Board of Commissioners

Coffee with a KVH Commissioner
The public is periodically invited to visit with a KVH Board Commissioner in the café conference room at KVH Hospital. Please check back for future dates.

Liahna Armstrong, President
Liahna Armstrong has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 1998. She is a professor of English and Film Studies at Central Washington University. She writes a film column for the Daily Record, is active in a number of community organizations, is particularly committed to animal rescue, and enjoys outdoor recreation with her husband, son and two dogs. 

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Matthew Altman, Vice President
Matthew Altman has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2016.  He is chair and associate professor in the Philosophy & Religious Studies Department at Central Washington University. He earned his PhD in philosophy from the University of Chicago in 2001, and he moved to Ellensburg in 2003. His teaching and research interest include medical ethics and the ethics of healthcare. Prior to being elected to the Board, Matt served on the Medical Ethics Committee at KVH.  Matt is married to Cynthia Coe, who is also a professor at Central.  They have two children, Lucy and Sam. In his spare time, Matt enjoys running, biking, swimming, and travel. 

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 Dr. Bob Davis, Secretary
Dr. Bob Davis has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2015.  He is an optometrist and senior partner at Valley Vision and Hearing Associates, where he has provided care to Kittitas Valley residents for over 15 years. Before moving to Ellensburg, Dr. Davis was a captain in the United States Air Force. He holds a Doctor of Optometry degree and a master's degree in Business Administration. Dr. Davis enjoys hiking, basketball, cycling, and running.

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Bob Crowe
Bob Crowe has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2016. He has been a member of the KVH Finance Committee since 2011 and has more than 20 years of experience as a certified public accountant. Bob recently retired from the Department of Natural Resources where he spent 19 years as an assistant regional manager. He is the founding trustee and CEO for the Community Foundation of Kittitas County, which was established in 2014. He is also a member of the Ellensburg Rodeo Board of Directors and the Ellensburg Downtown Rotary Club. In his spare time, he and his wife Marly enjoy traveling and motorcycling.

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Erica Libenow
Erica Libenow has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2016. She worked in the healthcare field for eight years before focusing on her family's small business and raising her children. She and her husband, Jim, are now the proud parents of six sons. Erica is also a small business owner, operating a natural products manufacturing company in Ellensburg. She enjoys gardening, horses, and sewing.

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