Heritage University is governed by a Board of Directors made up of community leaders from the Yakima Valley and across the United States. The Directors generously volunteer their time and resources to ensure the success of Heritage projects and initiatives. Their guidance and varied expertise has been instrumental to our growth as a university.
2020-2021 Board of Directors
Lori Arviso Alvord
Paul Chiles Chiles & Company
Karla Farina Labbeemint, Inc.
Mimi Gardner Gates
Seattle Art Museum (Director Emerita)
John I. Haas
Michelle Gonzalez Board Member
Pollution Control and Shorelines Hearings Board
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Brad Hill U.S. Forest Service Civilian
Pasco School District (retired)
Kathleen Hilton, Chairperson
Stokes Lawrence Law
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital (retired)
Elizabeth M. McGree
JEM Development Real Estate, Inc.
Business Owner (retired)
Kip Ramsey Tiin-ma Logging Co.
White Swan, WA
Philip Rigdon Yakama Nation Department of Natural Resources
Gerardo Ruelas Costco
Yakima Pediatrics/Coordinated Care of Washington
Henry Strom Grandview SD
Alex Vera Costco
Alegria & Company, P.S.
E. Arlen Washines
Yakama Nation Higher Education Programs
Healthcare Policy Consultant