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2014 WSHHRA Board Members

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Immediate Past President: Juliet Nelson, Providence St. Mary Medical Center
President: Kimberly Washburn, Snowqualmie Valley General Hospital
President Elect: Amanda Adams, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
Vice President - Membership: Pam Healea, Prosser Memorial Hospital
Treasurer: Marlo Willis, Kittitas Valley Community Health
Secretary: Amy Etelamaki, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest

Website Director: Lisa McDaniel, Samaritan Healthcare
Legislative and Labor Liaison: Chandra Rodriguez, Samaritan Healthcare

Communications Liaison:  Kelly McQuerry, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital




Juliet Nelson pictureJuliet Nelson, SPHR, Immediate Past President

HR Director, Proividence St. Mary Medical Center

P.O. Box 1477

Walla Walla, WA 98362

Phone: Office (509) 522-5810, Fax (509) 522-5759




  • Hospital Human Resources professional for 13 years
  • Bachelorís Degree in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University
  • Masterís Degree in Human Resources in 2010 from the University of Phoenix.
  • SPHR certification
  • Oversees HR services for Providence St. Mary Medical Center and Providence Physician Group Ė Walla Walla.We have just over 900 employees in our region.


Kimberly Washburn, SPHR President
Director of Human Resources

Snowqualmie Valley General Hospital


  • Director at Snowqualmie Valley General Hospital since April 2011. 
  • Previous HR Manager at United Way of King County and Atlantic Street Center,
  • 20+ years experience in HR in high tech, manufacturing, retail, and hospitality. 
  • Masters Degree,
  • SPHRCertification.



Amanda Adams PictureAmanda Adams, President Elect
HRMS Manager
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
2811 Tieton drive
Yakima, WA 98902
Phone: (509) 249-5262

  • B.A. in Business Administration with a Major in Management Organization and a Minor in Human Resources from Washington State University
  • WSHHRA Member for 5 years
  • Three years as the WSHHRA Vice President for Membership
  • Current Advisory Board Member for the Washington State Center of Excellence Allied Health
  • Five plus years experience in outpatient and inpatient health care settings


Pam Healea, Vice President for Membership

Human Resource Director

Prosser Memorial Hospital

723 Memorial Street

Prosser, Washington

Phone: (509) 786-6680



  • Human Resource Director for PMH Medical Center for three and a half years
  • Thirty-five years experience in the Human Resource field with a focus on staffing, employee/labor relations and project development
  • Twenty-seven of her years has been in the healthcare environment in both small and medium environments
  • Attended Portland State University with a focus in Human Resources
  • Certified Staffing Specialist through the National Association of Personnel Services
  • WSHHRA member three and one half years


Marlo Willis PictureMarlo Willis, Treasurer
Benefits/Compensation Coordinator
Kittitas Valley Community Health
603 S Chestnut
Ellensburg, WA 98926-3875
phone: (509) 933-7566

  • B.S. Administrative Management from Central Washington University
  • Payroll/Benefit Coordinator for KVCH for 13 years and employed at KVCH in HR for over 18 Years
  • WSHHRA member for more than 10 years

Amy Etelamaki, PHR, Secretary

Human Resource Generalist

PPHRNet Steering Committee

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest

2001 E Madison

Seattle, WA 98122

(206) 328-6808



  • Nine years in HR healthcare non-profit
  • Five years in HR Manufacturing
  • WSHHRA member for 8 years
  • Active volunteer with a local dog rescue and previously with other non-profit organizations serving the local community

Lisa McDaniel PictureLisa McDaniel, SPHR, Website Director
Chief Human Resource Officer
Samaritan Healthcare
801 E. Wheeler Rd
Moses Lake, WA  98837
phone: 509-793-9611

  • 25+ Healthcare Human Resource Management Experience at Peace Health, Whidbey General Hospital, Kittitas Valley Community Hospital and currently Samaritan Healthcare
  • SPHR since 1993
  • Masters in Education from Illinois State University
  • Former Regional Consultant for ASHHRA
  • Former Vice President and President for WSHHRA  

Chandra Rodriguez, PHR Legislative Liaison
HR Generalist, Employee Relations

Samaritan Healthcare

801 E Wheeler

Moses Lake, WA 98837

(509) 793-9614



  • Worked in human resources field for seven and a half years
  • Became PHR certified in December 2009 and currently working toward a degree
  • WSHHRA member since 2010
  • Primary HR functions include employee relations, labor relations, employee safety and assist with recruiting as needed

Kelly McQuerry, Communications Liaison
HR Business Partner, Nursing

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
2811 Tieton drive
Yakima, WA 98902
phone: (509) 249-5101



  • Employed at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital for 5yrs, in HR for 1 Ĺ years
  • Masterís in Management/Human Resource Management
  • Working towards obtaining PHR

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