Robin Read was hired as the Executive Director in January 2019 after over 12 years in leadership and as the director of the Kittitas County Public Health Department. She holders her Master of Public Health, and with it specialized in Community Oriented Public Health Practice. She is skilled in planning, facilitation, and community collaborations, especially in the Kittitas County community where she grew up. Robin believes that "health is the foundation for individual success and a thriving community. Everyone has the right to healthcare". Besides spending time with her family, Robin enjoys being outside and reading books.
Marie Betts is a native to Washington State and a Central Washington University alum. Graduating in 2016 with her Bachelor of Science in Public Health, she continued on and received her Master of Public Health at Saint Louis University (St. Louis, Missouri) in 2018, and holds a joint concentration in Biosecurity, Disaster Preparedness, and Epidemiology. Marie is also Certified in Public Health (CPH). She was hired in March, 2019. Marie believes that, "although it is important to address healthcare barriers head on, it is also vital to get upstream and target issues at the root cause". Outside of work, Marie loves to cook, hike, and ski/snowboard.
Teresa Bicchieri is an Ellensburg native and the most recent addition to the KCHN Staff. After receiving her BA in Communications from the University of Portland, she has spent the last few years focusing her knowledge and talents towards the field of healthcare. As the Network Assistant, she will provide administrative and communications support to the KCHN team. She is a firm believer that “access to health care is a foundational and human right.” In her free time, Teresa enjoys baking, being active in the lovely Kittitas Valley, and spending time with her family.