Five community leaders—Adam Lincoln, Steve Mader, Connie Newman, Justin Rasmussen, and Kerry Swanson—have joined the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Board as Directors.

"We are very excited and fortunate to have these community leaders join Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation’s Board of Directors,” said Foundation Board President, Pat Wright.  “Each brings a different level of expertise that will greatly enhance our fundraising efforts and I appreciate their strong level of commitment to Pullman Regional Hospital.  I am looking forward to working with them over the next several years.”

Adam Lincoln came to Pullman in 2016, accepting the position as Pullman’s City Supervisor. He was previously the Assistant to the City Manager for Lakewood, WA and has worked for the federal, state, and local levels of government for the past 12 years. He earned his MPA from the University of Washington Evans School of Governance and Public Policy and his BA from Western Washington University.

Steve Mader is a fourth generation Whitman County farmer. After graduating high school in Genesee, Idaho, Steve attended Northwest College and is also a graduate of the Washington Ag and Forestry Leadership Education program. In 1981, the family farm brought Steve and his wife, Edie, back to Whitman County. Steve has tended to the growth of the farm, cultivating opportunities in agricultural related businesses including processing, trucking, and aerial application.

Connie Newman is a graduate of Washington State University and her family has called the City of Palouse home for five generations. Connie is a licensed Real Estate Agent and member of the Coldwell Banker Tomlinson team in Pullman. She is active with local civic groups, a founding board member for the Palouse Skatepark, has been a Palouse City Council member and has also volunteered with the Pullman Regional Hospital Gala committee.

Justin Rasmussen is the president and C.E.O of Palouse Commercial Real Estate. With his background in futures and commodities trading, Justin brings a unique perspective to his practice of commercial real estate. Justin has extensive experience in the acquisition, disposition, and development of income producing properties and has successfully closed over $20 million in sales. He is passionate about improving lives by elevating the built environment on the Palouse.

Kerry Swanson has been in public broadcasting 34 years. As station manager, he directs and manages Northwest Public Broadcasting’s 18-station and 14-translator NPR News, Classical music and Jazz radio networks serving audiences in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia. Kerry also serves on the board of directors of National Public Radio.

The Foundation Board of volunteers provides governance through oversight of philanthropic funds received by Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation. Board members are engaged in activities that raise or manage funds for key priorities of the Foundation and Pullman Regional Hospital.

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Contact: Alison Weigley, Assistant Director of Development, Marketing & Major Gifts
Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation

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