Lynn is Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations at WSU Vancouver. She has responsibility for the areas of budget and accounting, capital planning and development, dining services, facilities operations, human resource services, and public safety. Lynn holds a Master of Business Administration from Washington State University and a Bachelor of Science in hotel administration from Cornell University. She previously held resort industry management positions and was a faculty member at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona. Valenter began her career at WSU Vancouver as the facilities and auxiliary services manager in 1997. She was promoted to director of finance and operations in 1999, became vice chancellor in 2005, and also served as Interim Chancellor overseeing campus operations from March 2010 through June 2012. She resides in Camas with her husband.
Carol has been a valuable asset to her community. She has over 30 years experience in the state of Washington real estate industry, and is a founding partner to Windermere/Stellar Group Real Estate. She is best known for her 30 years of service helping oversee the power and water decisions as Clark County Utilities Commissioner. She attended University of Oregon, Liberal Arts studies, and is the Recipient of Vancouver’s first “Athena Award” honoring achievements of outstanding professional and business women. She is a past President of Clark College Foundation and the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. As Member of Executive Board of Columbia River Economic Development Council from 1984 to 2012, Carol has shown her dedication to Clark County’s environment and high quality of life.
Heidi JOhnson Bixby
Heidi is the owner of Johnson Bixby, a Vancouver-based financial planning firm. She began her career in financial planning in 1991 and earned the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP) certification in 1997. Heidi also holds a bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in financial planning from Marylhurst University. In addition to her dedication to her business and profession, Heidi has been a community volunteer for more than 20 years, currently serving on the board of Columbia Springs where she has been a Board Member since 2005. She is also a Board Member and Treasurer for Global Sojourns Giving Circle. She is a world traveler, having been to more than 30 countries, and an avid photographer.
For more than 25 years, Jada has had a variety of roles in Washington’s education system. She has been a teacher, psychologist, principal, and assistant Superintendent, where her focus was on innovative programs that created access for all students and strengthen the early learning system. In 2012 Jada was chosen by then Governor Kitzhaber to lead Oregon’s new Early Learning System. Showing her commitment to all levels of education, she also serves on the Board of Trustees of Clark College in Vancouver, Washington. Jada also believes that strong education programs = strong communities and has worked in many volunteer roles in in SW Washington including: Leadership Clark County, Clark County Planning Commission, Clark County Skills Center Advisory and Washington’s Early Learning Advisory.
Kathy, an original H-RoC founder, later returned to the Board of Directors. Kathy is a Development Strategist. She is an expert in non-profit turn around, expansion and advocacy and has raised more than a $100 million for her clients. Her over 20 years of development experience allows for clients to far exceed their financial development needs. Kathy has also led very successful community campaigns such as Save C-TRAN and two Library campaigns. In 2014 she helped Congressman Ryan Zinke raise over $4 million to win his seat to Congress and formerly worked with CARLY For America. Presently, Kathy works as Executive Director for the center for the arts in vancouver, wa.
Michelle Winnett leads Americas Field Marketing, focusing on Media & Entertainment solutions, for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Michelle has been involved with Girls, Inc. of the Pacific Northwest, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Columbia Northwest as a volunteer BIG since 2007, and played a leadership role in H-ROC’s, Girls ROC program promoting Day of the Girl in 2014. Michelle has a BA in Public Affairs from Washington State University-Vancouver and a MBA in International Business & Marketing from Portland State University. Michelle is an advocate for young women in our community, loves traveling, being active and discovering new, sustainable sources of food and dining.
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