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

Laird F. Harris, President, Harris Smith Public Affairs

Kathleen Lendvay, First Vice-President, Healthcare & Non-Profit Consultant

John Hambacher, Secretary-Treasurer, Amazon

Shannon Boldizsar, Starbucks Coffee Company

Hugh W.L. Ewart, M.Sc., Seattle Children’s Hospital

D. Jay Fathi, MD, Coordinated Care Health Plan

Elaine Gibbons, PATH

Regina J. Jones, JD, Casey Family Programs

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

Lelach Rave, MD The Everett Clinic/Washington Chapter – American Academy of Pediatrics

Melissa Simpson, GMMB

Theresa Tamura, Group Health Cooperative

Kyle Unland, MS, RD Spokane Regional Health District

Sarah Voelzke, Community Volunteer