The Northwest Region consists of the following states and provinces - British Columbia (CANADA), Alberta (CANADA), Yukon Valley (CANADA)Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. The Region 8 Steering Committee membership includes the Region Chair, Past Region Chair, Province/State/Territory Liaisons,Technology Coordinator, Budget Coordinator, Communication Coordinator, and Inclusivity & Engagement Coordinator. Get region news and updates from the Region 8 blog.

Region Chair & Steering Committee

Name Institution Position
Shea Ellingham
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 Mount Royal University Region Chair (2020-2022)
Leah Panganiban University of Washington Past Region Chair (2018-2020)
Lesley Gerein University of Calgary Budget Coordinator (2021-2023)
Gabby Garcia Portland Community College Communications Coordinator (2021-2023)
Veronica Mendez-Liaina Spokane Falls Community College Inclusion & Engagement Coordinator (2021-2023)
Andrew Wahlstrom University of Oregon Technology Coordinator (2021-2023)
Erica Morris Spokane Fall Community College Two-Year College Liaison (2021-2022)

Name Institution Position
Brighton Brooks University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Liaison (2020-2022)
Deven Lisac University of Alaska Bristol Bay Campus Alaska Liaison (2021-2023)
Brianna "Bri" Harvie Mt Royal University Alberta Liaison (2020-2022)
Deanna Gonnelly Lethbridge College Alberta Liaison (2021-2023)
Janine Mayers University of Victoria British Columbia Liaison (2020-2022)

Aysha Haq

Kwantlen Polytechnic University British Columbia Liaison (2021-2023)
Erica Compton College of Western Idaho Idaho Liaison (2020-2022)
Elizabeth Bullers University of Idaho Idaho Liaison (2021-2023)
Sara Heller Montana State University  Montana Liaison (2021-2023)
Anne Anderson Miles Community College Montana Liaison (2020-2022)
Katie Richardson University of Portland Oregon Liaison (2019-2021)
William Butler-Paisley Portland Community College Oregon Liaison (2019-2021)

Patrick Fernandez

Highline College Washington Liaison (2021-2023)
Katie Weibel Washington State University Washington Liaison (2020-2022)
Janna Van Kessel  Yukon University Yukon Liaison (2021-2023)

Region Conference Committee - 2021

Name Institution Position
Kelsey Eagen Pacific Lutheran University Conference Co-Chair
Patrick Fernandez Highline College  Conference Co-Chair 
Cathlene McGraw Boise State University Awards Coordinator
Brooks Brighton University of Alaska Fairbanks   Scholarship Coordinator
Bri Harie Mount Royal University Proposals and Programs Coordinator, Evaluations and Best of Region Coordinator
Katie Richardson University of Portland Orientation Coordinator
Cathlene McGraw Boise State University Boise State University
Cayleigh Olson Fraser International College Communications Coordinator
Elizabeth Bullers University of Idaho Networking Session Coordinator
Deven Lisac University of Alaska Fairbanks Wellness Coordinator
Stanley Choi University of Washington Event Game Coordinator
Deanna Gonnelly Lethbridge College Community College Engagement Coordinator
Shea Ellingham Mount Royal College Engagement Coordinator