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

2018 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.

Commissioner DeYoung chairs the Board Planning and Construction Committee and serves on the Levy Funded Services 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. 

Commissioner Hirt serves on the Board Quality and Safety Committee, the Levy Funded Services Committee and the Community Advisor Planning and Recruitment Committee.

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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.

Commissioner McLaughlin chairs the Board Digital Health and Consumer Innovation Advisory Committee and serves on the Board Audit & Finance Committee, Compensation and Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Committee, Board Bylaws and Delegation Policy Review Committee and the EvergreenHealth Foundation board.

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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.

Commissioner Pilcher chairs the Board Quality and Safety Committee and serves on the Board Planning and Construction Committee.

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Open Position

Commissioner Position #5
At-Large representative


Minerva Butler

2018 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.

Commissioner Butler chairs the Board Audit and Finance Committee and the Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Committee.  She also serves on the Board Bylaws and Delegation Policy Review Committee.

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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).

Commissioner Snyder chairs the Community Advisor Planning and Recruitment Committee and serves on the Board Planning and Construction Committee and the Board Digital Health and Consumer Innovation Advisory Council.  

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