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Retired high school administrator diagnosed with cancer three weeks after retirement in 2005. As a cancer survivor, Barbra is passionate about providing a home away from home for others! Barbra was the first ever Activities Vice Principal in California to serve as the Activities Representative on the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Executive Committee. She was a teacher of the year finalist with the Los Angeles Unified School District and served also as a Mentor Teacher. Her back-ground, enthusiasm and energy lends itself to the dedication to this project.


Retired high school district administrator dedicated to making the cancer house a reality. Clovis is also involved as the President Elect of the Canyon County Sunrise Rotary Club where he also serves as Foundation Chair and Rotary District 5400 Alumni Chair. Clovis has the honor of being a Paul Harris Fellow Major Donor. Paul Harris Society Member and a Member of the Rotary Foundation Bequest Society. Clovis also serves as a national advisor for the Rotary Rose Parade Float. Clovis and Barbra are proud sponsors of a little girl's education in India.


Chase Away the Clouds is very fortunate to have Randall Erickson, a self-employed accountant with an extensive background in business watching our books. His involvement is a tremendous addition to Board of Directors.


Martie is a cancer survivor who lost her husband to cancer a little over a year ago. Presently her young daughter who is the mother of three little ones is fighting for her life due to cancer. Martie is a spirited, dedicated and caring individual. She is passionate about "getting even with helping others live". Your prayers for our beloved Marti are appreciated as she once again battles cancer. 1/15/20

RAMONA ERICKSON - Member of the Board

Retired middle/high school teacher and cancer survivor. Ramona was able to do a great job as someone in the sandwich generation caring for an adult daughter and her 94 year old mother, who recently passed away from pancreatic cancer. She is very committed to Chase Away the Clouds and making the "home away from home" a reality for the citizens of Idaho.

DR. JEFF JACOBS - Member of the Board

Dr. Jacobs brought a lot of babies into the world before starting his own practice at Transformations Idaho. Dr. Jacobs knows personally the hardship of traveling to obtain cancer treatment. His son is a brain cancer survivor and great young man.

GARY LaBRANCH - Member of the Board

Gary served admirably on the Board of Directors until he lost his battle with cancer on April 24, 2019

FRANK LARA - Member of the Board

If you want to know anything about forestry, ask Frank. If you want to know anything about a lot of things, ask Frank Lara. He hasn't reached the age of 86 without learning a lot! Frank is involved in many activities and is a Paul Harris major donor who now helps other Rotarians receive Paul Harris Fellow recognition. Frank is a dedicated Rotarian living by the four-way test! He is a past Assistant Governor in Rotary District 5400.

DANIEL W. BOWER - Attorney (Pro-Bono)

Daniel W. Bower is recognized as a leading young lawyer and rising star in the profession, having already argued twenty-five cases before the Idaho Supreme Court and the Idaho Court of Appeals. He is actively involved in his church as a Bishop. Daniel and his wife Caroline enjoy volleyball and have their own built in team with seven beautiful and talented daughters.

JIM WATERS - Member of the Board

Jim is a native Idahoan. He was raised in Emmett, Cascade and Council. He is a Vandal and owned an insurance business in Nampa since 1977 and retired three years ago. He has a solid relationship with a lady he took to the prom many years ago, and has three married sons and three young granddaughters. He is a Rotarian, golfer and delivers Meals on Wheels in Emmett.

ORIGINAL BOARD of DIRECTORS First Board Of Directors Meeting

L-R Frank Lara, Lesley Sinclair, Barbra Johnson, Ramona Erickson, Randall Erickson, Ken Chambers. We are pleased to advise that we have grown a lot from our own rural beginnings of meeting at a home to meeting at Saint Alphonsus Hospital - in Nampa on Garrity in the Aspen Conference Room on the 2nd floor on the second Friday of every month at 3:30 AM. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend.

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