Join us next week, Wednesday, May 31 at Noon for a listening session that will allow BUILD membership to hear from the nominees. Membership will have an opportunity to ask questions in order to select their next Co-Chair.
My name is Sherina James (she/her) and I am a dedicated public servant with 18 years of experience in state service. Currently, I am a grant manager for the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy at the Department of Commerce, where I have been for the past seven years. Prior to that, I worked in the Victim Services Department at the Department of Corrections.
In addition to my work in state government, I am also an active member of BUILD, a community organization dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. I have been involved with BUILD since its kick-off event in 2019 and am currently serving as the Interim Co-Chair of the Membership Support and Engagement subcommittee. I am passionate about supporting the goals of BUILD. Let's keep building together!
L. Denice Randle is the Workforce Recruitment Strategic Advisor for CSD, HQ in the office of the Director. She comes to DSHS having spent her career serving as a champion for educational equity for youth and young adults from diverse and underserved communities.
She earned a BA in English Language Arts from Whitworth University via a full-ride scholarship through the Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative. Desiring to impact her community by empowering youth, Denice went on to earn a Master's in Education with teaching certification from Pacific Lutheran University. Throughout her career, she has led with excellence in a variety of leadership roles including being a classroom teacher in Tacoma; a non-profit director of education and employment; an assistant principal of a public high school in Seattle; a regional director of college readiness for a district and most recently the executive director of an educational non-profit serving scholars in grades 2-12 in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma. Early in her career, Pierce College named her a Distinguished Alumni for her community impact and achievements.
Denice is a servant at heart and gives of her time and resources to a variety of organizations and institutions. Since 2015, she has served on the Board of Trustees for her alma mater, Whitworth University. She volunteers to assist young adults with developing their interview skills and has served as the 2021 keynote speaker for the City of Lakewood’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. In her free time, she enjoys singing in her church’s choir, indulging in diverse cuisine and spending quality time in community.
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