Former Vancouver councilor named officer of hospital foundation board

By Marissa Harshman, Columbian health reporter

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Former Vancouver City Council member Dan Tonkovich has been appointed vice chair of the Adventist Medical Center Foundation board of directors.

The foundation represents the philanthropic efforts of Adventist Health in the greater Portland-Vancouver metro area.

Tonkovich has served on the foundation board since January 2010. He also served as a member of the Annual Gold Benefit Committee for the last 16 years.

During his five-year tenure as the foundation's golf committee chair, Tonkovich helped raise more than $574,000 in net proceeds to help fund the medical center's community health programs.

In addition to serving as vice chair, Tonkovich will chair the Board Development Committee and will lead board member recruitment efforts.

Tonkovich is the director of business development for the Stoner Electric Group in Milwaukie, Ore. He served on the Vancouver City Council from 1991 to 2007 and served as mayor pro tem from 1996 to 2007.

He is also a founding member and co-chair of the Clark County Mayors' and Community Leaders' Prayer Breakfast Committee. He and his family have lived in Vancouver for 30 years.