Our executive team is made up of a phenomenal group of people. They are the ones that are very involved in guiding our coalition and giving us our direction to ensure our coalition's mission is having a positive and lasting impact on our great community.
Coalition Chair and religious sector representative
Jim is currently the Pastor at Prosser Bethel Church. He has been married for 36 years and has 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Jim graduated from Prosser High School in 1972. After college he moved to Minnesota but came home to Prosser where all 3 of his children graduated from Prosser High School. After starting up and running his own painting and wall covering business in Prosser for 25 years, he became the Pastor at Prosser Bethel Church.
Jim is proud to be from Prosser and to have raised his family here. Jim became Co-Chair of the Prosser CIA in Summer of 2014 and is an asset to our TEAM! He has a deep desire to make Prosser a better place to live and work together as a family and a community.
Co-Chair and Parent Sector Representative
Rachel Shaw is the City Clerk for the City of Prosser where she has worked since 2006. She and her husband Keith have been married for 15 years and together they have 3 boys ages 13, 11 & 6. Rachel was born and raised in the Tacoma, Puget Sound area and moved to Prosser with her family in 1997 after graduating from High School.
Rachel joined the Prosser CIA over 2 years ago and is currently the Co-Chair and Parent Sector Representative. She also serves on the Strategic Planning Committee and is a Guiding Good Choices parenting workshop facilitator. Rachel’s passion for youth prevention is derived from her childhood. Growing up in Tacoma she saw gang violence, drug and alcohol abuse and brokenness impact her schools, community and even her own family. That experience is what gave her a vision and desire for public service to be a voice and a helping hand to give back to the community that we all live and work in.
In addition to her involvement with the Prosser CIA, she also volunteers her time as a mentor at the Prosser Boys & Girls Club and her church where she helps in the children’s ministry. She and her family enjoy camping, fishing, hiking and a whole lot of football!
CIA SECRETARY Mustang CIA Advisor School Sector Representative
Shayla has been part of our coalition since 2014 and works as a counselor at Housel Middle School. She loves her job, serving the students and working with the amazing staff. Serving as a the secretary and school representative for the coalition, Shayla is a trained facilitator for the Guiding Good Choices program for parents in our. Community; dedicating her time to this program twice a year. Because of her passion for leadership development, Shayla is excited to be part of the team bringing the Mustang CIA to Housel Middle School for the 2016-2017 school year. The MCIA (Mustang Community Involvement and Action Coalition) members at Housel students and co-advisors are already making an impact with their efforts and have exciting plans for the future.
Fun Facts: Shayla has two awesome kiddos of her own at home, is a Girl Scout leader, loves Mexican food, runs and has even done a half marathon!
CIA treasurer Government Representative
Shelley is a Public Health Nurse and has worked at Benton-Franklin Health District for 15 years. In addition to her work with the Health District, Shelley serves on our CIA Executive Board as the Treasurer. She is also the program Supervisor of Safe Babies Safe Moms, a prevention program for women who have substance use issues and are pregnant and parenting. Shelly oversees staff and contracts in her current position and also works closely with Benton Franklin Human Services, giving her understanding of our day to day fiscal operations and protocols.
Shelly also has been employed at Kadlec Regional Medical Center for 25 years in the Perioperative Services department. She graduated with a Bachelors of Nursing from Eastern Washington University. She has a great passion for prevention and harm reduction. She is the government representative for the Prosser Coalition and is one of the 12 original founding members. Shelly has been involved with our strategic planning committee for 2 years and is always eager to share ideas and ways to engage our target populations. In her spare time Shelly is an avid golfer!
Jennifer Dorsett is the full time Community Coordinator for the Prosser CIA Coalition! She first found her love for Prosser with her involvement in the FFA, where she met many mentors and friends from the Prosser Community. After graduating from Pasco High School she started a career in Chemical Dependency while attending college in 2002. She continued working for local agencies throughout college and for years to follow. In 2007 she took a position as a Prevention Intervention Specialist with ESD123 and started the first rural school based treatment programs in Prosser and Connell, 7 challenges. As her career progressed she became a supervisor of the program and continued to build school based services throughout Tri-Cities with her team at ESD123. She later married a Prosser native and continues to work, and play as much as possible within the Prosser community.
Fun facts: has 3 wonderful children and is married to David Dorsett (from Prosser), serves as the President for Columbia Basin Soccer Association Adult Leagues, participates in Pasco Discovery Coalition and Sunnyside Unidos Coalition, weakness=ice cream, and she has been a volunteer for the state Prevention Summit since 2008!
Mustang CIA Prosser Advisor
Mustang CIA Advisor, Tracy Boyle, is a Prosser native. She studied Broadcast Communications and Music in Chicago, and did volunteer work with at-risk youth in the inner city before returning to Prosser and marrying Prosser School District Secondary Band Director, Steven Boyle.
Tracy brings 20 years of management experience and youth work to the position of Mustang CIA Advisor. She was the Worship Director on staff at Grace Fellowship Church from 1996-2005, during which she recruited, trained and equipped multiple leadership teams, and directed multiple musical and drama productions which incorporated both youth and adults. She was the Area Director/local CEO for Prosser Young Life from 2005 - 2014, during which time she developed adult and organizational partnerships, recruited and trained youth leaders, planned and executed club events and coordinated camps and conferences. She has also been the Prosser High School Choir Director for 15 years, spending time in the classroom, composing and arranging choral music, and helping coordinate various group trips and performances.
Tracy’s experience working with adolescents has given her continuing and valuable insight into the teen culture. She has had many unique and valuable opportunities to build relationships and invest in the kids she works with, helping them make life-long healthy choices. She recently received the Prosser CIA’s 2015 Above & Beyond Award for her service in the local youth sector.
Tracy and her husband enjoy hiking, camping, geocaching and long drives with no particular destination.
Prevention & Intervention Specialist, high school co-advisor mcia
Lishka currently serves as the Prevention/Intervention Specialist at Prosser High School under ESD 123. She provides valuable insight to the executive team regarding her work at the school and assists the CIA in implementing prevention strategies within the Prosser School District. Lishka loves being able to work with students in both individual and group settings to promote and support drug free and healthy life choices.
After earning her master's degree in psychology at Washington State University, she decided to pursue a doctorate degree to continue her quest to to be a strong advocate for students. She has 5 years of experience working as a Prevention/Intervention Specialist at Clarkston High School before starting in Prosser in 2016.
She has three children, three dogs, and three cats. She loves to laugh, especially at corny jokes and bad puns, and she enjoys baking cookies when she is stressed. Lishka is very excited to be working in Prosser and part of the Prosser CIA Coalition.
Erika Wassom grew up in Vancouver, Washington. Shortly after obtaining her Associates Degree in 2014 she spent 18 months in the Northern part of Peru where she served an LDS mission for her church. She returned and attended Brigham Young University - Idaho to finish her studies, where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Health Science with an emphasis in Public Health. In January of 2017 she moved to the Tri-Cities and began her internship with the Prosser CIA Coalition as a Youth Coordinator and now works as a Program Coordinator. She enjoys being outdoors with friends and family, reading, and eating any type of chocolate ice cream.