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Rainier Community Cares is a coalition of community members coming together to work on the problem of underage drinking and drug use in Rainier.Rainier Community Cares

  • Youth
  • Parents
  • Local businesses
  • Media
  • Schools
  • Youth-serving organizations
  • Law enforcement
  • Faith communities

Leadership Team

George Johnson : Co-Chair

George Johnson


George has been a resident in Rainier for over 20 years with a lot of community involvement, including the Rainier Lions Club and Rainier Senior Center.

(360) 292-5364

email: tipsooloopy(at)fairpoint(dot)net
Everett Gage : Co-Chair

Everett Gage


Everett is a retired Navy veteran and was just re-elected as a member of the Rainier City Council. He enjoys giving back and making a difference in the community.

(360) 632-1086

email: everett.gage(at)comcast(dot)net
Rachele Stephenson : Secretary

Rachele Stephenson


Rachele is a busy mom of 4 who is also an active Booster Club member. She also heads our community events for RCC.

(360) 890-8992

email: heritagelivingfoods(at)outlook(dot)com


Meghan Sullivan : Executive Director at TOGETHER!

Meghan Sullivan

Executive Director at TOGETHER!

Meghan coordinates administrative staff, represents TOGETHER! in the community, oversees a large portion of our substance abuse prevention programs, and more. She's been with the agency since 2006, and has held many different positions within the agency prior to assuming the co-leadership role in 2013.

(360) 493-2230 ext. 19

email: msullivan(at)ThurstonTOGETHER(dot)org
Jennica Machado : Program Manager

Jennica Machado

Program Manager

Jennica is working as the Program Manager for Rainier Community Cares. She is currently earning her Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Non-profit Administration from The Evergreen State College. Jennica has more than five years of experience working with non-profits including: Project Hearts, Morningside, GRuB, Playworks and buildOn. She has gained skills in program planning, community engagement, fundraising, and program monitoring & evaluation.

(360) 446-9122

email: jmachado(at)ThurstonTOGETHER(dot)org