Board of Commissioners

Coffee with a KVH Commissioner
The public is periodically invited to visit with a KVH Board Commissioner at KVH Hospital. (See our Events calendar for current Coffee dates.)

Matthew Altman

Matthew Altman, President
Matthew Altman has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2016.  He is a 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 interests 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

 Dr. Bob Davis, Vice President
Dr. Bob Davis has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2015.  He is an optometrist and senior partner at Valley Vision 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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Erica Libenow

Erica Libenow, Secretary
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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Liahna Armstrong

Liahna Armstrong

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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Roy Savoian

Roy Savoian

Roy Savoian was born and raised in Los Angeles. After receiving a B.A. and Ph.D. in Economics at the University of California in Santa Barbara, he went on to a 40 year academic career at universities in Oklahoma, Indiana, Virginia, Colorado and Washington. In 1998, he and his wife Alana moved to Ellensburg, where he served as Dean of the College of Business until 2012. He has served on the Life Support Board of Trustees, Galloway & Nielsen Foundation Board of Directors, and the Junior Achievement of Washington and Junior Achievement of Central Washington Board of Directors.

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