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Women’s and Children’s Alliance adds to board of directors

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John Hale

The Women’s and Children’s Alliance has announced that three new members were elected to the organization’s Board of Directors: John Hale, Julia Kukuruda and Tara Rosvall. The board, composed of 25 members, meets monthly, and each member serves a three-year term.

Hale has worked in finance, real estate, private equity and banking for 35 years and is the founder and managing partner of Atticus Holdings. He received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Idaho and is a commissioned national bank examiner. In addition to the WCA, he currently serves on the boards of Jesse Tree, Trailhead, Idaho First Bank and University of Idaho College of Business and Economics. 

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Julia Kukuruda

Kukuruda has more than 12 years of experience in the health insurance industry, serving large employer groups. In her current role at Blue Cross of Idaho, she leads the account management, sales and customer experience teams, focusing on retention, growth and digital strategies across business segments. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware and master’s degree from Duquesne University.

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Tara Rosvall

Rosvall began in the financial industry in 1998 and currently serves the Eagle, Star, Meridian and Boise areas as a wealth management banker for US Bank. Outside of work, she has volunteered with the WCA (prior to now serving on the board) and is additionally a board member of Idaho Voices for Children.

The newly elected executive committee is as follows: Dave Self, president; Stephanie Westermeier, past president; Ned Pontious, President-Elect; Cherie Buckner-Webb, vice president; Glenn Michael, treasurer; Keli Elledge, secretary; Wendy Olson, governance chair; Tyley Nelson and Jodi Whittaker, members at-large.


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