Board of Directors

The Washington State Hospital Association is governed by a board of directors made up of representatives from members across the state. Below is the board of directors for 2022-2023.


Guy Hudson, Chief Executive Officer, Swedish Health Services, Seattle

Mike Glenn, Chief Executive Officer, Jefferson Healthcare, Port Townsend

Ketul Patel, Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, Tacoma; President, Pacific Northwest Division, CommonSpirit Health

Past Chair
Diane Blake, Chief Executive Officer, Cascade Medical Center, Leavenworth

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:
Mike Marsh, President & Chief Executive Officer, Overlake Medical Center and Clinics, Bellevue

At-Large Position 3:
Sommer Kleweno-Walley, Chief Executive Officer, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle

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

At-Large Position 5:
Sean Gregory, Chief Executive Officer, PeaceHealth Southwest, Vancouver

At-Large Position 6:
Florence Chang, Executive Vice President, MultiCare Health System, Tacoma and Spokane

At-Large Position 7:
Bruce Williams, Commissioner, Cascade Medical, Leavenworth

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

At-Large Position 9:
Elizabeth Wako, Chief Executive, Providence Swedish Central Puget Sound

At-Large Position 10:
Joel Gilbertson, Regional Chief Executive, Providence WA & MT Region, Spokane

At-Large Position 11:
Brian Gibbons, Chief Executive Officer, Astria Health, Sunnyside

At-Large Position 12:
Leslie Hiebert, Chief Executive Officer, Klickitat Valley Health, Goldendale

At-Large Position 13:
Brian Gibbons, Chief Executive Officer, Astria Health, Sunnyside

At-Large Position 14 and WSMA Liaison:
Angie Naylor, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Nursing Officer, Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital, Tacoma

AHA RPB Representatives

AHA RPB Delegate #1
Josh Martin, Chief Executive Officer, Summit Pacific, Elma

AHA RPB Delegate #2
Jon Hersen, President Salmon Creek Medical Center, Vancouver

Committee Chairs

Patient Safety Committee
CHAIR APPOINTED:  Ettore Palazzo, Chief Medical & Quality Officer, Evergreen Health, Kirkland

Hospital Governing Boards Committee
CHAIR APPOINTED:  Sandra O’keefe, Commissioner, Pullman Regional Medical Center, Pullman

Rural Hospital Committee
CHAIR APPOINTED: Ramona Hicks, Chief Executive Officer & Superintendent, Coulee Medical Center, Grand Coulee

Non-voting Representatives

Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts
Tyson Lacy, Chief Executive Officer, Lincoln Hospital and North Basin Medical Center

Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives (NWONE)
Susan Stacey, Chief Nursing Officer, Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane

John Bramhall, Associate Medical Director, Clinics, Harborview Clinic, Seattle

Safety Net Assessment Advisory Committee Chair
Bill Robertson, Chief Executive Officer, MultiCare Health System, Tacoma


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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