Public Hospital District No. 4, King County, dba Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, is governed by a five member Board of Commissioners elected by District residents to six-year terms.
Public Board Meetings
For additional information about meetings, please call Valerie Huffman at (425) 831-2362 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Emma Herron – Vice President
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 the National Institute of Paralegal Studies held at the Seattle University campus. She is an Alumnus of Snoqualmie Citizens Academy and a former board member of the Snoqualmie Sister Cities Association.
Emma’s community involvement includes having served on the South East Regional Advisory Board for the Northwest Kidney Center where she provided 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 has served as Treasurer on the Aspen Village Homeowners Board in Aspen Village at Snoqualmie Ridge. She has been a resident of Snoqualmie Valley since 2002.
To contact Emma, email email@example.com.
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.
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. In November 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 was married to the late Joanne Pollard and is the father of two sons.
Jen Carter is a healthcare information technology consultant with twenty years of experience specializing in clinical data informatics and interoperability. She empowers physicians and their teams with the information they need to make the best choices when treating their patients. Bringing experience from her day job serving healthcare organizations from coast to coast, Jen is delighted to support best practices and modern innovation at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. Jen is an active participant in relevant professional organizations including HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) and SHIEC (Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative) and holds a healthcare data standards credential as a certified HL7 Control Specialist. A graduate of The University of Chicago, Jen enjoys camping with her husband and two beautiful sons, lifting weights at the gym, and cheering for the Seattle Mariners.