C.H.E.F.® Continues Health and Housing Work: Elects Renee Rooker to Board of Directors

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Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (C.H.E.F.®) announced that it has elected Renee Rooker to its Board of Directors. Rooker has been the executive director of the Walla Walla Housing Authority in Washington State since December 1991.

Renee Rooker, Executive DIrector of the Walla Walla Housing Authority, has joined C.H.E.F.'s Board of Directors.

Her passion, dedication, and impressive credentials will be a welcome addition to our Board, and we look forward to Renee's future contributions in helping us to advance our mission.

Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (C.H.E.F.®), long known for its mission to promote health and quality of life through education, announced that it has elected Renee Rooker to its Board of Directors. Rooker has led the Walla Walla Housing Authority in Washington State as its executive director since December 1991.

Rooker has held leadership positions in numerous organizations throughout her career. Most recently, she completed a two year term as the national President of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, a member organization representing more than 23,000 housing and community development professionals nationwide. During her term she advanced housing and community development policy issues with her testimony in front of congress and built relations with members of congress and their staff and industry partners.

Rooker currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Housing Authority Risk Retention Pool, the Governor's Policy Advisory Team for the Housing Trust Fund, and is a member of the Association of Washington Housing Authorities legislative committee. She has also served on the Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Advisory Board, Governor's Affordable Housing Advisory Board, Washington Community Development Loan Fund Board, and Impact Capital.

"We are honored to welcome Renee to our Board for her leadership and expertise in the health and housing sector," said Larry Clark, C.H.E.F.'s President and Chief Executive Officer. "Her passion, dedication, and impressive credentials will be a welcome addition to our Board, and we look forward to Renee's future contributions in helping us to advance our mission."

About Comprehensive Health Education Foundation

Founded in 1974, Seattle-based Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (C.H.E.F.®) is a nationally known nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote health and quality of life through education. With a long history of innovation in bringing better health to individuals and communities, C.H.E.F.'s efforts today focus on eliminating health inequities through a powerful combination of advocacy, education, grant-making, and partnerships, as well as consulting. Whether assisting organizations in becoming more effective advocates for change, or providing consulting through its MissionWise® division to help organizations better deliver services and become more sustainable, C.H.E.F. brings together foundations, government, nonprofits, and coalitions to create a social movement to eliminate health inequities. For information about C.H.E.F. and MissionWise, please visit http://www.chef.org and http://www.missionwise.org or call 1.800.323.2433.

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