Richard Howe (’72 Comm.) has retired after 50 years in radio and television, most recently as the general manager and national sales manager of KAZT-TV Channel 7 in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association named Donald S. Wood (’73 PhD Zool.) as president and chief executive officer. Wood previously served as vice chairman. He’s been involved with the MDA for nearly 40 years, and most notably launched and managed the organization’s Task Force on Genetics that led to the discovery of the genetic cause of muscular dystrophy in 1986.

Cal Glomstad (’79 Comm.) was recently named a KCTS TV Golden Apple Award winner. After a 12-year career in broadcast journalism, he now teaches high-school video production at the Washington Youth Academy.

Steve Powell (’79 Comm.), vice president of the Washington Newspaper Publisher’s Association, has been named editor of the Bainbridge Island ReviewNorth Kitsap Herald, and Kingston Community News newspapers. He’s slated to serve as president of WNPA this year.


David White (’80 Crim. Jus.) retired after 40 years with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, where he has served for the last 15 years as chief of detectives.

Christopher Shelby (’87 Crim. Jus.) retired after 34 years with Boy Scouts of America. The last 14 years, he’s served as executive director for the Great Southwest Council in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Jenette Ramos (’88 Phys. Sci.), a senior vice president at Boeing, has joined the WSU Board of Regents.


ALSC Architects promoted interior designer Tina Johansen (’92 Int. Des., ’94 MA Int. Des.) to associate principal. Johansen specializes in municipal and hospitality markets and has worked on the renovation of the Spokane Transit Authority Plaza and expansions of Northern Quest Resort & Casino as well as Yakima Convention Center.

Rochelle Haller (’93 English) has joined Foster Garvey’s trusts, estates, and charitable organizations practice as a principal in the Seattle office. Haller represents high-net-worth individuals and family-owned and closely held businesses in all aspects of sophisticated estate planning, such as tax planning, probate, and trust administration. She’s a fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and serves on the Legislative Committee of the Washington State Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section.

Diane Mortenson (’93 Rec. Stu.) is the director of community life services at Issaquah’s Timber Ridge at Talus, where she manages a variety of life-enrichment activities for residents including programming, special events, and transportation.

Mike Eliassen (’95 History) heads the department of military science at Tarleton State University.

Sean Stockard (’95 Lib. Arts) is the new president and chief executive officer of the Greater Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce in Louisiana.


Latisha Hill (’01 Comm.), Avista’s vice president of community and economic vitality, won the 2020 YWCA Spokane’s Women of Achievement award for business and industry.

Ken Labrousse (’01 Ag. Tech. Mgmt.) has worked as a police officer for the City of Coos Bay, Oregon, for 20 years. He serves as senior detective, president of the Coos Bay Police Officers’ Association, and is a member of the Coos County major crimes team.

Elsa Sánchez (’01 PhD Hort.), professor of horticultural systems management in Penn State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers. Sánchez is a faculty leader of the Latinx Agricultural Network, a strategic planning group at Penn State that aims to enhance engagement with and provide support to Pennsylvania’s Latinx agricultural community.

Chris Chapman (’02 Crim. Jus.) has been appointed undersheriff of the Whitman County sheriff’s office. Since 1995, Chapman, a lifelong Whitman County resident, has served as a reserve deputy, deputy, and sergeant for the sheriff’s office.

Sara M. Doggett (’02 Ani. Sci., ’05 DVM) has been certified as a diplomate specializing in feline practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Doggett has been practicing for 15 years and is chief of staff at two feline veterinary practices in the Boston area.

Adam Banker (’03 Biol.) is a chiropractor for Naval Hospital Bremerton. He practices at a branch clinic on the Naval Base Kitsap, treating active-duty personnel.

Jessica Hagan (’03 Comm.) is president and general manager at KTVB and KTFT, TEGNA’s NBC affiliates in Boise and Twin Falls, Idaho. Hagan previously worked as director of sales for Seattle’s KING 5 Media Group.

Elisabeth Hooker (’03 Comm.) is the marketing director for the Downtown Spokane Partnership.

Bill Conroy (’05 PhD Civ. Eng.) is the new Hebo District Ranger at the Siuslaw National Forest in Oregon.

Fatima Al-Hamlan (’07 MS Entom.) chairs the global health working group of Civil Society 20. She’s a scientist in the Infection and Immunity Department at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center as well as assistant professor at the College of Medicine at Alfaisal University, both in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Al-Hamlan joined the center as a post-doctorate fellow and global clinical scholar in 2013. In 2016, she became a research scientist and head of the Scientific Information Office. She’s a founding member and vice president of the Rofaida Women’s Health Organization.

Office Moms & Dads, a nonprofit serving children entering foster care, has appointed Megan (Maschmann) Dixon (’07 Gen. Stu., Hum) to its board of directors. Dixon is the business manager at Integrated Tax Services, and lives in Vancouver with her husband, Andrew Dixon (’07 English), and two children.


Kodi Jo Jaspers (’10 Wildlife Ecol.) was honored by the Wenatchee Valley Business World as one of the 2020’s 30 Under 35 award recipients. Jaspers manages the Beaver-Powered Restoration Program for Trout Unlimited in Wenatchee.

Jonah Nicholas (’10 MBA) is vice chancellor of business services at Chabot-Las Positas Community College in California.

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee recently appointed Cristhian A. Canseco Juarez (’11 Busi. Admin.) to the Clark College Board of Trustees.

Spokane’s Cancer Care Northwest has hired Amanda Stockburger (’11 Nursing, ’19 Master’s Cert. Nursing Leadership, ’19 DNP) as a nurse practitioner.

Christina L. (Crawford) Beppler (’12 PhD Chem.) was honored with the 2020 Work/Life Integration Award from the Society of Women Engineers. Beppler cofounded and continues to lead an employee resource group for working parents at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Lia Szasz (’12 Hum.) of Otis & Bedingfield in Colorado was included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for her work in commercial and real-estate litigation.

Raquel C. Bono (’15 MBA) is the new chief health officer at Viking Cruises. A board-certified trauma surgeon and retired vice admiral of the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, Bono most recently led Washington state’s medical and health care systems response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ivan Valdovinos (’15 English and Spanish) was honored by the Wenatchee Valley Business World as one of the 2020’s 30 Under 35 award recipients. Valdovinos has helped more than 400 first-generation, low-income students and students with disabilities graduate from Wenatchee Valley College and transfer to four-year universities. He volunteers for the Wenatchee High School College Mentor Program and has a master’s degree in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he focused on Latino family engagement, higher education policy, and men of color in higher education.

Isabel Bedolla (’16 Psych.) was honored by the Wenatchee Valley Business World as one of the 2020’s 30 Under 35 award recipients. Bedolla is a certified forensic interview and victim advocate at SAGE, a nonprofit organization that provides free services and helps support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child victims of violence in Wenatchee.

Ashley (Wirta) LaRiviere (’16 Comm.) has joined the Yakima School District as a communications specialist.


Emily Faust (’20 PhD Clin. Psych.) has been hired as new provider at Spokane’s Unify Community Health.

Alia Soulek (’20 Master’s Cert. Nursing Leadership, ’20 DNP Family Nurse Practitioner) has joined Providence Spokane Cardiology.

LSW Architects has welcomed Naleigha Williams (’20 Arch.) to its design team.