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.
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
CEO, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital
Clinical Quality and Safety Officer, OneMedical
Chief Operating Officer, Community Health Plan of Washington
Executive Director of Ambulatory Care Services, Swedish
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