Administration and Governing Board

Willapa Harbor Hospital Administration 

Chief Executive Officer

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

David Vetter: – Chairman –  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.