Board Information

The Board of Directors are made up of member representatives from within NPIP. There are seven seated Board positions, each from different regions within the state of Washington. Terms are staggered, with elections every two years. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please contact Sarah McDonnell at

2020 Board Elections


Each member organization has designated an individual who is eligible to vote on behalf of your organization. Each member organization is encouraged to vote for each open position. Voting closes on March 26, 2020.


Letter from the Director: 2020 Elections of the Board 

Positions in the 2020 Election:

 Region 4 Position, Jon Andrus, Catholic Charities Eastern Washington

 At Large 2 Position, Mike Heinisch, Kent Youth and Family Services

 Region 2 Position, Cheryl Hamilton, Educational Opportunities for Children and Families


Eligibility: The designee of any NPIP member can run for a position in the region in which the organization is located or provides services to. Members can also run for an At-Large position, regardless of regional location. All board positions have a four-year term (June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2024). Meetings are held across Washington; there are four board meetings held quarterly (two of which are held at the end of board planning retreats) and an annual all member meeting held via webinar.


Ballots: The ballots will be handled via electronic voting format and in accordance with Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 200-150. The ballots will open for voting on March 1, 2020 and will close April 1, 2020.


Results: The result of the election will be announced at the April 29, 2020 Board meeting in accordance with WAC 200-150-02023. Interested applicants will be notified of the results following the meeting.

Current Board Members

Map of Regions

Amber Johnson, Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners

At Large Position 1

Vice Chair

Mike Heinisch, Kent Youth and Family Services

At Large Position 2

Karl Johanson, Disability Action Center - NW, Inc

At Large Position 3


Darlene Riley, Paratransit Services

Region 1 Position

Board Chair

Cheryl Hamilton, Educational Opportunities for Children and Families

Region 2 Position

Madelyn Carlson, People for People

Region 3 Position

Jon Andrus, Catholic Charities Spokane

Region 4 Position

Fiscal Officer

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Board Meeting Calendar

Retreat and Meeting

Location: To ensure the safety of the NPIP Board and Staff members, this meeting has been updated to a video conference call

Date: April 29, 2020, 10:00am

Board of Directors Renewal/Budget Meeting

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Past Board Meetings
 2016-2017,  2017-2018,  2018-2019

2018 Meeting Agendas

2018 Meeting Minutes