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MARK MILOSCIA
Executive Director
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Mark Miloscia, currently serves as the Executive Director for the Family Policy Institute of Washington (FPIW), the only state-wide Christian policy and advocacy organization in WA state, focusing on uniting Christians on Life, Family, Marriage, Parental Rights, Religious Freedom, and Christian Social Justice.

Mark served in the Senate as a Republican for one term from 2014-2018 after serving as a State Representative for seven terms as a Democrat from 1999-2013.

He is known as both a Pro-life leader and in the efforts to combat homelessness and drug addiction in the WA. He has served as Chair on the Senate State Government Committee, House Housing Committee, and both the House & Senate Accountability Committees. He has been selected to serve on the National Board of Examiners for the U.S. Department of Commerce Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, where he has assessed the performance of many organizations.

Mark Miloscia was born in Biloxi, MS and moved to New York City at six. He served as an Air Force officer and a B-52 pilot and contract manager for 10 years. He has a BS in Engineering from the Air Force Academy, an MA in Clinical Psychology from Chapman University, and an MBA from the University of North Dakota. He has also completed the Leadership Program at the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

He has worked as a lobbyist for the WA State Catholic Conference, as a substitute school teacher in the Federal Way School District and Catholic Archdiocese, as a Director for Goodwill Industries and as the Executive Director Federal Way Youth and Family Services. Mark also previously served as an elected commissioner for the Lakehaven Utility District.

Mark has been married to his wife Meschell for 40 years, and they have three children and 10 grandchildren.

Danille Turissini

DANILLE TURISSINI
Grassroots Director
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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.

ERIC MUNNEKE
Office Manager
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Eric Munneke is the office manager at Family Policy Institute of Washington.

Born and raised in Marysville, Washington, Eric grew up with three older sisters and attended a Christian school in Everett.  With four nephews and two nieces, Eric values the core tenets of family virtues. His mission at FPIW is to promote the unification of Christians on Life, Family, Marriage, Parental Rights, Religious Freedom, and Christian Social Justice in Washington State.

Eric attended Everett Christian School and Grace Academy Christian Schools growing up. His favorite subjects were history and Bible. Eric also gained an interest into politics while in high school and current events. Unclear after what to pursue after high school, Eric attended Everett Community College in Everett, Washington, earning an associates degree in 2009. From there he would attend Western Washington University majoring in Political Science.

Graduating in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Eric interned for Attorney General Rob McKenna’s campaign for Governor while working various jobs on the side at a music store, winery and a retail clothing company. During this time Eric also acquired his Paralegal Certification.

After Rob McKenna’s defeat in 2012, Eric decided to pursue another avenue of education and attended the Arizona Summit Law School in Phoenix, Arizona, earning a Juris Doctor in 2016.

Eric is now focused on policy issues here in Washington State. He plans to utilize his law degree over the course of his career in public policy and political lobbying.

Eric has returned to Marysville after 3 years in the desert. While he will always consider Arizona his second home, he is happy to be living in Washington once again.

Sarah

SARAH DAVENPORT-SMITH
Legislative Policy Network • Lobbyist
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Sarah Davenport-Smith is a wife, a mother and an advocate for Christian and conservative values. Her passion is to encourage, educate, and equip the Church to enter into a Christ-centered ambassadorship within our American political system.

She is a Government Relations Specialist, Municipal Funding Specialist, small business owner, Executive Life Coach, and former City Councilmember. She has worked both with local governments and non-profits for over 15 years and has helped her clients promote and pass pro-life and pro-family legislation.

Sarah currently assists the Family Policy Institute of Washington, Human Life of Washington, and several local municipalities with various consulting projects.

Judy

JUDY FENTON
Data Clerk • Church Outreach
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Redeemed by God’s grace, Judy Fenton has passion to see people embrace God’s plan for the family because it is a GOOD plan for everyone!

Judy has volunteered for FPIW since it was first founded, in 2007: calling churches, helping with signature gathering, etc.

Judy felt called to work on family policy issues in 1995 in Hawaii, thereby, founding the Grassroots Campaign to Inform Churches.  In Hawaii, she helped produce a voter guide for the Christian Coalition. Later, as a military wife in Texas, she volunteered with the Free Market Foundation.

In recent years, Judy has owned and operated a small food concessions business. She has assisted Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute with fundraiser banquets, and taught a preschool-age group at her church. In past years, she was secretary to the Consul General of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and a bookkeeper for Merrill-Lynch and small business.  Judy is a third-generation Seattleite and was privileged to attend Christian schools.

Judy is a mother of six, a former homeschooler, and grandmother of five.  She was a military wife for 20 years in Augsburg, West Germany; Monterey, California; West Berlin during the Cold War; Ft. Meade, Maryland; Oahu, Hawaii and Fort Hood, Texas. She has been married for 40 years to Mark, retired Army, who works with computer systems. They attend Calvary Chapel West Seattle.

Judy’s hobbies include sewing, gardening, and baking.