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Elizabeth Guerra

Board President

Elizabeth Guerra first moved to Walla Walla in 1998 to work at the Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC) in the Community Services division. In 2004, she left to attend Gonzaga School of Law. After earning her JD, she moved to Seattle and worked in the field of Civil Rights. In 2013, she returned to Walla Walla and to BMAC. She is now the Director of Community Services and works with programs for homeless families, parents seeking jobs and adult literacy. Elizabeth is committed to Trilogy Recovery Community's mission because Trilogy calls on youth, families, the community to work together to address the devastating effects of alcohol and other drug use. 


Patrick Spencer

Board Vice President

Patrick was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. He moved to Washington State in 1969 to start school where he received a bachelor’s degree and Ph.D from the University of Washington and master's degree from Western Washington University. He moved to Walla Walla in 1984 when he began working at Whitman College. Pat continues to work as a Professor of Geology at Whitman College and has formerly served as Chair of the Geology Department, Chair of Division of Science and Math, Chair of the Faculty, and Provost and Dean of the Faculty. His hobbies include fly fishing and cultivation of Bonsai. Pat has over 30 years in recovery and joined the Trilogy Board in order to make a difference for young people and their families who are struggling with similar issues.

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Ernie Filan

Board Treasurer

Ernie Filan is a member of Walla Walla Grain Growers and Pea and Lentil Association, and has been attending the Church Assembly of God for twenty-five years. When Ernie is not attending meetings he is busy working as a wheat and garbonzo farmer in Washington and Oregon. Ernie went to both Walla Walla High School and Walla Walla Community College. He and his wife have been married for 40 years and had 2 children, one of which passed away from a heroin overdose. It was this event that caused him to join Trilogy Recovery Community's board, and drived his commitment to support those suffering from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

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Lenna Buissink

Board Secretary 

Lenna Buissink, originally from Pullman, Washington, studied Elementary Education and History at Washington State University before becoming an elementary school teacher in Walla Walla. She retired in 2001, and in 2006 was introduced to Trilogy Recovery Community through her work with the first Family Support Group. When the board formed in 2010, Lenna was a clear choice as a member and served as the secretary until 2012, and starting again in 2018. Lenna also volunteers in the Walla Walla community through her role on the Human Services Advisory Board. Lenna Believes Trilogy is making huge strides in educating youth about substance use, challenging the stigma associated with addiction, and positively touching the lives of its youth and family members. Now that her two children are grown and out of the house, Lenna cares for her pet dog. In her spare moments, she volunteers at an assisted living facility, picks up a good book, or watches a Cougar football game.


Rebecca Lastoskie

Becca found her way to Walla Walla 14 years ago, the result of a reluctant compromise with her husband, John. Initially wary of small town living, they have become fond of being active members of Walla Walla. At 18 Becca set out on her own, putting herself through college while working as a waitress and bartender and finding that the fast-paced restaurant world suited her.  She attended community college and received her BA in Communication from Sacramento State.  A natural communicator and facilitator, she found success as a hairstylist but her calling was always in food service. In 2009 Becca and her husband opened GRAZE sandwich shop and now operate four stores, two in Walla Walla and two in Tri-Cities.  Always one to challenge herself, she has completed numerous marathons and other endurance races.  In the last two years she has studied the effects of alcohol through reading and study, and with extended periods of alcohol abstinence.  She is passionate about health and wellness and believes diet and exercise are key in recovery and mental health.  This year Rebecca and her husband will celebrate 20 years of marriage.  They are the proud parents of an 11-year-old and a 15-year old.


 Matthew McKern


 Elise O'Connell


Bob Ratcliff


Jason Adams


Becky Groom


Naiomy DeLaRocha

Trilogy Recovery Community
120 East Birch Street, Suite 14 
Walla Walla, WA, 99362

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