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About the Commission - Membership


The Commission is comprised of eleven members, and eleven alternate members. The eleven members consist of three judges, two lawyers, and six nonattorney citizens. Each member is appointed an alternate. Members are appointed to four-year terms and serve in a volunteer capacity.


Judicial Members and Alternates

Three judges (and three alternates) are appointed by their respective judicial associations: one each from the court of appeals, the superior courts and the limited jurisdiction courts.

Beth Andrus
Beth Andrus (Judge Member) resides in Seattle. She serves as a judge on the Washington State Court of Appeals Division I. Her current term expires in 2023.
Lisa Worswick
Lisa Worswick (Alternate Judge Member for Beth Andrus) resides in Pierce County. She serves as a judge on the Washington State Court of Appeals Division II. Her current term expires in 2023.
Kristian Hedine
Kristian Hedine (Judge Member) resides in Walla Walla County. He serves as a Walla Walla County District Court Judge. His current term expires in 2025.
Claire Bradley
Claire Bradley (Alternate Judge Member for Kristian Hedine) resides in Kitsap County. She serves as a Kitsap County District Court Judge. Her current term expires in 2025.
Ruth Reukauf
Ruth Reukauf (Judge Member) resides in Yakima County. She serves as a Yakima County Superior Court Judge. Her current term expires in 2022.
Michael Evans
Michael Evans (Alternate Judge Member for Ruth Reukauf ) resides in Cowlitz County. He serves as a Cowlitz County Superior Court Judge. His current term expires 2022.

Attorney Members and Alternates

Two lawyers (and two alternates), are appointed by the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors.

Robert H. Alsdorf
Robert H. Alsdorf (Lawyer Member) resides in King County. He heads Alsdorf Dispute Resolution and serves as Distinguished Jurist in Residence at Seattle University School of Law. His current term expires in 2024.
Ryan Archer
Ryan Archer (Alternate Lawyer Member for Robert H. Alsdorf) resides in King County. He is a senior litigation counsel for The Boeing Company, and a former Assistant U.S. Attorney. His current term expires in 2024.
Lin-Marie Nacht
Lin-Marie Nacht (Lawyer Member) resides in King County. She is a Senior Attorney with the King County Department of Public Defense. Her current term expires in 2022.
Elizabeth Rene
Elizabeth Rene (Alternate Lawyer Member for Lin-Marie Nacht) resides in King County. She is a former Assistant Seattle City Attorney and former attorney for the WA State Departments of Licensing and Revenue. Her current term expires in 2022.

Public Members and Alternates

Six members of the public (and six alternates), who are not judges or lawyers, are appointed by the Governor.

Terrie Ashby-Scott
Terrie Ashby-Scott (Public Member) resides in Spokane County. She is currently the Director, Scholar Success Team, for the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS). Her current term expires in 2025.
Steven James
Steven James (Alternate Public Member for Terrie Ashby-Scott) resides in Lewis County. He is a retired law enforcement officer/supervisor with 34 years of experience. His current term expires in 2025.
Ramon Alvarez
Ramon Alvarez (Public Member) resides in Spokane County. He is currently the Human Resources Director of Employee and Labor Relations for Spokane Public Schools. His current term expires in 2022.
Tara Miller
Tara Miller (Alternate Public Member for Ramon Alvarez) resides in Okanogan County. She is the Child Support Program Spokesperson/Advocate for Colville Confederated Tribes. Her current term expires in 2022
Frances Bessermin
Frances Bessermin (Public Member) resides in Stevens County. She is currently retired after serving as a Stevens County Commissioner and a business owner in Spokane. Her current term expires in 2022.
Wanda Briggs
Wanda Briggs (Alternate Public Member for Frances Bessermin) resides in Benton County. She retired in 1997 from the Tri-City Herald after nearly 30 years. She is currently serving her fifth year on the Tri-Cities Cancer Center Board of Directors. Her current term expires in 2023.
Mustafa Mohamedali
Mustafa Mohamedali (Public Member) resides in Thurston County. He is currently a licensed professional engineer and certified project manager profession for WA State Department of Transportation’s Research Office. His current term expires in 2024.
LaWonda Smith-Marshall
LaWonda Smith-Marshall (Alternate Public Member for Mustafa Mohamedali) resides in King County. She is currently the Elementary Principal at Muckleshoot Tribal School. Her current term expires in 2024.
Judie Stanton
Judie Stanton (Public Member) resides in Clark County. She previously worked for the Clark Public Utilities for 23 years and currently owns a consulting company. Her current term expires in 2025.
vacant position
Vacant Position (Alternate Public Member for Judie Stanton)
Michael Tate
Michael Tate (Public Member) resides in Whitman County. He retired in 2014 after serving as chief diversity officer and ADA coordinator for Washington State University. His current term expires in 2021.
Gerald Schley
Gerald Schley (Alternate Public Member for Michael Tate) resides in King County. Retired Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor and Certified Financial Planner for Merrill Lynch/Bank of America, Seattle. His current term expires in 2021.

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