Trustees

Larry Geri |  President
Larry Geri is a member of the faculty at The Evergreen State College, where he teaches primarily in the Masters Program in Public Administration.   He holds a doctorate in public administration from the University of Southern California.  Larry has a long-time interest in the nonprofit sector and has been a board member for several Thurston County nonprofits.  In his off hours you'll find him biking or hiking, often with his wife Rachel Friedman. 
Liz Davis  |  Vice President
Liz Davis is the Community Coordinator for Thurston Thrives, a wide-ranging collective impact initiative to improve public health and safety in Thurston County. As the co-founder and CEO of Northwest Venture Philanthropy, she also provides leadership to several other collective impact efforts at the local, regional, and state levels.
 
Liz has more than 16 years experience across multiple disciplines in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, including work in the Governor’s office, the classroom, and the Fortune 500.
 
She currently serves on the boards of directors of the Child Care Action Council and the United Way of Thurston County. She is a longtime member and Past President of the Junior League of Olympia and a past board member of the Association of Junior Leagues International. She also serves on the Washington Secretary of State’s Charities Advisory Council.
 
Liz is an active volunteer and a passionate advocate for children. In 2015, she was honored as a Champion for Kids by TOGETHER! and was named one of the 40 Under Forty by the Business Examiner.
 
She holds a BA in English, magna cum laude, from Washington State University and a Master in Teaching from The Evergreen State College, as well as professional certifications in project management, continuous improvement, and teaching.
Lori Bame  |  Treasurer
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Lindsey Bamba  |  Secretary

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Carolyn McKinnon  |  Trustee
Carolyn joined the board in 2011 because of her strong commitment to creating resources for early learning and parenthood. As a new mother in 2009, Carolyn founded OlyBabies.net, a social network for parents in the South Sound. She’s also trained as a postpartum doula, providing non-medical support to families with babies. Carolyn’s professional background in workforce and economic development also informs her policy and advocacy work with CCAC. Carolyn and her husband, Rick, an early childhood specialist himself, live with their toddler and preschool children in Olympia. They enjoy growing herbs and veggies, and are currently considering adding egg-laying chickens to their family.
Christine Schaller  |  Trustee
Judge Christine Schaller currently presides over civil and felony criminal trials and a busy civil motion calendar.  Judge Schaller regularly hears probate and guardianship matters, as well as administrative appeals. She served for almost eight years as a Family and Juvenile Court Commissioner presiding over: pretrial family law matters; parenting plan and child support modifications; domestic violence, unlawful harassment, vulnerable adult and sexual assault proteciton orders; juvenile offender matters; youth at risk and truancy cases; Family Treatment Court; Dependency Treatment Court and Juvenile Drug Court. Judge Schaller is actively involved in this community including serving on the Child Care Action Council Board of Trustees.
Caprice Paduano  |  Trustee
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Kristen Jacobsen  |  Trustee
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Laura Dallison  |  Trustee
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Todd Shobert  |  Trustee
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