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

2022 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 2022 Election:

At Large Position 1, Amber Johnson, Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners

At Large Position 2, Karl Johanson, Disability Action Center – NW, Inc.

Region 3 Position, Madelyn Carlson, People for People

Region 1 Position, Becky Semmler, Paratransit Services


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

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Amber Johnson, Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners

At Large Position 1

Board Chair

Bio for Amber Johnson

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Mike Heinisch, Kent Youth and Family Services

At Large Position 2

Bio for Mike Heinisch


Karl Johanson, Disability Action Center - NW, Inc

At Large Position 3

Vice Chair

Bio for Karl Johanson

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Becky Semmler, Paratransit Services

Region 1 Position

Bio for Becky Semmler

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Jenny Collins, Chehalis Foundation

Region 2 Position

Bio for Jenny Collins


Madelyn Carlson, People for People

Region 3 Position

Bio for Madelyn Carlson

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Jon Andrus, Catholic Charities Eastern WA

Region 4 Position

Fiscal Officer

Bio for Jon Andrus

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Julie Vess, Lincoln Hill Retirement Community

Board Alternate

Bio for Julie Vess


Vacant Alternate Position

Board Alternate


Board Meeting Calendar

Date: February 7, 2022

10:00 am - Workshop 

1:00 pm - All Board Meeting

Location: TBD

Workshops: April 11-13, 2022

Meeting: April 13, 2022

Board of Directors Renewal/Budget Workshop and Meeting

Location: TBD

Date: August 9, 2021

Board of Directors Workshop and Meeting

Location: 451 Diamond Dr, Ephrata, WA 

Workshops: November 8-10, 2021

Meeting: November 10, 2021

Board of Directors Renewal/Budget Workshop and Meeting

Location: Ellensburg, WA

Past Board Meetings

2018 Meeting Agendas

2018 Meeting Minutes