I am privileged to serve Spokane County United Way as 2015-2016 Chair of the Board of Directors.
United Way agencies feed the hungry, provide shelter for the homeless, empower victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, help children stay in school and allow them to enjoy some of the traditions of childhood - scouting, camp and after-school club activities.
The work done by United Way and the agencies it supports in our community has a lifetime impact on children and families who need it most - and that is what drives my passion to serve.
As a former nurse and as I serve in my current role as regional chief executive for Providence Health Care, I have gained first-hand knowledge and experience in providing care to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.
United Way is not only working to meet immediate needs in our community, but Spokane County United Way is also helping people move up and out of poverty to strengthen our community's future.
I have lived in Spokane for 13 years. My family and I are rooted in this community, and I want Spokane to continue to thrive.
I invite you to join me and be a part of the change we all want to see by volunteering, supporting and partnering with Spokane County United Way.
Together, we can make a real difference to those most in need.
Elaine Couture Regional Chief Executive
Providence Health Care
Spokane County United Way is governed by a group of community volunteers who make up our Board of Directors. These volunteers live and work in Spokane County, and serve together as United Way’s primary decision makers. Activities such as fundraising, planning and fund distribution are conducted by these committed individuals who donate their time and effort to improving our community.
Board of Directors:
Inland Northwest Blood Center
Spokane Community College
Providence Health Care
West Central Community Center
Numerica Credit Union
Eastern State Hospital
Spokane County Sheriff's Office
Dean Larsen Spokane County Medical Society
City of Spokane
Reverend Lonnie Mitchell
Bethel AME / Emmanuel Life Center
A4 Ventures, LLC
Professional Musician's Union Inland NW, Local #105
Black & Dunn
Northwest Farm Credit Services
State Legislature / Spokane Regional Labor Council