Our Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors partners with the leadership team to further our mission: to connect our neighbors with access to reliable transportation options that support healthy, independent living. Board members are responsible for executing the mission of Community in Motion, hiring and supervision of the Executive Director, and serving as ambassadors and advocates for the agency. If you’d welcome the opportunity to make a real difference on both individual and community levels, please consider applying for board membership.
Nina became a member of the Community In Motion board in late 2021. She has worked in the social work field in the Vancouver area for over ten years, during which time, she coordinated several community service programs including a local transportation program designed for older adults. Additionally, she has worked in the mental health field as well in the medical healthcare field, providing support to individuals in need. Because of her work, Nina is acutely aware of the crucial function that Community In Motion provides; increasing access to needed services and social connections that ultimately help community members maintain full and independent lives.
Walt joined our Board and became a volunteer driver with us in September 2020. He is currently the Board Treasurer. Previously, he managed C-VAN for over 20 years and is considered an expert in accessible transportation and the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). He has strong connections with local community resource providers. Walt believes accessible transportation is crucial if we want to grow as a community and benefit from the contributions of people with disabilities and seniors.
Darla has been a board member since late spring of 2022. She has worked in the field of intellectual &/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) for the past 30 years, and is the director of PEACE NW. With her experience in I/DD field, Darla can help bridge the connection between this agency and the community of individuals with disabilities in SW WA. Transportation is a primary need for individuals who experience disabilities to be able to access their community, this agency works tirelessly to make sure that all individuals have access to transportation.
Debbie became a board member in early 2021. A member of Giving Group Realty at Keller Williams, Debbie brings over 20 years of professionalism in business and marketing skills. Her background includes restaurant management, administrative accounting, and raising a family. Debbie settled in Vancouver, Washington at the age of 20 to raise her family and is proud to be a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Along with this Debbie has the heart to serve in her community and has focused on serving the elderly. She believes that mobility and socialization are a vital part for all of us.
Tangee began volunteering on the Board in 2017 and is the current Board President. With an extensive background in corporate marketing, she brings a wealth of experience and talent to her role on the Board. Tangee understands commitment to the mission and, for her, it’s also personal. With a senior family member who suddenly needed to get to important medical appointments, the services offered through the agency proved to be an invaluable lifeline. Tangee continues to grow awareness of the agency and the life-enriching benefits it brings to some of those most in need in our community.
Community in Motion owes our continued success to the dedication and hard work of our talented staff members. Each one has a passion for pursuing diversity, equality and inclusion in our community through access to transportation.
Jeananne Edwards —Executive Director
Jeananne became the Executive Director in 2021 after joining the agency in 2019 to help launch the Volunteer Driver Program. Previously she managed call centers for the car rental industry and early education centers. Jeananne believes the lack of transportation prevents many being from connecting with needed resources to maintain a healthy, independent life. She feels fortunate to be in an organization dedicated to finding transportation solutions for those in our community. Jeananne loves bicycling and exploring the PNW. She feels our personal mission should be to help each other and above all, be nice.
Michael Kelly —Transportation Services Manager
Michael joined our organization in 2007. After working on the “front lines” of the call center for a number of years, he brings a ground-floor perspective to the management team. Helping people is a value that was instilled into Michael from a very young age. He finds it interesting to learn how different modes of transportation interact with each other. Working to ensure that Community in Motion’s programs work safely, efficiently and reliably is what drives him each day.
Angel Kettwig —HR / Administrative Coordinator
Angel began as a temp in the call center in 2015. She loves working behind the scenes to make sure everything is running smoothly for those in the community who need our services. From an early age, Angel has found it fulfilling to provide whatever help she can for those who need it.
Maggie Lund —Transportation Program Specialist
Maggie has been with the agency since 2011, working with the specialty transportation programs, including the Bike-to-Work program. She enjoys working with our community partners to provide safe and reliable transportation for employment, medical and other basic services.
Our Funders, Partners & Supporters
Our Core Program Funders
Our Partners in Service
- Accessible Transportation Community Initiative (ATCI)
- Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of SW WA
- Battle Ground HealthCare
- City of Vancouver
- Clark County
- Clark County Commission on Aging
- Clark County Food Bank
- Clark County Public Health
- Clark County Veterans Assistance Center
- Community Health Plan of Washington
- Community Transportation Association of the Northwest (CTANW)
- Consumer Voices are Born (CVAB)
- Council for the Homeless
- Cowlitz Indian Tribe
- Cowlitz Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG)
- Employers Overload
- Employment Access Committee
- Evergreen School District
- First Choice Employment
- Goodwill Job Connection
- Gorge TransLink
- Kaiser Permanente
- Keys to Advancement
- Klickitat/Skamania Interagency Partners
- Longview Community Resource Partners
- Meals on Wheels
- Molina Healthcare
- Nonprofit Network of Southwest Washington
- Peace Health
- Senior Services Network / Retirement Connections
- Share Vancouver
- Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council (RTC)
- Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
- Vancouver Free Clinic
- Vancouver Housing Authority
- Vancouver School District
- Washington State DSHS
- Wheels Deals
- Workforce Southwest Washington
- Yellow Brick Road
Our Mission and Core Values
Our mission is to connect our neighbors with access to reliable transportation options that support healthy, independent living.
Our Core Values
We serve our community by continuously seeking to understand and meet the changing needs of the community both externally and internally. We demonstrate P.R.I.D.E. in all of our actions and interactions:
- Passion by putting our enthusiasm, heart and mind in our work to give the very best to those we serve
- Respect of self and others to maintain and improve our services and workplace
- Integrity through our work in a way that is honest, transparent and ethical
- Dependability by maintaining a standard of excellence in our work so that our internal and external customers, partners and community can rely on us
- Empathy by showing clients and the community that our service comes from a place of caring and understanding
Since 1946, our agency has housed a number of different programs supporting seniors, people with disabilities, youth, and other at-risk populations in Southwest Washington. The agency began as the Clark County Council of Community Agencies. In 1951, we expanded and became the Vancouver Council of Social Agencies. In 1957, we again looked at area needs and incorporated with a focus on social planning and fundraising in Clark County. Two years later, a Committee on Aging was formed to look at ways to support our aging population. In 1990, the agency’s name changed to Human Services Council (HSC) to reflect our mission of helping people. In 2021, our agency again changed its name, this time to Community in Motion, reflecting our agency’s role in providing community transportation services.
Our agency has evolved with the changing needs of our community and has always been deeply committed to connecting our neighbors in southwest Washington with each other, and with the services that enrich their lives. This mission comes to the forefront with Community in Motion. Below are a few of the more recent milestones that brought us to where we are today.
Non-Emergency Medical Transportation begins to provide people on Medicaid with transportation assistance to get to their medical appointments.
Employment Transportation begins, funded through consolidated grants from WSDOT to help Clark County residents get to their jobs and job-related activities.
Reserve-A-Ride begins to help with medical transportation needs so those without Medicaid assistance can get to life-sustaining medical appointments.
We conduct our first Bike to Work training to help people who don’t live on bus lines get to bus stops.
The Mobility Management Program begins to identify transportation system gaps and collaborate with community organizations to match consumer needs with transportation resources.
Launch of Volunteers in Motion which allows us to provide rides in Clark County for people over 65 or with a disability with the help of volunteer drivers.
The agency updates our name and logo once again to Community in Motion to highlight our emphasis on connecting people with the transportation they need to lead healthy, independent lives.