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meet the team

board members

Martina Bradford

at large board member

Karen de Saint Phalle

at large board member

Trinka Dyer 

finance chair & Treasurer

Gail Landis 

Investment chair, Board Secretary

LeeAnne Linderman

Membership Co-chair & Nominating Chair

Sandy McCullough

President

Louisa Moats

Education Co-Chair

Karissa Price Rico 

Communications Chair

Joy Prudek

Membership Co-Chair

Jenni Riley 

At Large Board Member

Jeannie Shroads 

Governance Chair

Dianne Tibbs-Johnson

VP of Operations

presidents council members & PAST PRESIDENTS

Presidents Council Wood River Womens Foundation Idaho

Left to Right: Terri Bullock, Joanne Wetherell, Marcia Liebich, Peggy Grove, Janet DeBard, Jo Murray, Barbara Thrasher

WRWF ADMINSTRATION

LINDSEY LARRIVEE

administrator

NOELANI GARING

Assistant Administrator

FOUNDING MEMBERS OF WRWF

Ellen Campion, Jeanne Cassell, Penny Coe, Bonni Curran, Cody Curran, Jessie Curran, Janet DeBard, Gale Ellkins, Janis Fulton, Sue Green, Judith Jellinek Harriet Joseph, Debby Law, Ann Leonardo, Debra Levin, Marcia Liebich, Camille McCray, Willa McLaughlin, Jo Murray, Esther Ochsman, Susan Reinstein, Carol Nie, Pricilla Pittigio, Susan Rhymes, Carol Scheifele-Holmes, Gayle Stevenson, Diana Strandberg, Maggie Sturdevant, Barbara Thrasher, Charlotte Unger, Joanne Wetherell, Maryanne Whitcomb, Melisa Willams

Martina Bradford

Martina has been a WRWF member since 2013 and is also a part of the Endowment Founders Circle. She is a practicing attorney and lobbyist in Washington, DC who is now spending most of her time in Ketchum. Martina has extensive experience on both for-profit and not-for-profit boards, in addition to having created and run the Senate Diversity Initiative She has already hit the ground running and is engaged as co-chair of our new Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) initiative, working alongside co-chair Becky Lopez.

Karen de saint phalle

Karen began her career as an investment banking analyst and after business school, she joined a strategic management consultancy before eventually moving into private equity investments.
Subsequently, Karen provided investment and strategic advisory services to general and limited partners of private equity funds before moving to Sun Valley full-time in 2016 with her husband Marc, their daughter Claire, son Remy and two Norwich terriers (Lucy and Lily).
In order to learn more about the Wood River community’s needs and issues, Karen joined the WRWF and its Finance Committee in 2018. Karen’s local civic involvement includes serving on the boards of the Wood River Land Trust as Vice-Chair, the Wood River YMCA, and Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church Foundation.  When time permits, she love packing food at the Hunger Coalition. In New York City, Karen also has served on several boards and committees some of which include serving as Treasurer of both the Diller-Quaile School of Music and the Colony Club, a private women’s club, in addition to involvement in the Rockefeller University’s
Parents & Science Steering Committee and the Founders’ Committee of Columbia Presbyterian Children’s Hospital.
Karen and her husband Marc fell in love with Sun Valley on their first visit in 1996, returning every year since until eventually planting a flag in 2012. Karen loves most sports. She and her family love to travel and to take advantage of all that our incredible playground has to offer.

Trinka Dyer 

In an impressive case of love-at-first-sight, Trinka and her husband Lloyd moved to the Wood River Valley in 2018 just six months after visiting here for the first time.

Once relocated from the Bay Area, several of Trinka’s local acquaintances introduced her to WRWF. She joined in 2019 and jumped right into making a difference by becoming a member of the WRWF Finance Committee.

A mother of two grown children, former CPA, and now retired from her career in Consumer Marketing, Trinka loves outdoor action including tennis, golf, hiking and Nordic skiing with her chocolate lab, Enzo.

Gail Landis 

Gail and her family discovered Sun Valley in the early 1990s on a skiing vacation. Prior to her retirement, she had a 30-year career on Wall Street as an investor, business leader, and entrepreneur. Each year, Gail and her husband Victor spend more time in the valley and less in New York. She joined the Board of the WRWFin 2017 and currently chairs the investment committee and serves as Secretary of the WRWF Board.

LeeAnne Linderman

LeeAnne and her fly-fisherman husband Chris discovered Sun Valley while attending her first banking convention in 1994. They decided right then that the Wood River Valley would eventually be their home and as soon as she retired, they moved from being part-timers to full-timers. LeeAnne had a 30-plus year career as a banking executive reaching national prominence for her work in the industry, community, and on behalf of elevating women and minorities to leadership roles.
As a founding member of United Way of Salt Lake’s Women United, one of the first women’s collective giving groups within United Way, LeeAnne is a champion for women’s philanthropy. Her experiences and passions align tightly with WRWF’s mission and we are thrilled to welcome her.

Sandy McCullough

Sandy first visited the valley in 1976, joined the WRWF as member number 200, and came on the Board in 2017. Primarily a Seattle resident, she and her family became part-timers in 2000. Sandy is retired from a 30-year career managing communication strategies for worldwide clients and is enjoying that expertise on the boards of multiple nonprofits serving the arts, education, and the advancement of leadership opportunities for women and girls. Look for her on the golf course, on the trail with the dogs sharing a glass of wine with her husband Jack.

