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Clark County Business Briefing

The Columbian
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PeaceHealth named Carol Aaron and Ruth Williams-Brinkley to its board of directors. Aaron returns after retiring from her role as PeaceHealth’s executive vice president and chief administrative officer in 2019. Aaron has worked as a system health care executive leader at St. Joseph Health, Sutter Health and Alexian Brothers in California. In addition to serving as a board member, Williams-Brinkley is president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States. Williams-Brinkley joined Kaiser Permanente in 2017, serving as president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of the Northwest. Prior to that she was employed as CEO of KentuckyOne Health and other health systems.

Drew Barrett was hired as managing partner at Barrett & Company, a public accounting and business advisory firm in Camas. Barrett previously worked in the banking industry and is a certified public accountant. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Gov. Jay Inslee reappointed Jane Jacobsen to serve on the Clark College Board of Trustees. Jacobsen, currently the chair of the board, was originally appointed in 2016 and is the founding executive director of Confluence. The board establishes and reviews college policies and oversees the general management of Clark College, including approving budgets. The board consists of five members appointed by the governor and serve for five years.

Lewis & Clark Bank Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager Sharif Burdzik recently joined Clark College Foundation’s board of directors. Burdzik has also served on boards with Clark College Veterans, Leadership Clark College, Hazel Dell Salmon Creek Business Association, among others. Burdzik is a founder of the International Festival on Fourth Plain and serves on the Washington State University Diversity Advisory Board. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and Pacific Coast Banking School. Clark College Foundation is a self-governed nonprofit that assists Clark College through philanthropy.


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