City: Nine Mile Falls, WA
Education: Bellevue Christian School class of 1996. Earned her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Washington in 2000. Earned a Master of Health Policy and Administration degree from Washington State University Spokane in 2017.
Political experience: None.
Work experience: Worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative for most of her career before going to graduate school at Washington State University Spokane to study health administration. She has worked at CHAS Health for three years and been director of operations for about a year and a half.
Family: Married to Dan Foose. They have four children who all attend Nine Mile Elementary School.
Her pitch: Foose said she would bring both administrative and fiduciary experience to the school board. She also said she’s collaborative and creative. Foose said she’s been looking for a way to support schools and teachers, and evening board meetings are the best way for her to do so as a full-time working mother.
Her words: “I think my skills naturally complement what a healthy board needs to be effective. I’m creative and collaborative; I have a good amount of experience and education with everything fiduciary – so managing budgets.”
Three candidates filed for the Nine Mile Falls School Board position No. 2 vacated by Debbie Williams, who is moving out of the district. Incumbents Mac Mikkelsen and Bill McBride are running unopposed for director positions No. 1 and No. 3, respectively.