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Pierce College's policy-making body is a five-member board of trustees appointed by the governor to five-year terms. Members are citizens living within the college's service area.

Amadeo Tiam
Amadeo Tiam

Vice Chair

Brett WillisBrett Willis
Brett Willis is the Chief Operating Officer for Tacoma/Valley Radiation Oncology Centers (TVRO), a growing and cutting-edge radiation oncology group that has served Western Washington cancer patients and their families for over 30+ years. Mr. Willis spent 28 years in commercial banking before assuming his position with TVRO in 2008. He is also active in civic organizations and served in leadership positions in the Tacoma Sunrise Rotary Club, on the Board of Directors of Good Samaritan Hospital, and on the Board of Trustees Directors of the Tacoma Art Museum.

Jaqueline RosenblattJaqueline Rosenblatt
A lifelong resident of Washington, Jaqueline "Jackie" Rosenblatt is a proud graduate of Franklin High School, the University of Washington, and the University of Puget Sound Law School. She joined the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office in 1976. A year later, she joined the Washington State Attorney General's Office (AGO) in Olympia. She moved to the Tacoma Office in 1983 and was promoted in 1991 to Division Chief. Over the course of her tenure with the AGO, Jackie represented the Departments of Social and Health Services, Labor and Industries, Employment Security, and Licensing, and for two years she also served as the Assistant Attorney General for Olympic Community College. Jackie retired from the AGO after 29 plus years of service in January 2007. She has since continued her public service working as a Pro Tem Judge in Pierce Superior and District courts and Tacoma Municipal Court. Jackie presently is secretary of Pierce County Alliance. Her husband, Gary Johnson, is a local attorney. They have two sons, Josh and Joseph, who both live in the Seattle area. Jackie enjoys traveling, biking and reading.

Steve SmithSteve Smith
Mr. Steve Smith, appointed September 2012. Steve is a recognized leader in Tacoma-Pierce County and has had a distinguished career as a higher education administrator and community leader. He is an advocate for access to post-secondary education and currently works as the Tacoma Director of the College Success Foundation. He has a BA in Psychology and MA in Guidance and Counseling both from Pacific Lutheran University. He is Senior Fellow Class Xlll in the American Leadership Forum. He serves on many community boards such as the Rotary Club of Tacoma #8, City Club, Franciscan Foundation, Tacoma Community House, MESA Board of Directors, Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective, and the Pierce County Aids Foundation. Steve resides in University Place with his partner and three sons.

Amadeo TiamAmadeo Tiam
Amadeo was appointed in March 2010. He serves as the executive director of the South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency, a consortium of five federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments that provide planning, grant administration and health, educational, and social services. He received his Bachelor of Arts in classic philosophy from the University of Santo Tomas Manila, Philippines, and his Master of Arts in guidance and counseling from Pacific Lutheran University. He serves on the Tacoma Metropolitan Development Council Board, Tacoma Indochinese Cultural and Services Center Board, and the Pierce County Asian-American Alliance Board. Amadeo and his wife reside in Puyallup and have two adult children.

Angie RoartyAngie Roarty
Angie Roarty and her family have been residents of Lakewood for eight years. As the daughter of a career military family, she thoroughly understands and has a commitment to both public education and community service. She is a self-employed insurance agent with State Farm and has served customers since 1989. She specializes in assisting families in relocations and helping people realize their financial goals. Angie has a bachelor's degree in communications management from the University of Portland. She is active in her community and a member of many professional and civic organizations, including the Lakewood and Steilacoom Chamber of Commerce, Women Business Owners, Filipino Community Alliance, Pierce County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Lakewood Communities in School. She is also the chair of the St. Francis Cabrini School Commission.

There will be a Regular Board of Trustees Meeting Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom in the Cascade Boardroom (Room 371).

The study session begins at 12 p.m. followed by the board meeting at 1 p.m.

All are welcome to attend.

Michele L. Johnson, Ph.D. is the chancellor of Pierce College District 11; Denise R. Yochum is the president of Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, and Marty R. Cavalluzzi, Ph.D. is the president of Pierce College Puyallup.

If you would like to contact a member of the board, you can contact the chancellors's assistant:

Marie Harris
Senior Executive Assistant
253-864-3104 |

Board of Trustee Goals and Outcomes
View the Board of Trustees Goals and Outcomes [PDF]. A more detailed overview [PDF] is also available.

2017 Regular Board Meeting Schedule

The Board of Trustees of Community College District Number Eleven will hold their regular meetings mostly on the second Wednesday of each month. These meetings will be open to the public and advertised accordingly (RCW 42.30.075).The Chancellor shall file, with the code reviser, a schedule of the time and place of such meetings on or before January of each year for publication in the Washington State Register.

Month Time Location Agenda
January 11 1 p.m. Pierce College Puyallup Agenda
February 8 1 p.m. Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Agenda
March 22 1 p.m. Pierce College Puyallup Agenda
April 12 1 p.m. Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Agenda
May 10 1 p.m. Pierce College Puyallup
June 14 1 p.m. Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
July N/A No meeting scheduled for July  
August TBA TBA Retreat  
September 13 1 p.m. Pierce College Puyallup
October 11 1 p.m. Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
November 8 1 p.m. Pierce College Puyallup
December N/A No meeting scheduled in December

PLEASE NOTE: Special meetings may be called at any time by the chairperson or a majority vote of the Board. All special meetings will be publicly advertised at least 24 hours prior to being convened. A study session will take place prior to each Board meeting.

Pierce College Honorary Degree Nomination Form

Awarded by the Pierce College Board of Trustees, the Honorary Associate's Degree is the highest form of recognition offered by Pierce College to persons of exceptional distinction.