Our Board

2014-15 Board-edited

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.

Jennifer Pearson, Secretary

Stacie-Dee Motoyama, Emeritus

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 serve at an ’emeritus’ member of the Board of Directors this year.

Mary Barrett

Public Service, the responsibility and the gift of volunteerism are part of my social DNA. As a middle child, I was destined to be a mediator. I have mediated with the DRC since the mid 90’s. With their guidance and mediation model, we developed a workplace mediation program for state agencies using employees certified by the DRC. This program has now come full circle. DRC’s across the state are providing this service by contract. My hope is that we can harness the wisdom, skill and energy of our volunteers and community members to make the values of conflict management and resolution part of the social DNA of our community. I look forward to creating more and sustaining strategic partnerships that will make this goal a reality.

Robin Campbell

Bill Haines

I have a successful career owning and managing real estate. Also, I was a top salesperson in a pharmaceutical company. I developed innovative sales techniques, presented to therapeutic committees, and devised a continuous improvement program. I was on the Lacey Planning Commission for seven years and serving as Chairman for two. My interests include volunteering, international travel, skiing, rock climbing, scuba diving, running, working-out, hiking, fishing and boating.

Kitty Parker

I first completed the DRC 40-hour mediation training quite a few years ago, when I was the Director of the Academic Advising Office at The Evergreen State College. What I learned in that week has served me well in many areas of my work and life. When I begin thinking about “life after retirement”, I knew I wanted to be involved with the DRC in some way. Besides being a new Board Member, I have been a volunteer conciliator for over two years, and am in the process of completing the mediator training.

I am a long-time community member, and graduated from Olympia High School and The Evergreen State College. I am a painter, and am interested in learning styles, in making, and in teaching and learning.

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.

Jody Suhrbier

Jody is the Engagement Manager at the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, with the primary responsibility for managing stewardship of organizational relationships.  Jody have 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