Nancy J. Leahy

Yakima, WA


Nancy Leahy grew up in Lake Oswego, Oregon and graduated from Purdue University in Speech and Hearing Pathology.  She was speech and hearing pathologist in Walla Walla and Richland, Washington. Nancy taught in the Yakima School District, at Central Washington University and served as Station Manager of KYVE TV (PBS).  In Arizona, she was Executive Director of Make-A-wish Foundation International and in Colorado, coordinator of the Early Care & Education Council of Boulder County. For six years she coordinated the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Central Washington, and in 2010 was named Executive Director of the Yakima Valley Hearing & Speech Center which transitioned to being the Director of Astria Hospital Foundation i Sunnyside. She is currently Director of Development of Grand Columba Council Boy Scouts of America.  Nancy is a 25-year member of the Rotary Club of Yakima and a member of the Yakima Rotary Trust Board. She has served on the boards of the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce, Yakima Youth Baseball, Colorado American Legion Baseball Association and is currently Vice President of the Parker Youth and Sports Foundation in Yakima.  She was an advisory board member of KCTS-KYVE TV (PBS) for nine years and has been on the Yakima Schools Superintendent’s Advisory Committee for twelve years.  Nancy has directed educational and fund-raising banquets, auctions, athletic tournaments, virtual and livestream productions during the past 40 years. She has three grown children and is at home in Yakima, Washington.  Nancy was first elected in 2018.