Elected Board

Elected Board

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District (King County Public Hospital District No. 4) is governed by a five member board of commissioners, each elected by District residents to a six year term.

Commissioner Application Review Process
Friday, Jan. 17 was the cutoff for people to submit applications to fill the vacancy on the Snoqualmie Valley Board of Commissioners. We received 10 applications. These resumes/letters of interest were sent to the commissioners for review. President Joan Young requested that the commissioners select their top three choices by the next board meeting.  The board will narrow the list to two or three candidates in an executive session beginning at 5:30 p.m. prior to the meeting on Feb. 6. This meeting will not be open to the public as it deals with personnel matters. During the regular board meeting, Young will announce that they will interview the candidates in February. If there is consensus on the top choice, the appointment will be made during the March regular board meeting.

Public Board Meetings
Agendas, Minutes and Financial Information

For additional information about meetings or to contact the commissioners, please call Valerie Huffman at (425) 831-2362 or email valerieh@snoqualmiehospital.org.

Joan Young - President

Joan Young has lived in the Valley since 1979 and served on the hospital Board of Commissioners since 1999. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a BSN with over 40 years experience as a Registered Nurse, primarily in the Emergency Department. Joan was previously employed as a home health and hospice nurse but is now retired.

Dariel Norris – Vice President

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.


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.

Gene Pollard

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 and in December 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 and his wife, Joanne, have two sons and two grandsons.