Louisa Moats

Louisa Moats, Ed.D., brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the field of reading/literacy development and instruction, as well as teacher preparation. With a diverse background encompassing roles as a teacher, psychologist, researcher, and graduate school faculty member, Louisa has dedicated her career to advancing literacy education.

Throughout her illustrious career, Louisa has authored numerous scientific journal articles, books, and policy papers, contributing significantly to the body of knowledge in her field. Her work has had a profound impact on literacy instruction practices and has helped shape policy discussions surrounding education.

Louisa’s commitment to the advancement of literacy education is further evidenced by her extensive involvement with organizations such as the WRWF. She has served in various capacities, including as News Brief editor, Education Committee Co-Chair, Focus Grant Co-Chair, and Board Member. Her dedication and leadership have been instrumental in driving initiatives forward and fostering collaboration within the educational community.

Now retired, Louisa is delighted to rejoin the Board for another term as Education Committee Co-Chair, where she will continue to leverage her expertise to support the organization’s mission and promote excellence in education.

Karissa Price Rico

Joy Prudek

Joy Prudek is the Public Relations Manager at St Luke’s Wood River Medical Center, where she has worked since January of 2015. Prior to St. Luke’s, she served as the Outreach & Development Director for Sun Valley Economic Development (SVED), which she helped establish in 2010 to promote economic vitality and quality of place throughout the Sun Valley Region. Prior to SVED, Joy acted as community liaison for the proposed resort development at Warm Springs Ranch. Joy was also owner/operator of an art gallery/wine bar and was Director of Anne Reed Gallery. She has lived in the Sun Valley area since 1998, when she left New York City and a career on Wall Street. In addition to WRWF, Joy serves on the board of directors for SVED, Ice Dance International and on the Advisory Board of Spur Foundation. Joy has a Gold Test Medal from the United States Figure Skating Association in Ice Dancing and enjoys the arts, skating, skiing, hiking and spending time with her husband Jack, and their chocolate lab, Bailey.

Jenni Riley

Jenni Riley is a native Idahoan and after an 18-year stopover in Napa Valley, she and her husband Jake made the move to the valley about 10 years ago. Together they have five daughters and a granddaughter on the way. Jenni is professionally engaged with Hazlett Wealth Management as Director of Operations. She has always sought career and volunteer paths that align with her charitable values. With more than twenty years of operations and relationship management experience with corporations and nonprofits, Jenni has found that giving back through volunteerism allows her to invest in ourcommunity.

Jeannie Shroads

Jeannie grew up on Amelia Island, Florida, and has been progressively moving north and west ever since. After raising her two daughters in Virginia, she and her husband John moved to the Wood River Valley full-time in 2021. Jeannie spent 20 years working as an in-house corporate counselor and is starting a new chapter as a graduate student at the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. John and Jeannie enjoy fishing, skiing, and hiking. As an avid reader, her favorite place in town is the Community Library and she is always looking forward to the next Sun Valley Writers’ Conference.

Dianne Tibbs-Johnson

Born and raised in Seattle, Dianne and her husband Jeff moved to the Wood River Valley in 2020 seeking community and enjoying an outdoor lifestyle. Dianne currently works as a senior paralegal for a boutique law firm specializing in trademarks and branding. Prior to this, Dianne spent 8 years at Amazon in Branding, Marketing Operations, and Trademarks. In her spare time, Dianne can be found fly fishing, skiing, hiking, and upland bird hunting with her two German Shorthair Pointers, Iris & Stanley.

Lindsey Larrivee

I’m excited to bring my extensive experience in nonprofit operations to WRWF, where I’ve provided technical guidance and accounting services. My approach is rooted in engagement, curiosity, and integrity, qualities that I valued throughout the interview process. I’m passionate about making a difference in our community and can’t wait to dive into my new role.

“Taking on the Administrator role and executing its responsibilities is an exhilarating step in my journey with WRWF. I’m eager to develop both professional and personal relationships with the Board, our members, and the wider community. Together, we’ll learn from each other and guide the foundation into a bright future.”

You can find me in the office at Zions Bank on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. I’ll also be available remotely on Thursdays during the same hours. If you need to reach me, my email is Lindsey.WRWF@gmail.com.

I’m looking forward to a warm welcome from the WRWF board and the community!

Noelani Garing

Noelani Garing is a passionate advocate for community engagement and a seasoned professional in the realms of sports, events, hospitality, and luxury travel. Born and raised in the scenic Wood River Valley, Noelani’s journey began at Sun Valley Community School, where she cultivated a deep appreciation for education and community involvement.

Following her formative years, Noelani pursued her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she honed her skills and expanded her horizons. However, her heart never strayed far from her roots, and she returned to the Wood River Valley, eager to contribute to the vibrant local non-profit sector.

With a diverse career background spanning sports management, large-scale event coordination, corporate hospitality, and luxury travel services, Noelani brings a wealth of expertise to every endeavor. Her commitment to excellence and attention to detail have earned her recognition and respect in her field.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Noelani finds solace and joy in the great outdoors. An avid snowboarder and golfer, she embraces the exhilaration of adventure and the tranquility of nature with equal fervor.

Driven by a desire to make a meaningful impact and build connections that transcend boundaries, Noelani Garing continues to be a driving force as the new Assistant Administrator at WRWF.

If you need to reach me, my email is noelani.WRWF@gmail.com.