Upcoming Speakers

January 30, 2020: Dr. Daryll Dewald

According to a 2017 study from the National Rural Health Association, people living in rural areas suffer worse health outcomes than their urban counterparts. They are sicker, poorer and older and are more likely to experience higher rates of death, disability, and chronic disease. This is especially concerning given the proximity of rural communities in our area. There are too few clinical workers and insufficient specialists to provide the care needed. Recognizing these unique challenges and needs, WSU Health Sciences Spokane is preparing the state’s future physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals to address this critical need. DeWald will share stories of positive impact on communities through the campus’ education and research, as well as share ways in which Rotarians can support this vital work. 
As vice president of WSU Health Sciences and chancellor of WSU Health Sciences Spokane, Daryll DeWald, Ph.D., lead development of WSU’s rapidly growing, world-class center for health sciences education and research. DeWald joined WSU Health Sciences Spokane in September 2017 as its fourth chancellor and was named vice president for WSU Health Sciences in July 2019. 
An experienced academic leader and a successful life sciences researcher, DeWald is passionate about higher education and providing avenues for students, faculty, and staff to succeed. He oversees a downtown campus that is highly connected to the city’s medical district and central to Spokane's urban growth and sustainability. 
Prior to these appointments, DeWald joined WSU Pullman in 2011 as dean of the former College of Sciences and was tapped the next year by then-President Floyd to lead a merger with the former College of Liberal Arts to form the new College of Arts and Sciences. Under DeWald’s leadership, in addition to growing disciplinary excellence, the college launched a number of programs to support students across the university, including the Mathematics Learning Center, the Pre-Law Student Center and the Health Professions Student Center.
Before WSU, DeWald headed the Department of Biology at Utah State University. During 15 years at Utah State, he also held positions as associate director for the Center for Integrated Biosystems, director of the Multicultural Student Research Program, co-director of the Multicultural Scholars Program and director of the Microscopy Facility.
DeWald is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has managed research grants from several federal agencies and private organizations. His research focuses on synthetic biology, plant cell signaling, and mammalian cell signaling. More specifically, his work has explored the role of lipids that control cellular communication during plant stress, the regulation of cellular protein trafficking and how lipids regulate cancer cell metastasis. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming and his doctoral degree in biochemistry from Texas A&M University.
Program coordinated by Lars Gilberts.

February 6, 2020: Bank of America Student Leader Program

Preparing a diverse pipeline of community-minded young students with the leadership training they need to be successful in the workforce – encouraging youth employment and economic mobility – is the goal of the Bank of America Student Leader Program. 300 high school juniors and seniors from nearly 100 communities are awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C. Josh Hechtman and Georgia Goff, seniors at Lewis and Clark and University High Schools, respectively, will share their experiences in this program and how it has impacted their views of leadership and service. Katherine Morgan, Bank of America Senior VP will join us to explain how this program came to Spokane and introduce us to Georgia and Josh.
Program coordinated by Brian Behler. 


February 13, 2020: Member Profiles

We have interesting and influential Rotarians in our Club and our Member Profiles are some of our most popular programs. 

Gina Drummond - Gina is the CEO of Hospice of Spokane. She is passionate about quality end of life care and will share important information about this topic. 

Colleen Fox – Colleen is the new Chief Philanthropy Officer for Providence Health Care Foundation. She is a hometown girl and a proud graduate of Gonzaga University. Here what lead her into the fundraising field.

Lars Gilberts – Lars is the CEO of Spokane’s University District and is involved in many aspects of economic development and the growth of our life sciences industry.
Program coordinated by Brian Behler. 

Dr. Daryll DeWald
Jan 30, 2020
Transforming Rural Health
Katherine Morgan
Feb 06, 2020
Bank of America Student Leader Program
Gina Drummond, Lars Gilberts, Colleen Fox
Feb 13, 2020
Club 21 Member Profiles
Tim Ledford
Feb 27, 2020
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