Board of Directors
Kristina L. Mayer, Ed. D. has spent her career focused on improving conditions for children and youth primarily in education. In 2023, Kristina will serve as a Guardian ad Litem in Jefferson County focused on advocacy for children in the Juvenile and Family Court systems.
In 2021, Kristina retired form her consulting practice which was focused on building the capacity of the nonprofit sector and K-12 education. She helped nonprofit leaders build organizational and board capacity to focus on results. Dr. Mayer also retired from the UW Bothell School of Nursing and Health Studies faculty where she taught in the BSN and Health Studies programs.
Dr. Mayer has degrees from Seattle University, Gonzaga University, and the Fielding Graduate University. She is also a member of the Seattle Leadership Tomorrow class of 2001. Prior to launching her consulting career, Kristina was a program office for nearly a decade at both the Stuart Foundation and the Washington Mutual Foundation. Prior to that, she spent 20 years working in education as a teacher, administrator, and advocate.
Dr. Mayer’s professional accomplishments include founding the Jefferson Community Foundation (JCF), spearheading the Washington Initiative for National Board Certification (NBPTS), co-creating the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession (CSTP), and co-creating the Nicaragua 2001 Foundation. Kristina has been active in public service through three gubernatorial appoints where she has served on the state Board of Education, on the Washington State Transitional Bilingual Instructional program proviso task force, and the Washington State Charter School Commission. In 2019, Kristina was elected to serve on the Chimacum School District Board of Directors in District #3.
Dr. Mayer served for five years as a member of the Women’s Funding Alliance Board of Directors working to advance economic opportunity and leadership for women and girls in Washington State. Kristina is also a charter member of the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers and an emeritus member of the Philanthropy Northwest Board of Directors. She has also served on the Books for Kids and Dollars for Scholars Boards.
Kristina is an enthusiastic gardener, lover all things vintage, and she enjoys cultural activities such as plays, music, dance, and movies. She is a native Washingtonian and has lived in Jefferson County since 1989. She currently lives on a chestnut farm in Chimacum’s District #3.
By the summer of 1999 Tami and her family had driven through the community of Chimacum many times on their way to visit Discovery Bay. Each time the Kitsap County native thought, “What a fantastic place! Wouldn’t it be great to raise the girls here?” That summer opportunity knocked, and the Robocker family came to stay.
With both girls enrolled in Chimacum, Tami quickly became a fixture at the school and in the community. Tami happily participated as a classroom volunteer, helped organize fall carnivals, coached Destination Imagination, worked in the PTA, and teamed with other parents in support of the Chimacum Band Boosters. She started a business in Hadlock that gave her further opportunity to get to know the community and give back to the area she proudly adopted as home.
As time passed, both of her girls walked across the stage at Chimacum High School graduation and went on to successful careers. Tami remained involved with the community, volunteering for such events as the Chimacum Arts & Craft Fair, and connecting with people at her place of business. Tami also remained committed to the success of Chimacum students, teachers, staff, and school board, and when opportunity knocked a second time she was happy for the chance to serve her community as part of the Chimacum School Board. She’s here to listen, provide guidance through policy and planning, support the staff team in building great programs, and work to keep Chimacum Schools a fantastic place to learn, grow, and work.
Kathryn Lamka grew up in Michigan and attended Michigan State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in German Education and a Master of Arts in Secondary Education. She taught German for ten years in the South Redford School District. When enrollments in the district declined, she was able to pursue another of her dreams-- working for IBM as a Systems Engineer. While in Detroit, she worked exclusively with General Motors. She accidentally “found” Seattle while on a business trip and began lobbying for a move to the Pacific Northwest. With IBM in Seattle, she supported many large companies and established a consultancy to introduce electronically supported meeting facilitation and decision making.
After fifteen years at IBM, she left to continue the meeting facilitation using a software product developed by a startup company called Meetingworks. It was at this time that she felt like she had come “full circle” to combine her teaching skills with her technical skills. Each meeting involved creating a process to lead a group to a desired end, whether it be strategic planning, problem solving, team building, process improvement or project prioritization.
Kathryn and husband Neil Lamka moved from Seattle to Port Ludlow in 2004, where she was able to conduct meetings remotely using their software. In 2010, she retired and joined the world of volunteering.
She served on the board of the Jefferson Land Trust for eight years, as President of her local water district board for seven years, and as President of Jefferson Solar Group, a local group of solar enthusiasts who installed a large solar array at the Jefferson County Airport. In 2017, she joined the board of The Community Wellness Project (CWP), whose mission is to cultivate the health, resiliency and wellbeing of students and families in Jefferson County. The focus has been on Chimacum, where CWP has helped secure major grant funding for introducing Farm to School components such as school gardens at all levels, equipment upgrades for the cafeteria to process local foods, and CTE programming to broaden the scope of the Culinary Arts and Horticulture classes.
For the past nine years, Kathryn has been tutoring in the Chimacum Elementary School, both in math and English/Language Arts. She is also a member of the Wellness Committee, a board appointed committee to implement the District’s Wellness Policy. She is an avid spin cyclist and enjoys gardening, walking, cooking, and traveling.
Kathryn joins the board with the hope that we can continue to shine a light on Chimacum’s heritage and provide excellent opportunities and healthy options for all students in the District.
Mike Aman grew up in Jefferson County for 17 of his first 18 years. He started out in the Port Townsend school district but switched to Chimacum in sixth grade going on to graduate in 1987. A short stint in the US Army led him back home for good. Not long after that he embarked on the journey of fatherhood and his two kids were raised mostly here in Chimacum except for a few short years in Wisconsin with their mother.
With his kids participating in many different extracurricular activities, he soon found himself involved quite heavily in the Chimacum school district. From being a band dad, a cheer dad, a choir dad and even a drama club dad; if the kids were there so was he.
Mike has served on a number of boards in the community ranging from Chimacum Band Boosters Association, Big Blue Boosters, the Rhody Festival board and also a church board. He also spent over 20 years working with youth at a local church. He is relying on this bit of experience to help him as he endeavors to do his best to serve the kids of Chimacum.
Mike has been working at Carl’s Building Supply since 1999 and has a real knack for remembering peoples names over the years. His familiarity with so many residents of the East Jefferson County community is his baseline in connecting and encouraging families to be more involved in the Chimacum school district.
One of his core values, “Treat others the way you want to be treated” is a character trait that is a positive ideal he shares wherever he goes.
Roxanne Hudson, Ph.D. is a professor of special education at the University of Washington and a former special education teacher. She is passionate about educational equity for all students and has expertise in early literacy intervention for a wide range of children. Roxanne grew up in Bellingham and has a BA from Gonzaga University, a M.Ed. from Western Washington University and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida. She previously taught in the Bellingham School District and for the ESD 189 in addition to teaching in Florida. She has worked at the UW since 2006 and helps to prepare special education teachers and researchers focused on effective reading intervention for all students. She is also the co-owner of SpringRain Farm & Orchard with her husband John where they grow organic produce, berries, eggs, and poultry since 2009. If you walk along the Rick Tollefson trail, you can see many of the farm activities. She has a deep commitment to community service and has served on the Board of the Jefferson County Farmers Market, as a school volunteer, and provided consultation services to many rural school districts seeking to improve their reading instruction. Roxanne lives across from the school and is proud to serve Chimacum’s district #1. As a board member, she is excited to support the work of everyone in the district to be a caring community for courageous learners where every student is known by name, strength, and need.
Reid Martin, Student Director
Isaac Johnson, Student Director