Heritage Welcomes Two New Board Members
This spring Heritage welcomed two new board members: Rick Linneweh, a leader in the healthcare industry, and Henry Strom, a career educator with deep ties to the Yakima Valley.
Rick Linneweh recently retired as chief executive officer for Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital after 37 years of service. At that time he was one of the longest-standing EOs of a major hospital in Washington State. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Washington Leaders in Health Care in 2012. Linneweh graduated from San José State University and the University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health. He served on the board of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and was chair of the Western Region Policy Board of the AHA. He is active in the Yakima community, serving on numerous boards, including the United Way of Yakima, the Yakima County Economic Development Association and Ready by Five. He is serving on Heritage’s Finance and Academic committees.
Heritage’s other newest board member, Henry Strom, is an enrolled member of the Yakama Nation and the Superintendent of Mt. Adams School District. He is a career educator with national influence, having been one of six educational administrators to meet with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in Washington D.C. to discuss the potential impacts of federal sequestration on school districts that rely heavily on federal funds. He is serving on the university’s Tribal Relations and Academic committees.