Setting Equal Tables

to Drive Decisions and Priorities

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.

Meet Our Board Members

Community Based Organizations and Social Determinants of Health

Andrea Yip
Planning Manager, