Arivva’s Board of Directors and Advisors are experts in their fields who volunteer their time and talents to ensure that the organization is sustainable, impactful, and true to its values and mission.

Executive Committee

Aryanna Conyer

Board Chair

HR, Dept. of the Navy 

Sarah Gray

Vice Chair

Marketing, Darwin Pet Foods

David Johnson


City of Tacoma (Ret.)

Julie Whitesel


Enrolled Accountant, The Doty Group, CPAs

Board Members

John Ashwoth

Miles Sand & Gravel

Myra Griffin

Director of Nursing, Clover Park Technical College (Ret.)

Deborah Howell

Workforce Central

Dave Parkhurst

Principal, GreenHaven Interactive

Angenette Pickett Call


Advisory Council

Esther Bennett

Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (Ret.)

Mike Curran

The Walsh Group

David Johnson

Development Engineer, City of Tacoma

Victoria Marques

Behavioral Health Specialist, Puget Sound ESD

Julie Peterson

Executive Director, Foundation for Healthy Generations

Nazzavae Spencer

Student, WWU

Executive Director

Dr. Dan Bissonnette

Arivva is a place of hope and opportunity.

Pierce Center for Arts & Technology, dba Arivva

402 Garfield Street South, Tacoma, WA 98444

Corporate address: PO Box 44046, Tacoma, WA 98448-0046

Send inquiries to info@arivva.org

Arivva’s organizational groundwork embraces anti-racism. Our mission is empowerment through mentorship and learning. There are things all of us can do to fight for racial justice. We invite you to join us in our commitment to listen and lead with courage, compassion, and humility so that life and lives can flourish in our communities. Black lives matter.

Arivva complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. See https://civilrights.findlaw.com/civil-rights-overview/what-are-civil-rights.html.