As a long-time resident of North Idaho, Liz is passionate about the healthcare needs of the state, particularly its rural and underserved communities. Before joining the WWAMI team in July 2019, Liz served as the Pre-Health Professions Program Coordinator at the University of Idaho, supporting undergraduate students from a wide range of academic majors; she is honored to have received both regional and national recognition for her commitment to student service. Prior to that, Liz served more than 10 years as Administrator of an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID). This experience instilled a strong appreciation for the value of inter-professional collaboration, which she believes starts with a foundation of inter-professional education. Additionally, Liz has been a volunteer with the Latah County Board of Community Guardians since 2007, serving as Chair of the Board since 2013. These combined experiences have highlighted some of the many areas of need that residents of North Idaho face, including access to preventive care and mental health services.
Rachell moved to the Palouse region in 2017, and has since put roots down in Moscow, ID with her husband and their two children. Rachell attended school at Lewis-Clark State College, earning a bachelor’s degree in Radiographic Sciences. Prior to attending LCSC, Rachell worked as a dental assistant in Western Washington and Moscow, ID. She joined the Idaho WWAMI team at the University of Idaho in early 2021, transitioning to a support role with North Idaho AHEC in 2023. Rachell aspires to make a positive impact on healthcare opportunities in Idaho, specifically in its rural and underserved communities, and to help these communities get the healthcare professionals that they need.