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 2023-2024.


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

Florence Chang, President, MultiCare Health System, Tacoma

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:
Dianne Aroh, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and Pacific Northwest Division of CommonSpirit Health, Tacoma

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:
Chuck Prosper, Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Network, PeaceHealth, Bellingham

At-Large Position 6:
Kevin Brooks, Chief Executive Officer, North Division, Providence, Renton

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

At-Large Position 8:
Nancy E. Davidson, Executive Vice President, Clinical Affairs, and Senior Vice President and Professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Seattle

At-Large Position 9:
Elizabeth Wako, Chief Executive, Swedish First Hill, Seattle

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

At-Large Position 11:
Brian Ivie, President and Chief Executive Officer, Skagit Regional Health, Mount Vernon

At-Large Position 12:
Andrew Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Confluence Health

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
John White, Chief Executive Officer, Mid-Valley Hospital

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
Josh Martin, Chief Executive Officer, Summit Pacific, Elma

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

Special Advisor
Eric Moll, Chief Executive Officer, Mason General Hospital and Family of Clinics, Shelton


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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