- About VHA
The VHA is governed by a six-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of Vancouver, Washington. The Board meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the VHA's second floor board room. Meetings are open to the public.
ART MILES, Chair, was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in July 2005, and reappointed February 2010. Mr. Miles is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University in political science, and received his Masters in Business Administration in accounting from Portland State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and began his career in public accounting as a staff accountant for Moss Adams LLP, a regional Certified Public Accounting firm, in 1971. He was managing partner of the Vancouver office from 1977 through 2002, and currently is a partner working in the area of personal wealth services and business owner succession. Mr. Miles has been a long-time member of Rotary International and has served on the Board of the Columbia Nonprofit Housing. He currently is on the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Southwest Washington.
LLOYD HALVERSON, Vice Chair, was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in February 2009. Mr. Halverson has served as City Administrator for the City of Camas for over 19 years. Previous professional experiences included seven years with a city in Oregon, the Executive Director of a non-profit corporation, and taught high school in California. Mr. Halverson has been active in the partnership work between U.S. and Polish communities, and served as a municipal advisor in Poland, 1998-99. Mr. Halverson has a BA degree from the University of California, an MS in Education from University of Southern California and an MPA from the University of San Francisco. Mr. Halverson is multilingual and speaks German, Spanish and basic Polish.
JOAN CALEY, Commissioner,was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in April, 2013. Mrs. Caley is a Registered Nurse who has lived in Vancouver since 1971. She is retired from a senior leadership position as the Administrative Director, Rehabilitation, Community and Long Term Care Division at the Portland VA Medical Center. She is currently on the nursing faculty at the University of Portland and Washington State University teaching community/population health and nursing leadership. She currently serves as the President of the Columbia River Mental Health Board of Trustees, on the Clark County Public Health Advisory Council, and also as Board President of the Oregon Center for Nursing. She served for nine years on the Share Board of Directors and was President for her last two years. She is active in several nursing professional organizations at the state and national level. Mrs. Caley received her BSN degree from the University of Washington, her Masters in Nursing from the University of Portland.
MAUDIE JORDAN, Resident Commissioner, was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in December 2011. Ms. Jordan is the Executive Director of Gates of Grace, an organization with two transitional homes for women and children. She is also the Mentor and Fund Raiser Coordinator for Transitions to Life, a program which assists women transitioning back to society after incarceration. Ms. Jordan is completing her AA degree in Arts at Clark College, after which she will transfer to Multnomah University and pursue a degree in Psychology and Theology. She volunteers for Mission Creek Correctional Center and Second Step Housing, and is a gifted motivational speaker who uses her talents and humorous wit to encourage and motivate incarcerated individuals to make positive lifestyle changes.
RONALD K. KAWAMOTO, Commissioner, was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in January 2003, and reappointed February 2007. Mr. Kawamoto is a commercial real estate broker for the firm of Norris Beggs & Simpson for the past 20 years, with previous experience as a Vice Principal and Teacher in Portland, the South Pacific and Southern California. His past services include Fairview City Council member, Columbia Regional Association of Governments (C.R.A.G.) Board of Directors, Vice Chair of the Metropolitan Exposition Recreation Commission, Marketing Committee Member of Clackamas County, Special Committees member in Multnomah County, and Board of Trustees Chairperson with Western Seminary and Hinson Church. Mr. Kawamoto earned his B.A. degree in Elementary Education from Biola College, and his M.S. degree from Portland State University.
GREG KIMSEY, Commissioner,was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in February 2009. Mr. Kimsey is a life long resident of Clark County, and has served as the Clark County Auditor since first being elected in 1999. His previous experience includes the Chief Financial Officer for Vancouver Oil Company and Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of U.S. Bancorp. Mr. Kimsey is one of the founding Board members of Columbia Land Trust and serves on the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Clark County and Vancouver School District Foundation. His past services include membership on the Columbia Arts Center Board of Directors, Clark County YMCA Board of Managers, and is a member of Rotary International. Mr. Kimsey received his B.A. degree in Business Administration from University of Washington, his Masters in Business Administration from Portland State University, and a designation as a Chartered Financial Analyst from The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts.
(From left to right - Commissioner Greg Kimsey,
Chair Art Miles, Vice Chair Lloyd Halverson,
Commissioner Ron Kawamoto, Ceci Ryan Smith (retired);
not pictured: Commissioner Joan Caley, Resident Commissioner Maudie Jordan )
Recent Board agendas and minutes.
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