2022-2024 Board of Directors

Chair: Mary-Anne Grafton, MSW- Supervisor at Lynnwood Senior Center

Mary-Anne received an interdisciplinary BA through WWU’s Fairhaven College and a master’s degree in Social Work Administration from University of Washington.  After engaging in work with mental health, homeless and 62+ HUD housing services, she’s been Lynnwood Senior Center Supervisor since 2006.  She says “I’m lucky to have worked in both non-profit and municipal environments as those systems impact senior center operations in different ways.” Mary-Anne is a lifelong advocate for social justice with a current focus on ageism, intersectionality, and senior centers being critical social infrastructure in our communities.  For fun, she volunteers in different capacities for area non-profits and curls up with her big, fluffy orange kitty known as Furfie.

425.670.5051 | MGrafton@lynnwoodwa.gov 

Vice Chair: Sharon Burlison- Executive Director, Snohomish Senior Center

Sharon Burlison has been serving as the Executive Director of the Snohomish Senior Center since 2017.  She received the WSASC 2018 Rising Star Award from her peers after her first year of service. She and her husband Dave have lived in Snohomish for nearly 35 years and have raised all three of their children here as well.   Prior to serving at the center, she was the Director of Membership with the Mill Creek YMCA of Snohomish County.  Her volunteer and career path has always been in her community in some fashion or another.  Over the years, Sharon’s investment into her community is evident at the center.  She is enthusiastic about increasing awareness throughout the state as to how vital senior centers are to communities.  In her free time, she fines rewards in spending time with their three grandchildren who live here too along with some sunshine & a round of golf in Arizona.

360-568-0934 | sburlison@snohomishcenter.org

Secretary: Susan Kingsbury Comeau- Executive Director, Mt. Si Senior Center

Susan earned a BS in Marketing from University of Connecticut, a BA in Sociology from Hunter College, and a MA in Sociology from University of Washington. She says that learning is her happy place. Susan has worked in the non-profit industry nearly 20 years. Since 2015 she has served as the Executive Director of Mt. Si Senior Center, a nonprofit which, in addition to senior programming, provides public transportation throughout Snoqualmie Valley and affordable housing for seniors at its two apartment buildings. Susan has also served on numerous nonprofit boards, is currently involved in several local service organizations, and is an appointed member of King County’s Veterans, Seniors, and Human Services Levy Advisory Board. She is a passionate advocate for seniors and community involvement. Susan enjoys spending time with her son, working on her family’s genealogy, and solving murder mystery boxes with friends.

425-888-3434 ext. 150 | susan@mitsiseniorcenter.org 

Treasurer: Katelyn Clavette- Coordinator at Ellensburg Adult Activity Center

Katelyn graduated from Central Washington University in 2019 with a BS in Recreation, Tourism and Events. After graduation, she started working for the City of Ellensburg at the Adult Activity Center as their Recreation Leader. In 2021, she was promoted to the Adult Activity Center Coordinator. She has enjoyed meeting new people and hearing all of their interesting stories! In her spare time, Katelyn enjoys playing with her chocolate lab, Mocha, making piñatas, sewing, painting, hiking, and camping.

509.962.7242 | clavettek@ci.ellensburg.wa.us 

Membership: Kirstin May- Supervisor at Issaquah Senior Center

My name is Kirstin May and I am the new Senior Center Supervisor for City of Issaquah. I have been in Parks & Recreation for 20 years with the City of Tukwila. I started my career in the senior division where I oversaw Meals on Wheels, a Senior Cafe, and helped plan out all the trips and social activities. I spend the next 10 years running adult wellness, sports, youth before and afterschool care, summer camps, preschool and teen programs. My last 5 years at Tukwila were spent managing the rentals of the facility and supervising the front desk staff and customer service team. I am marries and we have 2 girls, 16 & 13. They are both involved in sports, so that keeps me busy. In my free time I enjoy working out, thrifting and crafting. I look forward to serving on the Washington State Association of Senior Centers Board.

425.837.3339 | Kirstinm@issaquahwa.gov

Members at Large:

Kira Avery- Executive Director at Sno-Valley Senior Center

Kira has a BS in Human Services from Western Washington University (2013) and a Masters in Infrastructure Planning and Management from the University of Washington (2015). She’s been at the Sno-Valley Senior Center since March 2015 as the Program Coordinator, and then as the Assistant Director starting in June 2021. In January 2023 she transitioned to Executive Director. She lives in Auburn with my husband of over 8 years, Ben and she enjoys puzzles, board games, and True Crime Podcasts (which helps her get through the drive to and from work).

425-333-4152 | kiraa@soundgenerations.org


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