Advisory Board

The University of Washington’s MHA Advisory Board is a collection of individuals who bring unique health care industry knowledge, experience and influence to advise and guide the program. This group includes key faculty and staff as well as representatives from some of the top organizations in the field. Board members help review content, guide course design and provide updates to ensure the program remains current as the field evolves.

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

Sarah Cave, MHA, Senior Director and Associate Teaching Faculty, HMI Programs, University of Washington

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

Gerard Fischer, Health Care Executive (ret.)

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

Joyce Jackson, MHA, President and CEO Emeritus, Northwest Kidney Centers (ret.); Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Health Systems and Population Health, University of Washington

Renée Jensen, CEO, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital

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

Norman Seabrooks, Pacific Northwest Market President, Aetna (ret.)

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

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