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Meet the Board of Trustees

RICK MOORE received his Ph.D in evolutionary ecology from the University of Texas in 1987. After graduation, he moved to Olympia, WA with his wife Sandy, and worked as a biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. In 1998, he left the Department and moved to the Colville area to raise his two children and build a home. He is currently self-employed.  Term ends December 31, 2021.

JD MEACHAM - JD’s personal focus is finding ways to improve possibilities for the next generations – starting with good, well thought out ways to serve and improve the communities served by library systems.  In addition, to being the Executive Director for the World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses, he is the Executive Director of the Neuroscience Nursing Foundation – the only such dedicated resource for neuroscience nurses seeking funding support in research and education.

He is deeply committed to movement disorder and is the at-large director of the Parkinson’s Resource Center which serves the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska.  He also serves as an Organizing Partner for the triennial World Parkinson’s Congress last held in Glasgow, Scotland and next year to be based in Portland, OR as well as the fundraising Chair of the Chicago based Mike Hage Musculoskeletal Team Building course yearly conducted by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.  Term ends December 31, 2019

LINDA SHAW was born and raised in Moweaqua, a small farming community in central Illinois.  After graduating from high school there she spent 14 months in Holzminden, Germany, as an exchange student with Youth for Understanding.  Upon returning she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and then proceeded to the Edwardsville campus of SIU and obtained a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing.  She and her husband, Ed, moved to Colville in 1980 for Ed's job with the U.S.Forest Service.  They raised two children here, who both received degrees from the University of Washington.  Linda has worked as a Registered Nurse at Mt.Carmel Hospital in Colville since 1980.  She and Ed enjoy biking, kayaking,skiing, snow shoeing and gardening. Term ends December 31, 2020.

CATHARINE WHITBY was born in a small town in Ontario, Canada, and grew up in Oakville, near Toronto.  She attended McMaster University, studying Commerce, which lead to her 25-year career in marketing and advertising, specializing in newspaper and magazine publishing, in Vancouver, BC. She served on many boards, from Vancouver to Toronto and Portland, OR. Catharine and her husband, Michael, left their jobs in 2000 and spent 5 years sailing their boat from Portland OR, to Uruguay, via Cape Horn. Subsequently, with Michael's career with Kinross Gold Corp, they have been posted many interesting places, including Republic WA, and Santiago, Chile. They built their home overlooking Lake Roosevelt in 2011, and are now full time residents of Stevens County.  Catharine  and enjoys travel, gardening, sailing, painting, hiking and motorcycle riding. She and Michael are blessed with a son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter in Calgary. Term ends December 31, 2022.

LISA WOLFE hails from Chicago, Illinois.  Discovering a love of the outdoors through participation in Girl Scout activities, upon graduation from high school, she attended the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Science.
Pursuing a career with the US Forest Service, Lisa and her husband Kevin followed a path that led to Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, and finally in 1991, to Kettle Falls, Washington.  She retired after 31 years with the Forest Service, most recently working as an IT Specialist and National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) Union representative for Forest Service employees in Oregon and Washington.
Her 2 daughters grew up in Kettle Falls, spending much time at the Kettle Falls Public Library.  Term ends December 31, 2023.