Currently, Junior Achievement in the Central region of Washington State (JA CW) provides programs to approximately 4,458 students. 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.

Chief Advancement Officer: Barbie Seifert
Phone: 206.296.2616

Regional Director Central WA & Southeastern WA: Tamra Meyer
Phone: 253-236-3310

Central Washington Programs
Programs Contact: Nancy Pappas
Phone: 206-296-2624
Location: 650 University Parkway, Yakima, WA  98901


“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

Allison Arnett
Director of Corporate Communications
Tree Top

Megan Bewley
Owner/Operator
McDonald’s

Kevin Chase
Superintendent
Educational Service District 105 (ESD 105)

Kristyna Deveaux
Business Relationship Manager
Wells Fargo

Will Gaethle
Executive Director
BNI

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

Ryan Siefken
Senior Vice President
Yakima Federal Savings and Loan Association

Hilary Tanneberg
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