For over 60 years, Columbia Industries has focused on developing the employment skills of people with disabilities (our clients). CI is led by a capable staff and governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors.

Leadership Team

Michael Novakovich

President and CEO

Marie Lathim

Chief Administrative and
Human Resources Officer

Kim Pierret

Chief Financial Officer

Executive Board

Board Chair

Theresa Buckendorf

Apollo Mechanical Contractors

Vice Chair

Eric Martuscelli

MDU Utilities Group

Past Chair

Joel Ockey

Cornerstone Wealth Strategies


Rick Millikin

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.


Sandra Gladstone

SIGN Fracture Care (ret.)

Board Members

Neal Taylor

Gravis Law

Steve Osborne

Benton County District Court (ret.)

Debbie Cox


Karl Dye


Kedrich Jackson

American Tax Consultants

Dana Storms

Battelle /Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Sen. Nikki Torres

Washington State Senator, 15th Legislative District