PMC Members

Our Agency’s Planning and Management Council (PMC) is made up of volunteers from our five-county service region (Ferry, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman Counties). This council advises and collaborates with our agency and brings together a range of talented individuals who are passionate about improving the lives of older adults and people living with disabilities in our community.

Meet some of our PMC Members! For a full list of PMC and Governing Board members, visit our About Us page and scroll to the bottom.

Kent Moline, Planning and Management Council Chair

Kent Moline currently serves as the Planning and Management Council Chair. Kent spent his career working as an agricultural consultant, college professor, nurse aide, and the owner/operator of an adult family home. He retired as a Hospice Social Worker and is currently living in Pend Oreille County.

Serving as the Planning and Management Council Chair has given Kent “a nuanced view of the services Aging & Long Term Care and its contractors provides to our community.” In addition to volunteering, Kent likes that retirement has given him more time for personal hobbies and spending time with his family.

Kent Moline

Cynthia (Cy) Parker, Services Quality Assurance Committee

Cy Parker currently serves on the Services Quality Assurance Committee. During her career, she spent time as a Program Coordinator for the Master of Business Administration Program at EWU and was an Office Manager for the Samaritan Counseling Center. Cy holds a Bachelor of History and French, with a Master of Secondary Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Cy has lived in New York, India, California, and France, but has been living in Spokane since 1976.

Cy has been volunteering since she was 7, was active with the Civic Theatre for 27 years, and is currently volunteering with the Planning & Management Council and Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors at Aging & Long Term Care. “When a friend suggested I apply for the PMC, it seemed like a good fit. It is–and I love it!”

Cy Parker

Bob Scarfo, Planning and Resources Committee

Bob Scarfo was a professor for graduate and undergraduate landscape architecture programs in Canada and the United States for 40 years. He holds a Bachelor & Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture and a PhD in Social Geography.

Currently, Bob is an Emeritus Professor with WSU and a Consult under Land and Life® LLC. Bob has been appointed to the Governor’s Council on Aging, the City of Spokane’s Design Review Board, and is a Planning and Management Council Member with Aging & Long Term Care.

Since his Master’s thesis in the mid-1970s, Bob has been interested in how the built environment influences people living with a disability, aging adults, and people living with dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and autism. “My hope, is to heighten caregivers and policy makers awareness of the role of the built environment– architecture, landscape architecture, and Interior Design.”

Bob Scarfo

Adell Whitehead, Planning and Resources Committee

Adell Whitehead is the Program Manager of Equity with Better Health Together and was a Trainer and Technical Designer for Training Processes for over 30 years. Adell greatly enjoys working with the community, local theaters, and participating in activities like singing in the Spokane Community Gospel Choir.

Adell currently lives in Spokane Valley and graduated from Whitworth University with a Bachelor of Organization Management. She enjoys volunteering with Aging & Long Term Care as “a voice for Seniors of Color at the table, as well as Seniors overall.”

Adell Whitehead

Martha Raske, Services Quality Assurance Committee

Martha Raske currently serves on the Service Quality Assurance Committee. She has an MSW and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois Chicago. During Martha’s career, she worked as a counselor, social worker, and professor. She chaired the Social Work Department at the University of Southern Indiana, directed the School of Social Work at Eastern Washington University (EWU), and served as Interim Dean of the EWU College of Professional Programs.

Martha is a native of Illinois, but after annual visits to Spokane, she moved to Spokane in 2011 to work at EWU and be closer to her family. She is a lifelong gardener and loves to travel and read. Now retired, she is thrilled to be volunteering as a Planning & Management Council member. “ALTCEW’s mission to serve older adults and adults with disabilities in the community has always been close to my heart. I am thrilled to play a role in supporting that mission.”

Martha Raske

Karen Kiessling, Advocacy Committee

Karen Kiessling is currently serving on the Advocacy Committee. Karen lived in Wisconsin until 1967, when she moved to Pullman, WA. Apart from time living abroad in England, Brittany (France), and Morocco, she has resided in Pullman ever since.

Karen has a Bachelor of Science in Education with a minor in Government. During her career, she was an elementary school teacher and the first woman elected Mayor of Pullman, has served on countless boards and commissions, and has worked as a fundraising consultant for several universities. These days, Karen runs several major civic projects in Pullman and has raised money to add plants along industrial streets and walking paths. “I believe that life in a small town with a college is the best life possible and that if one has energy, one can make life there even better.”

Karen joined the Planning & Management Council as a representative of Whitman County government. “I have enjoyed the nearly ten years I have been a member and have come to admire the staff, their energy, their heart, and their desire to help seniors age at home. They are compassionate and creative. I have also enjoyed knowing members of the Council from other counties and enjoy their energy, humor, and desire to achieve strong goals of service.”

Karen Kiessling

Lin Moeller, Advocacy and Nominating Committees

Lin Moeller currently serves as the Nominating Committee Vice-Chair and is a member of the Advocacy Committee. Lin has an MS and PhD in Clinical Psychology, and has also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Neuropsychology at the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine. In addition to being a neuropsychologist, Lin and her husband owned and operated a bed-and-breakfast in Colorado Springs for 22 years. She enjoys weaving, cooking, and reading.

Lin was raised in the Seattle area but retired in Pullman for the small-town university life. Lin had always intended to do volunteer work in retirement, but COVID-19 hit just a few months after she stopped working. After a couple of years, Lin felt comfortable to pursue this goal again, and started volunteering on the Planning and Management Council. “I find the PMC to be a wonderful opportunity to continue working for the welfare of older adults.”

Lin Moeller