WSRA Leadership

Staff

Anne Piacentino | Executive Director 

Anne joined the staff of WSRA as the Events and Communications Coordinator in December 2014, promoted to Director of Events and Communications in December 2016 and officially taking on the role of Executive Director as of February 2017. Anne has a strong background in non-profit management, with experience in program management, event direction, communications and marketing, coalition and partnership building, and fundraising. Anne's previous professional experience is based in community health and active living, solidifying her passion for sustainable, healthy and engaged communities.

Anne is a transplant to the state of Washington, growing up outside of Boston, Massachusetts and then spending eight years in the Upstate of South Carolina. Anne holds a Bachelors of Science in Health Science from Clemson University in South Carolina and recently completed a Certificate in Non-Profit Management through the University of Washington. Outside of work, Anne enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, and cooking as well as enjoying time with her husband, John and their Springer Spaniel, Bowman.

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Executive Officers

Ron Jones, President | City of Olympia

Ron is a Senior Program Specialist with the City of Olympia’s Waste ReSources Utility where he’s worked since 1998. He manages the City’s residential and multi-family recycling education and outreach programs, and works on utility planning and site plan review. Ron has been actively involved with initiatives to improve recycling, both internally and externally. He led the City’s change to automated collection and single-stream (2003), adding food scraps to curbside yard waste (2008), and designing an award-winning grass-cycling campaign (2014). He was also part of SW Washington’s Commingled Recycling Improvement Project Team (2009-2012) and the Washington Multi-family Recycling Study Group (2012-2013). Ron has a BA with an emphasis is sustainable business and organizational leadership from The Evergreen State College. He balances his passion for waste and recycling with time spent cycling, kayaking, running, hiking and improving his photography.

Alli Kingfisher, Vice President | WA State Dept. of Ecology

Alli Kingfisher is a Materials Management and Sustainability Specialist with the Washington Department of Ecology where she has worked since 2002. She primarily works on sustainability issues related to our waste stream. She has a MS in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden. She is a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, a LEED AP and a skilled facilitator and graphic recorder. Alli also currently serves on the board of the Building Material Reuse Association. In 2010, she was recognized by Building Design + Construction Magazine as a recipient of their Top 40 Under 40 Award as a leader in the construction industry. In 2009, Alli worked on earthquake resistant sustainable demonstration homes in the earthquake-devastated region surrounding Chengdu, China
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Pete DuBois, Treasurer |  Clark County

Peter is the Solid Waste and Environmental Outreach Division Manager for Clark County, WA responsible for coordinating the region’s solid waste management system and delivering outreach programs through the Green Neighbors, Green Business, and Green Schools programs. Peter is certified as an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System lead auditor and is committed to continuous improvement. Peter has been involved in trying to bring PaintCare to Washington and works on the policy committee. He enjoys hiking and river rafting with his three kids. He began his career as a recycling truck driver, while earning a Master’s of Science in Economics. Peter has worked for Clark County since 1994.    

Zeinab Sow, Secretary | Republic Services

Zeinab is a Municipal Market Coordinator for Republic Services. Zeinab is currently serving on the WSRA Conference Committee and is also a former Student Guest (2016). She is interested in getting more involved with membership, conference and WRED event planning.

Jenna McInnis, Asst. Secretary/Treasurer |  City of Kirkland

Jenna is the Recycling Coordinator for the City of Kirkland. Jenna previously worked with the King County Housing Authority. She has been in WSRA for the past 3 or 4 years including championing two WRED events, Public Space Recycling in 2014 and LightRecycle in 2015. Jenna greatly values the networking and resources that WSRA has been able to offer and looks forward to serving the association through its leadership team. Jenna is chairing the Programs committee.

   

Board Members

Quinn Apuzzo | Recology CleanScapes

Quinn Apuzzo joined Recology CleanScapes in 2009 and currently serves as the company’s Waste Zero Manager.  In this capacity, she and her team work collaboratively with municipal partners, businesses and community stakeholders to ensure contract compliance and deliver innovative public outreach and engagement programs in support of regional sustainability goals.  Quinn is an active member of the Washington State Recycling Association and currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the City of Seattle’s Solid Waste Advisory Board.  She is a graduate of Hobart & William Smith Colleges and holds a degree in Public Policy.  Quinn and her husband live in Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood. Quinn has been involved in WSRA for a few years and has contributed to the Awards and Education Committees. 

Tanya Gray | City of Vancouver

Tanya is a Solid Waste Supervisor with the City of Vancouver Solid Waste Services and started her career with the city 17 years ago. Tanya has previously been involved with AOR, EmpowerUp, and the Magenta Theater Company. She looks forward to getting more involved with the Policy and Advocacy, and Membership committees as well as helping to arrange WRED Events

Abby Hart

Abby Hart | Republic Services

Abby is Contract Administrator for Republic Services.  In her role, she works with municipal partners to develop outreach programs, ensures contract compliance, and actively participates in regional recycling and organics contamination reduction workgroups.  Abby has been actively involved in the WSRA since 2013 and currently serves as one of the tri-chairs for the conference planning committee.  Abby is a graduate from the University of Washington with a BS in Biology and a minor in Climate Science.  Outside of work, she also volunteers as an adviser for the YMCA Youth and Government program, mentoring high school students interested in debate and the legislative process. She is passionate about the environment, recycling, and sustainability and is happy to be a part of such a progressive association.  .  

Patrick Malloy | King County Housing Authority

Patrick is a Resource Conservation Specialist with the King County Housing Authority. He has been active with WSRA since 2006 and has attended numerous events. He is looking forward to getting more involved in member engagement and recruitment.

Michelle Metzler | Waste Management

Michelle is Manager of Public Education and Outreach with Waste Management Pacific Northwest. She has been involved with WSRA since 2015, when she moved from Oregon. Previously she has served on the board of AOR and served as their Education and Conference Chair. 

Nick Perry | DM Recycling

Nick recently joined the WSRA board.  He has been a member with
WSRA for the past few years while working with DM Recycling, a Waste Connections company as a Waste Diversion Representative.The primary focus of his role with Waste Connections is to responsibly reduce the volume of waste arriving at landfills by diverting recoverable materials to local Material Recovery Facilities by serving the needs of businesses in the Pierce County area.Prior to joining the Waste Connections team, Nick attended Southern Oregon University where I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Studies with a focus on Sustainability and Policy.

Steve Wulf | Sunshine Disposal and Recycling

Steve has over twenty seven years of professional experience in the Solid Waste Industry. He has developed, designed, managed, operated and constructed municipal solid waste landfills, transfer stations, recycling systems and hauling companies throughout Montana, North Idaho and Eastern Washington. Steve has a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Montana State University. Associates of Science degree from Montana School of Mineral Science and Technology. Steve has been working with Sunshine Disposal and Recycling, as a Region Manager since 2011.