Board of Health

The 12-member Board of Health includes the three Spokane County Commissioners, three Spokane City Council members, two Spokane Valley City Council members, one elected official representing small cities, and three citizen representatives.

2017 Board of Health - Representing Spokane County

Al French

Spokane County Commissioner, District 3
Term: 2011-2018

After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1969-72, French moved to Moscow, Idaho to attend the University of Idaho where he received his bachelor's in architecture with a minor in business finance in 1977. Read more

Josh Kerns

Spokane County Commissioner, District 1
Term: 2016-2020

Kerns is a lifelong resident of Spokane County where he attended Mead schools. He earned an Associates Degree from Spokane Community College, then transferred to Whitworth University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and later, a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Read more

Mary Kuney

Spokane County Commissioner, District 2
Term: 2017-2021

Mary is a long-time resident of Spokane, having graduated from both Central Valley High School and Gonzaga University, with a degree in accounting.  After college, Mary worked for a major accounting firm in San Francisco for three years, before returning to Spokane to stay.  She met her husband Max here in Spokane, and they were married in 1992.  They have two children.

2017 Board of Health - Representing City of Spokane

Lori Kinnear

Spokane City Councilmember, District 2
Term 2016-2019

Lori Kinnear is a fourth generation Washingtonian and has degrees in broadcast journalism and horticulture. She has worked in radio, advertising and public relations for a variety of private and non-profit organizations. Read more

Breean Beggs

Spokane City Councilmember, District 2 
Term: 2016-2019

Breean Beggs serves as Spokane City Councilmember representing District 2. He is devoted to advocacy for the disadvantaged and community reconciliation. For more than twenty years he has effectively presented causes and cases to juries, appellate judges, arbitrators, mediators, community groups and the media. Read more

Karen Stratton

2017 Board of Health - Representing City of Spokane Valley

Sam Wood

Mike Munch

2017 Board of Health - Representing Small Cities • City of Millwood

Kevin Freeman

Mayor, City of Millwood
Term: 2014-2017

Kevin Freeman was elected as mayor of the City of Millwood in November 2013 and took office as Millwood’s ninth mayor in January 2014. He served previously on the Millwood Planning Commission and eight years on the Millwood City Council. Freeman is a hydrogeologist by profession; he manages the local ARCADIS US, Inc. office in Liberty Lake, Washington, which is an international engineering and science consulting firm. Read more

Members Appointed by Commissioners

Chuck Hafner

Board Member Appointed by County Commissioner
Term: 2016-2021

Susan Boysen

Board Member Appointed by County Commissioner
Term 2009-2017

Susan Boysen, EdD is a Spokane native and has been an appointed member to the Board of Health since 2009. She has been a nurse educator for 25 years and is currently a professor in the Department of Nursing at Gonzaga University where she teaches courses in research methods, health policy, community health, and environmental health. Read more