MEET OUR BOARD MEMBERS
HEATHER ROSENTRATER, CHAIRPERSON
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Avista Utilities
Heather Rosentrater is senior vice president and chief operating officer at Avista, where she’s responsible for overseeing energy delivery, energy resources and enterprise technology.
Heather is a registered professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Gonzaga University.
DR. KEN ANDERSON, VICE CHAIRPERSON
Dean, School of Business Administration, Gonzaga University
Dr. Ken Anderson is the dean of Gonzaga University’s School of Business. The academic year of 2021-2022 marked his 37th year with the university, where he previously taught undergraduate and graduate courses in management and human resource management.
Anderson started his college education at Los Angeles Harbor Junior College, then transferred to Gonzaga. As a Zag, he played two years of basketball and earned Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees. He went on to earn a doctorate from the University of Nebraska.
His co-authored articles have appeared in Academy of Management Journal, Business & Society, Journal of Business Ethics, and Organizational Dynamics. He has extensive consulting experience, particularly in the areas of negotiation, arbitration and employment law.
During his tenure at Gonzaga, Anderson served as associate dean of the School of Business Administration from June 2009 through May 2013, was acting dean during the fall 2012 semester, and was named interim dean Jan. 1, 2014. He was appointed dean of the business school in April 2016. He also served as Gonzaga’s interim provost during the spring 2022 semester.
KATIE BURTON, AUDIT & FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON
Controller, Lydig Construction
Katie Burton has served on the Lydig team for three years as a CPA/controller since February 2017. “I am inspired every day by the individuals who collaborate and problem-solve to make our company better – from our administrative team to business development to project management,” Burton shared. “Plus, we build really cool stuff!”
Burton grew up on a farm in a small town in the lower panhandle of Idaho. Her parents have always been active in their community and taught her the importance of service. She learned that while making a difference at a national and global scale may be difficult, improving the lives of those within your community can change the world.
Although she lives in a bigger community now, Burton doesn’t think it feels much different. The longer she is in Spokane, the more “small-town” it feels. And she loves it. “Personally, I love connecting with family/friends, traveling, old school rap, and basketball. I love coaching and watching my two kids participate in sports.”
Burton has proudly served the following charitable organizations:
- Second Harvest – Building and delivering Bite2Go weekend meal kits
- YMCA and AAU – Coaching youth basketball
- YMCA Corporate Board and Finance Committee – Chair
- YMCA Facilities Committee – Chair
- Leadership Spokane – 2021 class and board member
Burton commends Second Harvest on the wonderful things it’s accomplished for the community and looks forward to helping the organization carry out its mission.
“Second Harvest has always been an organization that has held a special place in my heart. Something about the basic human-need element tugs at my heartstrings. No one should go hungry.”
JASON L. CLARK
President & CEO, Second Harvest
Jason Clark joined Second Harvest as executive director in 2002. Since taking the helm, Clark has focused on expanding the organization’s ability to address hunger in effective and innovative ways. He spearheaded the modernization of the Spokane distribution center, the building of a new facility in Pasco and the launch of many other projects and programs designed to increase capacity and improve the delivery of food to vulnerable children and adults.
Clark came to Spokane after serving as executive director of Community Food Bank of Greater St. Joseph (Missouri), since 1997. He has served multiple roles with Feeding America, including president of the Central Region Association of Feeding America Members, and was a member of the National Council, which represents the more than 200 Feeding America organizations. He is also a former member of the Feeding America Board of Directors.
A 2004 graduate of Leadership Spokane, Clark earned his Bachelor of Arts in history from Missouri Western State University (St. Joseph) and a Master of Business Administration from Benedictine College (Atchison, Kansas).
JENNIFER MILNES, SECRETARY/TREASURER
CPA, Senior Vice President of Finance, Second Harvest
Jennifer Milnes, who joined Second Harvest in 2007, serves as senior vice president of finance. She oversees Second Harvest’s financial matters, grant compliance, hiring, benefits and other human resources functions.
Milnes previously worked for Moss Adams LLP (formerly McFarland and Alton PS) from 1993 through 2007 in the audit department. While at Moss Adams, her primary focus was audits of not-for-profit organizations and employee benefit plans. She worked with many nonprofits while at Moss Adams and finished her tenure there as a business assurance manager.
Milnes earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Gonzaga University in 1993. She has been a certified public accountant since 1993, earning the Elijah Watts Sells Award with one of the top 100 scores in the nation when she took the CPA exam.
Chief Financial Officer, URM Stores. Inc.
Stanley Hilbert joined URM Stores, Inc., June 2016 as chief financial officer/secretary/treasurer. In addition to his finance and treasury roles at URM, he oversees URM’s food safety and employee safety programs, as well as enterprise risk management.
Hilbert focuses on being fair, honest, and responsive in his business and personal relationships; embracing change, innovation, collaboration and continuous process improvement.
Brought up in the area of Portland, Oregon, Hilbert attended the University of Idaho and earned a Bachelor of Science in business accounting. After starting his career in finance and operations with the accounting firm of Coopers and Lybrand (now PwC), he held various executive positions at Hecla Mining Company and Telect, Inc.
He and his wife of 37 years have three sons and a daughter. Education and service are important to Hilbert.
“I maintain a strong affinity for elevating education in communities,” he says. “I believe education is foundational for the social and economic health of any community.” He served on the advisory board for the University of Idaho College of Business and Economics and on the advisory board of Junior Achievement of Eastern Washington and North Idaho.
When asked why he wanted to join the Second Harvest board, he replied, “I have a strong desire to give back to the community that I love.”
