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

Jesse Jimenez

Executive Director

Jesse first began with PAL in 2017 as a Summer Recreation Assistant and throughout the years has transitioned away from and back to the organization and is thrilled to serve as our Executive Director. He has a strong desire to serve the community he grew up in and is excited to make big impacts that align with the mission of PAL. Jesse has unmatched connections to community partners and our law enforcement community, and he was even a Clark County Sheriff Explorer when he was younger. Jesse grew up in Clark County and has served his community in many ways, but one of his favorites is to volunteer umpire for local little leagues!


Bailey Linn

Director of Development

Bailey started with 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 her Australian Shepherd, Milo.


2024 Board of Directors

Jeffrey Tennant

Branch Manager, TwinStar Credit Union

John Fazzolari

Vice President
General Contractor, Fazzolari Construction

Jeff Olson

Lieutenant, Vancouver Police Department

Brian Potter

Operations Superintendent, City of Vancouver

Brian Stone

Past President
Branch Manager, PNW Loans

A.D. Simmons

Board Member
Owner & Personal Concierge, Aligned Lifestyle Concierge

Bill Oman

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

Brett Blechschmidt

Board Member
Chief Financial Officer, Vancouver Public Schools

Cathy Doriot

Board Member
Chief, Ridgefield Police Department

Chadd Nolan

Board Member
Sergeant, Vancouver Police Department

Craig Birnbach

Board Member
Communications Executive Director, Evergreen Public Schools

Cyndi Holloway

Board Member
Governmental & Community Affairs Director, Waste Connections

Doug Luse

Board Member
Retired Lieutenant, Vancouver Police Department

Jason Perdue

Board Member
Lieutenant, Battle Ground Police Department

Pat Jollota

Board Member
Retired Professional

Phillip Sample

Board Member
Commander, Clark County Sheriff's Office