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Our nonprofit bankers advocate for you, just as you advocate for your clients. We act as a collaborative business partner, allowing you to focus on what you do best — fulfilling your organization’s mission.


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Dana Gardner Assistant Relationship Banking Officer
721 2nd Avenue Seattle, WA 98104 phone: 206-676-3061

Dana Gardner, assistant relationship banking officer, creates and maintains strong relationships with current and new clients, helping them continue to move toward success. She is a banker who tirelessly looks for creative solutions to meet her client’s needs.

Dana has been with Columbia Bank since 2006, and has been in the industry for more than 18 years. Dana is very involved with her community and volunteers for many impactful local organizations including, Habitat for Humanity, Seattle Parks and the City of Kent Parks and Recreation Department.

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Luke Pingel SVP, Commercial Banking Officer
719 2nd Ave, Suite 500 Seattle, WA 98104 phone: 206-223-4550
Luke Pingel, senior vice president and commercial banking officer with Columbia Bank is an expert at providing tailored banking services for nonprofit and governmental clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. Luke designs solutions based on client's unique needs and in consideration of the unique challenges of project funding such as capital campaigns, state, and federal grant funding. For more than a decade, Luke has built outstanding relationships in the nonprofit sector with clients in education, healthcare, human services and religious organizations among others; and in the governmental sector with cities, counties, housing authorities, ports, school districts and utilities.

Luke serves as Columbia Bank’s municipal banker for the state of Washington, but also draws heavily on his experience in working with schools and universities, social service agencies, and Native American Tribes, as well as marine transportation, seafood companies and finance organizations.
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Linda Reid VP, Commercial Banking Officer
101 East 6th Street Vancouver, WA 98660 phone: 360-735-3719
Linda Reid, commercial banking officer in Vancouver, Washington, develops outstanding client relationships and is dedicated to creating specific strategies for her clients to succeed. Additionally, she develops new business relationships and forms a strong network of referral sources while sharing the Columbia Bank story in her community. 

Linda has nearly 40 years in banking, including 20 years of experience in commercial real estate. Her expertise resides in nonprofit and small business banking. She is actively involved in her local community, serving as a board member with Vancouver’s Downtown Association; Leadership Clark County; the Clark County Mural Society; The Nonprofit Network of SW Washington, Ducks Unlimited and Washington State University Business MAP Growth Program. She is also an active committee member for Evergreen Habitat for Humanity and a volunteer with Junior Achievement. 
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Elena Fracchia VP, Wealth Advisor
111 West 7th Avenue Eugene, OR 97401

In her role as wealth advisor for Columbia Bank in Eugene, Ore., Elena Fracchia serves as a wealth consultant and resource to individuals and businesses who want to learn more about Columbia Bank’s wealth management services. She is responsible for meeting with people and assessing their needs before providing an objective and unbiased recommendation on which experts will be best to provide clients with the products and services they need. Elena is dedicated to understanding the underlying needs of each client to ensure they are getting what they need.

Elena has a background and expertise in nonprofit management, financial education and community engagement. Prior to her role as wealth advisor for Columbia Bank, Elena served as community relations officer at Pacific Continental Bank for over a year. Elena attended the University of Oregon where she received her Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the Robert D. Clark Honors College as well as her Master’s Degree in public administration and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management. Elena is actively involved with the University of Oregon and previously worked with United Way of Lane County, Oregon Retirement Savings Taskforce, Northwest Health Foundation, Lane Coalition for Healthy Active Youth and the Climate Leadership Initiative.

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Heather Gabbert AVP, Commercial Banking Officer
25 Division St. Eugene, OR 97404 phone: 541-338-1411
Heather Gabbert, commercial banking officer for Columbia Bank, is a true advocate for her clients, and spends the time needed to provide them with the kind of strategic counsel they need to succeed. Heather works hard to ensure that her clients never feel as if they are a “transaction,” but instead feel like a partner with her through conversations. Heather’s goal is to develop a relationship that lasts for many years.

A 10-year banking veteran, Heather has experience in many areas including as a client service specialist and assistant branch manager, and has held positions in both the retail and commercial sectors. She is active in the community including involvement with United Way Emerging Leaders program and in service to organizations including FOOD for Lane County, Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society and the Eugene Mission.
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Kelly Heffner AVP, Commercial Banking Officer
255 Coburg Road Eugene, OR 97401 phone: 541-984-2306
Kelly Heffner, assistant vice president and commercial banking officer for Columbia Bank, works to ensure that her clients are fully educated on the full suite of services Columbia Bank offers to meet their financial needs. Further, she provides day-to-day strategy counsel to clients ranging in size from large corporations to small businesses and nonprofits throughout Lane County and the Willamette Valley.

Kelly has been in banking for seven years and client service for more than 15 and is a proud graduate of the University of Oregon. She is extremely active in the community and serves in leadership and volunteer positions for Financial Beginnings of Oregon, FOOD for Lane County, the Eugene Education Foundation and Habitat for Humanity.
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Kim Diercks Credit Analyst
414 Church Street Sandpoint, ID 83864 phone: 208-255-3384

Kim Diercks, commercial credit analyst for Columbia Bank, is well known in her community of Northern Idaho for developing outstanding relationships with clients and helping them navigate the credit authorization process. Kim specializes in providing strategic counsel to a host of local clients serving many communities and people throughout Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington.

A Stanford University graduate, Kim has been involved in banking for the past 16 years since moving to Sandpoint. She is deeply involved in her community including as a board member for Kinderhaven, board president of 7B Women – a women’s advocacy group, and as a board member of Columbia Cares - a Columbia Bank-affiliated organization that provides aid to community members in crisis.

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Rhonda VanOrder VP, Treasury Management Sales Officer
521 12th Avenue South Nampa, ID 83651 phone: 208-899-8470

Rhonda VanOrder, vice president, treasury management sales officer for Columbia Bank, is an expert at helping clients utilize the bank’s treasury management services to effectively and efficiently move their money in order to reach their financial goals. Rhonda works tirelessly to build a sound relationship with clients based on the art of listening and really hearing what they need from their financial partner.

A veteran banker of more than 26 years, Rhonda has vast experience in treasury management, commercial and consumer loans, as well as mortgage lending. She is also extremely active in her community and currently volunteers for Rotary Club, Relay for Life, Salvation Army, Future Farmers of America and the Cambridge First Baptist Church.

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