Board of Trustees

The Washington State Hospital Association is governed by a board of trustees made up of representatives from members across the state. Below is the board of trustees for 2017-2018.

This board list will be updated in late October (2018) to reflect the new board structure and its new members.


Bob Malte, Chief Executive Officer
EvergreenHealth, Kirkland

Eric Lewis, Chief Executive Officer
Olympic Medical Center, Port Angeles

Peter Rutherford, Chief Executive Officer
Confluence Health, Wenatchee and Central

Past Chair and AHA RPB Alternate Delegate #1
Elaine Couture, Executive Vice President/Chief Executive
Washington/Montana Providence Health Care, Spokane

President & CEO
Cassie Sauer, President and Chief Executive Officer
Washington State Hospital Association, Seattle



At-Large Position 1:
Jeff Sperring, Chief Executive Officer
Seattle Children’s, Seattle

At-Large Position 2:
Bill Robertson, President and Chief Executive Officer
MultiCare Health System, Tacoma

At-Large Position 3:
Cindy Hecker, Executive Director
Northwest Hospital, UW Medicine

At-Large Position 4:
Theresa Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer
Samaritan Healthcare, Moses Lake

At-Large Position 5 and AHA Alternate Delegate #2:
Mike Glenn, Chief Executive Officer
Jefferson Healthcare, Port Townsend

At-Large Position 6:
Ketul Patel, Chief Executive Officer
CHI Franciscan Health, Tacoma

At-Large Position 7:
Geri Fain, Trustee
Highline Medical Center, Burien

At-Large Position 8:
Ron Rehn, Chief  Administrative Executive
Providence Health Care’s Stevens County Ministries, Chewelah and Colville

At-Large Position 9:
Erin Leff, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of WA, Seattle

At-Large Position 10:
Mike Marsh, President and Chief Executive Officer
Overlake Medical Center, Bellevue

At-Large Position 11:
Renee Jensen, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
EvergreenHealth, Monroe

At-Large Position 12:
Jean Clark, Chief Executive Officer
Kindred Health Care, Seattle-Northgate Hospital, Seattle

At-Large Position 13:
Dale Zender, Chief Executive, Hospital Services
Northwest, PeaceHealth, Bellingham

At-Large Position 14 and WSMA Liaison:
Russ Myers, President and Chief Executive Officer
Virginia Mason Memorial, Yakima 


AHA RPB Representatives

AHA RPB Delegate #1
Eric Moll, Chief Executive Officer
Mason General Hospital and Family of Clinics, Shelton

AHA RPB Delegate #2
Bryce Helgerson, President
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Vancouver


Committee Chairs

Patient Safety Committee
CHAIR APPOINTED:  Preston Simmons, Chief Executive Officer, Interim
Providence Health and Services, Western Washington

Hospital Governing Boards Committee
CHAIR APPOINTED:  Nancy Gorshe, Commissioner and Chair
Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics

Rural Hospital Committee
CHAIR APPOINTED: Diane Blake, Administrator
Cascade Medical Center, Leavenworth


Non-voting Representatives

Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts
Tom Jensen, Chief Executive Officer
Grays Harbor Community Hospital, Aberdeen

Financial Services
Jacque Cabe, Chief Financial Officer of UW Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs
University of Washington, Seattle

Tina Mycroft Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
EvergreenHealth, Kirkland

Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives (NWONE)
Peg Currie, Regional Chief Nursing and Clinic Officer
Providence Healthcare Regional Office, Spokane

Donna Smith, Executive Medical Director, Clinics
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle


Contact Us

Washington State Hospital Association
999 Third Avenue
Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98104

Map / Directions

206.281.7211 phone
206.283.6122 fax

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