The meetings of Summit Pacific Medical Center’s Board of Commissioners occur monthly on the 4th Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. Meetings are held in the Ortquist Conference Room at Summit Pacific Wellness Center unless otherwise noted. Meeting information is posted in the local news media per the RCW requirements, and are also available by calling 360-346-2280.
For information on upcoming meetings, meeting minutes, agendas and financials, please visit our Meeting Minutes & Information page. Financial statements and minutes will be posted each month after Board review and approval.
Meet Our Commissioners
Kevin Bossard, Commissioner
Kevin was born and raised in Montesano and grew up on a dairy farm in the Wynoochee Valley. He earned an associate degree in fire science and has a bachelor’s degree in fire administration. He is passionate about maximizing healthcare services without burdening taxpayers or overwhelming local emergency departments, keeping healthcare accessible and helping patients know when and where to get the best care for their needs. He believes that system efficiencies and alternative access to basic healthcare, such as clinics, is paramount. Kevin believes that focusing on preventative healthcare and public education should be a top priority to reduce the cost of healthcare.
Kevin proudly worked at the Hoquiam Fire Department from 1995-2000 and now serves at the Olympia Fire Department. Away from work, he has been involved in youth ministry, the Elma Take Flight Foundation and has taken two trips to Haiti for medical and construction projects. He currently serves as a board member for Home Fund, Elma High School’s Career and Technical Education and STEM programs as well as the Olympia Community Care Center.
Three days after High School graduation, he went to Alaska and discovered commercial fishing. His time in Alaska paid for college and birthed his love of travel. He has been all over the U.S., Hawaii, Caribbean and Haiti. His wife of 21 years and three daughters mean the world to him. He loves engaging with people, telling stories and laughing. Kevin also loves running and jokes that it now resembles more of a trot! Christ is the core of who he is, and he looks forward to more mission trips and traveling with his wife once he retires.
Georgette Hiles, Commissioner
Georgette was born and raised in Elma. After graduating high school, she joined the U.S. Air Force where she spent several years as an inventory management specialist. In 1973, she returned to the area and began working for the USDA. She then began working for Grays Harbor County Public Hospital District No. 1. in February 1992 and retired from the organization in August 2016.
She has a passion for healthcare and it is important to her that the organization remains financially viable and able to provide high quality care for patients and surrounding communities by being able to recruit and retain healthcare providers.
She and her husband have been married for over 48 years. They share three children and four granddaughters. In her free time, she enjoys caring for their property, hosting events for family and friends, traveling, reading and baking.
Andrew Hooper, Board Chair
Drew was appointed to the Board of Commissioners at Summit Pacific Medical Center (SPMC) in 2008 and was thrilled to take on the challenge. His background is in business management and finance. Drew is currently Principal at Hooper Financial, and is an established professional speaker helping people and organizations find harmony in health, well-being, family, and business. Since his appointment to the SPMC Board, the hospital district has had tremendous growth in size and services. Additionally, through a culture of innovation, SPMC has transformed the healthcare delivery model by focusing on wellness and prevention with its Summit Care model and new 60,000 square foot transformational Wellness Center. Drew is passionate about population health and believes that with creative and innovative thinking, Summit Care will build THE healthiest community in the Nation.
Gary Thumser, Vice Chair
Having felt that he had the time and experience necessary to make a great hospital district commissioner, Mr. Thumser entered the race and accepted his nomination in January 2014. He was very excited to join the board of commissioners as he felt this was a great opportunity for him to help both his community and all that utilize the medical center and clinics. Mr. Thumser has extensive history in our community, working with Simpson Timber for 31 years, serving as a VP for Our Community Credit Union, and serving as a president and CEO of a multi-office 25-million-dollar financial institution. Gary also has previous experience with public service having served a term on McCleary School District Board. Gary looks forward to working with the other commissioners to make Summit Pacific Medical Center a first-class, affordable, local hospital and treatment center for Eastern Grays Harbor and surrounding areas.
Carolyn Wescott, Commissioner
Carolyn has been a member of the Grays Harbor community for over 30 years. She has been a self-employed as a reflexologist since June of 2007. Prior to joining Summit Pacific’s Board of Commissioners, Carolyn spent four years as the community member on the hospital’s Quality Committee. Through her work on the committee she was able to see the Hospital District’s commitment to the community and becoming educated in healthcare inspired her to serve further. She now serves on the District’s Finance Committee and is passionate about improving the health of our community and about making Summit Pacific the best place to receive healthcare.
She and her husband of 30 years love spending time together with their seven grandchildren. She enjoys reading, gardening, time with family and nature. She loves encouraging people to take ownership of the changes they can make in their lives for improved health.