Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of member representatives from within NPIP. The Board is made up of a minimum of seven seated Board positions, each from different regions within the state of Washington. Terms are staggered, with elections every two years. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please contact Sarah McDonnell at

Map of districts
District 1: King • Snohomish • Skagit • Whatcom • San Juan • Island • Kitsap • Clallam • Jefferson
District 2: Pierce • Thurston • Mason • Grays Harbor • Pacific • Lewis • Skamania • Cowlitz • Clark • Wahkiakum
District 3: Okanogan • Chelan • Douglas • Grant • Kittitas • Yakima • Benton • Klickitat
District 4: Ferry • Stevens • Pend Oreille • Lincoln • Spokane • Adams • Whitman • Franklin • Walla Walla • Columbia • Garfield • Asotin
Mike HeinischPresident
Kent Youth and Family ServicesAt Large 2

Mike is the designee for Kent Youth and Family Services after 21 years as Executive Director of Kent Youth and Family Services and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Children’s Mental Health Specialist.

Karl JohansonPast President
Disability Action Center – NW, IncAt Large 3

Karl is the designee of the Disability Action Center-Northwest (DAC), a bi-state independent living center (ILC) with administrative offices in Moscow, Idaho.

Becky SemmlerVice President
Paratransit ServicesRegion 1 Position

Rebekkah is currently the Insurance and Risk Manager for Paratransit Services. Since October 2008, she has been an important member of the corporate team at Paratransit Services.

Amber JohnsonTreasurer
Spokane Neighborhood Action PartnersAt Large 1

Amber has been the Director of Mission Support for Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners (SNAP), a nonprofit dedicated to provide people of low income with access to needed resources.

Julie Vess
Stanwood Camano Area FoundationDiscretionary At Large 4

Julie is the Community Impact Director at Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation. SCAF works with community members, businesses, and other local non-profit organizations to connect people who care with the causes and initiatives that matter most to them.

Region 2 Position

Region 4 Position

Madelyn Carlson
People for PeopleRegion 3 Position

Madelyn is the CEO for People For People. People For People is a nonprofit agency that strengthens communities with resources and opportunities that empower people and enriched lives.

Susan Kingsbury-Comeau
Mt. Si Senior CenterDiscretionary Region 1 Position

Susan is the Executive Director at Mt. Si Senior Center, where they enhance the quality of life for older adults in the Snoqualmie Valley by providing a comprehensive network of services.