Northwest NEWS

November 16, 1998

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Children's Services of Sno-Valley Board names six new members

   Six individuals of diverse backgrounds were elected recently to the Board of Directors of Children's Services of Sno-Valley, the local nonprofit agency providing an array of educational, therapeutic and support services to children and families in the Snoqualmie Valley.
   Among those named are Marc Avery, Courtney Comer, Ann Doerfler, Kathy McDonald, Val Roney and Stacy Silvernail.
   Avery, a North Bend resident, is a single parent with a young child. He is president of a construction management and consulting firm. He has served as a volunteer with a CSSV Board committee that is exploring the feasibility of starting a for-profit business that would assist the agency in meeting funding challenges.
   Courtney Comer is the Executive Director of the Evergreen Hospice and Healthcare Foundation serving Evergreen Community Health Care. She previously worked in health care fundraising at the University of California, San Diego. She is a Kirkland resident whose prior volunteer service includes the Salvation Army and adult rehabilitation programs.
   Ann Doerfler is a long-time Snoqualmie resident who, in addition to being the mother of five, is the administrator of Mountain View School in Snoqualmie. She has been active in 4-H and is the current president of the Snoqualmie Valley Riding Club.
   Kathy McDonald, Ph.D of Duvall has a consulting business through which she provides training for educators and school counselors on visioning, diversity and organizational change. She was a counselor at Cedarcrest and Tolt High Schools and is a long time resident of the Lower Valley.
   Val Roney is another long time Duvall resident. She and her husband of 26 years are owners of Herbco International, an organic herb business. In addition, Val is a licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor with many years experience in both the treatment of addiction and management of treatment programs.
   Stacy Silvernail is a North Bend resident who retired from her position as a tester at Microsoft in order to stay at home with her year-old son. She has been assisting CSSV as a volunteer to help the agency improve its management of information and information systems.
   The six new Board members join 19 other community members who serve on the board of the local children's agency. Board responsibilities include long range planning, financial oversight and setting policy. Members serve for a three-year term.
   Children's Services of Sno-Valley mission is "to nurture, educate, strengthen and support children and their families so that each has the opportunity and skills to reach full potential."
   The nationally accredited agency is based in North Bend, but serves children and families throughout the Snoqualmie Valley with educational, therapeutic and support programs.
   "The energy and skills these quality new members bring to the CSSV Board are much needed to help Children's Services of Sno-Valley achieve our goals related to expanding in response to our growing and changing community, continually improving service quality and ensuring that we are able to operate from a firm financial footing," said Jane Danforth Koser, current Board president.
   "We are gratefull for each and every one of the talented people who volunteer their time and talents to provide leadership to this incredible important and unique community resource," Koser commented. "For 32 years, volunteers have been the heartbeat of Children's Services of Sno-Valley, motivated by the desire to give back to their community and ensure a better future for children."