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.

Phone: 509.853.1006
Location: 650 University Parkway, Yakima, WA  98901
Director of JA in Central Washington: Tamra Meyer
Programs Contact: Barbara Kinmark

“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

Megan Bewley

Sean Brown
Area Coach
Taco Bell

Kevin Chase
Educational Service District 105 (ESD 105)

Kristyna Deveaux
Business Relationship Manager
Wells Fargo

Tim Fortier
Vice President of Ingredient Sales
Tree Top

Will Gaethle
Executive Director

Gabriel Gutierrez
Quality Cleaning

Bob Hall
Harvest Auto

Jake Hambly
Vice President
Banner Bank

Ann Hittle
Chief Financial Officer
Northwest University of Health and Sciences

John Schieche
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