Junior Achievement in the Southeastern region of Washington State (SEWA) launched its first programs in 1987. Currently, approximately 7,020 students are served by JA SEWA, offering traditional in-school and virtual programs for grades K-12, and events such as the JA Titan Challenge. In addition, approximately 500 students in JA SEWA get the opportunity  to travel to Yakima to experience the JA Education Center.

Chief Advancement Officer: Barbie Seifert
Phone: 206.296.2616

Senior Regional Director: Tamra Meyer
Phone: 253.236.3310

Southeastern Washington Programs
Regional Program ManagerConnie Montoya
Phone: 253-880-7008

“It’s really a gift to be able to give back to our next generation of young leaders.”

Wendy Higgins (SEWA volunteer)

JA Southeastern Washington Board of Directors

Matt Henderson – Board Chair
Sales Executive – Select Benefits Group
PayneWest Insurance

Pat Mastaler – Board Chair Elect
Community Member

David Fetto -Past Board Chair
Loan Officer
Hometown Lenders

Jim Arneson
Community First Bank

Ryan Beard
Director, Career and Technical Education
Richland School District

Amy Basche
Chief Operations Officer
Hanford Mission Integrations Solutions

Evan Buelt
Education Partnership Specialist
Gesa Credit Union

Rachel Casey
Vice President
Bank of the West

Ted Cohan
Vice President, Sr. Portfolio Manager
Baker Boyer Bank

Aaron Dewitt
Total Energy Management

Don Frigaard
VP of Mortgage Lending
HAPO Community Credit Union

Mira Gobel
Assistant Supt. of Schools & Social Emotional Learning
Pasco School District

Joel Gomez
Financial Center Manager
Bank of America

Charles Gray
VP Commercial Relationship Manager
Umpqua Bank Commercial Lending

Nathan Morgan
Central Project Controls Manager
Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC

Ramprashad Prabhakaran
Materials Scientist

Leon Prather
Quality Ancillary Manager
Costco Wholesale – Kennewick

George Rangel
Media Relations
Bechtel National

Matthew Scott
Assistant Superintendent
Kennewick School District