Movers & Shakers 1/23/2015

Joe Yoder


The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) recently appointed Joe Yoder to the organization’s Board of Directors. Yoder is director of clinical and support services at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver.

“I’m excited and privileged for this opportunity. The commitment of NWABA is demonstrated throughout our region and the impact is truly life-changing,” said Yoder in a press release.

Yoder will join other community leaders throughout the region in helping Northwest Association for Blind Athletes achieving its mission of providing life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired.


Vancouver Radiologists recently announced the addition of Dr. Aubrey Slaughter.

Slaughter joins Vancouver Radiologists after working for an Imaging Center in New York and Pennsylvania. She specializes in musculoskeletal imaging and has extensive training in ultrasound-guided procedures.

Slaughter obtained her medical degree from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas where she also completed her diagnostic radiology residency. She completed her fellowship training in musculoskeletal imaging for special surgery in New York, NY.


Bruce Davidson, president of Davidson & Associates Insurance in Vancouver, has been elected vice president of the Safeco Insurance Advisory Council for the Northwest Region for 2015. Additionally, he will become president of the Council in 2016.

The advisory councils play a role in helping Safeco improve the experience for both customers and the company’s independent agent partners.

Davidson will also participate on Safeco’s national council, a collaborative, agent-driven forum that has helped Safeco partner with agents for more than a decade. Approximately 140 agents sit on eight regional councils, and the elected officers of each regional council comprise the National Advisory Council.

“After participating on the regional council, I’ve seen the good that it can do for customers, independent agents and Safeco,” said Davidson in a press release. “Serving as vice president is a true honor, and I’m look[ing] forward to playing a part in strengthening relationships and improving how we bring value to our customers.”


Earlier this month, Bob Stevens was named as Clark County’s first deputy county manager under the home rule charter approved by voters in November.

As deputy county manager, Stevens will direct the county’s General Services department.

Stevens joined the county in 2001. He has been budget manager since 2013 and previously served as a budget analyst and finance manager. He held similar positions with the city of Gresham for eight years.

“Bob has a great understanding of the county’s organization, administration and responsibilities after developing and implementing budgets countywide,” said Mark McCauley, acting county manager. “He also has been deeply involved in General Services for more than 10 years, which gives him insight to oversee the diverse functions of that department.”

General Services includes purchasing, facilities management, risk management, indigent defense, telecommunications, mailing, printing, records, property management, fairgrounds site management and other functions.