Board of Directors and Staff

Washington Executive Leadership Academy (WELA) is sponsored by the Washington Association of Community and Technical Colleges (WACTC), the Trustees Association of Community and Technical Colleges (TACTC), the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) and The Association of Washington Community and Technical Colleges Administrators (The ASSOCIATION is a professional development organization). WELA's ongoing operation is overseen by the WELA Board of Directors, with members from each sponsoring organization and WELA graduates.

Glen Cosby

Dr. Kevin McCarthy, WELA Board Chair, CTC Leadership Development Association Representative
President, Renton Technical College

Denise Yochum

Denise Yochum, WELA Vice Chair, WACTC Representative
President, Pierce Ft. Steilacoom

Carol Landa-McVicker

Carol Landa-McVicker, State Board Representative
Member, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Tonya Drake

Tonya Drake, WELA Alumni Representative
Vice President of College Relations and Advancement, Edmonds Community College

Tim Cook

Tim Cook, WELA Alumni Representative
Vice President of Instruction, Clark College

Jim Cunningham

Jim Cunningham, ACT Representative
Trustee, Bellingham Technical College

Ex-officio Members

Katie Hayes

Kati Hayes, Director, CTC Leadership Development Association
Columbia Basin College

Kim Tanaka

Kim Tanaka, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Staff Representative
TACTC Director

Cindy Hough

Cindy Hough, WELA Executive Director