Joyce Walters was named Executive Director of InvestED in June 2017. She has focused her efforts on supporting public education in the U.S. as CEO and founder of her own consulting firm. In 2015, Joyce finished her Professional Interim Executive Director training and has successfully completed three Interim Executive Director assignments ranging from six to nine months in duration, including two King County assignments and most recently the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Tacoma/Pierce County. Prior to this, she spent over twenty years working at the Boeing Company. Her last position, Corporate Director for Education and Workforce Initiatives, focused on building the company's education investment strategies for early learning and primary and secondary education. Joyce serves on Governor Inslee's STEM Education Innovation Alliance Leadership Team.


Lacy Moran joined the InvestED team in October of 2016 as the Interim Development Director. She began her career in fundraising in 2001, working primarily for nonprofit organizations with a focus on education. Most recently, she served as the Director of Development and Capital Campaign at Assets School in Honolulu, Hawaii.  




Judy Simpson was named Event Manager in 2013 to increase InvestED's awareness statewide. She's enthusiastic about InvestED’s help moving students toward a brighter future. Her over 15 years of event experience includes The Museum of Flight, New Beginnings and Northwest Flower & Garden Show. Judy joined InvestED in July 2008 and continues to provide marketing, communications and Board support.





Ashley Clingan began part-time in June 2016 as the new Program Coordinator for InvestED. She is passionate about helping children and youth reach their fullest potential. Prior to coming to InvestED, she worked in Thurston County's CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program as a Guardian ad Litem and volunteer specialist. She attended University of Washington for undergraduate and later obtained a certificate in Nonprofit Management. Ashley lives in West Seattle with her husband and toddler and together, they love exploring all the great things the PNW has to offer.


Cathy Roe earned bachelors and masters degrees in Mathematics from Duke and Rutgers Universities. Later, she returned to school and studied accounting and business at 2 community colleges and Temple University. In 2003 Cathy earned a Masters of Accountancy degree from the College of Charleston. She was among the first generation of female partners of CPA firms in South Carolina. Cathy has been the controller of 2 small businesses and 2 nonprofit organizations that served women and low-income communities. She worked for a shelter for victims of domestic violence and has taught Introductory Accounting. Before joining InvestED Cathy was the Tax Manager at Jacobson Jarvis & Co, PLLC for 7 years working with individuals and nonprofit organizations.


InvestED draws support from a dedicated 15-member board, and other volunteers who serve in our statewide Educator Ambassador Program IDEA. Those members meet with our board twice a year to discuss statewide strategies for programming, fundraising, and supporting each other.