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Pasco Discovery Coalition Leadership

The Pasco Discovery Coalition has been very lucky to gather a great group of community leaders from all over the Tri-Cities who are dedicated to reducing substance abuse in East Pasco. They come from a wide variety of occupations, and they are the backbone of the coalition. We are so proud of them, we wanted to introduce all of them to you.


Kelly Larsen

Kelly Larsen
Pasco Community Coordinator

Benton Franklin Department of Human Services: Community Prevention Wellness Initiative Coordinator

Kelly Larsen is the Community Coordinator of the Pasco Discovery Coalition. Prior to beginning this position, she worked in grant writing and evaluation for four years. She earned her BS in Public Health from Central Washington University. Kelly is passionate about prevention, and believes that ALL kids should have access to the same health and wellness resources.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two year old son, as well as playing music and attending local arts events. 


Jennifer Dorsett

Jennifer Dorsett
Prosser Community Coordinator

Benton Franklin Department of Human Services: Community Prevention Wellness Initiative Coordinator

Jennifer Dorsett has served PDC as our Community Coordinator part time from July 2013-January 2014.  She is now the full time Community Coordinator for Prosser's Coalition CIA! She also serves on several of our committees and works closely with the current Coordinator. Jennifer is a graduate of PHS and long time resident of Pasco. She started a career in Chemical Dependency while attending college in 2002.  She continued working for local agencies throughout college and for years to follow. In 2007 she took a position as a Prevention Intervention Specialist with ESD123 and started the first local school based treatment program, 7 challenges. As her career progressed she became a supervisor of the program and continued to build school based services throughout Tri-Cities with her team at ESD123.  

Fun facts: has 3 wonderful children, serves as the President for Columbia Basin Soccer Association Adult Leagues, weakness=ice cream, has been a volunteer for the state Prevention Summit since 2008!


Jacob in Olympia for have a Heart for Kids Day.

Jacob Campbell
Former Chairperson

Representing: Mental health sector

Jacob Campbell is a mental health case manager and therapist at Tri-Cities Community Health Behavioral Health Services. He has his Masters in Social Work from Eastern Washington University. He teaches occasionally at Heritage University in their School of Social Work. In his spare time, he's either spending time with his family or playing around with graphic and web design. One of the things that drew Jacob to the Pasco Discovery Coalition is the idea of being able to be involved in doing prevention work and reducing some of the community stressors in Pasco.


JoDee and her alpaca friend.

JoDee Garretson
Co-Chair

Representing: Non-profit sector.

JoDee Garretson has been the Executive Director of the Support, Advocacy & Resource Center (SARC) for the past 17 years.  SARC is a non profit agency that provides free and confidential services to victims of crime – the majority being children who have been sexually abused.  JoDee is very involved with the community, participating in the following:  Co-Chair for the Tri Cities Anti Human Trafficking Coalition, President of the Exchange Club, Treasurer of the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Washington State Board of Directors, member of the Leadership Tri Cities Alumni Association Board of Directors, member of the Council for Children, member of the Benton County Health Network, member of the following chambers – West Richland, Pasco and Tri Cities.  JoDee is excited to be a part of the Pasco Discovery Coalition as she cares enormously about children and wants to work with other people who try to help kids have a better life.


Woody Doane

Woody Doane
Member at Large

Representing: Business sector.

George "Woody" Doane retired from a 38 year career in the insurance field in 2009, and represents the business sector on the Pasco Discovery Coalition. Since retirement, Woody spends most of his time serving various non-profits and social service agencies,  and is of the belief that if we have been blessed in life, we have an obligation to give back! Woody has been a member of the Coalition executive board since it's inception. "My focus and my passion is in promoting causes that lead to the fostering of safe and healthy neighborhoods, particularly where our children are involved, and I look forward to working with the Coalition to achieve these results!" In his spare time, Woody enjoys golf, travel, and spending time with his grandchildren.


Raymond Aparicio

Raymond Aparicio
Former Chairperson

Representing: Law Enforcement

Raymond Aparicio has been with the Pasco Discovery Coalition since it began.  It was inspired by a team who believed they could make a change in the East Pasco area.  Raymond is active in his community.  He is an Area Resource Officer for the Pasco Police Department.  He has been with the department for 11 years.  Most of his time with the department has been in the East Pasco area.  He believes in bridging the gap between community members and the City of Pasco.  Raymond serves on several coalitions.  He is Secretary of the FIRME Gang Outreach program, Executive and Trustee of the BFSAC, and general member of the Safe Kids Coalition.  His hobbies include running, shooting, camping and working with the Special Olympics.  Most of all, Raymond enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren.