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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Inland NW

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.

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Leadership Team

Jodi Clutter

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.

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“Hope”

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.

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“Me”

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. 

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Kathie Vlahovich

Kathie Vlahovich, Special Projects Director

Kathie came to Ronald McDonald House Spokane as a volunteer when it opened in 1987. She previously worked at Deaconess Medical Center as a nurse and became very aware of the need to provide a compassionate, home-like atmosphere for families traveling to Spokane for medical care for their children. She was very involved in implementing the House addition and the Family Rooms at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. Kathie is married and has 3 grown children, 6 grandchildren, and a golden retriever. She enjoys spending time with her husband at Pend Oreille Lake and cross-country skiing. She is also an avid Gonzaga basketball fan and freely admits to following the New York Yankees.

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COMING SOON!

Lisa Vogt, Capital Campaign Director

Lisa Vogt has a J.D. law doctorate from Gonzaga Law School and Organizational Leadership Certification from Y-USA. After 15 years of practicing law in the Spokane community, Lisa made the fun life choice to work in the non-profit sector as Executive Director of YMCA Camp Reed. During her 16 year tenure at Camp Reed, Lisa obtained five national accreditations, managed all aspects of programming, property management, fundraising (including creation of two endowments) and supervised and trained over 2500 staff and volunteers. Lisa is married to Tom, a teacher at Jefferson Elementary, and has three adult children. Lisa enjoys reading, playing the piano, cooking and adventure travel.

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Administrative Support Team

Emma Gawthorp

Executive Assistant

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Brenda
Brenda Miller

Operations and HR Manager

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Jen Westra

Operations Manager

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Eileen Christianson

Accounting Clerk

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Development Team

COMING SOON!
Amy Cox

Development Officer

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Nicole DeSart

Development Officer

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Christina Rede

Marketing & Events Manager

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“Diana”

Diana McMillan

Data Management Associate

 

 

Family Service Team

Emily Andrews
Emily Andrews

Family Service Supervisor

Nancy Markley
Nancy Markley

Family Service Supervisor

Jake Osborn

Volunteer Services Manager

“Sandy”
Sandy Boucher

Meal Program Coordinator

 

Jim Anattol

Maintenance Assistant

Debbie Fucile

Volunteer Coordinator

Gail Bennett
Gail Bennett

Family Service Coordinator

Tally Ellis

Family Service Coordinator

 

Sharon Hust

Family Service Coordinator

“Darlene”
Darlene Knight

Family Service Coordinator

Colleen Larkin

Family Service Coordinator

Courtney Paul

Family Service Coordinator

 

Theresa Phillips

Family Service Coordinator

“Lisa”
Lisa Riddle

Family Service Coordinator

Brianne Stuart

Family Service Coordinator

Jamie Trudgeon

Family Service Coordinator

 

 

Melanie Ullrich

Family Service Coordinator

 

 

 

 

Northern Idaho Team

“Corrine”

Corinne Weber

Development Officer

 

 

 

 

Rachel Carrillo

Family Service Coordinator

COMING SOON!
Tiegan Horton

Family Service Coordinator

Luisa Jimenez

Family Service Coordinator

Gayle Long

Family Service Coordinator

 

Cheri Lukes

Family Service Coordinator

COMING SOON!

Marilyn Parker

Family Service Coordinator