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December 14, 2020

WCA ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND 2020-2021 OFFICERS

Boise, Idaho – The Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) is pleased to announce that, as of November 17, 2020, three new members were elected to the organization’s Board of Directors: John Hale, Julia Kukuruda and Tara Rosvall. The board, composed of 25 members, meets monthly, and each member serves a three-year term.

“Our Board members represent some of the most dedicated and passionate volunteers that I have the privilege of working with,” explains Bea Black, chief executive officer. “They do so much to support our mission, our clients, our team and me. I’m looking forward to working with our three newest members as they learn even more about the work of the WCA.”

2020 Hale, JohnJohn has worked in finance, real estate, private equity and banking for 35 years and is the founder and managing partner of Atticus Holdings. He received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Idaho and is a commissioned national bank examiner. In addition to the WCA, John currently serves on the boards of Jesse Tree, Trailhead, Idaho First Bank and University of Idaho College of Business and Economics.

 Julia has more than 12 years of experience in the health insurance industry, serving large employer groups. In her current rol2020 Kukuruda, Juliae at Blue Cross of Idaho, Julia leads the Account Management, Sales and Customer Experience teams, focusing on retention, growth and digital strategies across all business segments. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Delaware and Master’s degree from Duquesne University.

2020 Rosvall, TaraTara began in the financial industry in 1998 and currently serves the Eagle, Star, Meridian and Boise areas as a wealth management banker for US Bank. Outside of work, Tara has volunteered with the WCA (prior to now serving on the board) and is additionally a board member of Idaho Voices for Children. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.

The newly elected executive committee is as follows: Dave Self, president; Stephanie Westermeier, past president; Ned Pontious, President-Elect; Cherie Buckner-Webb, vice president; Glenn Michael, treasurer; Keli Elledge, secretary; Wendy Olson, governance chair; Tyley Nelson and Jodi Whittaker, members at-large.

About the WCA

The Women’s & Children’s Alliance provides safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault. The WCA operates secure shelters and provides professional counseling, legal advocacy, crisis services and case management to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. For more information, visit www.wcaboise.org.

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