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Current Members

Bob Roegner - Board Chair

Highline College Trustee Bob RoegnerBob Roegner was appointed to the Board of Trustees on January 3, 2011. He served as mayor of Auburn from 1981-1993, the chief deputy county assessor from 1994-2001 and the head of King County’s Records, Elections and Licensing Services Division from 2001-2003. Mr. Roegner retired in 2003, but has maintained an active civic life. He currently serves on the King County Personnel Board and Federal Way Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. In addition, Mr. Roegner serves on the board of the Federal Way Boys & Girls Club and Friends of the Hylebos, a local nonprofit that works to protect and restore streams, wetlands, forests and open space in the Hylebos watershed. He also works part time consulting to governments on management and human resources issues and writes a political column for the Federal Way Mirror. He is the former president of the Association of Washington Cities and the Suburban Cities Association. Mr. Roegner earned a master’s in Sociology from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash., and attended Peninsula Community College in Port Angeles, Wash. He lives in Federal Way.

Dan Altmayer

Highline College Trustee Dan AltmayerDan Altmayer was appointed to the Board of Trustees October 1, 2008. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BA in Political Science (International Relations) and a minor in German. Soon after graduating, Dan went on Active Duty in the US Army until 1992 then continued to serve in both the Washington Army National Guard and the US Army Reserve. He retired as a Major with 24 years of service in 2004. He has been awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal; the Meritorious Service Medal; and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Dan has been a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments since 1992 and has earned the Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS) designation from the College for Financial Planning. He currently chairs the Board of Directors for the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce; serves on the Advisory Council for Communities in Schools; and recently served as the Vice President of the Highline Community College Foundation. In this capacity, he co-chaired the capital campaign for HCC's Marine Science Technology Center. In November 2008 Dan was recognized for this leadership role by the Council for Resource Development (CRD) with the Outstanding Volunteer Campus Impact Award. Dan is a Master Scuba Diver and enjoys diving in warm, tropical regions of the world.

Debrena Jackson Gandy

Highline College Trustee Debrena Jackson GandyDebrena Jackson Gandy was appointed to the Board of Trustees October 15, 2010. Ms. Gandy is a two-time national best-selling author of “Sacred Pampering Principles” and “All the Joy You Can Stand,” business consultant, trainer, national seminar leader, performance coach, strategic marketing consultant and personal development expert. She is also owner of Masterminds, a speaking, training, consulting and performance coaching firm, and has been named as an Outstanding Young Woman of America, to the Who's Who Among Business and Professional Women and to Who's Who Among Minority Executives. She has been featured in national publications, including Oprah Winfrey’s O magazine, Woman’s Day, Ebony, Essence and Black Enterprise, and has appeared on various national and regional TV shows, including CNN, CNN Live and Good Day New York. She also has been a guest on more than 40 radio shows and Winfrey’s website, She is a graduate of Pepperdine University with a major in business and a minor in marketing. Ms. Gandy resides in Des Moines.

Fred Mendoza

Highline College Trustee Fred MendozaFred Mendoza was appointed to the Board of Trustees November 21, 2011. After 30 years of public and private law practice, Mendoza founded Mendoza Law Center, PLLC in 2007. Located in Normandy Park, Mendoza Law Center represents a wide range of local, regional and national companies and organizations in all aspects of business, real estate and litigation. Prior to entering the private law sector, Mendoza served as King County deputy prosecuting attorney in the criminal and fraud divisions. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. Mendoza is a dedicated community volunteer. His current public service positions include serving as Board Member and Chair of The Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind, Vice Chair of the Washington State Public Stadium Authority and Member of the Board of Trustees of Highline Medical Center. He was a founding member of the board of Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence. He is an avid soccer fan who has served nonprofits such as Soccer in the Streets, Washington State Youth Soccer Association and Sounders Youth Soccer Foundation. He coached the Highline High School Girls Soccer team for six years. He lives in Normandy Park.

Sili Savusa

Highline College Trustee Sili SavusaSili Savusa was appointed to the Board of Trustees June 17, 2013. She has over 20 years of experience in leadership and community service positions involving policy development, cross cultural coalition building, and community organizing for social justice issues. Ms. Savusa is currently the executive director of the White Center Community Development Association, which promotes the development of White Center through leadership opportunities and community-led, neighborhood initiatives. She also serves on the Governor’s Commission on Closing the Achievement Gap, the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs committee and Community Center for Education Results steering committee. Previously, Ms. Savusa served on the Highline School Board until 2011 and has served as the Family Center Coordinator for Southwest Youth and Family Services. She is also the founder of the first Samoan/Pacific Islander Parent Teacher Student Association in the nation, which works to address education issues impacting Pacific Islander students and their families. She attended Seattle Central Community College, obtaining an AA degree and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Washington. Ms. Savusa lives in South Seattle.