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.
William joined the Board in fall of 2022. Newly transplanted from New Mexico, William was impressed with the mission and services of Community in Motion. With over 15 year of healthcare experience, he brings a knowledge base from the home health and hospice industry. William sees the struggles that clients endure getting home from a hospital stay or getting to doctor appointments. He hopes to assist in the mission of Community in Motion to have people independently age in place with dignity in their own homes.
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.
Maria is the newest member of the Board of Directors. She has lived in the S/W Washington area for over 40 years and has worked in Social Services and knows the needs of our community. She is bi-lingual Spanish and has worked with this population in Vancouver. Their needs are many including transportation to and from doctor appointments, medical treatments, and picking up prescription medicines, but language skills prevent them from accessing help. As a Chaplain she sees many elderly, disabled, and recovering patients who need transportation services. Community in Motion is a much needed service.
Leslie became a board member in early spring of 2021 and is the current Board Vice President. She brings expertise in banking, lending, and management for the last 21 years. A native to the Pacific Northwest, Leslie has a strong sense of devotion to the non-profit sector after working and volunteering in underserved communities. This experience has given her an appreciation for the work accomplished by Community in Motion and a desire in helping others.
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.
Teresa Andrus —Transportation Services Manager
Teresa began as a Customer Service Representative in 2016 and took on the role of Transportation Services Manager in January 2023. She has an extensive background in medical clinic management, mental health program support and inpatient substance use disorder treatment. Teresa knows firsthand the importance for clients to have access to much needed medical care and treatment. Teresa’s goal in her work is to help bridge the gaps and to break the barriers to transportation for Community In Motion’s clients and our community partners. Teresa enjoys traveling to New England and attending hockey, baseball, and soccer events.
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.
Gerina Hatch —Mobility Manager
Gerina began her journey at Community in Motion as an Office and Billing Assistant in 2021 and in 2023 became the Mobility Manager. After a major car accident left her feeling devastated and damaged, she returned to school to regain confidence and collect new skills. Her passion for connecting people with resources and excitement about the many opportunities we can provide, made her an ideal fit with an amazing team.
Angel Kettwig —HR Manager
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.
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.