Our National Veterinary 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.
Barbara Cooch, director of the Washington and Northern Idaho Healthcare Banking office, offers her clients more than 40 years of banking experience. She has previously managed in human resources, retail banking, business banking and premier banking. Her tenure in the industry combined with her breadth of experience translates to a value-added relationship with her clients. During the last 30 years, Barbara has focused on building healthcare banking for physicians, dentists and veterinarians.
The foundation of Barbara’s philosophy is to always do what is best for the client. She enjoys each life step with her clients, providing support, encouragement, coaching and a high level of service. Integrity, sincerity and value bring many lasting banking relationships and friendships. Just as Barbara
works to be an integral part of her client’s team of professional advisors, she also coordinates with her Columbia Bank team of financial experts to achieve her clients’ wealth management solutions and financial successes.
Barbara holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a fifth-year secondary teaching certificate from the University of Colorado. She actively supports the YWCA, United Way and various other local charities. An Eastside resident for the past 34 years, she lives in Bellevue with her husband, Jim. She also has
two grown sons, Devin and Rob.
Dani Collins, senior vice president for Healthcare Banking is an expert in helping physicians, dentists and veterinarians make successful financial choices, which in turn helps them provide outstanding care in their communities. Dani believes in building relationships, both professionally and personally, and always placing the needs of the client first. It is that philosophy, coupled with integrity and sincerity, which enables her to add value to every client interaction.
A 22-year banking veteran, Dani’s experience and knowledge continually helps clients reach their financial goals by nurturing a trusted advisor relationship between banker and healthcare professional. Dani is a proud University of Washington Alumni and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics. She is also passionate about making a difference in her community and has been an active volunteer for various health care non-profits including the American Cancer Society, Good Times Project and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research.
Chris is a senior vice president and team leader with Columbia Bank Healthcare Banking. He has over 25 years of banking experience, including Private Banking and Retail Banking.
Chris understands the complexities of managing both personal and business finances for professionals who are invested in their own practice. As a trusted financial advisor, he works closely with his clients to build a customized wealth management solution 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 financial goals.
Chris is a resident of West Seattle with his wife, daughter, and dog. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing volleyball, exercising, and volunteering in the local community.
Esther Lee, vice president and healthcare banking relationship manager for Columbia Bank, has over 13 years of banking experience in Wealth Management. Her focus is to build longstanding relationships with clients and guide them toward fulfilling their financial and professional goals.
Esther grew up in the area and is a proud graduate of the University of Washington. She is active in her community and volunteers her time to local and environmental organizations such as EarthCorps, Urban Farm and Ronald McDonald House.
Abby Marcy, vice president, healthcare banking relationship manager for Columbia Bank, specializes in providing outstanding service to clients in the healthcare field, which includes practice financing, practice acquisitions, equipment purchasing, and commercial real estate. She is an advocate and advisor for her clients and focuses on developing the kind of relationship that helps build growth and success.
A veteran banker with more than 12 years’ experience, Abby has focused her career on both commercial real estate banking and private banking. She joined the team at Columbia in 2012.
Abby is from Grand Coulee in Eastern Washington and grew up in a family of veterinarians and healthcare practitioners. She graduated from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in finance. In additional to her banking career, Abby has been active in the community as a leader/volunteer for the YMCA, Habitat for Humanity, Spokane Youth Sports Association, Young Lives, and Second Harvest’s Bite 2 Go Program.
Katia is senior vice president and relationship manager for Columbia Bank’s Healthcare Banking team in Bellevue, WA. She brings 28 years of experience working with a portfolio of high net worth clients. The past 18 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 28 years, currently residing in Bellevue with her family.
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.
In his role as 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.
Andrew McKechnie, director of Healthcare Banking serving Oregon, southwest Washington and southern Idaho, manages multiple teams with multiple healthcare business niches to provide counsel and strategic advice to clients related to the loan and deposit needs. Andrew’s approach to client service is simple: outwork the competition and always go the extra mile. His philosophy is to know a client’s business inside and out and provide expert counsel, which continuously adds value to the relationship.
Andrew is a 20-year banking veteran, and has steadily increased in responsibility with Columbia Bank, beginning as a team lead all the way to his current role as director for healthcare banking. A graduate of Portland State University, Andrew is active in the community including as a past leader and volunteer with Clackamas Women’s Shelter, Lake Oswego Rotary and as a current coach within the Sherwood School District.
Scott Beard, senior vice president, director of national healthcare, has over 27 years of industry experience and is responsible for overseeing all healthcare banking activities for Columbia Bank. He is committed to developing long-lasting relationships with clients by providing a comprehensive and tailored approach to their financial needs. Scott is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School and Oregon State University where he majored in business with a focus in accounting and minored in psychology. He previously served on the Portland Metro Brownfields Advisory Board, Resolutions Northwest Advisory Board and Junior Achievement. He remains actively involved in his community as a member of Catholic Youth Organization, Camp Howard.
In his role as senior vice president, business development officer, John Campbell is responsible for building client relationships in the health care industry and providing service to current referral sources and existing clients. John strives to always go above and beyond what his clients expect and takes every step necessary to help them achieve their goals.
Amanda Mombert, healthcare banking relationship manager, specializes in providing end-to-end counsel and support to healthcare clients, especially dentists. She does this by building and maintaining relationships with her clients and always searching for the strategy that works best for them.
Amanda specializes in financing for dental practices – providing financing for practice acquisitions, buy-ins, expansions, debt refinance, equipment, and commercial real estate. She is known for providing consultative assistance to clients and guiding them through the entire loan process. She is deeply connected in the dental community and is well known for providing clients with all the resources and experts they need to make sound financial decisions.
Amanda is a veteran banker of more than 13 years’ experience and is a graduate of the University of Oregon and the Western School of Commercial Lending. She has been an active volunteer with Junior Achievement and the national program “Teach Kids to Save Day".
Ben Mombert, vice president, healthcare banking officer, is an expert in helping healthcare professionals achieve their financial goals through a number of different financing and banking solutions.
Ben has a keen understanding of the correct financing products and services that best suites the borrower’s needs, and is a connector for clients to find other dedicated professionals that specialize in the health care industry including; CPA’s, attorney’s, appraisers, consultants, insurance brokers and more.
Ben, a veteran healthcare banker of more than 12 years, is recognized in the industry as an expert in financing and banking for dentists (including associated specialties pediatric, orthodontics, oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, other), as well as financing/banking for veterinarians, and financing/banking for optometrists.
He is a graduate of the University of Oregon and has provided fundraising support for Mission of Mercy and the Dental Foundation of Oregon.
As vice president, business development officer for Columbia Bank, Derek Rawnsley is responsible for developing finance opportunities for the healthcare industry, directing origination efforts and the structuring of transactions. With more than 20 years of healthcare finance experience, Derek is well-respected among top-producing practice brokers and vendor partners.
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