Our Board

 Jean Buckner, President
Jean has held executive positions within the healthcare industry – primarily in the areas of marketing, contracting and health-informatics. She founded HealthInfotechnics; was V.P. of Product development for INFORUM/Medstat; Director of Marketing for Hospital Corporation of America and HealthTrust and the Dean of Milliman’s ONLINE Healthcare Management University. She also consulted with DuPont, Nissan and several other large corporations on healthcare cost management strategies. Governor Gregoire appointed Jean to the Washington State Pipeline Safety Committee. The City of Bellevue appointed Jean to a committee considering the balance between development and the environment and because of her efforts to restore a salmon creek near her home, gave her the honorary title as Steward of Lewis Creek. Jean received her EdD in Management of Human Services from Vanderbilt University. 

Sarah Burd, Chief Communications Officer Sarah Burd is a speech language pathologist who works for the Issaquah School District. She has a Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. Sarah Burd is bilingually certified and specializes in working with children with Autism and augmentative and assistive technology, helping to give those who do not have a voice a way to communicate. She has worked in the field of speech language pathology for eleven years.

 Steve Sieker, Secretary and Treasurer
Steve is a native of the area and has lived in downtown North Bend for the past 25 years. Steve is a certified network engineer and has been in the IT industry for 26 years and is now the manager for one of the primary data centers of a large financial corporation for the past 15 years. In addition to his day job, he also runs a boarding stable for horses, caring for as many as 15 horses at any time, keeping him very busy! A natural born gearhead, he also enjoys restoring classic cars and drag racing. Steve loves the outdoors and the natural beauty of the Snoqualmie Valley.