Pierce College's policy-making body is a five-member board of trustees appointed by the governor to five-year terms. Members are citizens living within the college's service area.
A lifelong resident of Washington, Jaqueline "Jackie" Rosenblatt is a proud graduate of Franklin High School, the University of Washington, and the University of Puget Sound Law School. She joined the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office in 1976. A year later, she joined the Washington State Attorney General's Office (AGO) in Olympia. She moved to the Tacoma Office in 1983 and was promoted in 1991 to Division Chief. Over the course of her tenure with the AGO, Jackie represented the Departments of Social and Health Services, Labor and Industries, Employment Security, and Licensing, and for two years she also served as the Assistant Attorney General for Olympic Community College. Jackie retired from the AGO after 29 plus years of service in January 2007. She has since continued her public service working as a Pro Tem Judge in Pierce Superior and District courts and Tacoma Municipal Court. Jackie presently is secretary of Pierce County Alliance. Her husband, Gary Johnson, is a local attorney. They have two sons, Josh and Joseph, who both live in the Seattle area. Jackie enjoys traveling, biking and reading.
Amadeo was appointed in March 2010. He serves as the executive director of the South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency, a consortium of five federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments that provide planning, grant administration and health, educational, and social services. He received his Bachelor of Arts in classic philosophy from the University of Santo Tomas Manila, Philippines, and his Master of Arts in guidance and counseling from Pacific Lutheran University. He serves on the Tacoma Metropolitan Development Council Board, Tacoma Indochinese Cultural and Services Center Board, and the Pierce County Asian-American Alliance Board. Amadeo and his wife reside in Puyallup and have two adult children.
Angie Roarty and her family have been residents of Lakewood for eight years. As the daughter of a career military family, she thoroughly understands and has a commitment to both public education and community service. She is a self-employed insurance agent with State Farm and has served customers since 1989. She specializes in assisting families in relocations and helping people realize their financial goals. Angie has a bachelor's degree in communications management from the University of Portland. She is active in her community and a member of many professional and civic organizations, including the Lakewood and Steilacoom Chamber of Commerce, Women Business Owners, Filipino Community Alliance, Pierce County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Lakewood Communities in School. She is also the chair of the St. Francis Cabrini School Commission.
Mr. Steve Smith, appointed September 2012. Steve is a recognized leader in Tacoma-Pierce County and has had a distinguished career as a higher education administrator and community leader. He is an advocate for access to post-secondary education and currently works as the Tacoma Director of the College Success Foundation. He has a BA in Psychology and MA in Guidance and Counseling both from Pacific Lutheran University. He is Senior Fellow Class Xlll in the American Leadership Forum. He serves on many community boards such as the Rotary Club of Tacoma #8, City Club, Franciscan Foundation, Tacoma Community House, MESA Board of Directors, Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective, and the Pierce County Aids Foundation. Steve resides in University Place with his partner and three sons.
Brett Willis is the Chief Operating Officer for Tacoma/Valley Radiation Oncology Centers (TVRO), a growing and cutting-edge radiation oncology group that has served Western Washington cancer patients and their families for over 30+ years. Mr. Willis spent 28 years in commercial banking before assuming his position with TVRO in 2008. He is also active in civic organizations and served in leadership positions in the Tacoma Sunrise Rotary Club, on the Board of Directors of Good Samaritan Hospital, and on the Board of Trustees Directors of the Tacoma Art Museum.
Chancellor and Presidents
Michele L. Johnson, Ph.D. is the chancellor of Pierce College District 11.
Denise R. Yochum is the president of Pierce College Fort Steilacoom.
Marty R. Cavalluzzi, Ph.D. is the president of Pierce College Puyallup.