Kootenai Health Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Chad Murray as a board member. Murray will serve a three-year term beginning in June, joining Mike Chapman, chair; Peter Wagstaff, vice chair; Linda Fournier, past chair; Steve Griffitts, treasurer; Georgianne Jessen, secretary; Eve Knudtsen; Chris Meyer; and Russ Porter.
Chad Murray is the CEO and President of Helbling Benefits Consulting, a regional benefits consulting and brokerage firm specializing in group health and welfare benefit programs. He has over 18 years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining Helbling Benefits in 2006 as a consultant/broker, he worked for a national insurance carrier, gaining leadership experience and streamlining the insurance processes for many large employers. Chad graduated from the University of Idaho in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems and earned the Group Benefits Disability Specialist (GBDS) designation from the National Health Underwriters Association. Chad and his wife, Colette, live in Coeur d’Alene with their two children, Ben and Kate.
“Kootenai Health and the Foundation are grateful for the leadership of our directors and appreciate their willingness to volunteer their time and talents to serve our patients and the community,” Britt Towery, Foundation manager, said. “Their dedication to advocate for and support the philanthropic efforts of our community-owned, non-profit hospital is positively impacting the health care of our community today and into the future.”
The Kootenai Health Foundation was established in 1983 to support the health care needs of our community. The mission of the Foundation is to advance the health of our community by soliciting, managing and stewarding philanthropy to support the success of Kootenai Health. Over the past 32 years, gifts to the Foundation have provided over $15 million to directly support patient care at Kootenai Health.