WASILC Council

The commitment, vision, skills, and abilities of our council members are the basis of success for the Washington State Independent Living Council.  

WASILC Council sits at tables arranged in a semi circle with ASL interpreter in the middle

Current Council Members

Alyssa Adwell

Council Chair, Youth &Young Adult Representative
Renton, WA

Alyssa is from Renton, WA and is “Willing to duel in defense of the Oxford comma.”

Dion Graham

Advocate of and for Individuals with Disabilities
Union, WA

Dion is from Union, WA and dreams of sailing around the world after retirement.

Kimberly Meck

CIL Director Representative
Seattle, WA

Kimberly is the Executive Director of the Alliance of People with disAbilities, an Independent Living Center serving King County. With over 25 years' experience working in social services, she has extensive knowledge in education/training, job development, and Independent Living (IL) services with persons with disabilities.

Mona Fuerstenau

Advocate of and for Individuals with Disabilities
Vancouver, WA

An advocate for over 25 years, Mona believes all people and their communities have so many more assets than they realize. Parent of two extraordinary humans, she loves the beach, flowers, and fresh fruit.

Ricardo Funes

Advocate of and for Individuals with Disabilities
Olympia, WA

Ricardo believes that everyone has a right to housing in the community of their choice. He lives in Olympia with his partner and two cats.

Ryan Nabors

Advocate of and for Individuals with Disabilities
Tumwater, WA

Ryan is from Tumwater, WA. Ryan served in the US Coast Guard, enjoys spending quality time with his loving wife and daughter, and volunteers many hours at the Disabled American Veterans Chapter in Olympia.

Sheila Turner

Parent/Guardian Representative
Tri-Cities, WA

Sheila is from Tri-Cities, WA and works as a living skills teacher for the blind and has always secretly wanted to write young adult fiction.

Terry Redmon

Ex-Officio, DVR Interim Director
Lacey, WA

Tricia Eyerly

Ex-Officio, DSB
Yakima, WA

Tricia is the Assistant Director of Human Resources & Training with the Dept. of Services for the Blind (DSB). She has worked at DSB for 20 years. Living in Yakima, she enjoys getting out into nature hiking, kayaking, and camping with her family.