John Wright, dairy owner and community leader, is a member of St. Luke’s Magic Valley Health Foundation Board of Directors.
John has been a dairy owner for more than 40 years and served as president of Milk Producers of Idaho. He served on the Wendell School Board 12 years and is a member of the Wendell Chamber of Commerce. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Boise State University.
John joined the Health Foundation Board because he needed a way to focus on doing something for someone else. “Health care is a big issue with so many challenges,” he says. “Maybe there is something I can do to help meet those challenges.”
John and his wife, Cecelia, have been married for 43 years. They have five children and five grandchildren. He enjoys fishing (“I like to watch paint dry,” he says.)
Rick Horner, retired business owner, is a member of St. Luke’s Magic Valley Health Foundation Board of Directors.
Rick’s long career includes working as a herdsman for Carnation Farms, sales representative with Carnation Genetics, and owner and manager of a water conditioning franchise. He holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science.
Rick joined the Health Foundation Board to give back to the community during his retirement. He is also spending his retirement years by enjoying outdoor activities and sporting events, most often with his growing family: his wife Rene, six children, 17 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Randy King, Jerome branch manager of D.L. Evans Bank, is a member of St. Luke’s Magic Valley Health Foundation Board of Directors.
Randy is an agricultural/commercial loan officer as well as the branch manager, and has more than 30 years of experience in banking and lending. He is actively involved with the Jerome Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, and Twin Falls Chamber Ag Committee. He serves on the board of Jerome 20/20 and is active in Masonic Lodges, currently serving as treasurer for the Masonic Grand Lodge of Idaho.
“I am excited to be a part of the Foundation Board and support its fundraising efforts on behalf of St. Luke’s Magic Valley,” he says. “I believe it’s crucial to the area that we have a strong progressive medical system that will support growth in both commercial and residential developments.”<
Randy and his wife, Kathi, have been married for 32 years. They have four children and three grandchildren.
Dick Boyd, U.S. Army Lt. Col. (retired) and community leader, is a member of St. Luke’s Magic Valley Health Foundation Board of Directors.
Dick worked for the College of Southern Idaho Office on Aging for 23 years. He served as president of United Way and was president and a founding member of Paint Magic, a nonprofit organization that paints the exteriors of homes for qualifying seniors and people who are disabled.
He served on the Magic Valley Regional Medical Center Board and was involved with inception of the Mustard Seed and Mustard Tree (later Wellness Tree). He has been a member of the Twin Falls Rotary Club for 40 years and is a past president. He has also been active with the Roy and Verna Marie Raymond Pavilion, Jazz in the Canyon, and the Twin Falls Reformed Church. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Kansas State College.
Dick says he joined the Foundation board because he likes the challenge, the mission, and the excellent leadership of the staff and the board. He is dedicated to working to make Magic Valley a healthier place. “I believe that service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth,” he says.
Dick has been married for 58 years. He has two daughters, four grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
Sallee Middlekauff, vice president of automotive dealerships with Middlekauff Auto Group, is a member of St. Luke’s Magic Valley Health Foundation Board of Directors.
Sallee has been a member of the Health Foundation Board for more than 15 years. She is also a board member of the Junior League of Salt Lake City and the University of Utah Foods and Nutrition Advisory Board. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications from Oregon State University. (Go Beavers!)
“It’s important for everyone, in all walks of life and professions, to be of service,” she says. “Our hospital and good health care are important to everyone, and our community thrives because of it.”
Sallee loves spending time with family and enjoys travel, outdoor activities, and the family cabin in McCall.
Edna Pierson is a member of St. Luke’s Magic Valley/Jerome Community Board and a member and past president of St. Luke’s Magic Valley Health Foundation Board.
Edna joined St. Benedicts Hospital Foundation in Jerome in 1976 and served as board president four times. She served as state president of the Idaho Hospital Association Auxiliary Board, serving on the board for three years in the 1980s. She has supported the Alzheimer’s Association by hosting an all-day fundraiser annually called “The Longest Day.”
“I became a board member at St. Luke’s to support the hospital to ensure community access to the best health care possible,” Edna says.
In her free time, Edna operates two bridge clubs and attends as many tournaments as possible. She also enjoys playing golf, and has played at the Jerome Country Club since 1974. She also likes picture puzzles, saying “my husband and I have a puzzle going most of the time.”
Dave Snelson, financial advisor, is a member of St. Luke’s Magic Valley/Jerome Community Board and St. Luke’s Magic Valley Health Foundation Board.
Dave has worked in financial services and insurance for more than 20 years and has been a business owner and entrepreneur for over 38 years. He is an accredited investment fiduciary (AIF), certified in long-term care (CLTC), and a member of the local chapter of the Estate Planning Council.
He is a past Chamber board member and chair, is a past member and chair of the Twin Falls Traffic Safety Commission, and is active in economic development in the community.
Dave joined the Community Board after his oldest son experienced a spinal injury at age 34. Dave and his family spent several weeks in Boise, while he son was in the hospital, intensive care, and rehabilitation. “It’s so very important for family support to be there when someone is sick or hurt,” Dave says. “My passion is to have services in our community so no one has to travel to be with family when they need them most.”
Carolyn Cutler, a real estate professional with Keller Williams Sun Valley and Southern Idaho, is a member of St. Luke’s Magic Valley Health Foundation Board of Directors.
