Elected Board

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District (King County Public Hospital District No. 4) is governed by a five member Board of Commissioners elected by District residents to a six-year term.

Public Board Meetings
Agendas, Minutes and Financial Information

For additional information about meetings, please call Valerie Huffman at (425) 831-2362 or email valerieh@snoqualmiehospital.org.

Dariel Norris – President

Dariel Norris has lived in Preston since 1975. She has served on the Preston Community Club board in a number of positions. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Washington School of Nursing. She has been a registered nurse for 37 years and predominantly worked in the emergency department at Harborview and Overlake hospitals. Dariel serves on the Parks Levy Review Committee for which she was appointed by Kathy Lambert in 2008. She is part of the Preston Athletic Fields development as well as a park docent. She is also a member of the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce and Snoqualmie Valley Women in Business.

 

To contact Dariel, call 206-817-1790 or email darieln@svhcommissioners.org.

 

Joan Young – Vice President

Joan Young has lived in Snoqualmie Valley since 1979 and served on the hospital Board of Commissioners since 1999. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Iowa.

She has more than 40 years experience as a Registered Nurse, primarily in Emergency Departments. Joan was previously employed as a home health and hospice nurse but is now retired.

 

To contact Joan, call 425-890-7846 or email joany@svhcommissioners.org.

 

David Speikers – Secretary

David Speikers has served on the Hospital Board since 2006. He has been practicing law since 1991 and has a private practice in Fall City. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, member of the Washington State Association for Justice serving as liaison to the District and Municipal Court Justices Association, member of the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce and served as past President and Vice President of the Snoqualmie Valley Chapter of the Kiwanis’ Club. David graduated with a J.D. from the University of Puget Sound Seattle University Law School and completed a B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota.

 

To contact David, call 425-222-0555.

Gene Pollard

A Snoqualmie homeowner since 1980, Gene Pollard has 35 years of public service at the city, county, state and federal levels, plus private sector experience. His military career began with enlisted service in Korea as Combat Photographer. He retired as Navy Commander (Public Affairs) after 31 years. He also worked as a Foreign Service Officer in Berlin and Vietnam. Commissioner Pollard earned a BA (with Honors) in Social Sciences and Humanities and two MA degrees, including Urban Studies, with a focus on increasing public participation in government. He served as an AmericaCorps Volunteer, Rotary Club president, three terms on the Seattle-King County Advisory Council on Aging, wage and salary analyst, civil rights investigator, District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America, college-level instructor and tutor in English, and as a volunteer middle school mentor. Prior elective experience includes a four-year term as a School Director of Snoqualmie School District #410 and in December 2011, he was elected as commissioner to position #3 on the hospital board. In November 2013, he was elected to a six-year term to position #4. He and his wife, Joanne, have two sons and two grandsons.

To contact Gene, call 425-888-4095 or email genepoll@yahoo.com.

Emma Herron

Emma earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History at the University of Washington and a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration at City University. She also has a Paralegal Certificate from Seattle University. She is an Alumnus of Snoqualmie Citizens Academy and a former board member of the Snoqualmie Sister Cities Association.

Emma’s community involvement includes serving on the South East Regional Advisory Board for the Northwest Kidney Center, providing input on delivering quality care to people with kidney problems. She coordinated a Pacific Asian Health Care Festival to educate the community on prevention of kidney disease, along with proper nutrition and exercise. Emma also served as a Board Member for the Mid-East King County Health and Safety Networks, an organization whose mission is to reduce violence, specifically youth violence, along with seven other “at-risk” behaviors.

A former Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Emma is a strong advocate for the rights of the elderly, disabled and vulnerable citizens federally mandated by the Older Americans Act. She is also a former member of the Bellevue Mediation Group.

Emma serves as Treasurer on the Aspen Village Homeowners Board in Aspen Village at Snoqualmie Ridge. She has been a resident in Snoqualmie Valley since 2000.

To contact Emma, email emmah@svhcommissioners.org.