2021–2022 MHA Alumni Association Board of Directors

Rosemary Chude-Sokei

Executive MHA 2014

Rosemary Chude-Sokei is a practice consultant with the Associate Chief Medical Office at the University of Washington. Prior to joining the ACMO office she worked as a clinical informaticist at Valley Medical Center, the ICD-10 physician engagement manager at the University of Washington and a medical officer at the Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Nigeria. She received her doctor of medicine from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria in 2005. Her work has helped to improve collaboration between various departments such as HIM/Coding, Clinical Documentation Improvement, UW Medicine’s physician group, ITS as well as Billing and Compliance. After graduating from the Executive MHA program, Rosemary has maintained her connection with the program by advising prospective MHA students. She volunteers at the International Cancer Advocacy Network and continues to work on issues concerning immigrant doctors in America.

Samantha Clark 

MHA 2018

Samantha Clark is director of programs and strategic partnerships for MultiCare Health System's Behavioral Health Network. Samantha is responsible for strategic planning and business development strategies for the network, including designing virtual behavioral health and telepsychiatry programs and implementing other innovative, digital solutions for improving care. Samantha is also responsible for all behavioral health operations for MultiCare's Inland Northwest Region, where she works closely with hospital, emergency department and medical group executives to improve patient access to integrated outpatient behavioral health care, improve safety and quality of care for inpatient and emergency department staff and patients and align the region on evidence-best practice.

With a bachelor's degree in psychology from Western Washington University and over a decade of community health and social work experience, Samantha can create change on a systemwide magnitude, which is a dream come true. In her time in the program, Samantha led University of Washington MHA case competition teams at Baylor University and University of Alabama at Birmingham, placing second out of 39 nationally accredited teams in 2017 and in the top 6 out of 42 teams in 2018 at UAB.

Samantha received the first Dawn Gideon Foundation Honorarium and the Distinguished Presentation Scholarship in 2018. It is deeply important to her to continue supporting the incredible faculty and alumni of UW's MHA program, and she continues to work with MHA students and candidates, serves as a guest lecture and provides mentorship wherever she can.

Hanna Dinh

MHA 2016

Hanna Dinh graduated from the University of Washington in 2014 with two bachelor's degrees in public health and medical anthropology and global health. She then pursued her UW MHA graduate degree and completed her studies in 2016. After graduation, she started as a clinic manager for the Puyallup Clinic at Sea Mar Community Health Centers. She transitioned into the Quality Department where she currently serves as the quality/clinical outcomes manager, a position she has held for the past three years.

Hanna has combined experience in clinic operations and quality improvement, and leads multiple teams in various programs to meet quality goals. The programs she currently oversees include the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition certification; meaningful use; patient portal utilization; and screenings for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers.

Outside of Sea Mar, Hanna has stayed connected with the UW School of Public Health by serving as the alumni relations officer for the Public Health-Global Health Major Alumni Council from 2018–2020. In her latest capacity, she currently serves as the student affairs director for Vietnam Health Clinic, a student-led nonprofit organization, and provides guidance on projects that serve its mission. She plans to bring her alumni and student relations experience into the MHA Alumni Association Board to drive engagement with the student and alumni communities.

Raghu Durvasula

Executive MHA 2014

Raghu “Rags” Durvasula is an associate professor of medicine and an adjunct associate professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. He grew up in Canada and completed his medical school training at McGill University before pursuing an internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Upon completing his renal fellowship at the University of Washington, he joined the faculty as a member of the Division of Nephrology.

Rags wears many hats — clinician, administrative leader, educator — and promoting quality and safety in health care delivery has always been at the core of his more than 25-year career in medicine. As associate medical director of clinical operations, he has chaired several committees at UW Medical Center promoting value in care delivery through more effective standardization, including the early detection of sepsis and coordination of inter-hospital transfers. He has also led efforts to improve operational efficiency, such as the early discharge initiative, while also promoting stewardship through the High-Cost Medication Review Committee. In his role as associate chief medical officer at Northwest Kidney Centers, Rags was actively engaged in novel payment models launched by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), as well as quality incentive pay-for-performance programs. Additionally, he served as medical director of hospital services, overseeing acute dialysis services at several regional hospitals.

Marina Farah

Executive MHA 2005

Marina Farah is an experienced hospitalist, physician advisor, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and performance improvement consultant. She is a leading national expert in improving health care quality, efficiency and profitability, having worked with more than 200 hospitals across the United States over the past 10 years.

Prior to founding her consulting firm, FarahMD Consulting, Marina spent 15 years in a variety of leadership roles at Sound Physicians, a leading U.S. provider of physician services. In her most recent role as a vice president of clinical innovation and policy interpretation, she was responsible for developing, testing and rolling out innovative solutions, as well as influencing health care policy and regulatory changes impacting hospitals and clinicians nationwide.

