Board Members

Current Board Members

Tim McEvoy
President
We have traveled all over the world but are always happy to return home to the amazing beauty and recreational opportunities that abound here in Whatcom County.
Dave Lynch, MD
Past President
I live in Whatcom County because of the spirit of community we share in this wonderful place we call home.
Astrid Newell, MD
Vice President
Connections to extended family (my husband grew up here), community, the outdoors (parks and trails, lakes, bay, islands, mountains), and to meaningful work (opportunities to positively impact the health and well-being of Whatcom County children, families, and community).
Greg Winter
Secretary

I’m pleased to live in a place where people vote their values to invest in a healthy community.

Bryant Engebretson
Treasurer | Finance Committee Chair
Whatcom County offers the best of everything, high quality of life, great community services and a strong commercial sector, plus if you need some big city services or excitement we are strategically located between Seattle and Vancouver, BC. I love it here!
Sue Cole
Community Engagement Committee Chair
My husband and I were working in Seattle, and we decided that Whatcom County offered a lively community in which to raise our family, plus the opportunity to make a real difference in peoples' lives through meaningful work and involvement with others who shared the commitment for a better world.
Susan Given-Seymour
Grants Committee Chair
As a transplant from Chicago, via Los Angeles, the only thing that would make me leave Bellingham is if my daughter moved somewhere out of state and had a baby. It is beautiful, has lots of great places to eat, many wonderful things to do, and people with whom I have a lot in common. There is a strong sense of community. The colors in Whatcom County are deep and vibrant.
Brandi Damon
Grants Committee Vice-Chair
I live in Whatcom County because my children need a clean, healthy, and natural place to grow up. One where they are given diversity and the simple joy of the beauty in the area that we live. My family lives here because we are close to the mountains and the bay, and it is the perfect size city, big enough to have a University but small enough where you see your neighbors at the grocery.
Greg Baker
Board Member
After living in Bellingham years ago as a graduate student, the opportunity to come back and work in a city that supports education as it does was a gift. My family and I love the balanced quality of life that is possible here. We love the water and all the fun it provides in the summer.
Jeanne Brotherton
Board Member
Jeanne will provide a description of what she loves about Whatcom County shortly, return back to find out!
Chao-ying Wu, MD
Board Member
The community, schools, the natural environment, and a long history of a strong committed medical and educational community.
Susan Holstine, DO
Board Member
Mountains, Ocean, Community, Wellness, The Forest, Lakes the People, Religion as well as a strong medical facility and a balanced life are things that come to mind when I think of why we are in Bellingham. My husband and I, thought our years as a young family had many influences in our training. What we learned was the importance of life balance in a strong community environment that is the focus of our foundation. We feel all these things are omnipresent in our community and are critical, for a healthy family and to serve the needs of others.
Melynda Huskey
Board Member

Melinda will provide a description of what she loves about Whatcom County shortly, return back to find out!

Mike Hammes
Emeritus
I found Whatcom County to be the best place for raising children and creating the ultimate life/work balance. A small community feel and large community opportunities collide here to create great living.
Leslie Farris
Community Committee Member
As beautiful as it is, our family loves Whatcom County most because of its great people and strong sense of community.
Kelsey Bedient
Community Committee Member

Kelsey will provide a description of what she loves about Whatcom County shortly, return back to find out!

Beverly Mayhew
Community Committee Member

Beverly will provide a description of what she loves about Whatcom County shortly, return back to find out!

Heather Flaherty
Community Committee Member

Whatcom County has my heart. I went to college here. Made some of the best friends of my life. Fell in love with my husband and got married here. Around every beautiful corner, there's another great memory I have made here. My life is enriched because of this beautiful community - the sunsets, the mountains, the trails, the people, the heart of this community is why I love Whatcom County.

Bob Morse
Community Committee Member

Bob will provide a description of what he loves about Whatcom County shortly, return back to find out!

Ken Tonjes
Community Committee Member

Ken will provide a description of what he loves about Whatcom County shortly, return back to find out!

Dennis Williams
Community Committee Member

Dennis will provide a description of what he loves about Whatcom County shortly, return back to find out!