Chelsie McNabb-Smith recently joined Leonard Rickey Investment Advisors as a paraplanner and client services representative. The Grandview native has five years of experience in the field.


Two providers have joined Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic. Physician assistant Mathew Schneider will work at the Grandview Medical-Dental Clinic. He was a Navy hospital corpsman for more than 31 years. Nurse practitioner Leticia Rodriguez joined the team at Children’s Village in Yakima. The Yakima native worked at one time in the emergency department of Seattle Children’s hospital.

Civic Nonprofit

Nine Yakima Valley residents have joined the Yakima Valley Community Foundation Board of Directors: Wendy Aguilar, controller at Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Yakima & Tri-Cities; Laura Armstrong, executive director of La Casa Hogar; Lisa Campbell-John, senior director of community health services for the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic; Gwen Chaplin, retired nonprofit director and former longtime executive director of Planned Parenthood of Central Washington; Cragg Gilbert, retired president of Gilbert Orchards and cofounder of The Campbell Farm retreat and conference center; Ignacio Marquez, regional assistant to the director for Eastern and Central Washington at the state Department of Agriculture; Corinne Murphy-Hines, recently retired executive director of Astria Heart Institute; Jose Rivera, assistant superintendent for teaching and learning at the Grandview School District; and Rhonda Taylor, recently retired director of Yakima Valley College’s nursing program. The Yakima Valley Community Foundation is a philanthropic organization established in 2003 with current assets under management of over $65 million.

Safe Yakima Valley, a nonprofit dedicated to improving and safeguarding our community through outreach and education, has hired Tim Bardwell as program manager. He recently retired from Yakima Police Department after spending 31 years in law enforcement.