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Susan Ashe named executive director of Spokane HSSA

Spokane's Health Sciences & Services Authority (HSSA) said Friday it's hired Susan Ashe to serve as its Executive Director. Ashe has been acting executive director for more than two years.

“The HSSA Board conducted a vigorous search and interview process,” said Nancy Isserlis, board chair, “after which it approved the hiring of Susan Ashe to serve as its executive director.”

 The board unanimously approved her hiring this week at its regular meeting.

Itssearch committee interviewed four applicants, a press release said.

The HSSA is funded through both private and public sources and is charged with encouraging economic development based on the biosciences, and on improving the efficiency of health care in the area.

 Its board has nine members – three each appointed by the governor, Spokane County commissioners and Spokane’s mayor. 

Ashe brings 30 years of experience in public policy and communications.



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