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Our Veterinary Banking Team is made up of healthcare industry experts who specialize in one thing: helping your veterinary clinic 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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Kyle Gibson VP, Healthcare Banking Relationship Manager
7111 SW Nyberg Street Tualatin, OR 97062 phone: 503-350-5380 other: 541-953-5701

In his role as Vice President, Healthcare Banking Relationship Manager, Kyle Gibson is responsible for understanding client needs and providing them with the tools they need to be financially successful. He strives to always follow through on his commitments to clients and provide the best service possible, with open communication and transparency at the heart of every interaction.

Kyle has over 12 years of industry experience with expertise in commercial and industrial lending as well as veterinary lending. He is a graduate of Linfield College where he earned his Bachelor of Science in finance with a minor in coaching. Committed to providing for his community, he is actively involved with several organizations including the Oregon Humane Society, Junior Achievement, Oregon Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity.

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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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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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