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Board Spotlight: Dave Self

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This month we would like to introduce you to our Board President, Dave Self! We are grateful for your service and dedication to the WCA and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault.

One of the first words that come to mind after meeting with Dave is community. Our community here in the Treasure Valley is one of a kind. Dave credits our community with being kind, helpful and why the WCA can succeed in serving those who need our help. He hopes that the WCA can continue to be that beacon of hope for the community and that people feel good about supporting us. “When people need help the most, the WCA is there,” Dave says.

We all have a “why” for the work we do at the WCA, and for Dave, it is simple. Too many people in our lives and our community are impacted by domestic abuse and sexual assault; It is a strong motivator for the work he does with the WCA. “It is such a powerful opportunity to make a difference”, he says. Dave’s goals and ambitions for the WCA are to continue to evolve to meet the needs of our growing community and create a solid program that helps break the cycle of abuse.

After talking about what he would like to see for the future of the WCA and how important our community is, Dave and I talked about his love for live music, his vinyl collection and traveling. His love of music became apparent when we started our virtual meeting and his background was The Rolling Stones. Dave expressed how he was very excited to see live performances and travel to fun places with friends and family again.

I asked him one last important question: What advice would you give someone interested in engaging with their community? He said, “Never underestimate the power of your passion.” His love for his work and the WCA is clear. He is passionate and proud about the work we do at the WCA for our community. Dave, thank you for your hard work and commitment to the WCA.

Dave currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of St. Luke’s Health System based in Boise, Idaho. Previously he was Chief Administrative Officer of St. Luke’s Health Partners, a wholly-owned subsidiary of St. Luke’s Health System. Prior to joining St. Luke’s in October 2014, Dave was Senior Vice President and Regional Director of Idaho for PacificSource Health Plans. Self joined Oregon-based PacificSource in August 2009 when the company acquired Primary Health Inc., where he was President and Chief Operating Officer. Self has an extensive background in the healthcare and employee benefits field, including 12 years with Regence Blue Shield of Idaho/Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah, where he eventually served as vice president of sales and marketing for both states. He also has experience working with technology companies to develop healthcare practices and key partner relationships with companies including Microsoft, Accenture, Deloitte Consulting and IBM Global Services. Self was appointed as an original member of the State of Idaho Health Insurance Exchange (Your Health Idaho) board of directors, is a past president of the Idaho Association of Health Plans and has served on numerous public and private health care industry committees. He is currently a board member, and past chairman, of the Boise Valley Economic Partnership, a member of the Boise State University College of Health Sciences Board of Ambassadors, and the boards of directors of the WCA (formerly Women and Children’s Alliance) and Treasure Valley Family YMCA. Dave pursued a business administration degree at Lewis Clark State College and earned the industry designation of Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) from Northeastern University.

 

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EVENTS

Oct 01

2021

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) – which provides an opportunity to educate and engage our community and help people learn more about domestic abuse and how as individuals and as a community we can work to break the cycle of abuse. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 4 […]

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Oct 01

2021

DVAM Press Conference & Community Kick-off Event

More information coming soon. Contact outreach@wcaboise.org for more information.

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Oct 03

2021

2021 SueB 5K 10K

                2021 SueB 5K/10K 2021 marks the 12th annual SueB 5K 10K and continues to honor the memory of Susan “SueB” Newby. As a virtual event so we can support survivors and victims of domestic violence both locally and globally. The event will kick off on October 3, […]

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Oct 13

2021

Virtual Break the Cycle Presentation

October 13, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Oct 15

2021

Lunch & Learn with Bre 10.15.21

Our lunch and learn sessions are an opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve. Our Philanthropy Specialist, Bre, will share an overview of our services, the clients we serve, and our current needs. Bring your lunch and any questions you might have to this monthly virtual chat with Bre.

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Oct 20

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation

October 20, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Nov 04

2021

Virtual Talk to Your Teen Presentation

November 4, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 10

2021

Virtual Break the Cycle Presentation

November 10, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 17

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation

November 17, 2021 12:00-1:00 p.m.

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