Elected/Appointed Public Sector

Annie Pillers

Annie Pillers, Board Member
Whitman County Coroner

Starting as Deputy Coroner, Annie has served at the Whitman County Coroner’s Office since 2008, and became Coroner in 2018. Working in public service and non-profit administration, Annie was General Manager of the Peace Officers’ Research Association of California, as well working in public administration at City of Palouse, the Port of Whitman, and the Town of Garfield. She served as an elder-care case manager for the Council on Aging and Human Services, and has been active in hospice, end-of-life care, and community grief support groups since 2004.

Annie was born in Tipperary, Ireland, moving to the United States just shy of the age of 3. Whitman County has been her home for the last 28 years where she lives in Palouse with her husband Marvin. Her current volunteer activities include Palouse EMS, Latah County SAR, Idaho State Trackers, and hospice volunteer.

Glenn Johnson

Glenn A. Johnson, Board Chair
Mayor of Pullman

Glenn has been Mayor of Pullman since 2004 and is professor emeritus from Washington State University.  From 1979 to 2014 he taught classes in communications management and television news.  He is a board member of the Community Action Center, the United Way of Pullman, the Pullman Chamber of Commerce. On the state level, he is chair of the Employee Benefit Trust of the Association of Washington Cities, past president of the Municipal Research and Service Center, based in Seattle, and on the board of the state Transportation Improvement board.

Glenn and his wife, Kathy, have lived in Pullman since 1979.

Board member, Chris Skidmore picture

Chris Skidmore

Chris Skidmore, Board Vice Chair
Whitman County Environmental Health Director, Whitman County Appointee

Chris has lived in Pullman for over 20 years and is currently the Environmental Health Director for Whitman County. Prior to joining the county, Chris has worked in the fields of plant research sciences and analytical chemistry. He is a graduate of WSU’s class of 2000 with a bachelor’s of science in Molecular Genetics.

Chris enjoys spending his spare time camping, hiking, and playing disc golf.

Representative Sector

Kyle Rakowski

Kyle Rakowski, Board Member
WSU Phd Candidate

Kyle is a PhD candidate in the WSU department of sociology studying the relationship between school punishment and education inequality. Prior to his graduate career in Pullman, Kyle was involved in various work including teaching English overseas, work at an intensive mental health facility for juvenile offenders, and as an organizer of a living wage campaign in his hometown of Durango, Colorado.

As a graduate Student, Kyle has volunteered in various roles from an undergraduate student mentor, a member of his department graduate student organization, and as an organizing committee member in the campaign to start a graduate student union at WSU. When he’s not working on his dissertation, Kyle enjoys spending time with his cat, going on adventures with his partner, and enjoying good beer with good people.

Anneliese Zook, Board Member
Postal Service

Active in the Garfield-Palouse area, Anna is a Garfield resident active in the Palouse Choral and with Distinguished Young Women, and hopes to help families with economic challenges learn to access services and resources to reach their full potential.

Since November, 2022, Anna has worked on the board with interests in Housing & Homelessness, Community Development and experience in Group Facilitation, Health & Human Services, as well as marketing, public relations, and fundraising.

Vacant Position
Representative Sector

This position is currently being recruited by the Board.

Looking for Whitman County, non-Pullman representation of the populations CAC currently serves.

For more information, email

Community Sector

Melanie Schaefer and her father

Melanie Schaefer, Board Member
Escrow Officer

Melanie has lived in Pullman, WA for over 23 years and is currently employed as an Escrow Officer with Stewart Title.

Melanie has been involved with the community for many years in different capacities.  She is the current chairperson for Distinguished Young Women of Pullman program and on the Whitman County Association of Realtors board.

Melanie has three grown children and one grandson.

Peter Holland

Peter Holland, Board Member
Retired, Former Mayor of Uniontown

B.A., Washington State University 1975

Peter Holland has 41 years of technical experience as a Honda technician, in both private business and as a business owner in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley. With 20 years serving the public, four years as Uniontown Planning Chair, and 16 years serving Uniontown as Mayor.  Currently serving as financial secretary for the Uniontown Knights of Columbus, Treasurer for the Lewis-Clark Antique Power Club, Peter also serves on the St. Boniface Endowment Committee, St. Boniface Cemetery Board, and the Community Action Center Board of Directors since 2016.

Pete owns and flies an airplane out of Pullman’s airport and works with his wife at Jennifer’s “Splendid Old Stuff” in Uniontown.

Bill Skavdahl

Bill Skavdahl, Board Secretary
Financial Advisor

Bill has served on the Community Action Center Board since 2010, presently fundraising and nominating committee chair, and serves on the finance committee. Bill is a member of Pullman Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, and prior member of the United Way Board.

Bill spent 28 years in the banking industry and has extensive management experience, as well as active participation in personal and commercial finance.  Recently transitioned to financial advising, Bill continues to utilize his experience in the world of finance to assist individuals and businesses in achieving their financial goals.

After graduating from WSU in 1982, Bill and his wife, Susie, remained in Pullman and have been active participants in many community organizations while raising 4 sons, two who also received degrees from WSU.