July 2022:Introducing Co-Directors Jen Hirman & Hai Evans

Greetings Region 7 PTA Leaders,

Thank you so much for taking on these important roles to lead your local PTAs this year!  It is with great leaders like you that Washington State PTA is able to advocate for the education, enrichment, safety, and well-being of all our students, schools, and communities statewide. 

At this time, we would like to introduce ourselves, Jen Hirman and Hai Evans, your Region 7 Co-Directors for the 2022-2023 term. Together with our Area VP, Tori Emerson, and our Service Delivery Team (SDT), we are here to lend guidance and leadership to all of you this year. 

My name is Jen Hirman, returning in the Region Director role, and I am so excited to be working alongside Hai this year as Co-Directors!  I have 10 years experience in PTA leadership positions at various levels: Cedar Wood Elementary School and Heatherwood M.S., Everett PTSA Council and Region 7.  My husband and I have two daughters: a 9th grader at Henry M. Jackson H.S. and the other will be starting at the University of Washington this fall.  I’ve had a chance to meet some of you who are returning leaders at PTA in the Park events or at WSPTA Convention in May, and I’m hoping this year we can have more opportunities to connect in-person with all of our Region 7 PTAs.

My name is Hai Evans and I was, up until recently, the Region 7 SDT Representative for Mukilteo.  I live in Mukilteo with my husband Jeff, our 3 kids (sophomore at Kamiak HS, 7th grader at Explorer MS, and 5th grader at Mukilteo Elem), and our mini-husky. Prior to Mukilteo, I was heavily involved with the PTA in the Everett School District for the last 10 years. In those 10 years I have taken on many roles including committee chairs, secretary, treasurer, and president at several different local PTAs. In addition to my volunteer work, I am also a certificated teacher and I substitute part-time as a math/science teacher.  I met Jen while PTAing in Everett and have had such admiration and respect for her leadership through the years.  

We are both so excited to work together this year to bring support from WSPTA to Region 7.  Please feel free to reach out to us any time you need assistance with anything PTA-related.  We look forward to getting to know your local PTAs better this year!

Jen & Hai
Hai Evans and Jen Hirman
Region 7 Co-Director

Region 7 Co-Directors
Jen Hirman and Hai Evans
Region Advocacy Chair
Service Specialist – Programs
Service Specialist – Membership
Beenish Iqbal
Service Specialist – F.A.C.E.
Service Specialist – Financial Specialist
Jonelle Radford
Arlington Area PTA Council 7.1 Representative
Jodi Hopkins
Edmonds PTSA Council 7.2 Representative
Katy Bernhardt
Everett PTSA Council 7.3 Representative
Valerie Cunningham
Lake Stevens Representative
Michelle Vonderau
Marysville PTA Council 7.4 Representative
Amber Buehler
Mukilteo PTA Council 7.5 Representative
Amberley Snyder
Stanwood / Camano Island Representative
Whidbey Island / Oak Harbor Specialist
Pauleen Brechtefeld

Past Region 7 Newsletters
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