Carolyn has more than 30 years of experience as a real estate professional. She is a certified residential specialist, accredited buyer’s representative, and graduate of Council Real Estate Professionals. She is a member of the Magic Valley Realtors Association and the National and Idaho Association of Realtors. She has served for two years as a director on the board of the Greater Twin Falls Association of Realtors.
Carolyn earned her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Portland, and has a wide range of interests. She has served as a trustee and past president of the South Central Medical Alliance. A graduate of a professional modeling school in Portland, she has served on the board of directors for the Miss Twin Falls Scholastic Pageant. She is a former Miss Rodeo Idaho and Miss Wool of Idaho, and has been a certified ski instructor and certified aerobics instructor.
Her passion on the board has been directing the Health Foundation’s Ladies Night Out fashion show, which benefits programs at St. Luke’s Magic Valley and health-related programs in the community.
Amber Hilliard, loan servicing supervisor with First Federal Savings Bank, is a member of St. Luke’s Magic Valley Health Foundation Board of Directors.
Amber began her banking career with First Federal in 2006. “I became hooked on the great people and the love they have for our community,” she says. “People and community growth are important pieces to our success.”
Amber attended the College of Southern Idaho and has served as a member of the South Central Community Action Agency Park Event Board. She joined the St. Luke’s Magic Valley Health Foundation Board for a very personal reason: During a difficult time of loss, she saw St. Luke’s caring employees in a different light. She wanted to give back not only to them but to the community as well.
Amber and her husband, Brent, love camping, ATV riding, concerts, and spending time with their kids and grandkids. “Grandkids are the best!”
David Hruza, financial advisory and insurance professional, is a member of St. Luke’s Magic Valley Health Foundation Board of Directors.
David has owned Hruza Insurance Agency since 2001, working with clients in financial planning and mitigating risk with insurance products. He is a past president of the Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce and an elder at Mini-Cassia Community Christian Church. He is active in Pomerelle ski patrol and the Kiwanis.
David believes in helping people, and has found that St. Luke’s and the Health Foundation Board share this belief.
He says farming and family are his background and passion, as well as his six children and his church. He also loves the outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting, four-wheeling, skiing, golf, sports, and travel.
Steve Kaatz, retired U.S. Air Force pilot, is a member of St. Luke’s Magic Valley Health Foundation Board of Directors.
Over his long career as an Air Force pilot, Steve was proud to be part of something bigger than himself. He feels the same way about serving on the Health Foundation Board. “I joined the board to make sure we’re on the cutting edge of medicine,” he says, “and to lead others to become committed donors to St. Luke’s.”
He feels that St. Luke’s and the Foundation impact the Magic Valley on so many different levels, but most importantly, he says, “in the quality of life of those of us who live here.”
As a member and past president of the board, Steve was deeply involved in fundraising to help bring the new, state-of-the-art St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls from vision to reality. He also served on what were then the St. Luke’s Magic Valley and Jerome Hospital Boards of Directors.
Daniel Wilhelm has a varied background in commercial real estate, with experience in both development and consulting. He opened the Magic Valley office for Thornton Oliver Keller (TOK) Commercial Real Estate in 2018 and represents TOK as a commercial realtor. He is responsible for networking to find new businesses, managing the purchase and sale of commercial property, leasing property, and coordinating with the offices in Boise and Idaho Falls.
“I have always been actively involved in the community,” Daniel says. “I enjoy adaptive sports and have worked with several organizations to teach adaptive water skiing, sailing, and snow skiing in Colorado and California.”
In Denver, he was a member of the 20/30 club, which raised money for children's charities. In Arizona, he was a regular volunteer with the ICM Food and Clothing Bank. He is a member of the Idaho Real Estate Sales License, Jerome Rotary, Twin Falls Chamber, and Snake River Business Networking Group.
Daniel earned his bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis on finance and procurement from the University of San Diego and his master's degree in real estate and construction management from the University of Denver.
He and his wife have a passion for travel. He also loves to sail, ski, fish, hike, mountain bike, and just be outdoors.
“St. Luke's is a pillar of the community in the Magic Valley,” Daniel says. “Joining the foundation gives me a great opportunity to give back to the community in a meaningful way.”
Lucy Wills, school counselor, is a member of St. Luke’s Magic Valley Health Foundation Board of Directors.
Lucy has been a school counselor for more than eight years. Before that she was a psychosocial rehabilitation worker for a mental health agency. Her previous experience includes reporting for a small-town newspaper and working as a human resource specialist. She is active on several community boards, serves on the Twin Falls City Historic Commission, is a charter member of Magic Valley Republican Women, and is a member of the Twin Falls Optimist Club.
Lucy earned her associate’s degree from the College of Southern Idaho, her bachelor’s degree from Boise State University, her master’s degree from Northwest Nazarene College, and her PhD, ADB from Walden University. She holds an Idaho education credential: pupil personnel – counselor K-12. She is an active member of the Idaho Middle Level School Association.
Lucy joined the Health Foundation Board after knowing several people who work at St. Luke’s and who serve or have served on various boards. “St. Luke’s has a reputation of excellence and is known for its culture, values, and successes,” she says. “I feel that the vision and commitment to the community align with my own. It struck me as the kind of place where I can fit in and contribute my time and experiences to the great things St. Luke’s is doing locally.”
Lucy and her husband, Brad, like to golf, travel, and spend time at home playing scrabble or doing puzzles. They also enjoy spending time at their home in Sun Valley. Their favorite place to travel to is the Azores Islands in Portugal to visit her family.