OLYMPIA—The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women, ICSEW, is proud to introduce four new appointments to its executive board.
Josefina Magaña has been appointed as vice chair. Rae Simpson has been appointed as professional development chair. Laurel Hass has been appointed as mentorship chair. Beth Archer has been appointed to conference chair.
The changes take effect immediately.
“I am so pleased to make this announcement,” said ICSEW Chair, Amal Joury. Each of these incredible women bring impressive and unique strengths to ICSEW. Josefina and Laurel and the Mentorship Subcommittee just launched our pilot mentorship program, and Laurel is guiding the first group of mentees and mentors though this incredible program. Rae has insane energy, and has brought us an opportunity to work with Cornerstone Coaching and Training and their Women’s Summit. Beth has managed Zoom after Zoom meeting and I absolutely adore seeing her face and knowing she’s our “Zoommaster,” so it made sense she would work on orchestrating our big, annual conference!”
“I am very grateful to the entire Executive Board for its work, brilliant ideas and commitment to this organization. We could not do this work without you, our representatives, alternates, and guests. Thank you so much for being part of this team!”
Magaña is an administrative regulatory analyst for the Department of Labor and Industries. She has been an ICSEW representative since April 2018. Magaña has also served as the committee’s mentorship chair since February of 2019. During Magaña’s term of service with ICSEW, she helped lead a subcommittee of about a half a dozen state employees to launch a mentorship pilot program for the ICSEW. Magaña takes on the role following the departure of previous Vice Chair Jane Chapman, who completed her term of service as ICSEW vice chair in July 2020. Chapman remains an ICSEW representative for the State Department of Licensing.
About the New Executive Board Members
Simpson is the director of nursing services for the Washington State Department of Corrections. Simpson has been a representative for ICSEW since June 2018. Simpson was a previous ICSEW representative for the Washington Health Care Authority until September 2019.
Haas is a Central Reservation System manager for the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Hass has been a representative for the ICSEW since April 2019.
Archer is an administrative assistant for the State Investment Board. Archer has been a representative for the ICSEW since April 2019. Archer takes over the role after the departure of previous Professional Development Chair Debbie Baker. Baker, an investment technology application development journey for the Department of Revenue, completed her term of service with ICSEW in July 2020.