Marina is a winner of the Milliman Care Guidelines® Richard L. Doyle Award for Innovation and Leadership in Healthcare and an editorial board member and regular contributor for The Hospitalist. She is a sought-after speaker who frequently presents and writes about health care improvement, high-value care, health care reimbursement, value-based payment models, health care innovation and population management. Marina is board certified in internal medicine and holds a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Washington, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Healthcare certifications from the University of Michigan.

Whitney Haggerson

MHA 2012 

Whitney Haggerson is the executive director of strategic partnerships and initiatives for population health at Providence St. Joseph Health, a Renton-based, national, Catholic, not-for-profit health system comprised of a diverse family of organizations and driven by a belief that health is a human right. For the past four years, Whitney has worked with system and regional leadership teams and clinicians to develop market-specific Medicaid and health equity strategies focused on improving the economics of delivering mission-critical care and ensuring that Providence St. Joseph Health is partnering with other community organizations to meet the physical, behavioral and social needs of underserved and/or under-resourced communities.

Jill Langle

MHA 1997

Jill Langle is the home infusion manager at Seattle Children’s Home Care Services. She is responsible for day-to-day operations of the home infusion program including pharmacy operations, nursing practice, patient experience, financial and delivery requirements and performance of Home Infusion Team members. The Home Infusion Team supports the hospital mission to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. She is charged with the implementation of best pediatric infusion practices and is committed to quality, safety, team performance and efficiency. At Seattle Children’s she has also held the role of systems improvement consulting manager and patient safety director. She led the organizational patient safety culture transformation including proactive risk assessment and strategic planning for system-wide improvement and implementing leadership methods for patient safety and error prevention behaviors for safety and reliability throughout the organization. She is a licensed pharmacist, a clinical assistant professor in the University of Washington Department of Pharmacy and holds the credential of certified professional in patient safety. She has presented nationally on patient safety and lean, as well as pharmacy billing compliance and reimbursement. Her past board experience includes co-chair for the Girl Scouts of Western Washington council nominating committee and the Creighton University School of Pharmacy Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board.

Austin Ross

Executive MHA 2010

Austin Ross has served as the vice president of planning for Northwest Kidney Centers since 2014, with responsibility for strategic planning, compliance/privacy/HIPAA, state of Washington Certificate of Need management, and capital projects for the organization. Additionally, Austin serves as the organization’s head of risk management and oversees business insurance, property development, leases and plant operations for 16 dialysis centers. Prior to joining Northwest Kidney Centers Austin worked for 21 years at Virginia Mason Medical Center, most recently as the vice president of the Virginia Mason LLC Health Resource Services, a group purchasing and consulting organization.

Austin earned an Executive Master of Health Administration in 2010 from the University of Washington and his Bachelor of Arts from The Evergreen State College in 1992. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum (WSHEF), and has served on the board of the Western States Healthcare Materials Management Association (WSHMMA). Austin is passionate about the value and enrichment the UW MHA/Executive MHA program provided him and how it touches health care leaders and their respective organizations.

Chris Thompson

Executive MHA 2016

Chris Thompson serves as senior director for corporate and foundation relations at UW Medicine, where he leads a team that secures gifts and grants from institutional supporters to fund research, education and training, and other programs across the UW Medicine Health System, the UW School of Medicine, and the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine. He has worked in corporate and foundation relations at the University of Washington since 2011, helping to strengthen support from institutional funders throughout the university’s successful $5 billion “Be Boundless” private fundraising campaign. Prior to the UW, he worked in fundraising and communications for several Seattle-area nonprofits and served for more than three years as a volunteer in the U.S. Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa. He completed the Executive MHA program in 2016 and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and Southern studies from the University of Mississippi.

Gaurai Uddanwadiker

Executive MHA 2017

Gaurai is the director of clinical operations at a health care technology company called 98point6 and is responsible for the clinical operations of its nationwide 24/7, virtual primary care clinics. Her work at 98point6 has allowed her to straddle health care operations and strategy, both areas that she is passionate about. She also works as a clinical consultant for mental health practices with a particular focus on the pediatric population.

She was the founder and CEO of a behavioral health startup in India before she transitioned to her role at 98point6 in 2017. She volunteers as a board member of Guided Pathways – Support for Youth & Families (GPS) which is a King county-based family-support organization committed to empowering and supporting families and youth struggling with behavioral, emotional or substance abuse challenges. Gaurai brings diverse perspectives arising from her clinical and business experiences, and thoroughly enjoys mentoring MHA students through their professional journey.

Bahaa Wanly

MHA 2006

Bahaa Wanly has a wide array of executive leadership skills and experiences, most recently as a vice president at Salem Health in Oregon. Bahaa oversees medical group practices and provider hires and contracts, and is involved in population health development and system integration. Prior to this role he was an administrator at UW Medicine. Bahaa was the administrator of over 29 specialties and programs across multiple sites and was involved in various system initiatives such as building an ambulatory network for accountable care and strategic expansions to support the health system. His previous roles include health care administration in community and academic hospitals and clinics. He has served as a health care consultant in areas of process improvement and strategic planning. Some notable accolades include the federal government 2014 State of Washington Community Leader of the year award and in 2010 he was recognized and awarded as UW Medicine Leader of the year.