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Our Board

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Kati is Program Coordinator for the Walla Walla Child Advocates, a court-based advocacy program for children in the child welfare system. She has a Master of Jurisprudence from Loyola Law School and has participated in legislative advocacy in Olympia. Kati brings experience writing grants and hosting fundraisers. She is the proud parent to a teenager in the Walla Walla public schools.  

Kati Brown, President

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Lisa Mathias, Vice President

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Gustavo is a multi-lingual marketing professional.  He is a member of the Walla Walla City Council and is involved on the Community Council and is currently leading a task force whose goal is to remove barriers to providing more affordable housing in Walla Walla.

gustavo reyna, Vice President

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Katherine is a longtime friend of The Health Center, and was instrumental in its founding in 2009. From 2009 to 2016, Katherine helped lay the groundwork for the successful organization that exists today. She started her work with The Health Center as an AmeriCorps Volunteer. Later this role transitioned into the position of the Director of Operations.  She is currently the Director of the Women’s Clinic at the Walla Walla Clinic. Katherine has her Master’s in Public Health from Florida International University and her BA in Sociology from Quinnipiac University.

Katherine Boehm, Secretary

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Rodney Outlaw is a graduate of Conservatory of Recording Arts and Science with a degree in Audio Engineering and has over 15 years of experience in the music industry as a recording artist, music producer and audio engineer. He is the founder of Walla Walla Music Organization  He is now the Youth Engagement Director for the Walla Walla YMCA. Rodney has over ten years of experience working with kids as an after school program director for Downtown YMCA and a Para Educator for the Walla Walla Public School District. He also run sound for the Big Idea talks that’s held at the Walla Walla Public Library. 

Rodney outlaw, Treasurer

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Lindsey works as a philanthropy professional for Providence, a seven-state not-for-profit health system that spans the west coast. She has served in non-profit fundraising and leadership roles for more than 13 years. Lindsey earned her Bachelor's and MBA degrees from Washington State University. Lindsey has a heart for kids and community-building and loves to read, write, travel, volunteer and spend time with her husband, Jason, and 3 kids.

Lindsey Oldridge

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Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Erica relocated to Walla Walla in 1997 for college and  never left. Erica is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in WA and OR and has practiced as a social worker for over twenty years. She worked in agency-based social work, public schools, health care settings, and has been in a private practice since 2018. Erica and her husband have two elementary school-aged daughters. Erica worked for the Health Center (at Blue Ridge Elementary) from 2015-2017. I am passionate about nurturing the mental health of children and adults in our local community as well as advocating for our trauma survivors, immigrant, people of color, and LGBTQ+ community members.

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Jolene is Vice President and Controller for Baker Boyer Bank, where she has worked since 2006. Prior to moving to BBB, Jolene was Chief Financial Officer for Blue Mountain Action Council, and previously served as Treasurer for United Way. Jolene understands the financial issues related to non-profits. She is capable of understanding and explaining complex fiscal issues in clear and concise ways. She is diligent and highly reliable as a fellow board member.

Jolene Riggs

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Wendy is an immigration attorney in Walla Walla and is widely trusted and respected by the community. As a business woman and community leader, Wendy brings an appreciation of the needs of the community and is an effective advocate for our mission.

Wendy Hernandez

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Holly is a co-founder of The Health Center and was instrumental in our growth and development.  Holly served as the Executive Director until 2015. She brings broad experience and understanding of our work and is sought after as a leading expert in school based health centers. Holly brings many connections and community organizing experience to our board.

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Christy joined the Board in the spring of 2017. Christy represents Walla Walla Public Schools as their Executive Director of Teaching and Learning. After 20 years in education on the west side of the state as a teacher and administrator, Christy returns to Walla Walla as a Whitman graduate, passionate about supporting students through the partnership between Whitman College, Walla Walla Public Schools and The Health Center. Christy and her husband, Jay, are passionate about Whitman athletics, The Little Theater, and have the privilege of owning a local winery.

Christy Krutulis