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Our Dental Banking Team is made up of industry experts who specialize in one thing: helping you to succeed. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your professional and financial goals.


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Dani Collins SVP, Healthcare Banking Officer
1301 A Street Tacoma, WA 98402 phone: 253-310-2130

Dani Collins has enjoyed an extensive banking career that has afforded her the opportunity to work with business and professional clients. During this time, she has worked in retail, commercial and private banking; developing relationships with business owners, attorneys, CPAs, physicians and dentists. This breadth of experience and knowledge has enabled her to assist her clients with the development and growth of their business, as well as their personal finances.

Dani believes in building relationships, both professionally and personally, and always placing the needs of her client first. It is that philosophy, coupled with integrity and sincerity that add value and sustain long term relationships. Dani not only draws from the knowledge and resources of the client’s professional advisors, but also relies upon the expertise and resources of the Columbia Bank team of financial experts to provide wealth management solutions and long term financial success.

Dani is a proud University of Washington Alumni and holds a Bachelors in Finance and Economics. She is passionate about making a difference in the local area communities and promoting health and wellness through her volunteer efforts with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Tacoma, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and various local area cancer support networks. A south sound transplant, Dani lives in Olympia with her husband, Todd, and two dogs. She enjoys time spent exploring the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

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Chris Frankovich VP, Healthcare Banking Officer
11201 SE 8th St Ste 100 Bellevue, WA 98004 phone: 206-223-3606

Chris is a Vice President with Healthcare Banking within the Wealth Management Group of Columbia Bank. He has over 20 years of banking experience, including Private Banking and Branch Banking.

Chris understands the complexities of managing both personal and business finances for professionals who are invested in their own practices. As a trusted financial advisor he works closely with his clients to build customized wealth management solutions to best meet their financial goals. Whether it is wealth creation, preservation, or distribution, Chris strives to provide his clients with the resources to help them achieve their long-term goals.

Chris relocated to West Seattle over ten years ago from Chicago and currently resides there with his wife, daughter, and dog. He enjoys time with his family and friends, playing volleyball and working out, and volunteering in the local community.

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Katia Palander SVP, Healthcare Banking Officer
11201 SE 8th St Ste 100 Bellevue, WA 98004 phone: 425-637-1860

Katia joins Columbia Bank in the Bellevue Private Banking office as a Vice President and Relationship Manager with the Healthcare Banking Group. She brings 20 years of experience working with a portfolio of high net worth clients. The past 10 years she has focused on professionals, providing financial solutions for the complex business needs of doctors and dentists.

She is passionate about building trusting relationships with her clients, understanding their banking needs, and helping them achieve their financial goals and dreams.

Katia is a lifelong resident of Washington, a University of Washington graduate,and an Eastside resident for the past 20 years, currently residing in Bellevuewith her family.

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Chris Kane VP, Healthcare Banking Team Leader
711 SW Nyberg Street Tualatin, OR 97062 phone: 503-736-6092
Chris Kane, Healthcare Banking Team Leader, oversees day-to-day business development activities of the local healthcare team including prospecting, client and portfolio management, credit administration and supervision of key personnel across Oregon, Southwest Washington and Idaho. He is dedicated to being honest and forthright with every client or prospect and works tirelessly to gain their trust. By collaborating with a highly experienced team of professionals, Chris and his team identify and deliver customized solutions to client needs in a timely manner. With more than 15 years of banking experience, Chris has always put the client’s needs first to build and retain long standing client relationships. Previous experience includes serving as a team leader for more than five years and as a commercial banking officer for more than seven years with Pacific Continental Bank. In 2016, Chris graduated from the Executive Development Program (OBA) at Willamette University, MBA Portland Center. Chris graduated from the Western School of Commercial Lending at the University of Nevada-Reno in 2004 and received his undergraduate degree – a Bachelor of Science in finance – from Bentley University in Waltham, Mass., in 2000. An active member in his community, Chris is involved with the Ways to Work program for Metropolitan Family Services, Community Energy Project and Trillium Family Services. He is also a coach for the West Linn Baseball Association and serves as a board member for the Risk Management Association as well as the Oregon Golf Club Advisory Board. Chris is a husband and father of two children and enjoys golfing in his free time. Previous community involvement includes Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Boy Scouts of America.
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Amber Clark VP, Healthcare Banking Relationship Manager
7111 SW Nyberg Street Tualatin, OR 97062 phone: 503-350-5160

As a Healthcare Banking Relationship Manager for Columbia Bank, Amber Clark is responsible for servicing the medical and professional industries by providing sound guidance on financing transitions, expansions, start-up ventures, commercial real estate and SBA financing. Amber values the long-term relationships formed from guidance rather than transactions alone, and places a strong emphasis on advocating for her clients and exceeding their expectations. Amber prioritizes serving organizations that support the medical and professional industries through volunteering and sponsorships. She also connects prospective clients or current clients with other experts in the industry to help ease the steps intothe next phase of their career.

