As President of Empire Health Foundation, Antony has championed health equity and delivered measurable impact results. Key health equity results include: advancing health care access equity by improving the percentage of uninsured from 17% to 4%, increasing the pipeline of primary care physicians by 40%, and improving out of school suspensions by 64% and eliminating a disparity of a 300% higher rate of suspending minority students. EHF has received national and state honors including the Council of Foundations and HUD Secretary's Award for Public Philanthropic Partnership, the Annual Public Health Leader Award, and the first place Best Places to Work award from the Journal of Business. Antony serves on the boards of Grantmakers in Health, Independent Sector, Philanthropy Northwest, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health national advisory board, and the WA State Opportunity Scholarship Board. Antony is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist at philanthropy and health conferences. Prior to working at EHF, Antony was general counsel and an executive at a leading philanthropic service provider, designing and managing innovative models of corporate technology philanthropy and streamlining international grant making. In addition, he has served as the chief executive of several social enterprise technology start-ups and practiced corporate venture capital law. Antony earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from UC Berkeley and his J.D. from Stanford Law School.
As CFO, Dave is responsible for budgeting for and internal/Board reporting of all aspects of EHF’s financial operations. In addition, Dave monitors and evaluates the myriad trailing legacies that EHF assumed when it was created from the sale of predecessor nonprofit hospitals, including a multi-million-dollar defined benefit pension plan administered for the benefit of the hospital’s employees. Prior to joining EHF, Dave was CFO for a Spokane, WA life insurance company. Having joined that company in 1985, Dave was involved throughout his career in various aspects of its financial operations, including tax, budgeting and financial accounting and reporting. In 2008, Dave was part of the team that successfully constructed the sale of the company to new private interests. Dave earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Accounting from Oregon State University in 1982.
Mike Yeaton, Chief Strategy Officer
Mike is Chief Strategy Officer for EHF. In the first phase of his career, he led technology teams building and running ecommerce sites, including five years as Vice President of Engineering for Walmart.com. He transitioned to the nonprofit sector, where he led the development of a global technology donation platform for TechSoup.org, launched the program in 30 countries and delivered $300m in products to 45,000 nonprofits in the space of three years. Mike brings strong experience in program design and multi-stakeholder project leadership.
Sarah Lyman, Vice President of Strategies and Operations
Sarah is Vice President of Strategy & Operations for the Foundation. Sarah earned her M.B.A. from Eastern Washington University, and a degree in Business Marketing from Western Washington University. Prior to joining Empire Health Foundation's team, Sarah worked as an Account Executive for a local marketing and advertising firm. She has experience with strategic planning and board governance for several nonprofit organizations, and has a strong passion for health and wellness, as well as serving basic human needs. In 2014, Sarah was nominated and selected to participate in the national Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy through Grant Makers In Health. Sarah has served on a variety of boards and committees for organizations such as the Washington State Public Health Association, Inland Northwest Community Foundation, and Partnering for Progress, among others.
Teri Kook, Vice President of Family Resiliency Strategies, Leased Executive Director for FIN
Prior to joining Family Impact Network, Teri was the Director of Child Welfare at the Stuart Foundation where she oversaw all aspects of child welfare grant making and program development in California and Washington states. Previously, Teri served for 17 years in various frontline, supervisory and management positions in public child welfare in Stanislaus County. Teri holds a B.A. in Sociology from CSU, Stanislaus and received a Masters Degree in Social Work from San Jose State University.
Alison Carl White, Vice President of Community Development, Leased Executive Director for BHT
Alison has 20 years of nonprofit and leadership experience. Before Better Health Together, she served as Executive Director for six northwest nonprofit organizations, leading them through significant change processes to better meet community needs. Alison joined Better Health Together in June 2013 after moving her family to Spokane from Seattle.
Alison has a business degree with a human resources concentration from Pacific Lutheran University. When she isn’t working to improve the health of her community she enjoys running, exploring her backyard in Valleyford and taking care of her two sheep, nine chickens, three ducks, two dogs and her family.
Jill Angelo, CFO of Back Office Services
As Chief Financial Officer of Back Office Services, Jill is responsible for budgeting for and internal/Board reporting of all aspects of EHF’s subsidiaries' financial operations. Prior to joining Empire Health Foundations team, Jill held several executive level positions within the Spokane medical community over the past 14 years including: medical clinics, hospitals and the residency program. Jill earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management and Accounting from Eastern Washington University. In addition, Jill is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Washington Society ofCertified Public Accountants. In her spare time Jill is a voracious reader, works out at the gym, and travels with her husband.
Daphne Williams, Director of Human Resources
Daphne is the Director of Human Resources for the Empire Health Foundation family of organizations, with over 10 years of HR experience. She has a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification in addition to being a Society in Human Resource Management-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). She is responsible for attracting, developing, and motivating top talent. Daphne is a former secretary and current board member of Bethel AME Church as well as the former president of ToastMasters. She also currently serves as a board member for Habitat for Humanity. In her spare time, Daphne volunteers as a bookkeeper with a not-for-profit organization.
Brian Myers, Vice President of Rural Health and Capacity Building
As Vice President of Rural Health, Capacity Building, and Health Systems Transformation, Brian leads several of the Foundation’s grantmaking portfolios. One of which is the Foundation's Healthy Aging Program, which is aimed at supporting seniors to remain healthy and independent in their homes or communities of choice. He also oversees the design and implementation of the Capacity Building Program, helping bring over $245 million of outside funding to Eastern Washington and catalyzing partnerships to address social determinants of health. In the Foundation’s Health Systems Transformation work, he works with regional, state and national partners to address social determinants of health, improve quality and outcomes of care while reducing cost, and advance the integration of services. Prior to moving to Spokane, he worked in San Francisco with a nonprofit social enterprise. He is an avid ultra-marathon runner, often competing in mountain trail races of 100 miles and longer.
Shivon Brite, Senior Program Officer
Shivon Brite is a Senior Program Officer for Aging Services. She is also an enrolled member of the Assiniboine people from the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. Shivon has a bachelor's degree in Marketing and a master's in Business Administration. She is also a Harvard Summer Venture in Management alumna and PhD Project Fellow. Shivon has nearly a decade of experience in resource development that has resulted in millions of grant-funded dollars and notable increases in social and economic improvements in Native communities. She specializes in strategic development of grant programs, business models, research approaches, and education methods. In recognition of her success in this area, she was named Native Business Advocate of the Year by the Northwest Native Development Fund in 2014.