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Executive Office

360.489.3641 / 360.352.6873 fax

Joel Aune
Executive Director
Prior to accepting the position of executive director with WASA, Joel has served as superintendent for the Snoqualmie Valley School District for the past 13 years. Prior to that, he was superintendent of the Colfax School District for seven years. He also previously served as an elementary principal in the Walla Walla School District and as an assistant principal and teacher in the Cashmere School District.

Shari Parsons
Executive Assistant

Professional Learning (Conferences) & Membership Services
360.489.3640 / 360.352.6873 fax

Helene Paroff
Assistant Executive Director

Helene’s career in education spans more than 35 years. In July 2014, she assumed this role after serving at NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101 (NEWESD 101) for over 18 years–as a Coordinator, Director and Assistant Superintendent. Prior to moving to Washington State, Helene worked for Erie I Board of Cooperative Educational Services, in the Buffalo, New York area; her positions focusing primarily in staff and curriculum development and special education. Helene began her career as a special education teacher and department chairperson in the Baltimore County Schools and in a district outside of Buffalo. Helene has been affiliated with WASA since moving to the state. She has also been actively involved with Washington State ASCD; serving as president from 2003–05.

Jamie Chylinski

Professional Learning Coordinator

Lisa Gehman
Professional Learning/Membership Assistant

Tricia McCosh
Communications/Production Support

Government Relations
360.489.3642 / 360.352.2043 fax

Dan Steele
Assistant Executive Director
Dan has many years of varied legislative experience, including service as the executive director of the Washington Student Lobby, a statewide organization that advocates on behalf of Washington's public university students, and as a legislative assistant with the Washington State Senate. Prior to joining WASA, he served the state's locally elected school board members for over 13 years with the Washington State School Directors' Association.

Sheila Chard
Administrative Assistant

Administrative Operations
360.489.3646 / 360.352.2043 fax

Andy Wolf
Assistant Executive Director

Andy brings more than 30 years of teaching and education leadership experience to his role with WASA. He spent the first 19 years of his career working in various roles with the Wahkiakum School District. For the last 13 years, he served as a principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent in Yelm. 

360.489.3643 / 360.352.2043 fax

Eve Johnson

General Information

Phone: 360.943.5717 or 800.859.9272  Fax: 360.352.6873