Providence St. Peter Foundation announced on September 2 that Marcia Fromhold was elected to its board of directors, and will serve a three-year term. Fromhold has spent much of her professional career in the field of education, having spent time as a teacher, principal, and superintendent in Washington school districts, as well as advocating for stronger education in Washington State. Fromhold has also served the community as a board member supporting many organizations including South Puget Sound Community College Foundation, Olympia Symphony Orchestra, and more.
Compassionate health care is also of long-time importance for Fromhold. Marcia’s husband, former four-term Washington state representative Bill Fromhold, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in February 2010 and passed away seven months later. Marcia expressed her appreciation, “The people of Providence cared for Bill, and for me and my family throughout his treatment. I am so grateful that during one of the most difficult times of our lives we could experience the Mission of Providence in such a deeply personal way.”
Foundation Executive Director, Peter Brennan, welcomed Fromhold to the board, saying, “I look forward to working with Marcia on major programs that affect the health of our entire community.”Fromhold joins a board of 28 committed individuals from a variety of backgrounds and professional fields.
Retiring from the board after a combined 30 years of service are Dan Davidson, D.D.S., and Jay Rudd, M.D. In his 18 years on the board, Dr. Davidson has been a generous volunteer, board member, board president and event sponsor. Dr. Rudd joined the board in 2003, and he and his wife, Carla, served multiple times as Christmas Forest co-chairs –years that resulted in great growth in the event.