Premera CEO, Vine Dahlen partner join United Way Board of Directors

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Jeff Roe
Jeff Roe

Jeff Roe, CEO of Premera Blue Cross and Becky Mackenstadt, a partner with Lynnwood-based Vine Dahlen PLLC are among 11 new members recently named to the Board of Directors for United Way of Snohomish County for three-year terms.

United Way’s Board of Directors is responsible for overall governance, programmatic oversight of the organization and makes all final decisions regarding finances, community investments and strategic matters. They held their first meeting on Feb. 6.

Becky Mackenstadt
Becky Mackenstadt

Becky Mackenstadt; Vine Dahlen PLLC

Mackenstadt has significant audit experience with retail and wholesale trade companies, voluntary health and welfare organizations, health care organizations, foundations and cooperatives. She is a partner with Vine Dahlen and has been with them since 1997. Mackenstadt specializes in industries such as: construction contractors, retail and wholesale trade, not-for-profit, and manufacturing. She previously served as board treasurer of United Way of Snohomish County for six years and continues to serve as audit committee chair and a member of the finance committee. She currently serves on the board of the Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross, as well as Shoreline Covenant Church.

Jeff Roe; Premera Blue Cross

Roe is the president and chief executive officer of Premera Blue Cross. He joined Premera in 1996, served in roles leading the company’s employer and individual market segments, and became president in January 2014. His leadership in insurance also includes positions as co-president of Safeco Insurance and chief marketing officer for Torrent Technologies. Roe started his career in the Washington, D.C., office of U.S. Senator Slade Gorton and later consulted as a member of The Gallatin Group, a public affairs firm. He serves on the boards of the National Institute for Health Care Management, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Washington Healthcare Forum, and the Visiting Committee of the University of Washington Economics Department.

The members of the executive committee are: Toraya Miller, vice president and internal auditor at Coastal Community Bank (board chair); Dr. Gary Cohn, superintendent of Everett Public Schools (vice chair); Sharon Wellman, director of the tutoring center and instructor of mathematics, anatomy and physiology at Everett Community College (secretary) and Jeff Mitchell, senior vice president and commercial banking center manager of Banner Bank (treasurer). Andrew Ballard, president of Marketing Solutions, just finished his term as board chair and will stay on the executive committee for one more year.

The other new members of the board of directors are:

  • L’treyl Chatters; United Way Teen Leadership Council
  • Bob Collett; CEO, Umbra Cuscinetti, Inc.
  • Becky Mackenstadt, CPA, CMA; Vine Dahlen PLLC
  • Dave McCrea; Compliance Officer, Infosys
  • Erin Monroe; CEO, Workforce Snohomish
  • Josh O’Connor; Publisher, The Herald
  • Maria Peña; Chief Diversity and Equity Officer, Everett Community College
  • Jeff Roe; CEO, Premera Blue Cross
  • Steve Spyridis; Contract Administrator, SPEEA
  • Collene Towers; United Way Teen Leadership Council
  • Kim Williams; MS, RN; COO, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett

The full list of United Way of Snohomish County’s board of directors can be found online at: http://www.uwsc.org/boardofdirectors.php.

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