Community Home Health & Hospice adds volunteer leaders

LONGVIEW, Wash., January 12, 2016  –


Community Home Health & Hospice (Community) recently added several members to its Foundation Committee. Foundation Committee members are volunteers who help raise support for the nonprofit healthcare agency. Membership is by nomination with approval by Community’s Board of Directors.

Lonnie Knowles is marketing directoLonnie Knowlesr and B.D.O of Stewart Title in the Cowlitz and Wahkiakum region. He is a longtime Longview resident and active community volunteer with the Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, the Lower Columbia Association of Realtors, Longview Kiwanis, Longview Eagles FOE 2116 Trustee, Local Moose # 530, Salvation Army and Lower Columbia CAP.  Formerly he served as president of PTO, Lower Columbia Professionals and Lower Columbia CAP Foundation.

Knowles is a graduate of R.A. Long High School and attended Highline Community College and Lower Columbia College. He lives with his two children, Chandler, 16, and Mary, 13, who attend Longview schools and love to volunteer with civic events and groups.




photoHeather Bakko is a former owner and bail agent at Bishop Cowlitz County Bail Bonds.  Her volunteer experience includes hospice, veterans’ lunch, Secretary Professional Bail Agents of the United States. In her free time Bakko enjoys yoga, skiing, fishing, cooking, theater and jazz music.






Meredith LongMeredith Long is a Longview attorney whose practice focuses on civil litigation, real estate, insurance and elder law issues.  She is a member of the Washington Young Lawyer’s Committee, Secretary of the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Bar Association, and a volunteer for Lower Columbia School Gardens. Prior to law school, Long worked in the development/fundraising departments of two nonprofits in New England.

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