Posted August 31, 2011
WSSDA is pleased to welcome two new members to the association staff.
Stacia Hollar has been appointed to the position of Director of Policy and Legal Services. She succeeds Marilee Scarbrough, who recently joined the Vancouver School District as legal counsel.
Hollar comes to WSSDA with more than 22 years of varied public sector legal and management experience. She has served in the Washington State Auditor’s office as Deputy for Legal Affairs and in the state Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General. In both positions she worked with school district attorneys and other officials on a variety of legal issues. She has also worked as a private attorney representing school districts and other local governments, and as a research analyst with the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee.
Hollar received a B.A. in political science from Gonzaga University and her Juris Doctor from Willamette College of Law.
Also joining WSSDA is Justin Rossetti, who has been selected as Administrative Assistant and Federal Relations Network Coordinator in the association’s Governmental Relations section. He succeeds Sheila Chard, who is taking a position with the Washington Association of School Administrators.
Rossetti most recently served as legislative intern to state Sen. Brian Hatfield (D-Raymond). He also worked as a Certified Instructor for the Southwest Washington American Red Cross, served as President of the Associated Students at Lower Columbia College, and has eight years of progressive management experience working with Starbucks Coffee Company.
Justin earned his B.A. in public affairs from Washington State University, specializing in public policy and politics. Justin also holds an associate degree from Lower Columbia College in communications .
“We are delighted to have Stacia and Justin join the WSSDA team,” said WSSDA Executive Director Jonelle Adams. “They are two talented individuals who will help us continue to strengthen our services and advocacy on behalf of school boards and districts around the state.”