About

WDA Board

2017 – 18 Board Officers

President: Paul Thompson, Snohomish County Public Defender Association

President Elect: Kathy Knox, City of Spokane Public Defender

Vice President East:  Paul Kelley, Yakima County Department of Assigned Counsel

Vice President West: Harry Gasnick, Clallam Public Defender Association

Secretary:  Christopher Swaby, Division I (Position II)

Treasurer: Brett Hill, Grant County Department of Public Defense

Past President:  Jeremy Ford, Counsel for Defense of Chelan County

Office Member Representatives

Starck Follis, Whatcom County Public Defender

Matthew Harget, Spokane County Public Defender

Michael Kawamura, Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel

Greg Link, Washington Appellate Project

Dan McGreevy, Bellingham Assigned Counsel

Patrick O’Connor, Thurston County Public Defender

Thad Scudder, Cowlitz County Office of Public Defense

Keith Tyne, Skagit County Public Defender

Lorinda Youngcourt, King County Department of Public Defense

Individual Member Representatives

Andrea Burkhart, Division III (Position I)

Heather Carroll, Division II (Position I)

Rachel Cortez, Division III (Position II)

Diane Whaley, Division II (Position II)

Karen Denise Wilson, Division I (Position I)