Administration and Governing Board

Willapa Harbor Hospital Administration 

Chief Executive Officer

Carole Halsan, CEO

Carole Halsan: Carole Halsan has served as Willapa Harbor Hospital’s Administrator since September 2001. Carole started at Willapa Harbor Hospital in April 1994 as the Director of Nurses.  Prior to coming to South Bend, she had various nursing administrative positions with hospitals in the Seattle area.

Board of Directors 

Board Chairman

Tim Russ:  In 2011, Tim was appointed to fill an open commissioner position and was subsequently elected in 2012 where he is now serving a six year term.  Tim and Cathy moved from New Mexico to Raymond, WA. in 1986 after he was offered the position of Executive Director for Pacific Transit, where he recently retired.  Both he and his wife are involved with and volunteer with many community and state organizations.

Board Vice-Chairman

Gary Schwiesow:  Gary was born and raised in Centralia, WA. After graduation Gary went to work for Lewis County Fire District #12 in Centralia. In August of 1979 he took a job with the Raymond Fire Department and has been employed there for over thirty-six years.

Gary met his wife Julie here in Raymond, they were married in 1990 and have two sons Brandon and Spencer.

Gary has been a board member for the  Willapa Harbor Baseball Association and the Pacific County Fair Board, the Pacific County Anglers and likes to be involved in the community.

 Board Secretary
David Vetter

David Vetter

Dave Vetter is a life long resident of Willapa Harbor.  Dave joined the Board at Willapa Harbor Hospital in 2003 to fill a vacated position and was re-elected in 2007 and in 2013.  He sits on the Compliance and Budget committees and became Board Chairman in 2013.

Dave and his wife, Robin, have five grown children and twin girls at home.  He is the principal at Raymond Junior Senior High School.  His interests are reading, sports, boating, hot rods and family.

 Board Member

Dr. Jeffrey Nevitt

Dr. Jeffrey Nevitt has been practicing optometry in Raymond, Washington since 1983. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Washington and received his Doctorate of Optometry from the Pacific University College of Optometry.   He completed a Preceptorship at the Seattle Indian Health Clinic in 1983 and entered into private practice in Raymond and Ilwaco, Washington in the same year.Dr. Nevitt is a member of the Optometric Physicians of Washington (OPW) and the American Optometric Association (AOA).  He is a past President of the Willapa River Lions Club, a past President of the Olympic Optometric Association, and has been a board member of the Raymond Foundation for over fifteen years.  His past affiliations include: Board member of the Legislative Division of the Washington Association of Optometric Physicians (WAOP), Legislative Key Person Coordinator for the WAOP, Chairman of the WAOP Rural Health Committee, as well as a member of the WAOP Hospital Privileges Committee.Dr. Nevitt graduated from Raymond High School and returned to Raymond with his wife Kristine to raise their three children.  He was a Boy Scout leader for over five years and enjoys backpacking, white water rafting, canoeing, jogging, racquetball, and downhill skiing.

 Board Member

Kathy Spoor

In March 2017, Kathy was appointed to fill an open commissioner position for District 1 through the remainder of the year.  She plans to run for election for this position this Fall.

Kathy was born and raised in South Bend.  She earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing from WSU in 1982.  After working as an RN in hospitals in Spokane, Seattle and Aberdeen, she moved back to the area to raise her family.

Kathy’s professional background includes 30 years in the health care field, with 22 of those years serving as the Director for the Pacific County Public Health and Human Services Department.  Just over five years ago, she was promoted to her current position as County Administrative Officer.  Kathy serves on a number of local and state boards, and is an active member of the Willapa Harbor Health Foundation.

She and her husband, Sonny Mark, have seven grown children, and 11 grandchildren, with #12 and #13 on the way.