Meet Our Leadership Team
Every day, our PAL Leadership Team and Board of Directors make a difference in helping children better prepare for life's challenging moments.
The PAL Team
Anna joined PAL in July 2022. She is local to Clark County and has served the community for over 20 years. Anna has worked for Clark County Sheriff’s Office Jail Reentry Program, Clark County Therapeutic Specialty Courts and in homeless outreach for Veteran’s Affairs. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with an MSW from Portland State University and mentors final year MSW students. Anna has additional experience serving children and youth involved in foster care, juvenile justice and truancy as well as adults with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. She is a Leadership Clark County Graduate, Class of 2016, and remains involved with LCC. Anna has additional expertise with grant writing and serves as a federal grant reviewer.
Eli joined PAL as a program coordinator in August 2021. Eli has had the opportunity to lead in multiple camps involving youth. Eli graduated high school from Trinity Academy in North Portland. He is excited about the opportunity to work with a non-profit like PAL because he believes that it is essential to build positive relationships with law enforcement and the public. In his free time, he enjoys weightlifting, watching rugby, and attending movies in theaters. Eli hopes that someday he will pursue a career in law enforcement somewhere in the pacific northwest. Growing up as a Portland native, Eli has grown a love for the rich green outdoors the pacific northwest has to offer. Eli has won several awards for making an impact and teaching the youth of Clark County about traffic safety.
Bailey joined PAL in December 2022 and is excited to be a part of the team where she can contribute to the mission and continue to make a difference in the community. She has experience with several nonprofits in Clark County and beyond where she has worked with youth, homelessness, law enforcement and more. Bailey grew up in Clark County and has been around law enforcement her entire life. She graduated from Boise State University with a degree in Communications and a Certificate in Innovation Design: Emerging Applications. In her free time, she loves to spend time outdoors with Australian Shepherd, Milo.
Amanda joined PAL as a program coordinator in the Winter/Spring of 2022, her experiences with PAL as a child inspired her to join the organization and give back. She moved to the PNW from California in 2019 and spent a few years working as a certified ballroom dance instructor. She has many years of volunteer experience working with children of all ages and nonprofit work has been a passion of hers from a young age. She has been a volunteer with the American Cancer Society and currently fosters kittens for the Humane Society of Southwest Washington.
Tamson joined PAL as a program coordinator in November of 2022. Tamson graduated from Prairie High School and has stellar experience in customer service. She is thrilled to be a part of the PAL team. In the past, she has volunteers children's ministries and she enjoys being around youth. She looks forward to leading events with youth and law enforcement to create difference within the community. Tamson believes that making a difference in her community starts small, to allow for big impacts. She is actively pursing her degree in Criminal Justice through Bellevue University. Tamson has a two-year-old corgi name Beau who she adores!
2023 Board of Directors
Branch Manager, PNW Loans
Branch Manager, TwinStar Credit Union
Lieutenant, Vancouver Police Department
Retired Executive Director
Operations Superintendent, City of Vancouver
Owner & Personal Concierge, Aligned Lifestyle Concierge
Executive Director of Schools and Learning, Vancouver School District
Chief Financial Officer, Vancouver Public Schools
Chief, Ridgefield Police Department
Detective, Vancouver Police Department
Communications Executive Director, Evergreen Public Schools
Governmental & Community Affairs Director, Waste Connections
Retired Lieutenant, Vancouver Police Department
Lieutenant, Battle Ground Police Department
General Contractor, Fazzolari Construction
Commander, Clark County Sheriff's Office