Chris Garratt, Executive Director
Chris was born and raised in Tacoma, WA where he graduated from Bellarmine Preparatory School. During his college search, he fell in love with Walla Walla and chose Whitman College, where he played varsity baseball and graduated with a degree in Politics and Economics.
Chris brings a diverse background of professional experience to his role as Executive Director, having worked in accounting at the Boeing Company, and in Admissions at Whitman College. He has a strong background in hotel sales and marketing, having served over 9 years in leadership roles at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. Most recently, he was the area director of sales and marketing for Red Lion Hotels, overseeing a diverse portfolio of hotels in Eastern Washington.
Chris and his family relished the opportunity to return to Walla Walla and work for Providence St. Mary. He and his wife have been blessed with two children, both of whom were born at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. “Each time, the experience at St. Mary could not have been better for my wife and baby. Everyone from the physicians, to the nurses, to the staff, all demonstrated exceptional care. We feel lucky to have such a wonderful medical center in our town, and I love connecting our community to this tremendous institution.”
When Chris is not running after his kids, you can find him on the golf course, running, cooking, following the Seahawks and Mariners or enjoying some of his wife’s family wine, Reynvaan Family Vineyards.
Lindsey Oldridge, Development Officer
Lindsey has worked at Providence St. Mary since 2008. In her current position, she manages the Foundation’s signature events and is actively involved in grant writing, annual giving and working with organizations and donors.
Lindsey earned her Bachelor’s Degree in business from Washington State University (Go Cougs!) and was raised in Walla Walla. She is married with three children and serves as Vice President of the Exchange Club of Walla Walla. She feels blessed to work for an organization that is so committed to the well-being of the community. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, volunteering, traveling, sports and anything that involves her kids.
Patti Lennartson, Coordinator
Patti joined the Foundation in September, 2016 and supports the day-to-day operations, coordinates the hospital volunteers and manages the gift shop. Patti transferred to Providence St. Mary’s from Pacific Medical Centers in Seattle. Patti worked in the marketing department, where she combined her 20-plus years of experience in the corporate business world with her medical training and hands-on experience to support the Living Well Alliance, a community-based wellness program
Patti earned her bachelors degree in business management at University of Utah and her medical assistant certification at Pima Medical Institute. She has one daughter, Stevie, who is a sophomore at Occidental College. Patti is excited to work for an organization that supports the wellness of the community. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, quilting, reading, playing with her dogs, traveling and spending time with family and friends.