WAServes – Greater Puget Sound
Director, Westcare Foundation
John is a combat Vietnam War Veteran and a retired U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major. After completing his military service, Lee entered the public sector joining the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. In 1994 he was appointed as the agency Deputy Director and subsequently appointed Director on August 1, 2005 by Governor Christine Gregoire. After 22 years of public service, he retired on January 31, 2013. In January 2013 at the invitation of Dick Steinberg, WestCare CEO, John joined the National Board of Directors for the WestCare Foundation. He was then hired as the Senior Vice President, Northwest Region, in November 2015. He has served on the Army Chief of Staff Retiree Council and is a proud member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, Vietnam Veterans of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans, and the Association of the United States Army.