Board of Commissioners

The seven Commissioners are elected by residents of King County Public Hospital District No. 2, and serve six-year terms.

Schedule of public meetings


Al DeYoung

2019 Board Chair
Commissioner Position #1
Represents Bothell/Duvall/Woodinville
Board member since 1980

A life-long resident of the Northshore area, Commissioner DeYoung has been involved in community affairs since elected to the Northshore School District board of directors in 1968. He is active in many community organizations, including the Northshore Kiwanis, Woodinville Chamber of Commerce, the Woodinville Downtown Property Owners Association and the Northshore Planning Committee.

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Rebecca Hirt

Commissioner Position #2
Represents Kirkland/Kenmore
Board member since 1984

A resident of the Kirkland area for more than 30 years, Rebecca Hirt worked part-time at EvergreenHealth Medical Center as a medical technologist before joining the Board. She earned her MBA in 1990, and is active in community parks and land use issues, and with the local chapter of the American Association of University Women. 

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Tim McLaughlin

Commissioner Position #3
Represents Redmond/Sammamish
Board member since 2016

Tim McLaughlin is a retired financial executive of nearly 40 years within multiple industries for both non-profit and for-profit organizations, serving most recently as Chief Financial Officer of SightLife, a global health organization with a mission to eliminate corneal blindness. He has served for four years on the Board at the Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce, as an EvergreenHealth Community Advisor for nine years and volunteers for the Wake Forest Alumni Admissions program. He resides in Redmond and holds a BS, an MBA and a certificate in Financial Planning from Seattle University.

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Charles Pilcher, MD

Commissioner Position #4
At-Large representative
Board member since 2010

Chuck Pilcher retired in 2010 after 36 years of service in the Emergency Department at EvergreenHealth. Dr. Pilcher served as medical director of both the ED and Evergreen Medic One, as President of the EvergreenHealth Medical Staff and as a board member of the EvergreenHealth Foundation. He was also a co-founder and first Medical Director of the Evergreen Hospitalist program. Dr. Pilcher serves as a volunteer in a variety of community activities and ministries.

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David Edwards

Commissioner Position #5
At-Large representative
Board member since 2020

David Edwards was born at Evergreen Hospital and has been a life-long resident of the hospital district. He is a civil rights investigator for the City of Seattle, where he examines claims of illegal discrimination within the city. He earned his JD degree from Seattle University School of Law and is a member of the King County and Washington State Bar Associations. He was a member of the EvergreenHealth Community Advisor program from 2015-2020 and currently volunteers for the City of Kirkland Salary Commission.

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Minerva Butler

2019 Board Secretary
Commissioner Position #6 
At-Large representative
Board member since 2016

Minerva Butler served as an EvergreenHealth Community Advisor for six years, prior to being appointed to the Board in 2016 and elected for a six-year term in 2017. She is a retired securities analyst and mutual fund manager and a former Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and former Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). A resident of Redmond, she has served as board president and trustee of the Lake Washington Schools Foundation and on the PTA of Norman Rockwell Elementary. She holds a BS, MBA and governance certificates and training.

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Virgil Snyder

Commissioner Position #7 
At-Large representative
Board member since 2016

Virgil Snyder is an engineer who has worked for the Boeing Company since 1984. His appointment to the Board in 2016 was preceded by 18 years of service as an EvergreenHealth Community Advisor. He has been involved in various volunteer positions within the Bothell community, Boeing Global Engagement and FIRST Washington robotics program. He holds a BS, MBA and a configuration management certificate and is a graduate of the Advance Bellevue Community Leadership Program (now known as Leadership Eastside).

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