Randy Revelle, WSHA’s former long-time senior vice president of policy and advocacy, has entered hospice care. Randy has been an incredible mentor to me throughout my career, even before I worked at WSHA, when we worked together on expanding children’s health coverage. His focus, passion and heart are inspirational. He taught everyone at WSHA how to clearly and concisely articulate his or her position, and how to write well. He also pushed us to always ensure our work would benefit those most in need.
Randy’s most enduring legacy is his forthrightness about his own mental illness and his passionate advocacy for improving mental health care. This dedication is something we are proud to have continued after his departure from WSHA.
I went to see Randy a couple of times over the Memorial Day weekend. Spending time with him felt so precious. We discussed national politics, the governor’s mental health plan and who was running for state offices. These things were of keen interest to Randy throughout his career as an elected official and advocate, and they remain so now.
If you’d like to send a message to Randy, you can send cards to me here at WSHA (our office is at 999 Third Avenue, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA, 98104), or send me an email that I can print out, and I’ll take those messages to him. If you are close with Randy and would like to go see him, let me know and I will give you his contact information.
WSHA President & CEO