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Board of Directors and Advisory Committees

At Innovia Foundation, our Board and Advisory Committee members lend their extraordinary expertise and talent to help us improve the quality of life throughout the Inland Northwest. These individuals volunteer countless hours to help us fulfill our mission to drive community transformation.

Officers

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Tyler Lafferty

President

Co-Founder of Seven2, 14Four, Strategy Labs, Access2Experience, Method Juice Cafe and The Union Studios

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Rick Rasmussen

Vice President

CEO, Northwest Specialty Hospital 

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Marcelo Morales

Secretary-Treasurer

Founder, A4Ventures

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Geraldine Lewis

Immediate Past President

Business Manager, St. Joseph Catholic Church and Board Chair, Lake Pend Orielle School District

Directors:

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Robert A. Larson

Managing Director, Private Wealth Senior Consultant, Merrill Lynch

Scott Hutsell

Lincoln County Commissioner

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Ryan Nipp

Partner, Parkwood Business Properties

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Jeff Philipps

Retired Rosauers CEO, Community Advocate

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Gary Stokes

General Manager, KSPS

Board Committees

The Executive Committee, on behalf of the Board, supports the long-term effectiveness of the Board and Board operations by recommending best practices in governance to the Board to fulfill Innovia Foundation’s mission, vision and the long-term viability of the Board. The committee also supports the long-term effectiveness of the Board by overseeing a process of nominating well-qualified candidates for Board, committee and Board officer positions.

Geraldine Lewis, President

Tyler Lafferty, Vice President

Rick Rasmussen, Secretary-Treasurer 

This committee monitors on behalf of the Board and oversees, guides and supports the efforts of the CEO and staff by ensuring that Innovia Foundation is in good health. To do this, the committee develops our financial policies and makes sure they are consistent with our mission and vision. The committee is also responsible for reviewing and recommending for approval the annual operating budget, as well as overseeing the review of the audited financial statements and tax return, including the performance of the auditors.

Rick Rasmussen, Chair

Brooke Baker Spink, Vice-Chair

Brenda Bookholtz

Bob Cole

Kris Mayhew

Carmel Minogue

Chandra Schumacher

Rick Wilhite 

This committee monitors on behalf of the Board and oversees, guides and supports the CEO and staff in ensuring that Innovia Foundation’s investment policies are consistent with Innovia Foundation’s mission and vision. The committee develops and recommends guidelines for asset allocation, risk tolerance and benchmarks and oversees the administration and performance of all of Innovia Foundation’s assets. In addition, the committee oversees the selection, engagement and/or replacement of qualified external investment consultants, including designated advisors and Donor-Designated Advisors.

Marcelo Morales, Chair

Adam Gelhausen, Vice Chair

Michael Bibin

Rob Blume

Ron Denova

Kevin Grady

Eric Green

Ryan Nipp

Jeff Philipps

Houston Scrudder

Jan Tymesen

Michael Waite 

The Gift Planning and Marketing Committee, along with the Board, ensures that Innovia Foundation has the financial resources to carry out its mission and vision.

Rueben Mayes, Chair

Greg Bever

Duane Brelsford

Katie Cox

Billy Etter

Kristin Kemak

Bob Larson

Stacy Rarrick

Marvo Reguindin

Bill Sperling

Chud Wendle

Jennifer West 

The Grants Committee monitors on behalf of the Board and oversees, guides and supports the efforts of the CEO and staff in recommending to the Board grant awards that fulfill Innovia’s mission and vision. Grants are the end result of fundraising, investment of funds and community study. Grants that positively impact the community are one of the true measures of achieving community transformation.

Geraldine Lewis, Chair

Terrie Ashby-Scott

Ben Cabildo

Gabriel Cruden

Lisa Heath

Scott Hutsell

Keith Kelley

Paul Kimmell

Regional Grants Advisory Committees

Regional Grants Advisory Committees are made up of business and community leaders from across Innovia’s service region, who advance the mission and vision of the community foundation. Members act as ambassadors for Innovia to help determine community needs, as well as advise the Foundation regarding grants and charitable gifts that support Eastern Washington and North Idaho.

Steven Apple – Stevens County

Gabriel Cruden – Stevens County

Ian Eccles – Adams County

Aaron Edwards – Ferry County

Karen Giebel – Ferry County

Scott Hutsell – Lincoln County

Darren Mattozi – Lincoln County

Colene Rubertt – Pend Oreille County 

Steven Apple – Stevens County

Gabriel Cruden – Stevens County

Ian Eccles – Adams County

Aaron Edwards – Ferry County

Karen Giebel – Ferry County

Scott Hutsell – Lincoln County

Darren Mattozi – Lincoln County

Colene Rubertt – Pend Oreille County

Terrie Ashby Scott

Ben Cabildo

Lisa Heath

Keith Kelley

Gary Klingsporn

Amanda Swan

Betsy Wilkerson 

Francis Benjamin – Whitman County

Kristin Kemak – Asotin County

Paul Kimmell – Latah County

Robin Ohlgren – Whitman County

Judi Pilcher – Columbia County

Brian Points – Latah County

John Rusche – Nez Perce County

Peady Schwabe – Whitman County

Chris St. Germaine – Clearwater County

Mike Waite – Whitman County

Anne Walsh – Garfield County

Donna Woolston – Latah County

Rachel Young – Idaho County 

Teri Farr – Kootenai County

Carol Julian – Boundary County

Geraldine Lewis – Bonner County

Michele Magnuson – Kootenai County

Matt Mire – Bonner County

Rhonda Seagraves – Shoshone County

Jennifer Stovern – Shoshone County

Dennis Weed – Boundary County 

Columbia County Children’s Fund Advisory Committee

The Columbia County Children’s Fund Advisory Committee supports organizations in Columbia County, Wash., that provide educational enrichment and special needs programs, guidance, counseling and therapy to children and their families, as well as medical and dental services and supplies for disadvantaged children.

The Columbia County Children’s Fund is an area of interest endowed fund at Innovia Foundation. It was established as a permanent legacy in 1984 by family members of Frances Broughton Boyd Milham of Dayton, Wash.  A committee comprised of individuals representing Columbia County (listed below) recommends grants from this fund.

Jennifer Ashlock

Ashley Kilts

Melissa Jensen

Scholarship Advisory Committees

Scholarship Advisory Committees are volunteers who carefully review applications, taking into consideration a wide variety of criteria that may include financial considerations, academic achievement, courage in overcoming hardship, community service, drive and commitment.

The Columbia County Children’s Fund is an area of interest endowed fund at Innovia Foundation. It was established as a permanent legacy in 1984 by family members of Frances Broughton Boyd Milham of Dayton, Wash.  A committee comprised of individuals representing Columbia County (listed below) recommends grants from this fund.

Jennifer Ashlock

Ashley Kilts

Melissa Jensen

Scholarship committee volunteers are an indispensable part of Innovia Foundation’s scholarship programs.  Scholarship committee members bring to the selection process the benefits of their life experience, their diverse outlooks and their local knowledge to recommend scholarship awards to the best and brightest young people in our region. More than 100 volunteers are involved in the scholarship process. Each ensures that scholarships are awarded in a manner that is fair and consistent with the wishes of the scholarship fund donors.

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