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"Teaching Students How to Think, not What to Think"

Who we are: The Washington Future Problem Solving Program, a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, helps provide opportunities for students to develop 21st Century skills. WA FPS was one of the earlier affiliate programs in the 49 year existence of the Future Problem Solving Program International. As a chartered affiliate, the Washington Affiliate provides the infrastructure for young people (grades 4-12) in Washington and mentored regions to participate in the program, provides training, and supports coaches.


The organization's day-to-day business is conducted by the Affiliate Director. The Evaluation Director coordinates all of the evaluations throughout the year. The Board of Directors meet at least twice per year and volunteer at the State Bowl. 

John Buissink

Affiliate Director

Walla Walla SD Retiree

Ann Foreyt

Evaluation Director


Matt Bohannan


2022-2024 Term

Northshore SD

Michelle Gordon

Vice President

2022-2024 Term

Tahoma SD


Debby Benzinger

Board Secretary

2020-2024 Term

Bellevue SD Retiree

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Gayl Buissink

Board Treasurer

2023-2024 Term

Walla Walla SD Retiree


Kari Grambo

Member at Large

2023-2027 Term

Spokane, WA

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Kari Beyer

Member at Large

2021-2025 Term

Cle Elum SD

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