North Valley Hospital
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Board Members

North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners


Jean Pfeifer, Chair of the Board

Pledge to Community: I pledge to continue with supporting quality healthcare to citizens in the hospital district.  Transparency, openness and honest dialogue from a dedicated staff and community will ensure the viability of the district.

Professional Experience:  I have worked as an RN in a hospital for 38 years.  I am a member of the Washington State Nurses Association where I served on the Board of Directors, the Nurses Foundation and chairperson in the collective bargaining program.

Outside Interests: 

I enjoy working at the Community Cultural Center and am on the board of directors of that organization. It gives me a chance to engage in cooking, getting to know people and seeing the talent in the community.  I also like gardening and having outings with my dog.  

Education:  I went to Holy Names Academy in Seattle and graduated with a BSN from Seattle University in 1971.

Hospital District Committees: 

Dick Larson, Commissioner (Secretary)

Pledge to community: To truly provide all encompassing healthcare, and to make as many services available as possible so that our community members don’t have to leave. I have personally had surgery at North Valley Hospital, and know the value to being able to be home in 15 minutes.

Professional Experience: I’ve been a pharmacist owner and operator for 35 years in Oroville. I am personally a stake holder in this hospital, and have always had a strong interest in keeping medical services accessible locally.

Outside Interests: Hunting, fishing, golf, and water sports.

Personal Information: Born at St. Martin’s hospital (now known as North Valley Hospital) in Tonasket in 1948. I was raised in Oroville and graduated from Oroville HS in 1966. Attended Eastern Washington University & graduated with a BA in psychology in 1970, & earned a BS in pharmacy in 1976 from North Dakota State University. My father originally owned the pharmacy in Oroville, & after college I moved home to take over the business in 1976, & I own and operate the Oroville Pharmacy to this day.

Hospital District Committees: 

  • Medical Staff
  • Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)


Jerry Bradley, Vice CHair

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Adam Tibbs, Commissioner

Pledge to Community:  My pledge is to use common sense in my decision making, to be financially responsible and to continue to learn.

Professional Experience:  I have spent mostof my professional career in management, sales, customer service, software support and agriculture.

Education:  Graduated from Tonasket High School in 1993 and attended Bellevue Community College.

Outside Interests:  Spending time with my family, traveling and sports.

Personal Information: I was born here at North Valley Hospital in 1975.   I grew up on our family apple farm in Tonasket.   After high school, I moved to Bellevue, Washington where I attended college.   I lived and worked in the greater Seattle area for five years, moved to Central Washington where I lived for fourteen years, until returning home to manage our family farm.

Hospital District Committees:

  • Finance
  • Long Range Focus & Legislative
  • Lean Process

Herb Wandler, Commissioner

Pledge to Community:  Continue to fill the staffing needs and updating equipment as our budget will allow, and filling the Hospital District needs such as the Sleep Lab.

Professional Experience:  Thirty-nine years in a successful business with heavy equipment, sand/gravel, ready mix concrete, and general contracting. He sold the business and has retired.

Education:  High School

Outside Interests:  Gardening and landscaping on his property.

Personal Information:  A Christian, veteran, and very community minded. He is the past president of his church, EMTs, Tonasket Chamber of Commerce, and Tonasket Kiwanis Club. He also serves on the Hospital’s Foundation.

Hospital District Committees: 

  • Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
  • Medical Staff
  • Veterans Affairs