Board of Commissioners

Dr. Bob Davis

Dr. Bob Davis, 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, Vice President
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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Matthew Altman

Matthew Altman, Secretary
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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Terry Clark
Terry Clark joined the Board of Commissioners in 2020. Terry is a Board Certified Doctor of Pharmacy with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He has been a pharmacist for more than thirty-five years, the majority of the time working within Kittitas County, including 22 years at the Director of Pharmacy at KVH Hospital. Terry and his wife Donna are proud parents to one daughter and have two grandchildren.

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Jon Ward
Jon Ward was elected to the Board of Commissioners in November 2019. Additionally, he spent a year as an appointed board member in 2015. He has a background in atomic physics and film production. Early in his career he spent five years with the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer assigned to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. He subsequently sold a script and then spent almost 20 years in the Los Angeles area writing screenplays and directing films. In 2010 he moved to Ellensburg with his family and now runs an independent production company where he produces films and develops scripts.

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