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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 48 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 operations are overseen by the Affiliate Director and the Evaluation Director, who are governed by the Board of Directors.

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

2022-2023 Term

Walla Walla SD Retiree

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Melissa Cornelsen

Member at Large

2019-2023 Term

Bellingham SD

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Kari Beyer

Social Media Manager

North River SD

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