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Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Regence Blueshield of Idaho
Executive Committee - Board Chair

Gary is the director of government and community affairs for Regence BlueShield of Idaho. He formerly served as an elected councilmember for the City of Boise and as director of the Idaho Department of Insurance. Gary earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Linfield College in Oregon.

Diana Lachiondo

Diana Lachiondo

Ada County, Idaho

Diana Lachiondo is the current Commissioner at Ada County in Idaho. She was previously the director of community partnerships for the City of Boise. She also spent more than a decade working in the nonprofit sector in Seattle, Denver and her hometown of Boise. She has a bachelor’s degree in international studies and a certificate in nonprofit leadership from the University of Washington.

Hart Gilchrist

Hart Gilchrist

Intermountain Gas Co.
Executive Committee - Corporate Treasurer

Hart is Vice-president of operations for Intermountain Gas. He has been with Intermountain Gas for 18 years, served in various operational capacities. He earned his undergraduate degree from University of Idaho and an MBA from Boise State University.

Corey Surber

Corey Surber

Trinity Health
Executive Committee - Immediate Past Chair

Corey is the state advocacy director for Trinity Health. She also is an adjunct professor in the College of Health Science at Boise State University. She serves on various local committees and was appointed by Gov. Butch Otter to the Idaho Suicide Prevention Council. Corey earned a bachelor's degree from The College of Idaho and a master’s degree from Boise State University.

Shanna Endow

Shanna serves the community as the retail donation manager at Easter Seals-Goodwill, a key partner of United Way’s Children’s Book Drive, which is a statewide book drive each spring that allows community members to recycle gently-used children’s books and get them into the hands of children who need them. Shanna is a big fan of collaboration for the greater good.

“Anytime there is an opportunity to create a greater impact together I’m for it,” she says. “This is why I feel the partnership between Easter Seals-Goodwill and United Way’s Children’s Book Drive is so powerful.”

Justin Detwiler

Looking to earn his Eagle Scout honor, Justin wanted to find a project that could help the community.

With encouragement from his mother, Kris, Justin reached out to United Way of Treasure Valley to help him take on an ambitious goal: Assemble 750-1,000 hygiene kits for local homeless youth.

Laura Schultz

Laura embraces the notion that we really are stronger when we work together.

“United Way brings organizations together to work for the greater good,” Laura said. “We are greater together than we are separately.”

As a part of Easter-Seals Goodwill, Laura has been involved with United Way for nearly a decade. She loves how United Way leads collaborative efforts to solve some of the Treasure Valley’s toughest challenges, like homelessness and drug abuse.

Scott Curtis

As a former teacher and current YMCA employee, Scott understands the possibilities of United Way’s partnerships. Scott first became involved with United Way as a math teacher in 1997. That involvement grew in 2005 when he joined the Treasure Valley YMCA, a key partner of United Way.


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