A Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives March 2021
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WSHEF President's Message
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Winter 2020
NEW: WSHEF Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Announcement
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Member Advancement Opportunities
Advancement Information Sessions
Volunteer Opportunities
Host a Meet N Mingle in Your Area
Asian Healthcare Leadership Forum is looking for you!
ACHE National News
Q1 2021 National News
ACHE Tuition Waiver Assistance Program
Washington Healthcare Programs and Career Development
UW Executive MHA and Medical Management Programs
Your Career & Development - JOB BANKS
2021 Officers and Board Members
Thank you to our Chapter Sponsors!
WSHEF Vision & Values
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Chapter Officers

Parke Corbin

Valerie Chrusciel

Immediate Past President
Brian Barry

Melissa Moran Hodge

Ryan Sundquist, MHA


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WSHEF President's Message

Greetings WSHEF Members,

I am very excited to have the pleasure of serving all of you as WSHEF President this year.  Thank you so much to Brian Barry for his incredible leadership last year.  He did an outstanding job during a very difficult time with the pandemic!  Also, thank you to each and every one of you for working tirelessly over the past 15 months.  Days. Nights. Weekends.  All time away from your friends and family as you serve our healthcare community. Thank you so much for all that you continue to do every day.  Below are some updates on our Board, upcoming events, and other items.

Board Officers & Directors - 2021

Parke Corbin, FACHE - President (Director of Budget & Planning – Shared Services, UW Medicine)

Valerie Chrusciel - President Elect (Chief Operating Officer, Overlake Medical Clinics, LLC.)

Brian Barry – Immediate Past President (Chief Operating Officer, MultiCare Medical Associates & Puget Sound Carelines)

Melissa Moran-Hodge – Secretary (Outcomes and Ambulatory Operations Manager, Proliance Surgeons)

Ryan Sundquist, MHA – Treasurer (Associate Director, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Services, Western Washington Medical Group)

Karin Larson-Pollock, MD, MBA, FACHE – ACHE Regent (Chief Quality & Analytics Officer, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett) 

Rosalee Allen, FACHE (Professor, Eastern Washington University) 

Sue Miller (West Area Oncology Sales Director, Astellas Pharma US)

Andrea Turner, MHS, FACHE (Director of Primary & Urgent Care, Overlake Medical Center & Clinics)

Brittany McCreery, MD, MBA (Director of Medical Staff Practice, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance)

Russell Woolley (Chief Operating Officer/Hospital Administrator, CHI Franciscan Health, Highline Medical Center)

Chris Coon (Director of Business Operations, Medix)



We had a very productive board retreat in January and discussed updates to our strategic plan, had updates from each of our committees, brainstormed goals and action items for the year, and focused on planning for numerous virtual events given the pandemic.

Our Programs Committee and co-chairs Heidi Murdock (Schaiberger) and Dylan Blackburn have done an outstanding job planning virtual events for our members this year.  Please continue to check our website for updates, but here are a few upcoming events.  Also, hopefully many of you are attending ACHE’s (virtual) Congress 3/22-3/25!  I am very excited to attend that for the first time, and have always heard outstanding things about it.

Upcoming Events – WSHEF (ache.org)

UW MHA/WSHEF Virtual Networking during Congress! - March 23 5:00-6:30p

Coffee with our Regent Karin – April 16 12:00-1:00p

Meet & Mingles (Virtual)

Board Member Town Hall - April 21 5:30-7:00pm

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - May 19 5:30 - 7:00pm

Telehealth - June 16 5:30 - 7:00pm


The Board continues to be in close contact with ACHE regarding future plans on events, extending virtual events for F2F credit, etc.  Please stay tuned for more information on that, as they continue to evaluate details as things evolve with the pandemic.

Staying Connected

While I am optimistic about us getting back to our “new” normal and more in-person events, one of my primary objectives this year is for the Board to stay connected with our members during this difficult time in our virtual environment.  Please note that we are here for you to help any way possible.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me (pcorbin@uw.edu) if you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or would just like to have a “meet & greet!”


Stay Well, 




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Upcoming Events

Check out all WSHEF Events at http://wshef.ache.org/events/


Winter 2021

To register for all of the following events visit the WSHEF Events website



Tuesday, March 23 from 5-6:30 Pacific Time

What is WSHEF and how can I get involved?
Karin Larson-Pollock, Executive Director, Chief Quality & Analytics Officer, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett
Andrea Turner, Director, Overlake Clinics Primary & Urgent Care

Senior Leadership
Brian Barry, Chief Operating Officer, MultiCare Medical Associates and Puget Sound Carelines
Valerie (Val) Chrusciel, Chief Operating Officer, Overlake Clinics

Early Careerist
Melissa Moran-Hodge, Clinical Outcomes Analyst, Proliance Surgeons
Daniel Montanez, Cardiology Practice Administrator, Western Washington Medical Group

Mid Careerist
Kenneth Gow, MD, Medical Director, Vascular Access, Seattle Children's Hospital
Parke Corbin, Director Budgeting & Planning, UW Medicine

Women in Healthcare
Tina Seery, Senior Director Safety & Quality, Washington State Hospital Association
Whitney Haggerson, Vice President, Health Equity & Medicaid


Coffee with Karin:  April 16th 










Did you know that WSHEF has a LinkedIn Group?


If you haven’t had the chance to check it out already, please do so! We will be posting information about events like the Meet-n-Mingles, sharing healthcare articles and much more. We hope to see you there.


LinkedIn Group Link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1870888


Questions – Please contact Sue Miller at wshef.secretary@achemail.net


Questions? Contact wshef.admin@achemail.net 


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