Meet Our Leadership Team


Every day, our PAL Team and Board of Directors make a difference in helping children prepare better for life's challenging moments.

The PAL Team

Jenny Thompson

PAL Board President

Executive Director

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Jenny joined PAL the summer of 2015, just as she was graduating from the University of Portland with her MBA in Nonprofit Management. She brings over 13 years of youth development experience coupled with a passion to giving back to her community. Prior to joining our team she was with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington where she started their College Prep Program and was an AmeriCorps member in Denver, Colorado where she worked with foster youth emancipating out of the system. She is a LCC Graduate, Class of 2018, and was the 2018 Marshall Public Leadership Award Recipient. Beyond her experience in the nonprofit world she has also worked as a retail manager, banking customer service representative, and with local small businesses.


Kayla Moore

Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator

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Kayla joined PAL as a program coordinator at the start of the 2022 year. She has returned to PAL after working as a summer camp staff during the summers of 2017-2019. She has also worked for KinderCare and so she has lots of experience working with youth. Kayla brings a very outgoing and fun personality to the team. Bringing kids, cops, and the community together is something that is very important to her as she has many amazing relationships with officers who she has grown up knowing. She is very excited to be in a position where she gets to show youth in the community just how amazing these people are, badge and all.


Eli Shreves

Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator

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Eli joined PAL as a program coordinator on August 2nd. Eli has been a leader in multiple camps and worked in non-profits. He just graduated from Trinity Academy Highschool in North Portland and is currently a cadet for the Portland Police Department. Besides helping run camps during the summer Eli worked at multiple retail stores. He can not wait to have the opportunity to work with a non-profit like PAL that he believes is essential to relationships with the police and the public.


Amanda Vey


Program Coordinator

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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.


2022 Board of Directors

Brian Stone

President
Branch Manager, PNW Loans

Jeffrey Tennant

Vice President
Branch Manager, TwinStar Credit Union

Jeff Olson

Treasurer
Lieutenant, Vancouver Police Department

Pat Janik

Secretary
Retired Executive Director

Brian Potter

Past President
Operations Superintendent, City of Vancouver

Craig Birnbach

Board Member
Communications Executive Director, Evergreen Public Schools

Brett Blechschmidt

Board Member
Chief Financial Officer, Vancouver Public Schools

Tyler Chavers

Board Member
Officer, Vancouver Police Department

Colby Dixon

Board Member
Assistance Finance Director, City of Camas

Cathy Doriot

Board Member
Lieutenant, Ridgefield Police Department

John Fazzolari

Board Member
General Contractor & Founder, Fazzolari Construction

Greg Flakus

Board Member
Owner, GF Strategies

Sandi Glandon

Board Member
Certified Accountant/Owner, Glandon Business Management Services

Pat Jollota

Board Member
Retired Professional

Doug Luse

Board Member
Retired Lieutenant, Vancouver Police Department

Bill Oman

Board Member
Executive Director of Schools and Learning, Vancouver School District

Phil Sample

Board Member
Chief, Clark County Sheriff's Office

A.D. Simmons

Board Member
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