Current DOC Members
Mark Martinez (DOC chair) is the Executive Secretary for Pierce County Buildings & Construction Trades Council, where he is responsible for representing the interests of the 22 affiliated union craft locals and 10,000 union construction workers in Pierce County, WA.
Lisa Bogardus (DOC Vice Chair)currently serves as the Assistant Executive Secretary for the Seattle Building Trades. She also serves as the vice chair of the King County Economic Opportunity and Empowerment Advisory Board and as a board member for the Puget Sound Labor Agency. Lisa previously worked for the Port of Seattle as Project Labor Agreement Manager. She worked with various Port of Seattle partners including: Office of Social Responsibility, Contract Procurement Office, Project Management Group, and Engineering. Ms. Bogardus has also worked a practicing attorney in the State of Washington. She holds a J.D. degree from University of Oregon Law School: J.D. and a B.A. from State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Ollie A. Garrett is CEO and President of PMT Solutions, a full service receivables management firm located in Bellevue, WA which she established in November 2006. Ms. Garrett has been working in the collection industry since 1987 and has had years of exemplary experience as a national industry executive. She is 5th term President of Tabor 100, co-chair of the Office of Minority & Women Business Enterprises (OMWBE) Advisory Committee and Board Member of the Northwest Technology Initiative (NWTEI). In 2014 she was received the Women of Valor Award presented by Senator Cantwell. She is also a member of the City of Seattle Mayor's WMBE Advisory Committee, the Bellevue and Seattle Chambers of Commerce, the American Collectors Association and the Employment Security Advisory Council. Additionally she has been appointed to the board of the Washington Economic Development Finance Authority (WEDFA), the Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB), the King County Civil Rights Commission and the City of Seattle Labor Standards Advisory Commission.
Janice R. Greene, PhD is currently Development & Business Intelligence Strategy Leader for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Dr. Greene holds a B.S. in Business Administration, an M.S. in Management from Antioch University and a Ph.D. from Skema Business School. Active in the community, Dr. Greene currently serves as President of the Snohomish County NAACP, and 1st Vice President of the NAACP Alaska, Oregon, and Washington State Area Conference. Greene is a member of the League of Women Voters and she was also a charter member of the Snohomish County Minority Achievers Program steering team, a program designed to empower students of color in academic and business endeavors. Currently, Dr. Greene serves as executive board member for WEConnect International, a global organization focused on creating opportunities for women businesses; represents Boeing on Clinton's Global Initiative sub-committee on Girls and Women; and works closely with several minority business development organizations.
Lily Keeffe has served as Project Director of the Northwest Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) since 2008. SBTRCs provide an array of technical assistance to build the capacity of Small and Disadvantaged Businesses, making the businesses more competitive when bidding on DOT procurement opportunities and federally-funded contracts.
Prior to the SBTRC Program, she worked as a tax consultant for Deloitte. Her knowledge of taxation and financial statements helps Mrs. Keeffe to assist small business owners to understand their financial statements and how to use the information to more effectively and profitability operate their business. She is knowledgeable in government contracting, construction, financials, public works (transportation projects), DBE, MBE and M/WBE’s programs and outreach, which are also key in providing business counseling and technical assistance to transportation-related small and disadvantaged businesses. Mrs. Keeffe has a Masters Degree in Economics and Minor in Finance from New Mexico State University, where she graduated with honors.
Fernando Martinez leads the Northwest Mountain MSDC as President and CEO. He is responsible for helping develop minority business enterprises (MBEs) into organizations that can support the specific needs of the council's corporate and public agency members. With over 30 years of experience in sales and operations, Fernando has managed and led business units within Washington Mutual Bank, Xerox, Starbucks, and Westin Hotels. Fernando holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas, El Paso and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. His leadership skills have resulted in successful collaboration between operations and sales to continuously deliver growing year-over-year efficiencies, revenue, and profits.
Lyle Quasim was involved in civil rights activism as a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and in his home neighborhood, the West Side of Chicago, as a community organizer. After leaving the university, he joined the Air Force and served as an Air Force medic in Vietnam. After being discharged, Mr. Quasim began working in health services and social service policy for the state, federal, and county governments with the hope of bringing more attention to disparities caused by race, class, and gender. Mr. Quasim has co-chaired since its inception, a group of black community leaders in Tacoma that in 1970 became known as the Black Collective.
Mr. Quasim joined Washington State Department of Social and Health Services in 1973 eventually becoming Director of State Mental Health Services. When gang violence rose in Tacoma, he returned to the city in 1988 to serve as the first director of the Safe Streets Campaign, whose model of community engagement was recognized by Harvard University's Kennedy School of Public Affairs. In 1995 he returned to the agency to become its first African American Secretary (director), a position he held until 2000. From 2001 through 2008 he was Chief of Staff for Pierce County Executive, John Ladenburg.
Linda Womack is the Director of the MBDA (Minority Business Development Agency)-Tacoma Business Center covering the state of Washington and Oregon. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce and operated by the City of Tacoma and focuses on proving Minority-owned and small businesses with capacity building technical assistance and strategic business consulting to support their growth and competitiveness. She has helped secure millions of dollars in contracting opportunities for MBEs and small businesses through targeted teaming arrangements and joint venture matchmaking opportunities with project owners and Primes firms. Ms. Womack is a tri-lingual military brat raised in South Korea and Japan before coming to the United States to attend junior high and high school. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington and holds an M.B.A from the Helsinki School of Economics in strategy and global management. Prior to becoming the MBDA Director, she worked in Washington D.C., rolling out the affordable care act and operated a boutique Korean interpretation firm specializing in cultural brokering, business contracts, and medical interpretations. Prior to opening her firm in 2015 Linda spent eleven years in Asia working as a Marketing and “go-to-market” strategist for Samsung, AIG, and the Korean Tourism Organization to increase the their presence globally.
The MBDA-Tacoma Business Center was awarded the 2017 Public Agency of the Year by the Northwest Mountain Supplier Development Council.
Judy Yu is an accomplished management professional with well-documented success developing and implementing internal and external communications programs, and executing event management and logistics. She has worked as President of AsiaNet Marketing Resources, as Director of Communications at Shoreline Community College and most recently as a Manager of the Race for the Cure, Puget Sound. Ms. Yu has served on Central Washington University's Board for 12 years, and is also a board member of Friends of Youth, Sister Schools, the Asian Management Business Association, the Magnolia Soccer Club and the Denise Louie Education Center.