Motivated by her faith in God and love for her country, Danille Turissini has made it her life’s ambition to empower, energize, and engage citizens in a lifestyle of advocacy and community bridge-building.Her involvement in public policy and grassroots networking spans over 35 years and three states, including her home state of California, Pennsylvania, and Washington.
Danille has served as the Family Policy Institute of Washington (FPIW) Grassroots Director since December 2012. As such, she develops and facilitates FPIW’s signature training programs, Olympia 101 Citizen Orientation Training, and Olympia 301 Citizen Lobby Bootcamp.
She received most of her foundational experience in grassroots networking in Pennsylvania as a volunteer with the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, the Pennsylvania Family Institute, and Rick Santorum for U.S. Senate. In 2004, her grassroots training was put to the test in the northwest as the Republican National Committee, Washington State Church Outreach Coordinator, during the Bush-Cheney ’04 reelection campaign. She was the state coordinator for Mike Huckabee’s 2008 presidential bid.
In 2005, Danille turned toward Olympia as the grassroots director for Washington Evangelicals for Responsible Government (WERG) and Positive Christian Agenda. In August 2007, her work was featured in the award-winning, internationally acclaimed CNN-Christiane Amanpour documentary, “God’s Christian Warriors.”
Danille is a former journalist and a graduate of RULE VIII, the Penn State University Rural Leadership Program, for which she was recognized by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for “Demonstrating a Commitment to Solving Community Problems.”
Her local community involvement includes founding member, Team Jefferson Economic Development Council; co-founder PEAK Leadership Program; Port Ludlow Village Council Emergency Management Committee; East Jefferson County Rotary Club; and attends Calvary Community Church, Port Townsend.
Danille resides in Port Ludlow with Dave, her husband of 38 years and the Program Manager for Sound Transit Express Bus Service. Together, they have five children, including a son-in-law and daughter-in-law; five grandchildren; an umbrella cockatoo named Daisy; and their two Vizsla dogs, Jasper and Ruby.