Committee members

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 Labor Council. She also serves as an executive board member for the Puget Sound Labor Agency, and as a member of the Move Seattle Levy Oversight Committee. She has also served as the vice chair of the King County Economic Opportunity and Empowerment Advisory Board and participated on Mayor Durkin’s Affordable Middle Income Advisory Committee. 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 that she established in November 2006. Ms. Garrett has been working in the collection industry since 1987 where she started out as a collector for Comp-U-Check, Inc. in Southfield, MI (a national check guarantee company) and has had years of exemplary experience as a national industry executive. She has served as President of Tabor 100 for the past eleven years, an association of entrepreneurs and business advocates who are committed to economic power, educational excellence and social equity for African-Americans and the community at large. Additionally Ms. Garrett is an at-large appointee of the King County Civil Rights Commission, an Advisory Committee member of the Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises and a board member of the Washington Economic Development Finance Authority. She also serves as a commissioner on the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) as well as being a member of the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club Advisory Board, an Executive board member of Mt. Calvary COGIC and a Member of the NAACP, American Collectors Association, and the Washington Collectors Association.

Janice R. Greene, PhD retired after a successful career with The Boeing Company. For 20 years, she led Commercial Airplanes supplier diversity strategy, economic development, and business intelligence. During her tenure at Boeing, Dr. Greene had responsibility for maintaining strategic alliances with domestic and international agencies, global business intelligence, utilizing procurement systems and external providers to support supply chain strategies. In addition to expertise in supply chain, she has over 15 years of experience in manufacturing and operations.

In August 2017, Dr. Greene became President/CEO of Women’s Business Enterprise Council Pacific, creating an exciting opportunity to pursue her passion for economic development for women-owned businesses.

Dr. Greene has served on several executive boards, including WEConnect International, a global organization focused on creating opportunities for women-owned businesses. She continues to collaborate with several business development organizations that support diverse companies. Dr. Greene has a BS and MS in Management and a Ph.D. in Strategy, Project and Program Management.

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 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.

Fernando Martinez leads the Northwest Mountain MSDC as Board Secretary, 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 has been actively involved in civil rights activism since being a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he worked as a community organizer in his home neighborhood, the West Side of Chicago. After leaving the university, he joined the Air Force and served as an Air Force medic in Vietnam. After his service, Mr. Quasim began working in health services and on 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 African American 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 Program 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 a public relations and communications consultant with well-documented success developing and implementing internal and external communications programs. She is President and owner of Tagging Along Communications, LLC.  She has worked as President of AsiaNet Marketing Resources, as Director of Communications at Shoreline Community College and 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 a board member of Sister Schools, the Asian Management Business Association, the Magnolia Soccer Club and the Denise Louie Education Center where she was honored with The Denise Louie Education Center Dream Award in 2019 in recognition of her community activism.  She is a graduate of the Purdue University Krannert School of Management.