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Commissioners & Superintendent

Meet Our Commissioners


Position 1 – Term ends December 2029


Position 2 – Term ends December 2029


Position 3 – Term ends December 2027


Position 4 – Term ends December 2025


Position 5 – Term ends December 2025

Meet Our Superintendent

Tim Johnson


Bill Hamilton

A native of the Pacific Northwest, I moved to Vashon in 2012. I am grateful to have found a warm, welcoming community of fellow Vashon residents of diverse ages, interests, and backgrounds.

I became familiar with the Healthcare District by serving on the Strategic Planning Taskforce, working with the Washington congressional delegation in support of healthcare on Vashon. 

As commissioner, my goal is to protect the services we have and work collaboratively to explore enhancing what is available, particularly in the areas of urgent care and behavioral health. I am mindful of the property tax burden on Vashon residents and look to
work with existing community partners where feasible.

I’ve spent much of my career immersed in public policy and deeply believe thoughtful local government can have a positive impact on people’s lives. I am honored to serve on the Vashon Health Care District Board of Commissioners as we work toward enhancing health care on the island.

Sarah Day

In my thirty years on Vashon, I have raised two children, provided end-of-life care to my father, and worked both as nursing case manager for low-income women and children on Vashon (through Public Health-Seattle and King County) and as the District Nurse for the Vashon Island School District. These experiences have given me the opportunity to make many connections and to see first-hand the shortcomings of our medical delivery system.

The goal of the Public Health District is to support cost-effective and uniquely tailored solutions for improving health care on Vashon. To accomplish this goal, the board should collaborate with our community partners and local experts. We need to create community buy-in on solutions with frequent outreach using a variety of methods. 

We must also consider how the health district contributes to the overall tax impact on our residents and strive for a balance that supports healthcare access while minimizing the burden on vulnerable individuals and families.

Alan Aman

After a 30 plus year career in healthcare leadership working with non-profit systems in Washington, New Mexico and northern California, I returned to Puget Sound four years ago.  Cycling on Vashon Island over the years gave me a keen sense of its uniqueness and my wife and I are fortunate to live just off Point Robinson Road.  We named our property “Pied Beauty” after the poem of the same name by G. M. Hopkins and continue to deepen our appreciation for the varieties of life on this island.  

My community service has included board membership and volunteer work in United Way, community college, business council, child welfare, workforce organizations, and many years as a King County Guardian ad Litem.

The Vashon healthcare situation poses the problems of affordability, health disparities, access, quality in the context of our small size.  I am grateful for the broad community support for the VHCD and its tax base allowing creation of an ongoing and sustainable primary care clinic.  Comprehensive primary care, including behavioral health, is the centerpiece of a healthy community and I intend to use my service on the commission to achieve our mission.

Wendy Noble

I moved to Vashon in 2014 from Wisconsin to be closer to my adult children, and to spend the next chapter of my life in the beautiful Pacific Northwest after living in seven other states.  I have worked in healthcare my entire adult life- as an RN, an educator and an ARNP in large Midwest hospital systems, in the Alaska Native health system and a remote Navajo Health Center. My experiences of caring for patients in a variety of settings inform my work as a Commissioner.  Since moving to Vashon I worked at Vashon Community Care and served on its Foundation Board, became involved in the Medical Reserve Corps, and helped promote end of life and advance directives planning.


The health of a community reflects both the availability of conventional medical care, and a broad variety of grassroots activities. Vashon has a long history of residents forming organizations to meet the health needs of the island. The Health Care District has new opportunities to partner with those organizations and others to address health disparities, broaden access to healthcare and support new initiatives. I look forward to being part of this collaboration.

Tom Langland

I am a life-long resident of this Island, a place I care about very much. My first job was at Vashon Pharmacy at age 15. After Vashon High and the UW School of Pharmacy, I married Mary and we began our family of 4 children on the Island in 1977.  I continued as a staff pharmacist at Vashon Pharmacy and eventually became co-owner of the business until retirement in 2017. We are pleased to have all four of our children “back home” on Vashon where they are now raising their own families.

I have seen a lot of provider organizations come and go on Vashon, but I feel that we have always been fortunate to attract and retain generous and well-qualified practitioners in our local clinics. I suppose the quality of Vashon life generally allows us to attract highly capable doctors & nurses.  

My main interest in the Health Care District is to facilitate some long-term stability for primary care services for my neighbors.  The healthcare model in our country does not favor sustainable reimbursement for this care, and on Vashon, it appears that local subsidy is our best bet for retaining these services without future threat of interruption.  

Tim Johnson

I have been a resident of  Vashon island since 2009.  My previous background was in frozen foods operations and brand management, but on Vashon I found a new calling in the nonprofit and public service sector. 

I have chaired the Vashon Maury Island Community Council, served on the board of Vashon Be Prepared, been a member of the Vashon Maury Health Collaborative, and served on the executive committee for the campaign to create this very Health District. 

Professionally, I have had the immense honor and pleasure of being the business manager for Granny’s Attic for the past eleven years. 

I’m a people person, and if we haven’t met, we should fix that immediately!