Meet the panelists for WHS’s Women’s Healthcare Leadership Program

March 13, 2024

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Washington Hospital Services (WHS) is thrilled to announce the panelist lineup for this year’s Women’s Healthcare Leadership Program. We are grateful that so many women leaders from our community will share their experience and expertise to support and guide fellow women leaders as they navigate their own professional journeys. It’s my pleasure to share our amazing group of panelists:

  • Angela Dowling, President, Kaiser Permanente Washington
  • Angie Naylor, CEO, Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital
  • Florence Chang, President, MultiCare
  • Jilma Meneses, DSHS Secretary
  • Julie Stewart, CFO, Island Hospital
  • Kim Moore, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
  • Kristin Peterson, JD, Chief of Policy, Washington State Department of Health
  • Kristy Carrington, Chief Executive, Providence Swedish North Puget Sound
  • Miriam Chambliss, General Counsel, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
  • Renee Jensen, CEO, Snoqualmie Valley Health
  • Stephanie Mays, Vice President and General Counsel, Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center
  • Cindy Hecker, CEO, UW Medical Center

Numerous WSHA leaders will also participate in a panel discussion on the program’s final day:

  • Ashlen Strong, Vice President, Government Affairs
  • Beth Zborowski, Senior Vice President, Membership Engagement and Communications
  • Cassie Sauer, President & CEO
  • Chelene Whiteaker, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
  • Darcy Jaffe, Senior Vice President, Safety and Quality
  • Jacqueline Barton True, Vice President, Advocacy and Rural Health
  • Taya Briley, Executive Vice President and General Counsel
  • Zosia Stanley, Vice President and Associate General Counsel

The 2024 Women’s Healthcare Leadership Program is a 10-week virtual program held from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. every Thursday from April 18 to June 20. The program offers insights from academics, peer coaching, inspirational panels, networking and guidance top-notch women executives in our state, working to boost our future women leaders’ career development. We encourage Washington hospitals and health care facilities to support staff participation in this program and consider nominating women from groups that historically have faced barriers to leadership advancement, including women of color and the LGBTQ+ community.

Please visit the Women’s Healthcare Leadership Program webpage for full details. For more information, email Jenn Bui,


Jenn Bui
WHS Education Program Manager


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