Our Staff

RMHC INW is fortunate to have a dedicated team of staff members to deliver and enhance our programs, 

champion our mission, and provide for the families in our care.

Executive Director

Phil Harrison

Phil was born and raised in Spokane and has deep connections within the community. Phil has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, having grown his career at YMCA’s Camp Reed, where he started as seasonal summer staff and excelled into the role of Executive Director. His experience is supported by a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Washington and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. Over the years, Phil has attended various events and supported the mission of serving more families by participating in the Make-A-Meal program. As a person driven by service and uplifting others, Phil was naturally drawn to RMHC INW’s mission. Phil states, “I promise to give my best to ensure the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest will always be a ‘Home-Away-From-Home’ for families requiring critical medical care from our premier hospital community.”

Leadership Team

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Felisa Bravo, Finance Director

Felisa was born and raised in Southern Idaho. She graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy. Afterwards, Felisa began her career in public accounting. After obtaining her CPA license she transitioned to corporate accounting to gain additional experience to better enhance her career interest. While working, Felisa continued her true passion of volunteering for a number of community organizations. Felisa’s time volunteering with children and their families have influenced her professional accounting career. It is RMHC INW’s mission of commitment to families that enticed her to fulfill the Finance Director role within the organization. It is her belief that working in this role will help carry on with the goals and mission of the RMHC.

Trinette Baer-Kowalski, Development Director

A native Washingtonian, Trinette fell in love with non-profit work in college. Inspired by the opportunity to create change, Trinette received her BA in Public Policy from Western Washington University. After college, this quickly developed into a deep passion for the relationships built in non-profit development. This resolve stayed with her through the opportunity to support organizations such as United Way, Arthritis Foundation, and the American Cancer Society. Over 20 years later, Trinette says, “she is thrilled to be in Spokane and be part of the mission of RMHC INW.” When she is not building relationships for a better good, she is chasing three kids, and a giant Great Pyrenees named Bear.

Emily Andrews, Senior Program Manager

Emily grew up in Spokane, WA, and began working in Family Services with RMHC INW after graduating from Whitworth University with a BA in Sociology/Social Services. Her desire to care for children and families stems from years of volunteer work coaching and mentoring students in Spokane Public Schools and through Young Life. Emily is grateful to be carrying out the mission of RMHC INW with a team of compassionate individuals who work together to meet the various needs of those utilizing our services. What she enjoys most is finding creative ways to expand the organization’s programs to alleviate the stressors of families navigating a child’s illness or injury. When not at work, you can find her skiing in the winter, or enjoying the warmer weather by running, biking, paddle boarding, camping, and spending quality time outside with friends and family.


Emma Hayes, Senior Operations Manager

Emma comes to Spokane from Maryville, TN, where she served as Program Manager for a local nonprofit. Emma graduated from the University of Tennessee with a dual degree in Marketing and International Business. Emma has a strong passion for the RMHC mission, having had a sister battle childhood cancer. The youngest of seven children, Emma most appreciates the mission’s dedication to “Keeping Families Close.” Outside of work, Emma enjoys walking her dog Piper, playing outside, and reading.

Spokane Family Service Team

Kristie Vermillion

Volunteer Services Coordinator

Alexa Shaw

Family Service Site Coordinator

Lindsay Braun

Family Service Site Coordinator

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Kayle McClain

Family Service Coordinator

Cindy Loera

Family Service Coordinator

Allie Sims
Allie Sims

Family Service Coordinator

Jeanette Rice

Family Service Coordinator

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Charlie Nixon

Family Service Coordinator

Molly Ristig

Family Service Associate

Northern Idaho Team

Tiegan Colwell

Family Service Supervisor

Cheri Lukes

Family Service Coordinator

Marilyn Parker

Family Service Coordinator

Angela Wilson

Family Service Coordinator

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Kayti Tompkins

Family Service Coordinator

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Katherine Lewerenz

Family Service Associate

Nicole Rayborn

Family Service Associate

Spokane Family Rooms Team

Jacob Beye

Family Services Supervisor

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Maddie Pra

Family Service Coordinator

Operations Team

Dave Lott

Facilities Manager

Jerry Weiler

Facilities Supervisor

Paul Hatten

Maintenance Assistant

Development Team

Christina Britton

Communications Coordinator


Logan Webbenhurst

Development Officer

Nicole Gilson

Development Coordinator

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Anna Gade

Grant Coordinator


Kaitlin Cole

Corporate Giving Coordinator 

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Colleen Larkin

Data Management Associate

Administrative Support Team

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Lori Powers

Accounting Assistant

Sharon Hust

Accounting Assistant

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