Holly Joseph, Chair
Holly Joseph is the Executive Associate to the Vice President for Finance and Administration at The Evergreen State College. Holly is also Evergreen’s Business Liaison for the Project SEARCH program at Evergreen. Holly is passionate about the Project SEARCH program and as a result lead to its success. Evergreen hosts the only college-based Project SEARCH program west of the Mississippi and holds special distinction among Project SEARCH sites across the country.
Jason is president of J Robertson and Company, a full-service strategic planning and public communications firm based in Olympia, Washington which works with public, non-profit and private-sector clients. Much of Jason’s work focuses on building vibrant communities and shaping sustainable organizations, and he brings a wealth of strategic planning and visioning to Morningside.
Bruce is the former CEO of O Bee Credit Union, and brings a wealth of financial knowledge and expertise regarding running a large not-for-profit financial institution to Morningside. While at the helm of O Bee Bruce was instrumental in hiring individuals with significant disabilities and today is very active in Tulip Credit Union, a financial institution for low-income individuals. In his role as chair of the Finance Committee, Bruce’s background and experience is invaluable.
Lucas Doelman works for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services in the Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Lucas is a former transition student who we assisted in finding employment, and an important stakeholder in the work we do. Lucas is very active in the community, volunteering for a number of organizations including the City of Olympia Police Department. Lucas is also involved in advocacy work on behalf of individuals with disabilities and has been called upon to present his story at a number of venues, including the Washington State Legislature. Lucas belongs to the Olympia Area Toastmasters.
Joanne Krusz, Board Member
Joanne Krusz , CPA, hails from Punta Gorda, Florida . She is tax manager at McSwain and Company, and brings a solid wealth of knowledge and experience to Morningside working on behalf of non-profit corporations in accounting and tax return preparation. She currently is working toward her masters degree in taxation from Golden State University.
Tom Hoemann, former Secretary of the Washington State Senate, became interested in Morningside because of its mission. Tom’s brother is involved in a similar program in California and Tom knows the value of independence and what work means to individuals with intellectual disabilities. Tom is always quick to volunteer his time and gifts to Morningside.
Joe is the superintendent of the Tenino School District. He began his career in special education, and taught at Seven Oaks Elementary School in Lacey, eventually becoming principal. Following his tenure at Seven Oaks, Joe assumed various administrative leadership positions in the North Thurston School District. Joe is passionate about education and knows the value of successfully transitioning special education students from school to the world of work.
Aaron Steele is owner and principal of Steele Capital Management. Aaron brings a wealth of experience in the financial field. Prior to establishing his own consulting firm, Aaron worked at First Citizens Bank and Venture Bank. Aaron is very knowledgeable about Morningside and its finances as he was Morningside’s business banker for many years.