CEO, Marimn Health
Janice Jordan is currently serving as the chief executive officer of Marimn Health, which is owned and operated by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. She stepped into the role March 2022.
Jordan has a wealth of experience in health care management and operations. She joined Marimn Health in 2017 as the medical operations director, serving as the chief clinical officer before stepping into the role of CEO. She co-owned a family medicine practice in Spokane and served as the vice president of operations for the Community Health Association of Spokane.
During her career, Jordan worked 12 years as a licensed physician assistant in both primary care and urgent care. She also has 31 years of professional nursing experience including acute care, intensive care, emergency, and labor and delivery. Prior to rejoining Marimn Health in 2017, Jordan served as a physician assistant for urgent care for Benewah Medical Center – now known as Marimn Health – in 1998.
Jordan holds an Executive Master in Business Administration from the University of Idaho. She graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences as a physician assistant. She’s also earned an associate degree in nursing and a Bachelor of Science from Lewis-Clark State College.
Chief Executive & Senior Vice President, Inland Northwest Region, MulitCare
Alex Jackson, chief executive and senior vice president, MultiCare Inland Northwest Region, is committed to ensuring access to nutritious food because he knows firsthand how important good health is for families and seniors.
With his professional experience in the health care field, Jackson brings a wealth of knowledge about delivering crucial – and often lifesaving – services to the community and possesses a strong commitment to helping others. His background provides a meaningful perspective for Second Harvest’s board of directors as they lead the nonprofit in its efforts to move people from hunger to health.
“I look forward to exploring opportunities and connections with health care, as I recognize that nutrition impacts individual and community health,” Jackson said.
Jackson, a married father of two, moved to Spokane in 2013. He previously worked 16 years for Providence Health and Services in Portland, Oregon, serving as chief operating officer for St. Vincent Medical Center prior.
Jackson was raised in Montana and earned his Master of Health Administration from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then completed an administrative fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to serving Second Harvest, Jackson has volunteered for community projects, helped in classrooms and coached youth sports.
Legal Counsel, Associated Industries
Jennifer is an attorney at Associated Industries where she consults with businesses regarding regulatory issues, training, and employment law matters generally. Jennifer joined Associated Industries in 2019, but has over 18 years of experience as a lawyer and is licensed to practice law in the states of Washington, Idaho, and Montana. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Central Washington University and her law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law. Jennifer is originally from Western Washington but now, along with her husband, three sons and two golden retrieves, calls Spokane home.
Chief Operating Officer, Numerica Credit Union
Nicole Sherman joins the Second Harvest board with over 25 years of executive and senior leadership experience in the financial industry. She currently serves as chief operating officer at Numerica Credit Union and comes from a career in banking, previously working at Columbia Bank, AmericanWest Bank and Zions Bank. Sherman is a top-rated faculty member at University of Washington, Foster School of Business, and Pacific Coast Banking School (PCBS).
She brings her extensive volunteer experience to Second Harvest, including:
- United Way Pierce County (UWPC): Board chair
- University of Washington | Tacoma: Board council for Milgard Initiative on Women & Innovation (MIWI)
- University of Washington | Tacoma: Dressel Scholars program mentor
- Boys and Girls Club of America
- Western Independent Bankers Services Corporation (WIBSCO): Board member
- Women’s Financial Council: Board member
- Utah’s Healthcare for the Homeless: Board vice chairperson and Executive Committee chair
- YWCA: Board member
- United Way Campaign: Chair/Chair of Finance/Administration Committee
- Corporate Committee Chair 2002 Winter Olympics
- Member National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
Sherman returned to Spokane in November 2020. Service is at the core of everything she does, and she would like to continue serving on boards and in organizations that are fiercely focused on the issues of homelessness, food insecurities and generational poverty within our community.
She loves her family and her snowmobile. When not playing winter warrior atop a motorized sled, Sherman’s likely hiking and enjoying the Inland Northwest. Her motto is work hard, play hard— and positively impact as many lives as possible along the way.
Vice President, Learning Advising, AgWest Farm Credit
Carl Sohn has a background in agricultural business and a commitment to helping others that is vital in helping Second Harvest advance its work to feed hungry people.
Sohn is vice president of the Business Management Center and Advising for AgWestFarm Credit. He brings agriculture and business connections, experience in business and strategic planning, and lessons learned from working with boards and management teams throughout the Northwest to his role on Second Harvest’s governing board.
Sohn, who is married and has two sons, earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and management from Boston College and a master’s degree in organizational and servant leadership from Gonzaga University. He is a member of the American Society for Agricultural Consultants and a graduate of the Washington AgForestry Leadership Program.
In addition to helping Second Harvest, Sohn has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, The El Salvador Transfiguration Parish Twinning Program, and in support of local arts.
Chief Investment Officer, The Wolff Company
Jesse Wolff is a managing partner and the chief investment officer at The Wolff Company. He joined The Wolff Company in 1999 and has more than two decades of specialized multifamily investment and asset management experience. Wolff heads the firm’s investment committee, oversees implementation of the company’s investment strategy and acts as the chief underwriter for all multifamily investment activity. He is responsible for market selection, transactional risk management and asset management for the company’s multifamily portfolio.
Wolff attended Eastern Washington University. He lives in Spokane and enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.
President of Operations, Domex Superfresh Growers
Kriss Zerr is the president of operations for Domex Superfresh Growers and the consolidated Kershaw Companies. In addition to numerous other corporate-level functions, she is responsible for the management of the support divisions of the various entities, including human resources, accounting, information technology, food safety and sustainability; and works actively on process improvement, streamlining and efficiencies.
Zerr is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science from Central Washington University.
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