The Community Hope mural organized by poet Jordan Chaney is a large red rose breaking through concrete, and covers the side of a bakery in downtown Pasco.


Tony spending time with his child

Meet Tony A. (naschio) Johnson

“The idea of facilitating access to philanthropy for rural communities on their own terms, while assisting in the development of processes and projects of significance that ultimately affect the health outcomes of rural and marginalized communities, is something that drives me on a personal level.”Read More »

Steven and his husband Michael

Meet Steven Cole-Schwartz

Steven will join Group Health Foundation this July as our portfolio director of advocacy and leadership. “It is such a rich opportunity to work with individuals, families, organizations, and leaders from across Washington State’s rural communities, tribes, and larger and smaller cities.”Read More »

Dion sits with coworkers

Meet Dion Asberry

Dion recently joined Group Health Foundation as the human resources director. When he heard about the foundation and its commitment to social justice, he knew that this was the culmination of everything in his career coming together for the right work at the right time.Read More »

Brenda Anibarro

Meet Brenda Anibarro

Brenda grew up in Federal Way, and was shaped by her parent’s experiences and values. Her father emigrated from Bolivia to the United States in the 1950’s and her mother in the 1970’s. She says her father instilled in her a commitment to service, and her mother taught her about the importance of being involved in your community “to build the kind of world we all deserve.”Read More »

Willa Gubner

Meet Willa Gubner

Willa joined Group Health Foundation last spring. She believes work is supposed to be about improving the world around us. “Growing up I always knew that whatever I ended up doing for a living, a big part of it would be contributing to the community.” She grew up in Alger, a small community of just over 400 people in Skagit County.Read More »