I am delighted to engage with you this year in my new role as President of the Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum (WSHEF). I enjoyed connecting with many of you recently at Congress and I look forward to the year ahead full of educational opportunities and networking events.
The board of WSHEF is here to serve you and we welcome your input and involvement in chapter activities. The 2019 board officers and members are listed below along with the committee chairs:
Board Officers and Members
Lori Nomura, J.D. – WSHEF President (Healthcare Attorney, Foster Pepper PLLC)
Brian Barry - WSHEF President Elect (Chief Operating Officer, Kadlec Regional Medical Center Clinics)
Pam Rock, MHSA, FACHE - WSHEF Past President (Vice President, Medical Service Lines & Specialty Programs, Seattle Children’s)
Sue Miller, PharmD – WSHEF Secretary & Communications Chair (Director Acct Managers, Astellas)
Ryan Sundquist, MHA – WSHEF Treasurer (Associate Director, Western Washington Medical Group)
Rosalee Allen, FACHE (Professor, Eastern Washington University)
Valerie Chrusciel, MBA, FACHE (Chief Operating Officer, Overlake Medical Clinics, LLC)
Parke Corbin, MHA, FACHE (Assistant Director, UW Medicine)
Emily Yu, MHA (Director of Operations, Express Care, Providence St. Joseph Health)
Aaron Hefel, MHA, MBA (Senior Manager, Physician Services, Providence Health & Services)
John Joyce, MBA, FACHE (Vice President, Ancillary Services, MultiCare Health System)
Karin Larson-Pollock, MD, MBA, FACHE – WSHEF Membership & Advancement Co-Chair (Chief Quality and Analytics Officer, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett)
Nick Malos, MHA – WSHEF Program Committee Co-Chair (Product Development Strategist, PacificSource Health Plans)
Andrea Turner, MHS, FACHE (Director, Clinic Operations, Overlake Clinics) ACHE Regent
Champions Network and Chapter Innovation Grant
The WSHEF board has set as its top priority for 2019 the development of a Champions Network and implementation of a grant to support early careerists with leadership development and networking events. The Champions Network, spearheaded by Karin Larson-Pollock and Brooke Stegmeier, is a group of volunteers from healthcare organizations across the state who serve as liaisons between the chapter and their organization to mentor early careerists and provide input on WSHEF’s programming. Our inaugural class of Champions includes the following:
Stephanie Williams, Executive Director, Ancillary Services, Kadlec Regional Medical Center
Christopher P. Hall, MD, St. Mary Medical Center - Providence
Robert Watilo, St. Mary Medical Center - Providence
Don Wee, Chief Executive Officer, Tri-State Memorial Hospital
Brittany McCreery, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Aimee O’Neill, Seattle Children's
Russ Woolley, COO, CHI Franciscan - Highline
Michael J. Davis, FACHE, VP of Practice Management, Polyclinic
Vandna Chaudhari, FACHE, Administrator Population Health Management, UWMC
Tim Reed, Virginia Mason Medical Center
Zach Griffin, FACHE, Senior Director Telehealth, Providence Health - Downtown
Sherry Stoll, Director, Specialty Clinics, Providence Medical Group
Sheridah Lemmon, The Everett Clinic
Bret McManus, Kadlec Regional Medical Center
David J. McKay, FACHE, St. Mary Medical Center - Providence
Michael Myint, MD, VP Quality & Patient Safety, Swedish First Hill
Taylor B. Rose, Assistant Administrator, Multicare Covington Hospital
Under Brian Barry’s leadership, WSHEF applied for and received a 2019 Chapter Innovation Grant from ACHE to support the professional development of early careerists. Through our Champions Network, we are identifying a group of early careerists to participate in a year-long educational and networking program that will include an emotional intelligence assessment.
The WSHEF Programs Committee, chaired by Nick Malos, has a full calendar of events planned for 2019. On April 3, there will be a face-to-face educational offering entitled Population Health Management: Justice, Access and Financial Implications. The program will take place at the University of Washington Magnuson Center from 6-8pm. Please plan to attend!
If you have been looking for opportunities to meet other healthcare executives or get more involved in chapter activities, we are looking for volunteers to help with our Program Committee, Membership & Advancement Committee, and Communication Committee. This could include helping out with one upcoming event or activity, or a commitment to join the committee long term. Please let me know if you are interested and we can connect with you for a brief conversation about opportunities.
I look forward to connecting with you at our events and hearing from you. Please feel free to send me an email if you have questions about WSHEF or have ideas on how we can better engage with our members. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.