With more than 12 years of industry experience, Amber began her career at U.S. Bank as a part-time teller in 2005 to help pay for college expenses and tuition before transitioning to Pacific Continental Bank in 2013. Amber attended Portland State University where she studied business management and marketing. Amber volunteers with the Oregon Food Bank, Home Plate Youth, Meals on Wheels, United Way and Oregon Health and Science University. Amber is also actively involved with the Dental Foundation of Oregon, Clackamas County Dental Society, Oregon Academy of General Dentistry, Multnomah County Dental Society, Marion/Polk Dental Society and both the Beaverton Chamber of Commerce and Tualatin Chamber of Commerce. Previous community involvement includes the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).

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Jennifer A Kinkade VP, Healthcare Banking Officer
550 Center St NE Salem, OR 97301 phone: 503-399-2908

Jennifer is a Vice President with Healthcare Banking within the Wealth Management Group of Columbia Bank. She has over 14 years of banking experience, including Private Banking and Commercial Banking. Her focus is providing financial solutions for the complex business needs of professionals, including physicians and dentists.

Jennifer holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Portland State University. She is active in many Salem non-profit organizations, volunteering to assist children in the community.

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Lisa M Howlett SVP, Healthcare Banking Relationship Manager
805 SW Broadway Ste. 2700 Portland, OR 97205 phone: 503-478-1741
With over 30 years of commercial lending and retail banking experience, Lisa has worked for national, regional and local community banks. Lisa’s focus is to develop lending strategies for local businesses in order to meet their financial needs and long term goals. She specializes in financing for medical/dental practices and homeowners associations. Her community involvement includes volunteering her time helping local organizations such as Dress for Success, Meals on Wheels and Portland Fit. Lisa holds a Bachelor degree in Finance from Portland State University.
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Andrew G McKechnie SVP, Regional Healthcare Banking Director
805 SW Broadway Ste. 2700 Portland, OR 97205 phone: 503-478-1740 other: 1-855-282-6565
Andrew has over 21 years of Commercial/Retail Banking experience in the Portland Metro Area. He specializes in a variety of spaces including Real Estate, Medical/Dental, Property Management, Commercial & Industrial and Homeowner Associations. Andrew has served on multiple nonprofit boards and committees that include: MMHA, Mid Willamette Valley Council of Government, Clackamas Women’s Services, CREW, Rotary.
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Brandon Posey VP, Healthcare Banking Relationship Manager
7111 SW Nyberg Street Tualatin, OR 97062 phone: 503-350-5177
Brandon Posey, VP, Healthcare Banking Relationship Manager, is responsible for developing and maintaining a large portfolio of clients and serving as a mentor for his team. He strives to be a strategic partner and provide excellent and knowledgeable service to clients. His approach to relationship banking is to be honest, accountable and responsive and always provide solutions for client needs. Brandon has over 15 years of industry experience with expertise in commercial and industrial banking, healthcare and commercial real estate. He is a graduate of Portland State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in business. He is committed to giving back to his local community by volunteering with the Red Cross, Trillium Family Services, Camp Iwana, the Boys and Girls Club, Humane Society and Ducks Unlimited.
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Sarah E Stubee VP, Relationship Manager
1301 S A St Ste 700 Tacoma, WA 98402-4205

Sarah Stubee VP, Relationship Manager serving Oregon and southwest Washington, works with clients to help buy, start, refinance and grow their businesses. As part of the Healthcare Banking team, Sarah seeks to be an expert in the dental and healthcare space and is dedicated to listening and offering solutions that will best serve her clients.

Sarah has more than 13 years of industry experience including more than four years with Columbia Bank, and received her Bachelor of Arts from Biola University in 2003 where she studied communications.  Sarah is committed to serving her local community and has volunteered her time with Providence Child Center and Financial Beginnings.

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Andrew G McKechnie SVP, Regional Healthcare Banking Director
805 SW Broadway Ste. 2700 Portland, OR 97205 phone: 503-478-1740 other: 1-855-282-6565
Andrew has over 21 years of Commercial/Retail Banking experience in the Portland Metro Area. He specializes in a variety of spaces including Real Estate, Medical/Dental, Property Management, Commercial & Industrial and Homeowner Associations. Andrew has served on multiple nonprofit boards and committees that include: MMHA, Mid Willamette Valley Council of Government, Clackamas Women’s Services, CREW, Rotary.
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