Teri Burke, WSASC Membership 2013-present
I discovered that l had a passion for working with seniors in the mid-90s when I began bringing my dog, Dory, to visit in a skilled nursing care facility as a therapy dog. After returning to college to finish my BA, I became a program coordinator at the Redmond Senior Center in 2001.
I believe strongly in the value of our older adults. Their contributions to our world have been incredible. My goal is to provide programs to enhance their quality of life as they age. For fun I like to putter around in my garden and I have occasional bursts of creativity that sometimes result in artwork and other times yarn creations. I still enjoy spending time with, and training, my dog; and my husband, Adam, and I like to see a good movie now and then.
I hope that the Washington State Association of Senior Centers will provide the resources and networking to help you provide the best possible programs to seniors.
Teri Burke, Program Coordinator, Redmond Senior Center
8073 160th Ave. N, Redmond, WA 98052 * 425-556-2342 firstname.lastname@example.org
Betsy Maxwell, WSASC Secretary, 2013-present
Betsy Maxwell, Director, Kirkland Senior Center email@example.com
Sheri McConnaughey, WSASC Travel, Tours & Fundraising 2012-present
Sheri McConnaughey graduated from Washington State University with a BA in Recreation and Park Administration in 1981. After graduation, Sheri spent 7 years working for Seattle Parks and Recreation in the Senior Adult Programs Division. She has been with the City of Tukwila for 26 years, working as the Recreation Coordinator in charge of Senior Adult Programs, and has enjoyed every minute of it.
Sheri has been married to husband Tom for 28 years, has a son Donny, 27, daughter Monica, 23, and 2 wired-haired fox terriers Rudy and SJ. In her leisure, Sheri enjoys hiking, boating, watching her children coach baseball and volleyball but most of all San Diego Charger FOOTBALL!
Sheri has been a member of WSASC since “the beginning of time” and feels it is an organization that builds many lifelong friendships.
Sheri is a great one to contact if you are interested in taking your senior group on a trip or tour.
Sheri McConnaughey, Recreation Coordinator, Senior Programs, Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168 * 206-767-2321 firstname.lastname@example.org
Eileen McKenzie-Sullivan, WSASC Senior Lobby 2012-present
Senior Services for South Sound Center, 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501
360-586-6181, ext. 104 email@example.com
Chris Quimby, WSASC Member at Large, 2015-present
Chris has worked in the senior field for 25 years as a caregiver for seniors and adults with disabilities, as a program coordinator for Catholic Community Services, and for the last 12 years at Senior Services for South Sound. He’s served in various capacities but has been Director of the Senior Center for the past 7 years. He enjoys the richness of working with the senior population and loves working for an organization that strives to improve the quality of peoples’ lives as they age.
Chris attended the University of Montana, with a B.A. in Sociology as well as a B.A. in Radio & TV Production. He moved to the state of Washington in 1997 to be near family and has been in love with the Pacific Northwest since day one. He enjoys reading, taking walks, singing, playing the guitar and visiting with family in Port Townsend.
Chris Quimby, Director, Lacey & Olympia Senior Centers, Senior Services for South Sound
firstname.lastname@example.org * 360-586-6181 ext. 114 www.southsoundseniors.org
Cindy Robinson, WSASC Treasurer 2016-present
Cindy Robinson, Parks Program Coordinator, Kent Senior Center, Crrobinson@kentwa.gov
Dave Tosch, WSASC Member at Large, 2015-present
This retired US Army Officer has come full circle, returning to the area where he grew up to serve the senior adult community. A graduate of Cashmere High School, Dave graduated with a degree in Accounting from Eastern Washington University and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. During his Army career he graduated from Syracuse University with an MBA, and after retiring from military service in 1994, he owned an investment advisory business and worked in the insurance industry in the Tacoma area. Dave moved back to the Wenatchee Valley in 2012 with his wife Louanne, and became Executive Director of the Wenatchee Valley Senior Activity Center in 2013. Dave says he has a strong sense of purpose in working with seniors and finds it a most rewarding endeavor.
Dave Tosch, Executive Director, Wenatchee Valley Senior Activity Center
1312 Maple St. Wenatchee, WA 98801 * 509-662-7036 Dave@wenatcheeseniorcenter.com