Meet Todd Koyama, November's Featured Board Member

We are excited to continue our monthly series highlighting our Board of Directors!  This month we are delighted to feature our Board Secretary Todd Koyama.  Take a look at his interview below!
And in case you missed it, you can check out our first two Board Member interviews with Sue Lani Madsen and with Matt Layton

Featured Board Member: Todd Koyama


Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Todd Koyama.  I am a father of two and husband of Nicole Koyama.   I am a financial planner on the south hill and work for Fulcrum Financial Group.  I have been in Spokane for 22 years, attending Gonzaga University in 1993.  My family and I love to ski, mountain bike, swim, fish, and stay active in our church.  We love music and we love the Northwest for its incredible outdoor activities and people.

Tell us a little about yourself and your background.

I graduated from Gonzaga with a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry and an MBA.  I’m quite analytical and both degrees have served me well in helping families plan their retirement.  I have been a stock broker, a commercial loan officer, and a private banker before transitioning to financial planning.

What is your favorite book?

My favorite books include The Power of One, The Count of Monte Cristo, and Ender’s Game. 

How long have you been a member of the Empire Health Foundation Board?

I have been on the board for four years and have served as the Governance Chair and the Board Secretary.

What attracted you to the Empire Health Foundation Board of Directors?

Healthcare is such a significant industry in our community.  I appreciate that it provides some very important opportunities to make a positive impact on our region.  I have thoroughly enjoyed working with our talented and compassionate team.

What most excites you about our work and mission?

I am most excited by EHF’s work with childhood obesity and families in the foster care program. 

Has anything surprised you about Empire Health Foundation?  If so, what?

I have been most surprised by EHF’s ability to bring in outside funding to our area, from Federal and State grants to private donations.

Finally, when you have an out-of-town guest visit, what is your “must do” in your community?

We almost always take them to Blu Berry Froyo!  We also like to take them on a walk through Riverfront Park or along the river.