Community Impact Committee

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

Core Responsibilities:

    • Provide oversight of Community Impact Fund Grants.
    • 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:

    • Beth Spinning, Co-Chair, Kaiser Permanente
    • Kiara Yoder, Co-Chair, Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub
    • Lara Barnes, Options Counseling & Family Services
    • Lavinia Goto, Northwest Senior & Disability Services
    • Lisa Harnisch, Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub
    • Janice Hazel, WFMC Health
    • Melissa Lindley, Willamette Vital Health
    • Chad Mann, PacificSource Community Solutions, Marion-Polk CCO
    • Breanna McLeod, Peer Advocate
    • Carla Munns, C-Suite Consulting
    • Tami Stump, Polk County Health Services

CIC members are selected by the Willamette Health Council Board of Directors. Members are appointed for a two-year term.