Corrina Barrett, Club Energy
Corrina resides in Newport and is the co-owner of Club Energy, Newport's own 20,000 square foot private fitness club and Xhale Pilates Studio located in Sandpoint, ID. Corrina has been involved in the fitness world for over 20 years. Her love and passion for fitness has inspired her to motivate others through her teaching and training. Corrina believes Healthy Newport is a perfect way to bring positive change to our community in a fun and healthy way.
Gayle Cagianut, Newport Hospital & Health Services Foundation
_Gayle Cagianut and her husband Joe summer at Diamond Lake and winter in Texas. Gayle was an original member of the Board of Newport Hospital and Health Services Foundation. She also served on the Pend Oreille County Fair board. Gayle is a CPA specializing in condominiums and homeowners associations and she has a full-time practice with twelve employees who work "virtually", aka from their homes. Gayle was chair of the Hospital Foundation's Festival of Trees since its inception through 2011 and a finalist for the Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce's "Citizen of the Year" award in 2011. She believes firmly in promoting community involvement and education. She chose to make her focus in 2012 (and beyond) making Newport and the surrounding areas more aware of health, fitness and well-being. She is excited about Healthy Newport!
Barb Smith, Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce & POMDO
Barb is on the Board of the Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce (Treasurer) and the Chair of the Board of the Pend Oreille Microenterprise Development Organization (POMDO, for short). She has both a Commerce (Finance) and a Law Degree from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada where she was born and raised. She practiced corporate securities law at one of Canada's largest national firms for ten years before retiring from the partnership to move to the US to get married and raise a family. Having most recently lived in San Francisco and Las Vegas, Barb also has experience working with and advising start up companies and microenterprises. A former big city corporate securities attorney turned rural wife and mother of two young boys, she is passionate about all aspects of healthy living. A newcomer to the area, she loves the fresh air, natural beauty and ample opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature. Some of her favorite activities include hiking, volleyball and kayaking the spectacular Pend Oreille River with her family.
Steering Committee Members
Tom Crouch, Newport School District
Tom has been the Business Manager of Newport School District since 2010. Tom has worked in public school administration for 35 years. His prior experience includes serving as the Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations at East Valley School District and as Business Manager for Deer Park School District. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Finance in 1972 from Eastern Washington University and a MA from Whitworth University.
Judy Henshaw, Newport School District
Judy is the Food Service Director for Newport School District. She first came to work for the district in 1987 as a substitute in the kitchen and loved it from the very first day! From there she was hired on as a food service worker in 1990, went to work shops, took some classes and worked her way up to head cook/kitchen manager. When the position of Food Service Director came open in 2000, Judy was thrilled to be the successful applicant. Judy is a member of the SNA (School Nutrition Association) and is active with the WSNA. Food, nutrition and serving children/people is her passion, and trying to do it healthier is a challenge she welcomes!!
Darren Holmes, Kalispel Tribe of Indians
Darren has eighteen years of work history with the Kalispel Tribe of Indians. In his current position as Camas Path Executive Director, Darren is responsible for overseeing and implementing the Tribe’s health, education, and social programs that include: the Camas Center for Community Wellness, Camas Center Clinic, Camas Early Learning Center, Education, Kalispel Tribal Community Services, and Kalispel Career Training Center. His past positions with the Kalispel Tribe include: Wildlife Project Manager, Wellness Center Project Manager, and Director of Recreation and Fitness. Darren is serving his third elected term since 2004 with the Kalispel Tribal Council and holds the Council officer position of Secretary. His professional memberships include: Upper Columbia United Tribes, where he currently serves as Policy Board Chairman and as Delegate for the Kalispel Tribe; Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, serving as Delegate for the Kalispel Tribe; Nazarene Youth Group Organizer and Youth Leader; Court Appointed Special Advocates Board of Advisors, and the Kalispel Tribal Economic Authority Board of Directors. Darren graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2010 with a Masters Degree in Public Administration, earning the Honors Graduate Award. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Eastern Washington University (2001) and a Bachelor in Theology from Christian Life School of Theology (2003). Darren lives with his wife and two children on the Kalispel Indian Reservation in Pend Oreille County, Washington.
Jenny Houck, Newport Hospital & Health Services & NHHS Foundation
Jenny is the marketing director of NHHS and the Executive Director of the NHHS Foundation. Full bio to come.
