Board of Directors
Dave Sanford, President
Retired Human Resources Executive with Lamb Weston.
Active involvement with a number of local non-profits, as a board member, volunteer, and fundraiser. Drives for Meals on Wheels in Benton City.
Start Date 10/2016
Wendy Krause, Vice President
Wendy serves as the community outreach manager at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, where she is our region’s interventionist for UW HealthLinks.
Start date 01/2018
Sharon Lute, Secretary-Treasurer
Sharon is a licensed attorney for thirty years in CA, WA and D.C.; Government Contracting Officer for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, and vitrification technology; Deputy Program Manager for F-16 equipment and training program; Procurement Manager for Tomahawk and MD-11 engineering and manufacturing.
Start date 12/2017
Nancy Aldrich, Past President
City Special Projects Coordinator, Public Works. Local government experience, contracts and construction.
Start Date 12/2013
Horst Rogalsky, Member
Horst, 42 year career in Nuclear Power plant Construction, Commercial Building Construction and Food Processing. Background in Engineering, Project Management, Operations and Business Development, both domestically and internationally. Driver, when needed in Benton City and other routes.
Start date 5/2020
Robert Garza, Member
Robert is in the Human Resources Department at Douglas Fruit. He is an alumnus of Washington State University, where he completed his BA and M.Ed. Robert grew up in eastern Washington and now lives in Pasco. He is bi-lingual, fluent in Spanish.
Start Date 4/2019
Karen Dunbar, Member
Karen Dunbar worked 24 years as an Elementary School Teacher in the Pasco School District. Since her retirement, Karen has volunteered her time as a Meals on Wheels Volunteer Driver. Karen also serves as President of the Meals on Wheels Advisory Council. She also serves as the Advisory Council Board Liaison for the Senior Life Resources Board of Directors.
Reza Kaleel, Member
Chief Executive for Kadlec since January 2019, after joining the Kadlec team in 2016 as Chief Administrative Officer. Reza has worked in healthcare administration since 1997, beginning his career in strategic planning and finance. He enjoys the challenge of bringing diverse groups of talented and committed people together to solve important challenges and feels that working in health care is a lifelong career calling. In his free time, Reza enjoys spending time outdoors, playing the guitar, and amateur songwriting.
Start Date 3/2021
Joan Kessner, Member
Retired from her work at Hanford as an engineer managing analytical services contracts in 2016. Joan has been a very active participant with community service organizations. She was an active leader of Girl Scouts for 35 years, a board member for Southeast Washington Junior Achievement for 17 years, and in the past 7 years has volunteered with the Mid-Columbia STEM Network. Joan has been a very active volunteer with Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels for many years, with too many accomplishments to list here. In 2021 she, along with her mother Mary Kessner, was awarded the first ever Catalyst Award by the Board of Directors for Senior Life Resources NW. for their incredible support of Meals on Wheels.
Vince Beasley, Member
Fire Chief Beasley had over 35 years with the Kennewick Fire Department. He lives in Benton County, WA. He remains active with one of the local Rotary Clubs and his church.
Start Date 06/2018