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

Dr. Frank Hewins

Board Chair

Prinicpal, Spring Academy

Aryanna Conyer

Vice Chair

Dept of Emergency Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center

Sarah Gray


Marketing Manager, Actriv Healthcare

Board Members

Dr. Paul Ban

Child & Family Behavioral Health, Madigan (Ret.)

Myra Griffin

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

Deborah Howell

Workforce Central

Amy Hoyte

Executive Director, Rebuilding Together South Sound

Dave Parkhurst

Principal, GreenHaven Interactive

Kathryn (KaCe) Whitacre

Visual Artist, A2Z Studios

Advisory Council

Esther Bennett

Administrator, 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


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.