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

Sheila Turner

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rob Hines

(Ex-Officio) DVR Director