THE CDAIDE TEAM

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BOARD MEMBERS

STAFF

REBECCA

GERSHENSON SMITH

Staff - Executive Director

Rebecca has taught English for many years, most recently at Gonzaga University, and has extensive experience in nonprofit development.

Brenda

Wahner

Care Counselor

Brenda moved to Coeur d' Alene in 2016 to be closer to her daughters and grandsons. Her job history includes hospitality and customer service, with an extensive background in accounting and taxes.

CINDY

ACKLAND

Staff - Care Coordinator

Cindy retired from Farmers Insurance Group in 2017 after
working in their corporate offices as a Director of Operations and
Business Transformation.

Anna

Hammons

Marketing & Events Assistant

Anna was born and raised in Coeur d'Alene. She attended Lake City High School and graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in public relations.

BEV

MOSS

Board President/Events Chair

Bev is a former teacher and a long-time community volunteer for local nonprofits, including her church.

SHANE

SOLORZA

Board Member

Shane began his professional career in the hospitality industry over 10 years ago, and has a BS in Hospitality Management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

DOUG

JOHNSON

Board Member

Doug is a restaurant owner who has lived in Coeur d’Alene for over 30 years and has been associated with the hospitality industry for nearly that long.

ZACH

DIRCKSEN

Outreach Chair

Zach works in restaurant operations for Pita Pit USA. He is native to Coeur d’Alene and has been in and out of the hospitality industry for over 25 years.

MATT

WEED

Treasurer

Matt is a Certified Portfolio Manager for a local registered investment advisory firm. He was born and raised in Coeur d'Alene and grew up in his family's restaurant business.