Penny began her career at Weyerhaeuser Company in marketing, communications and business development where she worked throughout the region until transitioning to healthcare philanthropy in
1993. She has specialized in healthcare philanthropy for over twenty years holding executive positions at major health systems and institutions in Washington, Colorado, Virginia and Arizona.
Penny earned her bachelor’s degree from Portland State University and master’s degree from Washington State University. She holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation and has earned advanced certification as a Fellow in the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (FAHP).
She and her husband live in Gearhart, Ore.
Kassia moved to Astoria in 2013 after 10 years in pharmaceutical sales. She spent the next five years leading local non-profits in the parks and schools, and falling in love with the people and beauty of Clatsop County. Kassia joined the Columbia Memorial Hospital Foundation in May of 2018, where the passion of the hospital staff, volunteers and leaders mirrored her drive to improve health and save lives.
Outside of work, Kassia counts down to every summer camping trip, anticipates losing card-games to her two kids, and practices yoga in an attempt to achieve a level of sanity and basic health.
Nicole moved back to Astoria in the summer of 2017 after earning two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Oregon in journalism and communications, history, and political science.
In her spare time Nicole enjoys working on creative projects, reading, traveling, hiking, practicing yoga, and drinking Taiwanese tea.