Tom Parker started at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital in 2010 as the Chief Operating Officer. He began working in hospitals at age 16, starting as a surgical orderly at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT. While there, he also worked as a pharmacy technician and then completed an administrative internship while earning a B.S. in Psychology at the University of Utah. He has a master’s degree in Hospital Administration from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and an MBA in Finance from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Business.
Tom completed his administrative fellowship at Legacy Health System in Portland, OR. While at Legacy, he worked in a variety of clinical operations positions including Manager of the Devers Eye Institute, Legacy’s System-wide Director of Heart and Pulmonary Services, Vice-President of Clinical Operations and Administrator of Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center.
He served as Vice President of Hospital and Community Development at Overlake Medical Center and was the first Executive Director for Camp Korey, a camp for children with serious and life-threatening illnesses. He served on the American Heart Association Oregon Affiliate Board and chaired the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Gresham, OR. He is an alumnus of the FBI Citizens’ Academy and an Eagle Scout.
Tom and his wife, Kristen, reside in Redmond and have four adult children.
Dr. Witkop received her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine Six-Year combined BA-MD program in 1991 where she was also inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honors medical society. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center in 1994 then joined their clinic system for several years prior to re-locating to El Paso, TX for a brief service with the US Department of Defense. While in El Paso, Dr. Witkop was presented with the unique, two-year opportunity of teaching in the Internal Medicine and in the OB-GYN training programs of both Beaumont Army Medical Center and Texas Tech University. At the conclusion of this experience she returned to her hometown of Branson, MO, to establish a private practice which grew to over 4,000 patients; while there she also served several roles in the medical staff leadership of their 175-bed regional medical center and as Medical Director for a local hospice.
Dr. Witkop joined King County Public Hospital District #4 in May 2004 in response to the Board of Commissioners desire to grow and expand the local services of the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District (SVHD). Her prior experiences establishing and managing her own practice, assisting in leading two different large organizations through change, and being trained in an environment of excellence well-positioned her for the challenges growing SVHD to its current realm of services for both local and regional patients.
In her role as a physician, Dr. Witkop enjoys the wide diversity of health issues represented within the field of Internal Medicine. In her leadership role she enjoys balancing organizational dynamics with the growth of individuals within the organization. Dr. Witkop and her husband, Lester Craven, spend time outside of work involved with their church, traveling, kayaking and enjoying time with their three children.
Steve Daniel joined the district as Chief financial Officer in July 2009. He has more than 28 years of financial management experience; the last 14 years were in healthcare financial management. Prior to entering the healthcare field, Mr. Daniel served as a regional Director of Finance for a multi national property casualty insurance company. Mr. Daniel has a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Oregon State University and an MBA in finance from Seattle University.
Jay Rodne joined Snoqualmie Valley Hospital as the in-house General Counsel in 2007. Prior to 2007, Jay was in private practice in the Seattle area and has over fifteen years of experience representing a range of health care and business clients in transactional and associated litigation matters. Jay obtained his J.D. cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1997.
In addition to practicing law, Jay has also served as an elected member of the Washington State House of Representatives since 2004. In the Legislature, Jay represents the 5th Legislative District, which includes the communities of Issaquah, Maple Valley, North Bend, Sammamish and Snoqualmie. Jay currently serves in the leadership role as the Ranking Member on the House Judiciary Committee and he is also on the House Transportation Committee and the Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee.
In addition to his role as a lawyer and state representative, Jay also serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. From 2007-2009, Jay served as the Commanding Officer of a 1,200 Marine reserve battalion.
Jay is very active in his community and is a member of numerous civic organizations including the Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club, the Chambers of Commerce for Snoqualmie Valley, Maple Valley, Issaquah and Sammamish and the American Legion. Jay has two children and lives on Snoqualmie Ridge.