|Willamette Leadership Academy||
Name: COL Jeremy Coombs
Position: Program Director/Corp Commander
Education: 4 years USMC Infantry/BA History from UO. Masters in Education with certification in Social Studies/Language Arts for middle and high school from Western Oregon University
Years at WLA: since 2011
Comment: It is a great pleasure to watch our students overcome their obstacles and become a effective leaders within their communities. It is my goal to ensure that all of our students receive an equitable opportunity to achieve their own goals and dreams.
Name: Ms. Roberta Howard
Position: Executive Director
Education: Med; MS, BHT, LCC University of Arizona
Years at WLA: since 2017
Comment: Roberta Howard has twenty-seven years of education experience from educational instructor, coach, school administrator, curriculum director and interim superintendent as well as fifteen years of behavioral
Name: CSM James Brainard
Position: Command Sergeant Major
Education: High School Graduate and some college
Years at WLA: Since 2008
Comment: NO EXCUSES! I pride myself on being fair yet firm, while maintaining open communication with the students. It is very important to me to rise to the challenge of seeing our students become productive members of society.
Name: Ms. Sheryl Moss
Position: Financial Manager
Education: Accounting Degree
Years at WLA: since 2001
Comment: Born and raised in the Eugene area. Graduated from Elmira High in 1984. Married 27 years. Have 22 year old daughter. Graduated college in 2001. Before college I had various jobs. Waitress, Secretary, Apt. Manager, Day Care provider and even a painter. However working at WLA has definitely been the most rewarding.
Name: Ms. Melanie Green
Education: High School Graduate
Years at WLA: since 2010
Comment: I moved around a lot before moving to Veneta 21 years ago. I have been married 33 years and have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. I enjoy working at WLA and seeing the positive change it can have on the students.
Name: WO 1 Jacob Strandlien
Position: Network Administrator
Education: Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science
Years at WLA: since 2015
Comment: I was born and raised in the Eugene area, and graduated from South Eugene High School in 2000. I've been married since 2012 and now have one son. I do freelance computer repair part time alongside managing the network at WLA.
Name: Mandy Trozelle
Position: Bus Driver
Years at WLA: Cottage Grove Bus Driver
Name: Deanne Blackburn
Position: Eugene Bus Driver
Years at WLA: Since 2014
Comment: Everything happens for a reason, it's up to you to learn from it. I enjoy helping our youth discover their potential so they can have a promising future.