Team

Our team is a mix of smart and creative professionals, committed to making the connections that all Washington families need to be healthy. We believe that we can only do our jobs well by learning about the populations we serve, being committed to reducing disparities, and understanding the barriers and addressing the processes that create social inequalities. By doing so, we equip our dedicated staff to conduct powerful work capable of creating meaningful change for families and communities.

Board of Directors

Karen Merrikin, JD, President
Contracted Project Director, State Innovations Model Grant - HealthCare Authority

Silje Sodal, MPH, First Vice-President
Community Volunteer

Molly Firth, MPH, Second Vice President
Community Health Plan and Community Health Network of Washington

Laird F. Harris, Secretary-Treasurer
Harris & Smith Public Affairs

Shannon Boldizsar
Starbucks Coffee Company

D. Jay Fathi, MD
Coordinated Care Health Plan

Elaine Gibbons
Community Volunteer

John Hambacher
Amazon

Regina J. Jones, JD
Casey Family Programs

Kathleen Lendvay
Point B Inc.

Monica Singh
UW Medicine, Harborview Medical Center

Eileen M. Sullivan
Providence Health & Services

James Whitfield
Washington Health Foundation