Sunday, July 14, 2024

Cascade Medical Foundation welcomes four new board members and unveils 2024 slate of officers

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LEAVENWORTH - The Cascade Medical Foundation four new board members and announced a fresh slate of officers for the upcoming year.

The addition of these new board members brings a diverse blend of business acumen and experience in public education to the volunteer-based panel, which now comprises 20 dedicated members.

Randy Pollock, a retired grocery industry executive residing in Plain since 2018, alongside his wife Elizabeth, has actively participated in the Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue Auxiliary. Intrigued by the Foundation's work, Pollock stepped forward to serve a three-year term on the Cascade Medical Foundation Board.

Joining Pollock are Kathi and Wade Nash of Leavenworth, along with Bob Adamson of Plain. The Nashes, both having previously served six-year terms on the Foundation board, bring in extensive experience. Kathi, a retired school teacher, and Wade, a retired small business owner, return after a bylaw-required one-year hiatus. Similarly, Adamson, a retired school principal, re-enters the board after the mandated hiatus and will also serve as a "member at large" on the Foundation's executive committee for 2024, replacing Vangie Schasse, who concluded six years of dedicated service and is stepping down from the board.

In the upcoming term, the 2024 executive committee will be led by Chairperson Shannon Keller and Vice Chairperson Shari Campbell, completing their two-year officer posts. Treasurer Strode Weaver, Secretary Dana Wilson, and Ann MacPherson, the other at-large member, have been re-elected to their respective one-year positions.

Other board members are: Rich Adamson, Vito Fedor, Julie French, Bob Jennings, Terri Judy,

Carol Kasper, Bob Keller, Rex McMillian, Kathy Montgomery, Ted Montgomery and Aileen Yost.

The Cascade Medical Foundation's mission revolves around supporting Cascade Medical's provision of quality healthcare to the community. The Foundation orchestrates several prominent fundraising events, including the Marson and Marson Cascade Golf Classic scheduled for June 17 at Kahler Mountain Club, the upcoming Jive Time in the Cascades big band concert on Sep. 21 at the Leavenworth Festhalle, and a series of popular Benevolent Night events in collaboration with local restaurants.

2023's fundraising efforts facilitated the establishment of a cardiac rehabilitation center at Cascade Medical, poised to open its doors in January. Previous campaigns have successfully funded critical medical initiatives such as a mobile health clinic, 3D mammography, ambulance safety equipment, and community AEDs. The ongoing campaign aims to replace an aging blood analyzer in the lab. Additionally, the Foundation is introducing an education fund to provide training opportunities for Cascade Medical employees, established in memory of former Cascade Medical CEO and CMF Board Member Mark Judy, who passed away in March 2023.

Since its inception in 1992, the Foundation has contributed over $1.9 million towards the acquisition of vital medical equipment for Cascade Medical. For more information, visit cascadermedicalfoundation.org.

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