Board Members

Meet our 2023 WaACRAO board members:

President: Steve Downing, Bellevue College

Vice President: Arturo Torres, Central Washington University

Past President: Amanda Breslin, Pacific Lutheran University

Secretary: Vacant

Treasurer (2-year term preferred): Jeff Hill, DigiPen Institute of Technology

Registration Coordinator: Bailey Acord-Becker, Pacific Lutheran University

Communications Coordinator: Vacant

Web Coordinator: Elizabeth Haden, Central Washington University

Vendor Coordinator(s): Karen Khuu, Green River College

Onsite Coordinator: Arturo Torres, Central Washington University

Hospitality Coordinator: Rose Spodobalski-Brower

Conference Program Coordinator: Vacant

Sessions Coordinator(s): Karl Smith, Whatcom Community College

Assessment Coordinator(s): Megan Banford, University of Washington Seattle

See brief position descriptions below.

Interested in joining the Board?

If you or someone you know is interested in joining the 2023 WaACRAO Board, please let us know at

The WaACRAO Board is a perfect opportunity to collaborate with an amazing team of colleagues from institutions across Washington and gain awesome experiences as we plan this annual event together, all while having loads of fun!

Here’s a brief description of each of the board positions:

Treasurer (2 yr commitment preferred) – Co-manages funds with President and/or Vice President; Issues vendor payments; Tracks income

Registration Coordinator – Manages attendee registration and conference check-in; Name tags; Conference day-of accommodations

Communications Coordinator – MailChimp and Gmail familiarity a plus; Manages all out-going WaACRAO communication and Gmail inbox

Web Coordinator – WordPress familiarity a plus; Keeps conference info and messaging up-to-date as conference planning progresses; Posts post-conference materials; Works with Conference Program Coordinator

Vendor Coordinator(s) – Recruit and serve as primary contact sponsoring vendors (established relationships in place, but open to suggestions for other vendor/conference partner opportunities)

Onsite Coordinator – Typically a person that works at the hosting campus; Organizes space and equipment needs for Conference; Works closely with Hospitality and Sessions Coordinators

Hospitality Coordinator – Works closely with or co-serves as Onsite Coordinator to make food/beverage arrangements; Manages attendee dietary restriction requests; Seeks prizes for and organizes raffle

Conference Program Coordinator – Works closely with Sessions and Web Coordinators to draft and post conference program details (sessions, conference details, raffle info, etc.)

Sessions Coordinator(s) – Facilitates session proposal process and organizes session schedule; Manages presenter communication and day-of needs; Works closely with Program and Onsite Coordinators

Assessment Coordinator(s) – Organizes day-of assessment/feedback surveys; Gathers and organizes submitted survey data