Academy Class of 2009

Reagan Bellamy

Reagan Bellamy Reagan K. Bellamy is currently the Executive Director of Human Resources at Wenatchee Valley College. She brings more than 14 years of public sector human resources experience through positions at the Chelan County PUD and Grant County. Reagan holds a BS in Finance/Human Resources and earned her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation in 2005. She is also a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) through World at Work. Reagan is interested in providing leadership at the VP level.

Christina Castorena

Christina Castorena Christina Castorena has worked in the post-secondary level of education for more than twenty years. She is the Dean of Student Development and Diversity Advocacy at Everett Community College, where she has been employed since 1998. Christina has extensive experience in student services including financial aid, veterans' services, student employment, advising and multicultural/diversity services.

Christina earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Colorado State University and her Masters of Education degree from Western Washington University. In addition to her work at Everett Community College, she is a long-time activist and is involved in many local community organizations representing and advocating for communities of color and other under-represented groups. Christina serves on the YMCA of Snohomish County Minority Achievers Program Advisory Committee, City of Everett Diversity Advisory Board, Everett Public Schools Superintendant's Diversity Task Force, and the Snohomish County MLK Community Celebration Committee.

Leanne Foster

Leanne Foster Leanne Foster grew up in Sacramento before moving around the world in a military family. She became interested in the accounting profession in the 1980s and while raising two young children, began her educational career towards the path of becoming a CPA. She worked in San Francisco for a large CPA firm and later transfered to Washington D.C. She worked as a CPA for the greater part of 20 years before switching gears to earn a Masters of Human Resources. Tacoma Community College provided the door to try-out human resources full-time and is where she has found her best fit career.

In her personal time, Leanne loves to dote over grandchildren, play with her dog, garden, read, and camp in her travel trailer. She likes to spend at least two weeks each winter escaping the Pacific Northwest weather and traveling to some place warm - usually Palm Dessert or Hawaii.

Amy Goings

Amy Goings Dr. Amy Morrison Goings is Lake Washington Institute of Technology's ninth president. She joined LWTech in July of 2013.

Prior to coming to LWTech, Dr. Morrison Goings served for nearly ten years in vice presidential roles including advancement as well as campus operations at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, Washington. Morrison Goings also served as adjunct faculty.

She received her doctorate in Higher Education Administration at the University of Nebraska Lincoln in December 2013 as part of the National Community College Leadership Cohort. She received her Masters of Public Administration at The Evergreen State College and her undergraduate degree at Mills College.

Dr. Morrison Goings serves on the Boards of One Redmond and Seattle Goodwill, and is a member of Redmond Rotary. She lives in Kirkland with her son William.

Ivan Gorne

Ivan Gorne Ivan Gorne has served as a Vice President for Student Services at Bates Technical College, Highline Community College and Southern Oregon University. Prior to that, he worked in government relations and student services at Edmonds Community College. Before starting his college career, Ivan taught middle school in the Steilacoom Historical School District in Steilacoom, Washington.

Ivan holds bachelors and master degrees from Pacific Lutheran University and a law degree from Seattle University. He is married to Marsha and resides in Gig Harbor, Washington. He has two adult children, Anneliese, an attorney in Bellevue, Washington and Nicholas, a teacher in the Clover Park School District. His interests include reading, choral music performance, fly fishing, tennis and fitness activities.

Ruby Hayden

Ruby Hayden Ruby Hayden is the Interim Vice President of Student Services at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. She received her B.A. in English and Spanish from Humboldt State University, a M.Ed. from Western Washington University, and her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from University of Washington. Her masters level research was on student retention and her doctoral level work focused on faculty issues such as job satisfaction, productivity, and part-time status. Her faculty research has been published in the Community College Journal of Research and Practice.

David Jungkuntz

David Jungkuntz In 2006, David Jungkuntz joined Bellingham Technical College and currently serves as BTC's Facilities Manager. He holds a B.A. degree in Urban and Regional Planning and accumulated nineteen years of Facilities and Construction Management experience from the retail grocery industry. David looks forward to an experience with WELA where he will improve his leadership abilities, develop an understanding of the processes associated with managing the CTC system at the state level, and expand his network of contacts within the higher education system. By combining new experiences and knowledge with his existing abilities, David hopes to better serve the institutions of higher education and their students.

Diane Martin

Diane Martin Diane Martin is the Director of Education Support Services at Green River Community College. Her experience includes Registrar, Assistant to the Vice President of Instruction and Assistant Dean of Instruction - Language, Arts and Wellness, and five years of community college teaching. She is active at the state level, where she is the Treasurer for the Articulation and Transfer Council, past President of WACRAO, founding chair of the High School Options Committee, and served on the Instruction Commission and the Joint Access Oversight Committees for two years. Diane hold a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management, and a BS in Occupational Education. She is interested in moving to a vice president or dean position.

Laura Matson

Laura Matson Laura brings over 20 years of management experience including work in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. She currently serves as the Manager of Lifelong Learning in South Seattle Community College's Continuing Education Department. As a former small business owner, she appreciates the challenges self-supporting programs face. Her goal is to obtain a senior-level position in a business development unit utilizing her entrepreneurial skills. Laura started her undergraduate studies at Seattle Central Community College and transferred to the University of Washington where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Masters in Marine Studies.

Orestes Monterecy

Orestes Monterecy Orestes Monterecy brings 36 years of northeast experience in government and education and is currently serving as the Vice President of Administrative Services at North Seattle Community College. Throughout his career he has successfully worked in municipal and state levels as a City Planner, an Urban Renewal Director, a state-wide Educational Facilities Planner and Educational Finance Specialist, a state budget office Supervising Budget Analyst, a state-wide Higher Education Capital Projects Director, a Capital Projects Director and Assistant Vice President for Administration in a four year comprehensive College. With a B.S. in Civil Engineering, a Masters in City Planning and a Ph.D. in Education Administration, Orestes is seeking a Vice President of Administration position where his education and diverse work experiences can be applied.

Joan Penney

Joan Penney Joan Penney is currently the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Edmonds Community College. Before her work at Edmonds she served as a part-time faculty, tenured faculty member, Dean of Academics, and the Founding Executive Director and lead fund raiser for McIntyre Hall at Skagit Valley College. She worked at Skagit for more than 20 years. Joan is also a certified personal trainer and teaches fitness class at Riverside Health Club in Mount Vernon.

Clyde Rasmussen

Clyde Rasmussen Dr. Clyde Rasmussen has worked in education for 25 years and has a doctorate in community college administration from Oregon State University. His work opportunities have been in K-12 schools and administration, community colleges, university teaching/consulting, and state office of education. He has served as the Dean of Professional-Technical Education for Big Bend Community College since 2006. He is responsible for curriculum, programs, staffing, budgets, grants, state and federal reports, and business/industry partnerships, program planning, program and staff evaluation, budget development, program approvals, technical support, and staff development. Having served in the U.S. Coast Guard and working in private business before entering education Dr. Rasmussen says, education has been his most fulfilling work.