Mabel Edmonds Joins United Way of Pierce County Board of Directors

TACOMA, WA—Recently, Mabel Edmonds, Vice President for Instruction at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, Washington, was appointed to United Way of Pierce County’s Board of Directors.

Mabel Edmonds In her role at Clover Park Technical College, Edmonds provides instructional leadership and oversees bachelor degree, professional technical, academic, transitional studies, continuing education and short-term training programs. In addition, she oversees workforce development grants and state allocations, special projects, the Northwest Career and Technical High School, and the Aviation Center at the college’s South Hill Campus. 

“Mabel brings tremendous experience and insights in adult education,” states Dona Ponepinto, President & CEO United Way. “As we continue to grow our Center for Strong Families model, we want to ensure that job seekers are reaching educational attainment so they can get and keep good jobs in 21st century hiring industries. Her considerable skills and background are incredible assets for us to draw upon and as a long time United Way supporter, she has solid insights into our operations.”

Edmonds is also an experienced leader in the fields of state government, workforce and economic development, post-secondary education, and K-12 education; including a distinguished 33-year career as teacher and administrator with the St. Louis Public School District.

“She is a talented leader who shares our vision to improve the lives of Pierce County children and families,” adds Linda Nguyen, CEO, WorkForce Central and United Way Board Chair. “We continue to build a strong and diverse leadership team that can help our organization grow stronger and become even more effective.

“I am honored to join the ranks with other talented volunteers-- some of the most respected community and business leaders in Pierce County,” said Edmonds.  “I am passionate about the mission but I also strongly believe in the comprehensive efforts to tackle the education, financial stability and health challenges facing our community.”

To learn more about United Way’s leadership, please visit the United Way of Pierce County website at


United Way fights for the Education, Health and Financial Stability of every person in Pierce County. We focus on long-term solutions to the most critical interconnected challenges facing local individuals, children and families. Our bold goal is to lift 15,000 families out of poverty and into financial stability by 2028. By mobilizing local businesses, community organizations, governmental agencies and individuals, we make a long-term measurable difference in our community. United, we change the lives of adults and children right here in Pierce County and create a brighter future for every one of us. To learn more or to join our fight, visit


Posted: December 18, 2017

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