Courtney Armstrong, MPA, Supervisor of Community Services

Courtney joined the Community Health team in October 2019 as the Community Health Program Specialist and is currently the Supervisor of Community Services. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Master of Public Administration from Eastern Washington University. She has a background in community health, specializing in program development and coordination. She enjoys working with our community to promote health and wellbeing through partnerships and educational opportunities.

Mayra Castillo, Community Education Instructor

Mayra joined the Community Health team in December 2023. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health from the University of Washington, she has been working as a health educator in occupational medicine. She enjoys connecting with people while providing knowledge about chronic conditions and educating on improving health by creating sustainable lifestyle changes. Mayra is certified by the American Council on Exercise as a Group Fitness Instructor and Health Coach.

Megan Fullmer, Community Health Assistant

Megan Fullmer joined the Community Health staff in January 2019. She previously sat on the Variété gala committee and became a library volunteer in 2016. She primarily works in the Neurological Resource Center, but also assists with Healthy Ages as needed. Megan has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Washington State University – Tri‐Cities.

Corey Garza, Community Health Investment Coordinator

Corey joined the Community Health department in May of 2023. Corey started her journey at Kadlec in 2014 in the Kadlec Clinic Business office. Her work in Community Health Investment includes tracking Kadlec and Providence St. Mary’s community benefit programs and activities to tell the financial and personal stories of the many ways Providence dedicates resources to improve the health and quality of life of the communities they serve. She holds a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration.

Karen Hayes, MA, Senior Manager Community Health Investment

Karen joined Kadlec as the Executive Director of Kadlec Neurological Resource Center (KNRC) in May of 2005. When the Community Health department was formed in 2017, KNRC became a program of the department, and she became the Community Health Director. While overseeing the Community Health department, which includes KNRC and Healthy Ages, Karen became the Community Health Investment Manager and has responsibility for Community Health Needs Assessments, Community Health Improvement Plans, and Community Benefit. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from Washington State University/Tri‐ Cities and a Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavioral Science from City University/Leadership Institute of Seattle, and she is a Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Karen serves the Southeast Washington region which includes Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Washington, and Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington.

Diana Henning, Community Resource Representative

Diana joined Kadlec Community Health in March of 2020 and works with the Healthy Ages program. She teaches Medicare classes, helps members navigate community resources, and assists with the mall walker and monthly wellness programs. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Activity and Health with a concentration in Health and Wellness from Eastern Oregon University. She has worked in the fitness industry since 2002 as an instructor. This passion has given her both the skills and knowledge to work with and serve the older population in Benton and Franklin County through the Healthy Ages program.

Chad Hope, KNRC Resource Specialist

Chad joined the Community Health staff as the Resource Specialist in January of 2024. Chad has a wide and varied background and will bring a new perspective to the content in the library. Chad received his Masters in International Studies from the University of Washington, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the College of Idaho and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Idaho State University.

Sue Linn, KNRC Program Specialist

Sue has been the Program Specialist for Kadlec Neurological Resource Center since October 2009. Sue helps to coordinate our many community educational programs, and publishes The Community Health Transmitter. Prior to joining the KNRC staff, Sue worked for the Washington State House of Representatives as a legislative aide, tracking legislation and assisting constituents with their needs. Sue has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Eastern Washington University.

Cathy Manderbach, Senior Community Outreach Liaison

Cathy joined Kadlec Neurological Resource Center in May of 2013. She held multiple positions with the Kadlec Neurological Resource Center and was the Community Health Resource Specialist prior to becoming the Manager of Healthy Ages in 2019. Previous work experience included working as an Office Manager and in benefit administration in the Washington DC area. After college graduation, she successfully completed retail management training and became an Assistant Manager for a large retail corporation in Michigan. She quickly promoted up to larger stores while in retail. Volunteering in the non‐profit sector as a competitive fundraiser and developing educational programs to promote heart health and awareness is also a career highlight. Cathy has her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University where she majored in marketing and minored in advertising.