Wendy Leach Drum, WSU Pend Oreille County Extension
Wendy is the Acting Director of WSU Pend Oreille County Extension and the Coordinator of its Food $ense Program. Originally from Indiana, Wendy obtained her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University. After graduation, she heard the call of the west and moved to Missoula, Montana where she achieved a Master’s degree and met her soon to be husband, who was born and raised in Newport. Wendy moved to Newport in 2008 and quickly found her niche in the Washington State University Food $ense program. She is also the Newport Football Cheerleading Coach, Newport Dance Team Coach and volunteers her time with the Pend Oreille Players theatrical performances as choreographer.
Donna Molvik, Kalispel Tribe of Indians
Donna has worked with the Kalispel Tribe of Indians since 1999, initially as a contract paralegal to the Kalispel Tribal Court, then in executive administrative and political support of the Kalispel Tribal Council. She recently has expanded her professional services to the Tribe in both marketing and public relations. In addition to her work with the Kalispel Tribe, Donna has volunteered with and provided writing and research services to community organizations including Pend Oreille County 4H, Washington State University Pend Oreille County Extension, Pend Oreille Valley Lavender Festival, Pend Oreille River Water Trail, Pend Oreille Festival Association, and the Sea Perch Program sponsored by the Office of Naval Research. Donna is a veteran of the United States Armed Services having served in the United States Navy. She earned the Navy Achievement Medal for her work at the Navy Chief of Chaplains Office in Washington, DC. She also owned and operated two small businesses, including a licensed child care and resume writing service. Donna earned Washington State University’s Professional Writing Certification and is finalizing a degree in Business Management and Operations. She is a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America. Her professional passion is to champion small businesses, micro and rural enterprises, and non-profits by providing services that include business planning, interactive communication strategies, marketing, public relations and event planning. She also coaches individuals on comprehensive career planning, resume-writing, and biographical development. She is on the Board of Directors of the Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce and the owner of Kiwi Launch, LLC.
Steve Shumski, Newport School District
_Steve is the CTE/Technology Director for Newport School District. As such, he works closely with all Career and Technical Education (vocational) programs for the district including Business & Marketing, Health & Fire Science, Communications & Broadcasting (our very own KUB’s FM), and Ag Mechanics (welding and fabrications, construction and horticulture). Steve is also responsible for the Enterprise data and phone network for the school district. Steve comes from the private sector where he gained experience while working for companies such as Texaco and Allied Signal Aerospace. Steve attended college at Eastern Washington University where he received his bachelors then continued at Pepperdine University where he earned his MBA. He is also the President of the Board of the Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce.
Mary Sterling, Rural Resources
Mary has worked with Rural Resources Community Action for the past 19 years, providing social services to our local area. She has served as the Newport Office Manager, Youth and Adult Employment and Training Coordinator for Pend Oreille County, Worksource Representative, and coordinated Public Outreach Activities. Mary has also served on various Community Boards over the years. Raised in Spokane, WA, Mary has been a rural Pend Oreille County resident for the past 33 years. She is married with two grown daughters and in her free time, enjoys being outdoors as much as possible, organic gardening, cooking, swimming, hiking, time with family & friends, laughing and nurturing her sense of humor, supporting live music and various art venues, environmental stewardship and educational activities, and especially loves going on tropical vacations!
David Windom, Tri County Health District
_ Dave Windom is a relative newcomer to the Northeast Tri-county region taking the reins of the Northeast Tri County Health District (NETCHD) in 2010. Dave brings a wide range of experience to the table with 25 years of private business and 27 years of National Guard service before coming to Public Health. He initially started in Environmental Health in Okanogan before receiving his master’s degree in public health and becoming the administrator for NETCHD based out of Colville. Dave’s master’s thesis examined the barriers to in-school childhood obesity interventions. Dave is active in many community activities including Rural Resources, Head Start, his church and private school board, and is the current chair of the Public Health Executive Leadership Forum for Washington State. He has been a Rotarian for more than 20 years and served as the Rotaplast photojournalist for a cleft palate/cleft lip mission to Cebu in the Philippines in 2011. Dave has a small farm south of Colville where he lives with Brenda, his high school sweetheart and wife of 29 years.
Other Steering Committee Members / Organizations Represented
Other organizations and individuals represented on our Steering Committee include:
- City of Newport
- Pend Oreille County
- NEWA Early Childhood Head Start Program