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Education and Talent Committees


GSI regularly convenes Education and Talent committees to drive forward initiatives that support education and a skilled workforce.  Contact Cassidy Peterson, Director of Education and Talent, Executive Director, Spokane STEM for more information or if you'd like to participate on a committee.

Education Attainment Advisory Group is made up of business, higher education and community leaders who are committed to building strategies that provide opportunities for working adults, ages 25-65, to return to school and complete a high level certificate or degree.

Co-chairs: Dr. Christine Johnson, Community Colleges of Spokane and Tom Johnson, GSI Board Chair

K-12 Roundtable links K-12 leadership closely with business and industry to improve understanding of employer needs and to work together to develop solutions.

Meets: 1st Monday of every other month during the school year, October to June, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. 

Co-chairs: Shelley Redinger, Spokane Public Schools and Bruce Williams, GeoEngineers

Health Care Committee promotes a comprehensive and integrated system of health care delivery, educational programs, and skilled workforce for the Inland Northwest.

Meets: 3rd Tuesday of every other month, 7:30-8:45 a.m. 

Chair: Kim Hagerty, Community Colleges of Spokane

Health Industry Development Group is for C-level leaders in the health industry, working to link the health sciences industry to advocacy (public policy) and drive economic development in our region.

Meets: 1st Tuesday of every other month at 7:30-8:45 a.m. 

Co-Chairs: Catherine Brazil, University of Washington and Chris McFaul, Horizon Hospice

Higher Education Leadership Group (HELG) is a national model of collaboration among higher education institutions and the business community. Members of this committee are Chancellors and Presidents of our regional higher education institutions and universities and leaders of businesses in our community.  This committee meets by invitation only.

Co-Chairs: Dr. Beck Taylor, Whitworth University and Stacey Cowles, Spokesman Review.