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The Advisory Board is a collection of individuals who bring unique health care industry knowledge, experience, and influence to advise and guide the program. The board includes key faculty and staff as well as representatives from some of the top organizations in the field.

Board members review content, guide course design, and provide updates to ensure the program remains current as the field evolves.

The Advisory Board serves both the MHA and Executive MHA programs.

Board Members

Geoff Austin, MBA, MHA
Clinical Instructor, Department of Health Systems and Population Health, University of Washington

Florence Chang, MBA
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, MultiCare Health System

Neil Sehgal, Ph.D., MPH
Program Director, HMI Programs, University of Washington

Jim Fitzpatrick, MBA
Vice President of Network Management, Cigna

Kenneth Gow, MD, MHA
Pediatric General Surgeon, Seattle Children’s
Professor, Department of Surgery, UW School of Medicine

Jennifer Lawrence Hanscom
CEO, Washington State Medical Association and WSMA Foundation for Health Care Improvement

Renée Jensen
CEO, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital

Khin Latt
Clinical Quality and Safety Officer, OneMedical

Alan Lederman
Chief Operating Officer, Community Health Plan of Washington

Brooke Lippincott
Executive Director of Ambulatory Care Services, Swedish

Darryl Means
Regional Administrator for Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Elya Prystowsky, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Rural Collaborative

Louise Simpson, MHA
Senior Director for Care Integration, Office of the President, UW Medicine

Andrea Z. Turner
Director of Primary Care and Urgent Care, Overlake Medical Center and Clinics

John Vassall, M.D.
Physician Executive for Quality, Safety and Equity, Comagine Health
Clinical Associate Professor, Washington State University

Josephine Young, M.D., MPH, MBA, FAAP
Medical Director for Commercial Markets, Premera Blue Cross

Marty Zerr, MHA
Vice President of Administration & Business Affairs, Northwest Permanente Medical Group