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Board Profile

We intentionally seek talented people representing a variety of cultures, backgrounds and lifestyles to join our team. Moving the dial on a broader understanding and acceptance of diversity, equity and inclusion in our communities is hard work. It only makes sense that our staff and board be a direct reflection of our work.

EHF Staff

Total Staff: 28

Female Management: 67%

Female Staff: 72%

Staff of Color: 46%

Total DEI (LGBTQ, Disability): 54%

EHF Board of Directors

People of Color: 53%

Female Board Members: 47%

Representation by Three Tribes

Board of Directors

Mary Selecky

Mary Selecky, Chair

Mary is the Washington State Retired Secretary of Health. She currently serves on the Providence Health Care Community Ministry Board, Public Health Accreditation Committee and United Health Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee. Mary has 38 years of experience working in local and state government in economic development and public health and 5 years as an Assistant Dean of Students. Mary lives in rural Stevens County and has worked with all the counties in the seven county area primarily served by the Empire Health Foundation. Mary earned her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Todd Koyama, Vice Chair

Todd is a Certified Financial Planner™ Practitioner and Wealth Advisor for Selkirk Wealth Advisors LLC, a wealth management and financial planning firm located in downtown Spokane.  Todd's 20+ years experience in financial services also includes private banking and commercial lending.  Todd graduated from Gonzaga University with a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.  He is a member and former Chair of the Spokane Financial Planning Association and has served on various other boards including Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane.  Todd and his family love Spokane and have a heart for improving health for everyone in our great community.

Tom Quigley

Tom Quigley, Treasurer

Tom is Chairman for Kiemle & Hagood Company, Spokane’s largest property management and commercial real estate company. A licensed realtor and real estate broker in Washington and Idaho, Tom has worked in the real estate profession for 40 years. He joined Kiemele & Hagood Company in 1975, becoming Director of the Brokerage Division in 1980 and full partner in 1987. He also served as President & CEO of the company from 2001 to 2013. Tom graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Business and economics at Washington State University. He is a member of the Washington State University Spokane President’s Advisory Board and has served on various boards and councils in the Spokane region.

Luisita Francis

Luisita Francis, M.D., Secretary

Dr. Luisita Francis is the assistant dean for community engagement for Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. She works with the vice dean of academic and community partnerships to develop the medical school’s relationships with community partners, especially in the cities where the college is building a clinical presence. She also represents the medical school in the Spokane’s Smart City Accelerator Initiative. Dr. Francis is a pediatrician by training and has been a physician in private practice since 2002, most recently in the Los Angeles area. While in L.A. she also provided medical care for children at a free clinic and developed a successful community-based obesity prevention program. Most recently, Dr. Francis was the executive director of Excelerate Success, a Spokane county-wide, impact-based educational partnership, dedicated to giving all children the opportunity to succeed, regardless of their economic and social situations.

Bill Bouten

Bill Bouten

Bill is the president of Bouten Construction Company (Bouten), a Spokane-based general contractor that was founded in 1944 by his grandfather. A Spokane native, Bill graduated from Mead High School and then earned a construction management degree from Minnesota State University in Mankato, MN.

Notable projects that Bill has been involved with in recent years include: Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane Convention Center expansion, Whitworth University Robinson Science Hall, WSU Paul Allen Center for Global Animal Health, and Kootenai Health. Currently, Bill’s civic involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors for Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI), Providence Healthcare Foundation, Spokane University District, while he also serves as Chair of GSI’s Health Industry Development Group and he is a member of GSI’s Vision 2030 committee. Bill recently completed two terms on the Inland Northwest Community Foundation Board of Directors.

Alison Boyd-Ball

Alison Boyd-Ball

Alison is Director of Strategy for Family Impact Network, a partner of Washington's Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) and its service providers which serves as the Network Administrator in thirteen counties in eastern and central Washington, providing resources and services to vulnerable children and families to address safety, prevention, permanency, stability and overall well-being. Previously, Alison served as Health and Human Services Director of the Colville Confederated Tribes, Nespelem WA, and has served as the Project Director/PI for the Professional Development Training Grant for the Office of Indian Education.  Alison has served on the Native Research Network Board of Directors and was a member of the Society for Research on Adolescents.  Her work has been published in the Prevention Science, Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse and the Journal of Traumatic Stress, among others. 

Tawhnee Colvin

Tawhnee Colvin

Tawhnee is a member of the Spokane Tribe of Indians. She has worked for her Tribe most of her life. Tawhnee has been with Health and Human Services for 12 years. During this time she has worked with Child Protection Services, Foster Care, WIC, CASA, Domestic Violence, Food Distribution, Senior Program and Vocational Rehabilitation. She has been the assistant director for Health and Human Services for the past 5 years. Tawhnee earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Washington University in Clinical Psychology. Tawhnee also served on Columbia-Hunters School Board for six years. Tawhnee has always been an advocate for children and aging and disabled adults. Tawhnee has been married to the love of her life going on 25 years and together they share three beautiful daughters and one adorable grandson.

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Sharon Fairchild

Sharon has forty plus years of experience in the health care field, serving in a variety of leadership roles primarily in the areas of marketing and advertising, business and strategic planning, communication, public relations, government relations and public policy. Most recently, she served as the Chief Marketing & Communication Officer for Providence St. Joseph Health’s Washington & Montana region; retiring in 2019. Prior to joining Providence, Sharon served twenty-three years with Group Health Northwest, the region’s largest Health Maintenance Organization (wholly owned by Group Health Cooperative) in a variety of leadership roles, including serving as the president from 1998 – 2000. Sharon has been active in the region serving on numerous local and state boards including Greater Spokane, Inc, Downtown Spokane Partnership, and the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges. She currently is the chair of the Better Health Together board of directors, and recently joined the Empire Health Foundation Board in 2020. Sharon is a Whitworth University alumni, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental biology/health sciences, and is a graduate of the Leadership Spokane class of 1985.

