2015-16

Board of Directors

WA Veterinarian Magazine

by WSVMA

Nov/Dec 2015

The Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) announces that Michael Anderson, DVM (Lynden, WA) and Lisa Parshley, DVM, PhD, DACVIM were both elected to serve three-year terms on the WSVMA Board of Directors during the Annual Membership Meeting held at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference in September. Their terms will run from 2015 through 2018.

Following the Annual Membership Meeting, the Board of Directors met and elected Parshley to serve a one-year term as President for the 2015-16 year. This is the second consecutive term as President for Parshley as the Board makes its final transition from an Executive Board of 19 members to a Board of Directors made up of six directors.

For the upcoming year, the Board will continue to manage goals and objectives through the strategic management process. The new system was put into place last year in order to meet members’ needs, grow member value and address the quickly changing landscape of the veterinary profession.

Many of the Board’s strategic objectives were met last year under the goals of Advocacy, Education, Membership and Technology. Completed objectives include understanding members’ views and developing resources on feline declawing, stopping King and Clark and counties from forcing veterinarians to report rabies vaccinations for the purposes of pet licensing, launching WSVMA’s new Leadership Academy for recent grads, developing the concept for the new VetMed Matters Conference which begins in 2016, and launching practice manager membership options. Several technology objectives aimed at upgrading WSVMA technology were also satisfied.

Next month, members will be able to visit the WSVMA website to view current and completed goals objectives. Bios and photos of the Directors will also be posted on the website.


The 2015 – 16 WSVMA Board of Directors’ officers and directors include:

President
Lisa Parshley, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Olympia)
2015 – 2018

Vice President
Katherine Hickey, DVM (Poulsbo)
2014 – 2017

Secretary
Diane Pinkers, DVM, DABVP (Montesano)
2013 – 2016

Director
Michael Anderson, DVM (Lynden)
2015 – 2018

Director
Paul DeMaris, DVM (Snohomish)
2013 – 2016

Director
Diana Thomé, DVM (Richland)
2014 – 2017

Treasurer
Jerold Gemar, DVM (Edmonds)
non-voting member

Executive Vice President
Candace Joy (Snoqualmie)
non-voting member