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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for Merit Resource Services in Central Washington

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Barb Wells, Chair

Barb Wells, Chair

Barb has been on the board of directors since 2005. Barb was born and raised in Sunnyside and graduated from Sunnyside High School. She then went on to receive a degree in business and human resources from Central Washington University. She and her husband, Garry, live in Sunnyside, where Barb owns and operates her family business, Campbell's Mini Storage. Barb also sits on the boards of the Junior League of Yakima and for Allied Arts as well as volunteering with the Yakima Greenway and the American Cancer Society. She spends her spare time with her family, walking the dogs, reading and "stressing out" about her garden.

Dale Liefke, Vice Chair

Dale Liefke, Vice Chair

Dale has been on the board of directors since 1996. He is a former board chair and has served on the personnel committee for over twelve years. Dale was raised in and lives in Grandview. He graduated from Grandview High School and attended college for over two years. He has two sons and three grandchildren. Dale owned his own trucking company for over twenty years and still owns and manages a cruise agency. He currently is the manager of Zillah Ameristar.

Rick Rangel, Treasurer

Rick Rangel, Treasurer

Rick has been on the board since 2012. He is employed in the field of behavioral health. He lives in Yakima.

Rick Reed, Secretary

Rick Reed, Secretary

Rick is retired from a lifetime in education and coaching. He has been on the board since 2008 and is a driving force behind our annual Bill Hayes Golf Tournament.

Bill Bourn

Bill Bourn

Bill has been on the board of directors for over twenty years. He has twice served as the chair of the board and has served on the personnel committee for over twenty years. He is currently retired from a lifetime in education.

Don Follett

Don Follett

Don has been on the board of directors for twenty years. He has twice served as the chair of the board. He is currently retired from a lifetime in education. Don is a recipient of the James Oldham Award — given annually to a member of the community that has distinguished themselves as supportive of recovering individuals in the Yakima Valley.

John Brotherton

John Brotherton

John was born and raised in Ellensburg. After graduating from Ellensburg High School, he attended CWU and The University of Washington before embarking on a career in interior design and color consultation. He has served on the ADDS (Alcohol, Drug Dependency Services) board from 2008 and continuing since last year’s merger with Merit Resources. He also sits on Ellensburg's Jazz in the Valley board of directors and is a past executive member of the board of directors for the international color marketing group (CMG) in Washington D.C. John loves boating, cooking and crossword puzzles.

Kathleen Douglas

Kathleen Douglas

Theo Denner

Theo Denner

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