Our Team

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ANGIE MASON-SMITH, MEd
PROGRAM DIRECTOR — CAREER PATHWAYS

Angie Mason-Smith serves as Program Director for Career Pathways at Washington STEM where she designs and implements…

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BLAIR PETERSON, CPA
SENIOR CONTROLLER

Blair Peterson is the Senior Controller at Washington STEM. He started his career working as an accountant…

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Brenda Hernandez
Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Brenda Hernandez is the Executive Assistant to the CEO at Washington STEM. Brenda has four years of…

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ISABELLE HAINES
Communications Coordinator

Isabelle Haines is the Communications Coordinator at Washington STEM. Before joining the team, she studied math and…

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JAYME SHOUN, MPA
POLICY DIRECTOR

Jayme Shoun serves as the Policy Director for Washington STEM, collaborating with both internal and external colleagues…

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JENÉE MYERS TWITCHELL, PhD
CHIEF IMPACT & POLICY OFFICER

Jenée Myers Twitchell serves as the Chief Impact & Policy Officer at Washington STEM and is an…

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JILL NELSON, SHRM-CP
DIRECTOR OF HR & ADMINISTRATION

Jill Nelson is the Director of HR & Administration at Washington STEM. An experienced operations professional, Jill…

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JOANNE WALBY
Communications Manager

Joanne Walby is Washington STEM’s Communications Manager, managing external
communications to enhance the organizational reach and…

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Josh Apata
Policy Manager

Josh Apata serves as the Policy Manager for Washington STEM, where he collaborates with both internal and…

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Katie Schott
PROGRAM OFFICER

Katie Schott serves as Program Officer for K-12/Career Pathways at Washington STEM.

Prior to joining Washington…

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LAURA PECKYNO
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Laura Peckyno serves as the Development Manager at Washington STEM. She has worked in both the education…

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Laura Rose
Director of Development

Laura Rose is the Director of Development at Washington STEM. The daughter of public-school educators, Laura has…

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Lynne K. Varner
Chief Executive Officer

Lynne K. Varner is the Chief Executive Officer for Washington STEM. She is an education leader and…

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Megan Madamba
Program Coordinator

Megan Madamba serves as the Program Coordinator at Washington STEM supporting cross-team collaboration across the Policy, Impact,…

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MEGAN NADAN
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Megan Nadan serves as Washington STEM’s Senior Project Manager. She is primarily responsible for the logistics of…

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MIGEE HAN
CHIEF DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Migee Han is the Chief Development and Communications Officer at Washington STEM. She brings 15+ years of…

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MIKEL POPPE
IMPACT DATA MANAGER

Mikel Poppe is the Impact Data Manager at Washington STEM. He supports Washington STEM staff and partners…

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MIN HWANGBO, PHD
IMPACT DIRECTOR

Min Hwangbo serves as the Impact Director at Washington STEM, leading the organization’s work around data governance,…

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SCOTT DALESSANDRO
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Scott Dalessandro serves as Washington STEM’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, responsible for overseeing, organizing, and maximizing collaborations…

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SOLEIL BOYD, PhD
Senior Program Officer

Soleil Boyd serves as Senior Program Officer for Washington STEM, supporting the organization’s Early STEM and King…

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TANA PETERMAN
SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER

Tana Peterman is a senior program officer with Washington STEM, where she leads the organization’s K-12 portfolio.…

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YOKO SHIMOMURA
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Yoko Shimomura is the Chief Operating Officer of Washington STEM. She leads Finance & Operations for Washington…

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