Larry Kauffman, President

Larry and his wife Karma and three boys moved to Enumclaw in 1994. Larry is currently a captain with Alaska Airlines and retired from the Idaho Air National Guard in 2011 after 32 years of service. He has a Bachelors in Aviation Management from Boise State University and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. Larry is active in the Enumclaw VFW Post and the Washington Pilots Association. The mountains, water and sky of the Puget Sound provide Larry with great outdoor enjoyment. Larry states “giving some of my time to this foundation is rewarding. It is a method for me to return gifts I have received from living in this community and raising my children. it is an effort that matters.”

Susan Jouflas, Vice President

Susan moved to Enumclaw in 1995 with her boys to start a family medicine practice. She has loved working in this community and raising her two older boys here.  She currently works in oncology/palliative care and most of her time is spent in a practice in Bonney Lake where many of our patients are from Enumclaw/Buckley.

Her husband, Greg, also works in Enumclaw at a local dental practice and they are part of the Sacred Heart community. They love this town and feel fortunate to be a part of the community here. They love the work of the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation and feel strongly about caring for the community they consider home.

Previously to moving here, Susan worked for many years in caring for at-risk youth, working full time at a ministry in Seattle that works with street-involved youth and then working for a mentoring agency for at risk youth on the eastside. She is passionate about the concept of community serving community and our Backpack program and Senior Meals is a reflection of that.

In her free time Susan loves being in the mountains hiking and snowshoeing.

Suzanne Lewis, Past President

Suzanne joined the Board of Trustees in June 2011.  She is a Washington Native, having been raised just outside of Enumclaw on the Green Valley Road.  Suzanne attended the University of Washington and University of Texas Medical Branch, where she received her BS in Physical Therapy. She is a physical therapist at Rainier State School in Buckley and own Plateau Physical Therapy with her wife Katey.  Suzanne is a Husky Fan and a proud mother of two adult children and one English bulldog.  She and Katey are getting used to the empty nest phase of life. Suzanne enjoys utilizing her skills and enthusiasm to make Enumclaw a healthier place.

Kim Sweeney, Secretary

Kim has  been an occupational therapist for over 30 years working in acute care, home health,  skilled nursing and pediatrics.   Kim graduated from University of Texas Medical Branch in 1980.  She and her husband moved to Enumclaw over 30 years ago and have raised two children. Kim has volunteered with Honor My Wishes,  The Pediatric Interim Care Center, Elk’s Therapist, and numerous local school activities.

Michelle Apodaca

Michelle joined the Board of Trustees in June 2011. She moved to Enumclaw when she was six and graduated from Enumclaw High School. Michelle has worked in Senior Care for over 15 years and can’t imagine doing anything else. She is currently a Senior Housing & Care Advisor. Her passion for helping seniors is why she supports RFWF. Michelle and her husband, Tony, have two boys, Ky and Kody. She enjoys walking and biking or anything outdoors!

Alan Gamblin

Alan became a member of the Board of Trustees in 2000, spending two of those years as President. Alan started working for his father’s auto dealership, Art Gamblin Motors, when he was 13 years old in 1969. He worked washing cars and sweeping floors. Since then, he has worked in every aspect of the dealership. Alan became a partner in 1985 and then purchased the dealership in 1992. He is active in his church and was named the Rotarian of the year by the Enumclaw Rotary club. Alan also donates his time for the automobile industry.  He is twice past President of the Northwest Chevrolet Dealers advertising association and sits on a national Chevrolet advertising committee.  In addition, Alan is a board of director for the Washington State Auto Dealers Association representing the new car dealers in South King County.

Anthony Jordan, DOPA-C

Anthony considers that all of his life experiences and trainings (including: Lawn Service with his dad, Boy Scouts, Jet Engine Mechanic in the U.S.M.C., Quality control at Rockwell during the Space Shuttle program, Firefighter-EMT, Delivery Driver, Armed Security, Taco Bell Assistant Manager, Tacoma Police Chaplin, completing his Master’s degree of Christian Ministry, “Jordan and Son’s” Painting and Lawn Service, Registered Respiratory Therapist, Sleep Apnea Educator, and currently as Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Physician Assistant -Certified) have all been a blessing to him. They have sculpted him into a gentle servant. Finally, as any husband and father will tell you, Anthony’s true growth in the call to service, was honed at home. Where, by God’s help, direction, and correction, he husbanded one awesome wife, Monique, and parented six wonderful children into amazing adults.  As amazing as the community recognition for their sons and daughters is; Pastor Jordan considers their willingness to be taught, to be of service to others, and to live as a conduit of good and God into our community, as the most amazing miracle.

Ed Lindner

Ed and and his family moved to Enumclaw in 1999. Ed worked for Whirlpool Appliances in various roles (including helping to launch the Whirlpool Brand in China) and retired from Whirlpool after 23 years as the Western Region Builder Director of Sales. Ed has served on several committees including: 1st VP of the Leading Suppliers Council of the National Home Builders Association and Executive VP of the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance for 2 years. Ed and wife Sue love the outdoors (hiking, snowshoeing, skiing and Golf). They love their involvement with the Full Bellies organization feeding all who need a hot meal weekly, delivering Senior Hot Meals, and occasionally Ed can be seen driving the Care Van as a back up driver. They have one son Alex who works and lives in Kirkland.

James McBay

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