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

Secretary/Treasurer, Youth 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
Seattle, WA

Dion is from Seattle, 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

Council Chair, 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.

Rob Hines

Ex-Officio, DVR 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.

Davi Kallman

Vice Chair, Advocate of and for Individuals with Disabilities
Pullman, WA

Davi is from Pullman, WA where she lives with her husband and three cats. They go scuba diving whenever they have the chance—the cats prefer staying at home.

Jana Finkbonner

VR Tribal Representative
Bellingham, WA

Jana is from Bellingham, WA and enjoys camping and spending time with her family.

Mark Leeper

Center Directors Representative
Pullman, WA

Mark is from Pullman, WA and has been active in the IL Movement for over 30 years. Mark remains dedicated to the belief that we all should have power over our own lives and work together to make our collective voices heard.