Community Impact Committee

Purpose: The Community Impact Committee (CIC) oversees the Willamette Health Council’s Community Impact Fund investments. 

Core Responsibilities:

    • Provide oversight of the Community Impact Grant Program.
    • Bridge gaps in community health initiatives through policy work and strengthening relationships and synergies between health and social care providers.

2023 Priorities:

    • Children, Youth & Families
    • Healthcare Workforce Development
    • Housing & Homelessness

Meetings: CIC meetings are closed to the public.  


Josie Silverman-Méndez (she/her), Deputy Director

Current CIC Members:

  • Kiara Yoder, Co-Chair, Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub
  • Tricia Frizzell, Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics
  • Janice Hazel, WFMC Health
  • Melissa Lindley, Willamette Vital Health
  • Krista Lovaas, WVP Health Authority
  • Chad Mann, PacificSource Community Solutions, Marion-Polk CCO
  • Breanna McLeod, Peer Advocate
  • Carla Munns, C-Suite Consulting
  • Tami Stump, Polk County Health Service
  • Lisa Harnisch, Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub

CIC members are selected by the CIC. Members are appointed for a two-year term.