Foundation Board of Directors


Brian Smith, President

Biography coming soon!


Ron Hulscher, Vice President

Through the sacrifices of my parents, I received a solid education. They instilled values of integrity, respect and a strong work ethic. I am committed to give back to the communities that support my paycheck. I have worked eight years in wood products and raw materials and 45 years in healthcare finance and administration. I received the first Chief Financial Officer Lifetime Leadership Award from the Puget Sound Business Journal. I helped the financial turnaround of Mark Reed Hospital to build a new hospital in Elma. I have broad involvement and leadership roles with the Grays Harbor Clothing Bank, St. Mary School Funding Committee and Columbus Park. I am competitive in golf, fantasy football, NASCAR and Duplicate Bridge. I have also acted on stage and in Civil War Reenacting. I enjoy my family and grandchildren.


Patti Ambrose, Secretary

My Family has used Summit Pacific, formerly Mark Reed Hospital, for many years. I am proud and excited to be a part of the Foundation Team. I am a Leadership Grays Harbor graduate, a Rotary board member and a member of the Elma Chamber of Commerce. I love spending time with my family. Some of my hobbies include hiking, camping, hunting and boating.


Brent Meldrum, Director

Mr. Meldrum’s 40 plus years of career experience includes duties as senior engineer, senior technology consultant and Chief Technology Officer for a startup development company implementing new technologies. His experience for the last twelve years as an owner and CEO of Coastal Transport LLC has lead to a successful NEMT (non-emergent medical transport) transport company which continues to expand and grow. Coastal Transport’s growth in Special Needs Transportation has more than doubled in size and capacity in the last five years.

Mr. Meldrum is an active member of CTANW a membership organization for transportation providers statewide. He currently serves as 1st Vice President making him aware of the challenges facing the special needs transportation industry throughout the State and Nation. His involvement in industry organizations leads to further enhance transportation alternatives for those who are in need. He is committed to advancing “special needs transportation” in the State of Washington by continuing his work with local and state agencies to raise awareness of the special needs population. He provides training and assistance with emergency planning for “special needs populations” throughout the State of Washington.

Mr. Meldrum served on the board of directors acting as Board Chairman for Summit Pacific Medical Center for over five years and was actively engaged in implementing the plan for building the new hospital in Elma, Washington. He just recently re-joined the Board of Summit Pacific Medical Center. The experience, working knowledge and community involvement, he has gained over the past 40 years uniquely qualifies him to apply his experience in assessing business needs, formulating business solutions and implementing operational initiatives.


Nate Root, Director

Biography coming soon!


Kristi Templeton, Director

Kristi was born and raised in East Grays Harbor. After graduating from Montesano High School she attended Grays Harbor College. Kristi moved back to Elma where she has been employed with Our Community Credit Union for over 17 years and is currently the Regional Branch Manager, overseeing the operations for the Montesano, Elma and McCleary branches.

Kristi is an avid member of East Grays Harbor Rotary Club, and is also active in the Elma Chamber.

In her spare time Kristi enjoys being outdoors, spending time with family and her two dogs Hops and Bolt.


Amy Thomason, Director

I was born and raised in the East Grays Harbor area. I am a 1983 graduate of Elma High School and went on to earn an Associate of Arts degree in Business Management from Grays Harbor College in 1985. After graduating from International Air Academy I worked for Alaska Airlines in Seattle until moving home to Elma in 1990. I have owned and operated Foothill Massage Therapy, since 1994. I believe that Grays Harbor County Public Hospital District #1 and its clinics are a very valuable part of our small community.


Stacie Tobey, Director

Stacie was born and raised in Elma. She is a 2001 Graduate of Elma High School and a 2005 Graduate of St. Martin’s University with a BA in Business Administration. Currently Stacie is Finance & Accounting Manager at Vaughan Co., Inc. as well as Communications Director for the ELMA Flight Foundation and a member of the Board of Directors for Vaughan Company Inc.

As a lifelong resident of East Grays Harbor County, she is committed to ensuring our community has access to the very best healthcare.  She fully believes that SPMC’s vision of creating the healthiest community in the Nation is an attainable goal.  Providing our residents with excellent care options within our own community will guarantee that our vision is achieved.  As the mother of two young boys, with another child on the way, affordable, accessible healthcare is one of her highest priorities.


Dave Sisk, Director

Biography coming soon!


James Hansen, CFO, Treasurer, Ex Officio Member

James has more than 20 years of healthcare-specific financial experience. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Washington State University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Management and Strategy, from Western Governors University.

He has a passion for utilizing financial skills to help ensure resources are available to provide healthcare to communities. He is looking forward to helping Summit Pacific Medical Center build the healthiest community in the Nation.

James and his wife Joni have two sons. The Hansen family has a special affinity for two sports, hockey, as his sons played youth ice hockey for many years, and golf, as both boys competed in junior and collegiate golf. James and his wife spent the last four years in California and are excited to return to Washington, where they look forward to being closer to family and friends. Elma holds a special place for James, as he lived in Elma as he spent his college summers working as a laborer at the Satsop Nuclear Power Plant.


Josh Martin, CEO, Ex Officio Member

Josh comes to Summit Pacific Medical Center with more than 15 years of healthcare experience in both large tertiary health systems and rural community hospitals. He has served Grays Harbor County as a healthcare executive for more than 3 years, where he executed a strategic growth initiative that resulted in a 25% increase in healthcare providers.

Before moving to the Pacific Northwest to work at Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend, Josh spent ten years at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Idaho where he managed the ongoing optimization of physician services as it pertained to business development, organizational workflow, Lean initiatives and clinical standardization.

Josh has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration and Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration, both from Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho. He has certifications in Lean Process Improvement from the University of Washington and Social Marketing from Boise State University. He understands the healthcare delivery system and enjoys the challenge of rural hospitals. Josh is well versed in hospital and clinic operations, physician alignment, strategic planning and cultural development. He strives to create an organizational culture that embodies excellence, compassion and quality while enhancing operational efficiencies within the delivery system.

He and his wife Sarah have been together for over 15 years and have three young children. In his free time, he enjoys coaching community sports, spending time in the outdoors with his family and mountain biking.


John Elsner, Foundation Executive Director

Biography coming soon!