Movers & Shakers 5/31/2019


Sanford Jones, a retired jet propulsion scientist who currently runs a property management business, joined Clark College Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Jones, 79, a former Camas, resident now living in Arizona, has a special interest for all things culinary and wine. He and his wife, Carol Ewing, started a charity — the Wine and Food Society of Clark County.

“I collect wines and Scotch, and Carol and I like good food. So, I founded the Wine and Food Society with business partner Dan Foster in 2006,” Jones said of the nonprofit that promotes wine and cuisine education and research in the region. The couple also own businesses in the Northwest.

It was through this charity that Jones connected — and became a major financial contributor — to Clark College. The couple set up a charitable remainder trust with Clark College Foundation that will be funded over time from the sale of their real estate.

“We like to support local enterprises and Clark is a local institution,” Jones said. “It is the best opportunity for increasing the number and quality of culinary students in Clark County.”

Now as a member of the foundation’s board, Jones will be in a position to offer his business expertise to Clark College Foundation, a 46-year-old nonprofit that serves as the fundraising partner of Clark College.

In his professional career, Jones worked at NASA’s Lewis Research Center in Cleveland researching electric propulsions and building a tiny engine that turns a spacecraft. The work in Cleveland then led him to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

Gregg White


Coldwell Banker Bain, a leading provider of real estate brokerage services throughout the Pacific Northwest and a market leader in home sales in 2018, recently announced the appointment of a new principal managing broker in its Coldwell Banker Bain of Vancouver West office.
Gregg White has been named principal managing broker for the Coldwell Banker Bain of Vancouver West office. Gregg has nearly 30 years of real estate experience with an extensive background in new construction, representing many of the Pacific Northwest’s largest builders with their projects across the state. He also has extensive management experience and most recently managed Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate’s Vancouver branch. Gregg was ranked No. 16 in Clark County sales out of more than 1600 brokers from 2010 through 2018.

Alisa Van Sickle


Community Home Health & Hospice is proud to announce that Alisa Van Sickle, RN, has been appointed to the Board for the Home Care Association of Washington (HCAW). Board members are elected from HCAW member agencies across Washington. As a board member, Van Sickle will represent the healthcare industry from a statewide perspective, while bringing her boots-on-the-ground experience. As a long-time nurse and manager, she will be able to make sure that education, legislative advocacy and decisions made by the association are rooted in real-world practice.
Van Sickle has been with Community Home Health & Hospice for 15 years. She started as a relief nurse, moved to case manager, then clinical coordinator. She is currently the home health and home care manager for both Longview and Vancouver. Van Sickle has been instrumental in many changes throughout Community Home Health & Hospice over the years. In her current role, she oversees more than 100 staff members. She enjoys her role and is always looking for ways to expand to meet patient and community needs.
“This is an amazing agency to work for,” said Van Sickle. “The employees are like a second family to me and inspire me by their devotion to their patients.”



Joanna Yorke is the managing editor of the Vancouver Business Journal. She has worked in the journalism field since 2010 after graduating from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. Yorke worked at The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground for six years and then worked at and helped start