Community Health & Leadership Pavilion

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The Community Health & Leadership Pavilion is our vision to create a dedicated space to address healthcare needs of individuals and the community. The Pavilion will establish the foundation upon which we will work to develop a new model for delivering healthcare that will improve access to medical services, increase the integration and coordination of medical care and improve quality and lower costs.

The Pavilion has a National Board of Advisors comprised of leaders in business, education and the healthcare industry on a local, regional and national basis. The Board was developed to provide insight and different perspectives on the goals of the Center for Learning & Innovation and on new models of healthcare delivery that will lower cost and improve care outcomes.

The Community Health & Leadership Pavilion is envisioned to house two key healthcare centers for the region. Click on each to learn more.  

  1. The Center for Learning & Innovation
  2. The Center for Women’s & Children’s Health


Why I Am Behind The Community Health & Leadership Pavilion


Meet our National Board of Advisors

Clint Cole is the founder and president of Digilent, Inc., an international digital design engineering firm based in Pullman, WA. Clint has a Master’s in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Washington State University. He is a full-time instructor in engineering at WSU and the recipient of numerous awards in the field of engineering and business, including “2010 IEEE Engineer of the Year” awarded by PNW IEEE section and the “2010 Washington State Small Manufacturer of the Year Award” from Seattle Business magazine.

Sherry Immediato is a founding practitioner in the field of organizational learning. She specializes in multi-stakeholder collaboration to address complex system issues by increasing collective intelligence and wisdom, and redesigning policies and practices to support sustainability. She is founder and president of Heaven & Earth Incorporated – dedicated to increasing performance, health and well-being in complex systems. Her special focus is developing the habits, skills and infrastructure that produce desired results as simply as possible, particularly in cross-sector contexts. Her clients have included public sector and non-profit enterprises in health care, education, and other areas of community service, in addition to divisions of Fortune 500 corporations. In addition, she serves as a director of the ReThink Health initiative of the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation with a focus on supporting innovative approaches to multi-stakeholder stewardship for regional health system sustainability – improving health and care, reducing costs and redesigning policies and rewards to sustain these outcomes.

Judith Kolde is the owner of Sanctuary Yoga, Barre & Dance Studio in Pullman, WA. Prior to opening this enterprise, she was with Microsoft Corporation for 20 years, during which time she served as the Senior Director of Public Sector Health Partners. During her time at Microsoft, she launched innovation channel programs for the Microsoft Small Business Specialist Development Community and launched the Microsoft Partner Network. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business. Her passion is women’s and children’s health.

Dr. John McCarthy currently serves as Assistant Dean for Regional Affairs for the University of Washington’s School of Medicine in Eastern & Central Washington, instructs first year medical students at WSU-Spokane’s Riverpoint campus, works as Residency Faculty for Family Medicine Spokane, continues to fill the position of Public Health Officer for Okanogan County and provides patient care as an Urgent Care physician in Spokane.  He is Past President for the Washington Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP) and current President of the WAFP Foundation.  He was Washington State’s Family Physician of the Year in 2012.  He is passionate about the value Family Medicine offers to the medical arena.  He has his Bachelor’s in Science from Santa Clara University, a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Gonzaga and his Medical Degree from University of Washington.  He completed his Residency in Family Medicine in 1993 with an emphasis on rural medicine.  

Michael Rask is the Senior Vice President, Market Sales Leader and Pacific Northwest Resident Sales Director for AON Risk Solutions, a healthcare benefits consulting firm. He is a frequent speaker to a variety of regional and national organizations on the subject of health care benefits and a guest analyst on National Public Radio on the subject. He holds a Bachelor’s in Organizational and Mass Communications from Eastern Washington University.

Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Washington State University.  She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology with specialized training in neuropsychology from the University of Memphis in 1994. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. Maureen has been conducting research and supervising students in the area of clinical neuropsychology for the past 14 years. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and the primary supervisor for students conducting adult learning disability, ADHD, and other neuropsychological evaluations (e.g., traumatic brain injury, dementia, multiple sclerosis, cerebrovascular accidents) in the Psychology Clinic. Maureen’s clinical work is influenced by her strong research programs in the area of clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation. Her research with traumatic brain injury and dementia populations has been funded by the National Institute of Neurological and Strokes Disorders, the National Institutes of Health, and the Life Sciences Discovery Fund.

Preparing for the Future

This artist’s rendering shows the proposed Community Health & Leadership Pavilion located adjacent to Palouse Medical and the Medical Office Buildings (in white) at Pullman Regional Hospital on Fairmont Avenue off of Bishop Boulevard.

Bold Visions & Big Ideas for the Future of Healthcare

Want to learn more about our plans for Community Health 2020? Contact Scott Adams, CEO (509) 336-7514 or Rueben Mayes, Chief Development Officer (509) 332-2046.