Leadership Committee

The Leadership committee supports the initiative committees in working in alignment with the mission of the Pierce County Community Engagement Task Force to meet and sustain the outcomes of their individual group goals in the community.

The second is to guide the Council as a collaborative unit making the necessary adjustments needed to keep the development and overall operations and strategies of the task force moving forward.

Our collaborative leadership brings the intentional and impact lenses to community engagement. It reports to the WorkForce Central leadership board and has the authority to pilot and implement improved practices that help meet the charge above. The PCCETF Leadership Team will report regularly to the WorkForce Central Leadership Board and make recommendations for any changes that directly impact the Pierce County Community Engagement Task Force’s structure or funding.

Strategic Development. Assisting in the needs to meet and sustain the outcome of the committee’s goals in the community.

Collaboration. Deploying improved practices with system partners and employers to better serve clients.

System Alignment. Creating a better understanding of the community need vs organizational wants to ensure equitable access.

WorkForce Central Oversight


Tamar Jackson

Director of Community Engagement, WorkForce Central

Lead Strategist

Jeff Wolff

Community Engagement Coordinator, WorkForce Central


Shellie Willis

Director of Quality Assurance Certification & Military Initiatives, WorkForce Central

Brand Strategist

Julianna Flanders

Content Designer, WorkForce Central

Marketing Strategist

Joanna Rasmussen

Director of Communications, WorkForce Central

Strategic Leadership Team

All other committee leads are represented in the Leadership committee. Leaders on this page are a representation of WorkForce Central.

Karissa Thompson

Karissa Thompson

Community Engagement Officer, Red Canoe Credit Union

Sarah Dryfoos headshot

Sarah Dryfoos

Health Equity & Outreach Program Manager, MultiCare Health Systems and Co-founder, Community Centered Solutions LLC

Kelly Blucher

Manager of Community Engagement & Outreach, Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Regions

Tim Jumper

Manager of Community Engagement, Sound Outreach

Julie Baxter

Engaged Community Member

Courtney Acoff

Community Outreach & Engagement Specialist, Metro Parks Tacoma

Amanda Walkingstick

Engaged Community Member

Yvette Wilson

Education Coordinator, FabLab Tacoma