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Oscar Harris

Oscar Harris was born and raised in the Southeastern part of the United states, and relocated to Spokane, Washington in 1996, in pursuit of educational and employment opportunities. He earned an undergraduate degree in History, a Master’s degree in Social Work from Eastern Washington University and his principal certification from Gonzaga University. He earned his Educational Doctorate Degree (Ed.D) in Transformational Leadership in December 2019.  His research interests include community engagement and advocacy to marginalized families and improving the service delivery efforts of agencies. He currently works for Spokane Public School as a district school administrator, leading the office of family and community Engagement.

Kim Pearman Gillman

Kim Pearman-Gillman

Kim Pearman-Gillman is Senior Vice President of Corporate & Community Relations at Numerica Credit Union. With 35 years of senior leadership experience spanning private, public, and non-profit sectors she has expertise in business development, economic development, community relations, project management, marketing, and communications. Past leadership rolesinclude Partner - McKinstry; Executive VP of Marketing - Itron; Sr. Vice President - Avista Development and Economic Development Advisor - City of Spokane. A well-known “connector” and “go to” collaborator in the Spokane area, she has played a critical leadership role in several major community/economic development efforts: Spokane’s University District & Davenport Arts & Entertainment District; while leading key catalyst projects in each district:  the SIERR @ McKinstry Station and Steam Plant Square, respectively.

Ms. Pearman-Gillman currently serves on the Board of Directors for Eastern Washington University as a Governor appointed Trustee. She leads the End the Violence Steering Committee to bring awareness and change to the Domestic Violence epidemic. Previously she has dedicated countless hours serving on many community boards, and has received numerous awards in recognition of her tireless work for the many community and business organizations in which she has been involved over her career. 

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Rhosetta Rhodes

Rhosetta Rhodes is Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students for Whitworth University.  She also serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator.  Prior to this role, she was the Chief of Staff in the Office of the President and served as the Director of the now Dornsife Center for Community Engagement. Rhosetta is deeply committed to engaged scholarship that connects higher education with solving social issues, and is passionate about collaborating with agencies and organizations to improve the quality of life for Spokane’s citizens.  She has received national awards for her work in neighborhood revitalization and community development, and is an Honorary Commander for Fairchild Air Force Base. Rhosetta is a certified mediator with certifications in Facilitative Mediation from The Justice Center of Atlanta, Transformative Mediation from the U.S. Postal Service Office of Equal Opportunity, and Victim Offender Mediation from the Inland Mediation Center.   She holds a B.S degree in Organizational Management and an M.S. in Educational Leadership from Whitworth University.

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Monica Simeon

Monica Simeon (Spokane Tribe/Paquachin Band) is Vice President and Partner of  Sister Sky Inc., an SBA-certified 8(a), Native American, economically disadvantaged, woman-owned small business (EDWOSB) dedicated to delivering empowerment and enrichment services to Native American and disadvantaged communities through culturally-conscious training, technical assistance, event management and communications. Monica started her company in 1999 with her sister/business partner, Marina TurningRobe. In 2012 the sisters launched the professional services division of the company, Sister Sky INC and began delivering training, technical assistance, research, evaluation and strategic planning services to federal clients including Indian Health Services, Administration for Native Americans, Department of Labor, USDA, SBA and National Science Foundation. As an entrepreneur with 20+ years-experience, Monica  has provided training and technical assistance to numerous tribes and tribal enterprises in the areas of work readiness, small business ownership, healthy lifestyle and effective management skills, and is skilled as a corporate monitor on federal contracts. Monica holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Washington where she also completed the Minority Business Executive Program.

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Jenny Smith

Jenny Smith is the Marketing and Foundation Director at Newport Hospital and Health Services in Newport, Washington. She is the public information officer and directs the Pend Oreille Health Coalition, a 70+ member organization dedicated to improving health in Pend Oreille County. In that role, she also serves as Collaborative Lead for Medicaid Transformation efforts with Better Health Together. She serves as Vice Chair for the Pend Oreille County Economic Development Council Board of Directors and Vice Chair for Family Crisis Network Board of Directors. Jenny moved to Newport in 2012 after living in Spokane since 1990. Previously, she taught College Prep courses with Community Colleges of Spokane and Communication courses as an adjunct instructor at Gonzaga University. Jenny’s first experience in healthcare fundraising started at Deaconess and Valley Hospital Foundations in the early 90s.  Jenny’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations (advertising minor) and a Master of Arts degree in Communication and Leadership Studies, earning both from Gonzaga University. Jenny is happily married with a beautifully-blended family that includes seven children and six grandchildren.

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Jeff Thomas

Jeff has been CEO of Frontier Behavioral Health, the largest community behavioral healthcare provider organization in the Inland Northwest, since 2012. Prior to that, he served for more than thirteen years as CEO of Family Service Spokane. Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Whitworth University, his Masters in Social Work from Eastern Washington University and his doctorate in administration from University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. Jeff is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and served as an adjunct professor at the Eastern Washington University School of Social Work for more than a dozen years. He has been very active at both the regional and state level in developments related to the behavioral health field. He is a recent past chair of the Washington Council for Behavioral Health, and serves on the board of Better Health Together.