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 2020-2021.

This board list will be updated in late October (2021) to reflect the new board structure and its new members.


Bill Robertson, President & Chief Executive, Officer MultiCare Health System, Tacoma

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

Guy Hudson, Chief Executive Officer, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle

Past Chair
Peter Rutherford, Chief Executive Officer, Confluence Health, Wenatchee & Central

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:
John Solheim, Chief Executive Officer, Trios Health, Kennewick

At-Large Position 3:
Lisa Brandenburg, Chief Health System Officer, UW Medicine, 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:
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:
Peg Currie, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Executive
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital & Providence Holy Family Hospital, Spokane

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

At-Large Position 11:
Katerie Chapman, Senior Vice President and Hospital Administrator, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle

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

At-Large Position 13:
Dorothy Sawyer, Chief Executive Officer, Inland Northwest Behavioral Health, Spokane

At-Large Position 14 and WSMA Liaison:
Ramona Hicks, Chief Executive Officer, Coulee Medical Center, Grand Coulee

AHA RPB Representatives

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

AHA RPB Delegate #2
Elaine Couture, Executive VP/Chief Executive, Washington/Montana Providence Health Care, Spokane

AHA RPB Alternate Delegate #2
Mike Glenn, Chief Executive Officer, Jefferson Healthcare, Port Townsend

Committee Chairs

Patient Safety Committee
CHAIR APPOINTED:  Florence Chang, Executive Vice President, MultiCare Health System, Tacoma and Spokane

Hospital Governing Boards Committee
CHAIR APPOINTED:  Buffy Alegria, Vice-Chair, Virginia Mason Memorial, Yakima

Rural Hospital Committee
CHAIR APPOINTED: Scott Graham, Chief Executive Officer, Three Rivers Hospital, Brewster

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)
Madlyn Murrey, Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer, Seattle Children’s, Seattle


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