Hello, I am Bil Caillier. My purpose for wanting to re-join BOD:
I see this time as the opportunity to expand volleyball after Covid set us back. I am firm that the clubs are the answer to this growth and all my focus will be on how to support and help clubs grow. That is not a simple problem to solve but it will be at the core of all my discussions and decisions.
I also feel that a few clear rules are better than too many. To me, too many rules become complex and then a lot of time will be spent trying to understand the rules or policing them.
I love setting goals, measuring progress, and then adjusting along with accountability and transparency throughout the process.
I believe that it is our region’s responsibility (staff and BOD) to strive to unite our volleyball community for these things. Volleyball is a great tool for bringing us together and being human to one another.
My name is Molly Donahue, and I am excited to submit my application to the Board of Directors of Puget Sound Region Volleyball. My passions are for youth mentoring and volleyball development, and I hope to be considered for this position.
I have lived in the Pacific Northwest my whole life – I played for Cascade Volleyball Club in high school, competed in college at Lewis & Clark College, and now am proud to be the head volleyball coach at Edmonds Woodway High School and College Place Middle School. I have been active as an adult in the PSRVB community since 2015. As a club coach for Bothell Volleyball Club from 2015 until 2021, I became interested in officiating when I observed a shortage of qualified officials in our region. I joined as a Provisional in 2016 and have been officiating both in-region and out of region for the past 8 seasons. In spring 2023, I received my Regional rating. In addition to PSR, I am also an active NCAA official with the Western Washington Board of Collegiate Officials and serve as the board treasurer for the organization.
Outside of volleyball, I am the Director of Development at Bloodworks Northwest. I have worked in fundraising and non-profit positions for 8 years. I am also the co-chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Council at Bloodworks and was responsible for launching the Employee Resource Group (ERG) initiative this past spring, launching groups for LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and Disabled coworkers.
I am dedicated to serving others. While PSRVB provides incredible opportunities for young athletes to grow as players and people, we could always be doing more to ensure we are fostering a healthy and stable volleyball community. My goals in joining the board are to contribute to the broadening of access to volleyball across our region, assist with building a knowledgeable cohort of officials, and contribute to the overall operations of the organization with my robust administrative skills.
Thank you for the opportunity!
Hello! My name is Tahia Malu, and I am married with 3 kids, ages 19, 16 & 12. Originally from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, I have a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Administration and am working towards my Masters of Legal Studies in Risk & Compliance Management. I am Tahitian and Hawaiian, and my husband is Samoan.
I have over 20 years of experience in compliance and risk management, and am currently employed with the State of Washington as an Audit Supervisor. I own a fitness facility where we train teen athletes in strength and conditioning in small group classes. Most recently we founded a volleyball club where I am the director, head coach and a parent. I also just accepted a Head Volleyball Coach position at a private school in Tacoma, WA.
I serve on a number boards and committees for the state, which includes the Intergency Committee of State Employed Women (ICSEW), the state's Hawaiians, Asians, and Pacific Islanders Promoting an Empowerment Network (HAPPEN), the agency's Family of Pacific Islanders of Native Hawaiians and Asians (FOPINHA), and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) network.
I am here to serve. I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, and look forward to supporting all members and staff of USAV PSR.