2023 Board Members

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Mike Steele – Past-President

I’ve been an active Foundation Board Member since 2013 because I’m committed to ensuring that future generations in our valley have access to the very best in medical treatment and facilities. I’m passionate about my work with the Foundation and love supporting the numerous wellness programs the foundation has created over the past several years. I’m also active in numerous civic clubs and philanthropic organizations, a past Chelan City Council Member, and I’m currently serving my first term in the Washington State House as the Representative for the 12th Legislative District.

Ed Brownfield-Nelson, Treasurer

I have enjoyed living and raising a family in our beloved Lake Chelan Valley.  My Mom’s career as an RN inspired my work at three different hospitals in Seattle.  I have been an active member of Hospital Guild Y since 1971, and worked on projects to support our old hospital! It was a thrill to be involved in the opening of our current hospital in 1972, and I am so looking forward to our much-needed new hospital. I am honored to serve on this Foundation, a group of highly dedicated people from all walks of life.  We are active in our communities and in turn are supported by many wonderful Foundation donors, for which we are most thankful.

Linda Parker, Secretary

I enjoy serving on the Foundation Board.  I was involved in the Seattle area with a Hospital Board and a volunteer for many years. Our Foundation Board serves our community in many ways.  I have been especially involved with our Scholarship program which benefits College students, and our continuing education programs that benefits employees in the Health Care field in our Hospital and Clinics. I have been a resident since 2000 and a Board Member since 2002.

Tom Anglin, Director

I was born and raised in Everett, and after returning from Vietnam, I spent the next 45 years in law enforcement. My wife and I built a home in Chelan 14 years ago and moved here permanently 3 years ago. I immediately helped with the 2014 Hospital Campaign. When asked to serve on the Foundation Board, I accepted the invitation as a privilege. The foundation affords me the opportunity to not only give back to my community, but also to impact lives and organizations in the Chelan Valley.

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Karen Collins, Director

I purchased a house in Chelan in 1994 with the intentions of retiring there, and in 2003 that dream become a reality. After working throughout my professional career in the healthcare field, I was determined to invest my volunteer hours in an organization whose mission heavily involved wellness and healthcare; what could be better than LCCHC? There is no limit to the things that can be done in our little community especially through this Foundation.

Susan Fisher – Director

I was born in Seattle but came to Chelan in 1952. I graduated from Chelan in 1961. I went to the Deaconess School of Nursing in Wenatchee and graduated in 1964. I worked in the original Chelan Hospital as well as Regency Manor. I enjoy putting puzzles together and walking on the Manson Highway picking up litter.

Aurora Flores, Director

Health and wellness for our community as well as professional development for the Lake Chelan Hospital staff are two reasons why I serve on this Foundation. I also serve on the Manson School Board, the Professional Educators Standard Board, and am currently Vice-President of the Washington State School Directors Association.  I have four children; Gabriel, AnnMarie, Jaime and Valerie, six grandchildren and have been married to my husband, Balentin, for 46 years.

Dale Hoisington, Director

I was born and raised in Spokane, graduated from Gonzaga University in 1972, and then moved to Seattle.  My career was in sales and marketing with Procter & Gamble, 7UP Company, and PepsiCo. I built a house in Manson in 1999 with plans of retiring to the area, which I did in 2006. I enjoy giving back to the community in which I live and I cannot think of a better cause than health care and education, both of which I find serving on the LCCHF board.

Judy Steele, Director

I’m a lifelong resident of the Lake Chelan Valley and a committed volunteer to my community.  I’m a founding board member for the Foundation since 1981.  In addition to serving as Foundation President, I’ve been a President of Chelan Soroptimist Club, the only woman ever to hold the position of Commodore for the Lake Chelan Boating Club, and recently an active committee member for the Citizens for a New Hospital.  I retired from the US Postal Service after serving for 32 years in 2014. My husband Allen and I have been farming the 110 year old family orchard since 1971, and we enjoy spending time with our family.

Allison Flaten, Director

I am a proud UW Husky (go DAWGS!) and classic car lover who has a passion for people and community. I live downtown Chelan with my spouse Josh, and together we own the local restaurant County Line.  In addition to helping run our business, I work for a global consulting firm as the VP of People (HR). My hobbies include snowboarding, hiking, cooking, entertaining, laughing with good friends and family … and, of course, spending time with our three border collies – Cash, Hank, and River.

Romario Solano Arenas, Director

My name is Romario, I use he/him pronouns.  

I grew up in Lake Chelan and have recently returned to be closer to my family and work as a mental health therapist in the community I was raised in. 

I have special interest in advocacy work, mental health education, and prevention. As a mental health therapist, my specialty areas include providing behavioral health services to children, adolescents, and families—specifically, high risk youth, queer and trans youth populations, as well as underserved ethnic minority populations, and monolingual Spanish speaking peoples. 

I look forward to the continued learning and opportunity to contribute to my community as a board member of the Lake Chelan Health and Wellness Foundation.