NAS Whidbey Island.

Advisory Council – Prominent civic and business leaders will advise USONW leadership on programs and resources that best leverage the capabilities of the USO in the broader context of the Puget Sound community.

Military Liaison Council – Current senior officers in their respective services and selected retired flag officers residing in the Northwest act in an ex-officio capacity as advisors and a conduit of regional initiatives between active/reserve/guard units and the USONW.

Emeritus College – Previous USO Chairmen remain a resource for council and support through participation in this exclusive body.


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