Junior Achievement in the Central region of Washington State (JA CW) provides programs to over 10,000 students annually. JA CW offers both traditional in-school programs in grades K-12 and JA Job Shadows. In 2012, the JA Education Center in Yakima opened its doors, providing JA’s highest impact programs, JA Finance Park® and JA BizTown®, to 6,500 students in Yakima and the surrounding areas.

Phone: 509.853.1006
Location: 650 University Parkway, Yakima, WA  98901
Regional Contact: Richard Perez


“Our team members have all grown personally and professionally through their volunteer experience with JA.”

Volunteers from Yakima Restaurants, Inc.

JA Central Washington Board of Directors

David Wise — Chair
Vice President Marketing & Communications
Heritage University

Michelle Andrews
Area Retailer Leader, VP WASC District
KeyBank

Megan Bewley
Owner/Operator
McDonald’s

Sean Brown
Area Coach
Taco Bell

Kevin Chase
Superintendent
Educational Service District 105 (ESD 105)

Bob Crider
Publisher
Yakima Herald Republic

Kristyna Deveaux
Business Relationship Manager
Wells Fargo

Tim Fortier
Vice President of Ingredient Sales
Tree Top

Will Gaethle
Executive Director
BNI

Gabriel Gutierrez
Co-Owner
Quality Cleaning

Bob Hall
Owner
Harvest Auto

Jake Hambly
Vice President
Banner Bank

Ann Hittle
Chief Financial Officer
Northwest University of Health and Sciences

John Schieche
Superintendent
East Valley School District

Hilary Tanneburg
Assurance Services Manager
Moss Adams

Natalie Vega O’Neil
CEO & President
Junior Achievement of Washington

Michael Wangler
Vice President Commercial Banking
US Bank

Joel Yeager
Facility Operations Manager
Okanagan Specialty Fruit

Paul Larson – Emeritus
Attorney at Law
Larson, Berg, & Perkins

Richard Perez — Staff Liaison
Regional Director
Junior Achievement of Washington