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Monday, March 4, 2024
March 4, 2024

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Clark County Business Briefing

The Columbian
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The Bridgeview Board of Directors, at its annual meeting in April, elected Ryan Halley fill a vacancy on the board.
The Bridgeview Board of Directors, at its annual meeting in April, elected Ryan Halley fill a vacancy on the board. (Vancouver Housing Authority) Photo Gallery

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The Bridgeview Board of Directors, at its annual meeting in April, elected Ryan Halley and Linda King to fill two vacancies on the board. They replace Diana Avalos-Leos and Craig Pridemore who retired from the board when their terms expired.

Ryan Halley, Ph.D., CFP is vice president of Financial Wellness at Rivermark Community Credit Union. He is also a professor of finance and financial planning at George Fox University. His primary interests are financial wellness measures and financial planning services for nontraditional financial planning audiences. He has been an invited professor and lecturer at various universities in the United States, Canada, and China.

Linda King, director of housing stability with the United Way of the Columbia Willamette, has 17 years of experience working in Multnomah, Washington, and Clark County’s housing and homeless services. She also leads a collaboration with local credit unions to create pathways to home ownership for black, indigenous, and communities of color. King also provides racial equity training to organizations in our region.

PeaceHealth announced that Dr. Scott Foster, has been named chief executive for PeaceHealth Medical Group.

Foster joined PeaceHealth in 2014 as the system medical director for specialty care and served in a variety of leadership roles over the past eight years. Foster served as the interim chief executive for the medical group over the past several months, while simultaneously leading growth in PeaceHealth’s service lines and clinically integrated network.

Born and raised in the U.K., Foster attended medical school in Glasgow, Scotland. After initially starting a surgical residency, he switched career focus to emergency medicine, which he practiced in Scotland and New Zealand. After earning his master’s degree in Public Health, Health Services Policy and Administration, from Oregon State University, Foster served in multiple director and executive positions with Providence Health & Services in Oregon prior to joining PeaceHealth.

Dr. Sarah Garber has joined PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center as chief medical officer.

As CMO, Garber will work closely with the PeaceHealth Southwest executive team as well as medical staff and medical group physician leadership. Garber will be part of the PeaceHealth senior physician leadership team made up of other PeaceHealth hospital and medical group CMOs. Garber comes to PeaceHealth from Swedish Health Services in the Puget Sound region where she served as the CMO at its Ballard hospital campus and has had broad exposure across Swedish’s other hospitals.