Terry Teale, President
I had the good fortune to be raised in a family that held public and community service as one of its highest values. I joined the DRC Board of Directors after a thirty-year career in public service with the Washington Legislature and public four-year universities and colleges. I am honored to serve as the DRC Board Chair for the 2013-14 year, as well as a volunteer mediator, coach, trainer, and passionate promoter of the DRC conflict resolution mission. Practicing and promoting peace and civility as a mediator is deeply rewarding, and being able to do this work in the company of such inspiring and talented volunteers is a joy.
Lou Ann Dunlap, Vice President
I am fortunate enough to currently be working at my “passion” as a Realtor with Coldwell Banker. Prior to this second career, I was a Human Resource Consultant with the State of Washington specializing in team dynamics, training, and conflict resolution. I began volunteering with the Dispute Resolution Center as a mediator about 9 years ago. I have a son, Chris, and reside in Tumwater with my partner, Craig.
Mike Walsh, Treasurer
I have mediated with the DRC since 1996. I also volunteer at the Thurston County Food Bank in the ForKids backpack program, and repair trails with the Washington Trails Association. Since retiring from the Department of Labor & Industries, I enjoy more time to hike.
Dawn Peterson, Secretary
I feel blessed to have a career working with Seniors for the last 24 years. I am passionate about my current position as Community Relations Director at Garden Courte Memory Care Community, because I have the privilege of helping families each and every day! In addition to serving as Vice President of the DRC Board of Directors, I am involved in many wonderful groups in our community, including Senior Action Network Board of Directors, Thurston County Alzheimer Council Board of Directors, Senior Providers of Thurston County, Facilitator of Caregiver Support Groups, and Thurston County Chamber of Commerce. I have two children and one grandson and reside in Olympia with my husband, Dennis
As a Washington native I enjoy the beauty of the Northwest. I spend as much time as possible with my family and I try to contribute to the betterment of my community. I am a Harley Davidson representative and enjoy helping folks—women especially—join the Harley lifestyle. I live with my longtime partner, Stan, our three dogs, a cat and my fish. I have been a financial services consultant for over 20 years and currently serve as a mortgage loan originator and love helping people purchase homes. I strive to make a better world in whatever way I can. Sometimes it’s just a small thing but I believe all of the small things we all do, make big things happen. The last thing I try to remember, “Enjoy the ride”!
A DRC volunteer since 1998, I have been a mediator, trainer, mailing stuffer and now serve as board secretary. I also volunteer for several other local nonprofits, and am retired from a career in higher education. I enjoy cooking, travel, opera, science fiction & mysteries, Sudoku, yoga, and lots of other things. Jolene, my partner of nearly 3 decades, and I live with our quirky dog, Quincy.
Stacie-Dee Motoyama, Past President 2012
Born and raised in Hawai’i, I relocated to the Puget Sound area in 1980. I have been an attorney since 1990 and am currently the managing partner of the Olympia law firm Connolly, Tacon & Meserve. My practice emphasizes family law. Fostering civility and respect between individuals is important to me. The DRC brilliantly, but quietly, supports these values. I consider it to be both a privilege and an honor to be serving as an ‘emeritus’ member of the Board of Directors this year.
I am a Contracts Officer for the DSHS Economic Services Administration, Community Services Division. I have been a DRC Board member since 2008, and have served as President and Immediate Past President. I also volunteer as a mediator with the DRC. I hold a JD from the University of Puget Sound/Seattle University and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Central University.
I have a successful career owning and managing real estate. For seven years I was on the Lacey Planning Commission, serving as Chairman for two. For 28 years, I was a top salesperson in a pharmaceutical company. I developed innovative sales techniques. While in that position, I made presentations to pharmacy and therapeutic boards and devised a continuous improvement program for this fortune 100 company. Recently, I completed several fundraising and grant courses at UWT. My interests include international travelling, skiing, rock climbing, scuba diving, running, working-out, hiking, fishing, and boating.
Judge Erik Price
In 2012, Erik was elected Judge to the Thurston County Superior Court. Prior to his election, Erik was a lawyer in private practice with a 20-year career specializing in civil litigation and government law. Erik is an Olympia native and graduate of Olympia High School.
I currently serve as the Program Director of Services for High Risk Youth at Community Youth Services. I earned both my BA in Women’s Studies and Social Change and my Master’s in Public Administration with a concentrate in Non-Profit Management from The Evergreen State College. For the last 20 years, I have worked with vulnerable populations, with a focus on survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, young parents, and high-risk youth. I am a firm believer in providing others opportunities to build beyond empowerment and create healthy, sustainable lives.
Jody Suhrbier is the Engagement Manager at the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, with the primary responsibility for managing stewardship of organizational relationships. Jody has over 14 years of successful fundraising and community development experience, along with a Master’s degree in nonprofit management from Regis University. Previously, she held the position of Development & Capital Campaign Manager at Hands On Children’s Museum in Olympia, where she supported the $18M capital campaign and transition into the new facility. Jody’s prior professional experience includes serving as Grants & Prospect Research Manager at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma and as a fundraising consultant to various Pacific Northwest-based nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and tribes. Jody has two sons and lives in Olympia with her husband.
Judge Kalo Wilcox