Who Are We?


A collaborative partnership between early learning, K-12, higher education, businesses, and community organizations.

The Spokane STEM Network is comprised of more than 35 local partners who create transforming opportunites for local children and students. The Network is led by the leadership team of individuals below.

Executive Committee Member Council

STEM Executive Director

Meg Lindsay | Director of  Education & Workforce, Greater Spokane Incorporated


Patrick Lynch | Director of Energy Solutions/President, Avista Foundation, Avista


Callie Bendickson | Community Relations Manager, Itron

Alisha Benson | COO, Greater Spokane Incorporated

Dr. David Bowman | Dean, College of STEM, Eastern Washington University

Jim Brady | Dean, Computing Math and Science, Spokane Falls Community College

Dr. Michael Dunn | Superintendent, NEWESD 101

Dr. Luisita Francis | Assistant Dean, Community Engagement, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Pam Lund | CEO, Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho

Patrick Lynch | Director of Energy Solutions/President, Avista Foundation, Avista

Mark Mattke | CEO, Spokane Area Workforce Development Council


Dr. Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak | Interim Academic Vice President, Gonzaga University

Andrei Mylroie | Partner, DH

Dr. Shelley Redinger | Superintendent, Spokane Public Schools

​Patrick Roewe | Executive Director, Spokane County Library District

Dr. Gene Sementi | Superintendent, West Valley School District 

Kelly Shea | Superintendent, East Valley School District

Dale Silha | PNW Regional Vice President, McKinstry

Kathy Thamm | Executive Director, Community-Minded Enterprises

Dr. Noelle Wiersma | Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Whitworth University

Bruce Williams | Managing Principal, GeoEngineers

Spokane STEM is one of Washington STEM’s ten networks.

Apple, Mid-Columbia, Skagit, Snohomish, South Central, South King County, Southwest Washington, Spokane, Tacoma, West Sound




Founding Investors
http://www.avistautilities.com http://mckinstry.com/ https://washingtonstem.org/

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