HealthierHere is governed by a 27-member cross-sector Governing Board that stewards the organization’s overall mission, strategic plan, and progress, with support from committees and workgroups. With the goal of setting equal tables for our decision-making and priorities, over half of our Governing Board seats are designated for community-based organizations, Tribes, community members and consumers.
HealthierHere values transparency.
Our Governing Board meetings are open to the public.
Giselle Zapata-García Co-Chair, Latinos Promoting Good Health
Betsy Lieberman independent consultant (Affordable and Public Housing Group)
Andrea Yip Planning Manager, delegate from Aging & Disability Services, City of Seattle
Long-Term Care services/supports
Steve Daschle Executive Director, Southwest Youth and Family Services
Michael Ninburg Executive Director, Hepatitis Education Project
Non-profit social service orgs
Ceil Erickson Director of Community Programs, The Seattle Foundation
Community / Consumer
Roi-Martin Brown Community Member, Washington Community Action Network
BOARD CO-CHAIR: Shelley Cooper-Ashford Executive Director Center for MultiCultural Health
Yusuf Bashir Executive Director, Falis Community Services
Community-based equity network/consumer
Elizabeth Tail Executive Deputy Director, Cowlitz Tribe
King County tribes
Esther Lucero CEO, Seattle Indian Health Board
Urban Indian Health Board
Leo Flor Director, King County – Department of Community & Human Services
BOARD CO-CHAIR: Jeff Sakuma Health Integration Strategist, City of Seattle Department of Human Services
City of Seattle
Semra Riddle Councilmember, City of Lake Forest Park
Providers / Payers
Kristin Conn Family Physician, Kaiser Permanente of Washington
Primary care provider
Lisa Yohalem President & Chief Executive Officer, HealthPoint
Federally qualified health centers
Jeffrey Foti Medical Director for Care Coordination, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Tricia Madden Director of Pioneer Square Downtown Programs, Harborview Medical Center
Nwando Audrey Anyaoku Executive Medical Director for Pediatrics, Swedish Medical Center
Hospital, health systems
Daniel Malone Executive Director, Downtown Emergency Service Center
Mario Paredes Executive Director, Consejo Counseling and Referral Service
Behavioral health providers
Jay Fathi Plan President and CEO of Molina Healthcare of Washington
Managed care organizations
Community and Consumer Voice Committee (CCV)
The Community and Consumer Voice (CCV) Committee proactively engages community-based organizations and the beneficiaries of services, ensuring that their voices guide and influence HealthierHere’s decision-making. The CCV helps HealthierHere co-design its priorities and projects with the communities they are intended to serve.
The Executive Committee (EC) assists the Governing Board in executing its responsibilities and provides oversight to our committees. It is also responsible for supporting and providing guidance to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), as well as overseeing the CEO’s annual performance evaluation.
The Finance Committee (FC) is responsible for fiscal oversight related to the internal operations of HealthierHere such as the administrative budget and external funds flow from fiscal intermediary to community partners, ensuring that we are fulfilling our fiduciary responsibilities.
Indigenous Nations Committee
The Indigenous Nations Committee (INC) proactively engages Native-serving organizations, traditional healers, American Indian/Alaska Native/Indigenous (AI/AN/I) storytellers, Elders, cultural experts, professionals, and beneficiaries of services to guide decision-making, priorities, and strategies to improve the health of AI/AN/I community members in King County.