Our Staff

Executive Director

Mike Forness

Mike Forness, Executive Director

Mike came to Ronald McDonald House Charities from the Health Improvement Partnership in September 2003. He previously was with Deaconess Medical Center as a program manager for more than a decade. He has 25 years’ experience in healthcare administration, marketing, fundraising, and strategic planning. Mike has a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. He enjoys traveling with his wife Jacquie.

Leadership Team

Jodi Clutter, Director of Operations and Human Resources

Jodi is Spokane born and raised, WSU graduate and has over 30 years’ experience in healthcare, including hospitals in Spokane and on the west coast. She has held positions that included counseling, case management, organizational development, management, site surveys/audits and compliance work, including Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals & Organizations (JCAHO) and with& DSHS; She completed a year-long training program with the Scherer/Yoell Group specializing in motivating employees in challenging work environments and managing change in the workplace, and other human resources issues. Jodi and her husband have two beautiful and active daughters and believes, like RMHC does, that it is “all about families”; She is humbled and blessed to be part of this great RMHC organization and team.

Hope Harper, Finance Director

Hope is a Certified Public Accountant that comes to our organization with over 25+ years in accounting experience. She has three grown sons and 5 grandchildren. When she is not working she enjoys spending her time outdoors kayaking and hiking or recharging by reading and listening to music.




Bob McLean

Bob McLean, Development Director

Bob a Spokane native has spent the past 20 years as General Manager of the local Lexus Dealership. He was the past president of the Spokane New Car Dealers Association, board member of the Washington State Auto Dealers Association and member the states grassroots committee. During his career he has had the privilege of either sitting on boards and or committees of several non-profits. Knowing the importance and great work that non-profits do in our community and the world, Bob felt called to leave the for-profit to join the non-profit. Seeing first-hand the positive impact the RMHC has on the kids and families feels very blessed to be part of this team. When not at work Bob enjoys photography, anything outdoors and most of all spending time with family.

Administrative Support Team

Gawthorp
Emma Gawthorp

Executive Assistant

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Brenda Miller

Operations and HR Manager

Eileen Christianson

Accounting Clerk

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Sharon Hust

Accounting Clerk

Larkin
Colleen Larkin

Accounting Clerk

Development Team

DeSart
Nicole DeSart

Development Officer

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Christina Rede

Communications Coordinator

Family Service Team

Andrews
Emily Andrews

Program Manager

Nancy Markley

Family Service Supervisor

Kristie Vermillion

Volunteer Coordinator

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Dave Lott

Facilities Manager

Braun
Lindsay Braun

Family Service Coordinator

Stuart
Brianne Stuart

Family Service Coordinator

Trudgeon
Jamie Trudgeon

Family Service Coordinator

Shaw
Alexa Shaw

Family Service Coordinator

Northern Idaho Team

Weber
Corinne Weber

Development Officer

Horton
Tiegan Horton

Family Service Site Coordinator

Carrillo
Rachel Carrillo

Family Service Coordinator

Jimenez
Luisa Jimenez

Family Service Coordinator

Lukes
Cheri Lukes

Family Service Coordinator

Parker
Marilyn Parker

Family Service Coordinator

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