In many ways, WSHA is an advance team for our members. Through our policy and patient safety work, as well as our meetings and communications, we strive to help members prepare for changes in the industry. Our work helps them stay focused on providing health care services to their communities.
We must also prepare ourselves. WSHA is an incredible organization with many new opportunities before us, and like our members, we are constantly evolving to meet the needs of the future. To better structure ourselves for the possibilities, I am very pleased to announce the following changes:
Cassie Sauer has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President. Cassie is an exceptional talent with 15 years at WSHA, and she is well-regarded by staff, our members and our partners. (You’ll hear more directly from Cassie the first week in December, when she’ll be sharing her perspective in this space.)
Mary Kay Clunies-Ross has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President for Membership and Communications. Mary Kay has brought valued insight from her roles outside of health care, and I have learned to trust her ability to examine issues from a fresh perspective.
Taya Briley will continue to be our General Counsel while also taking on responsibility for our operations team. We believe our future as an organization depends on continuing a best-in-class level of performance from operations and event management.
Hospitals and health systems are changing in remarkable ways, and the opportunities are greater than ever for WSHA to support our shared health care goals. My commitment is to put in place an organization that serves our members’ needs while ensuring WSHA is a growing and stable organization in the decades ahead.
President and CEO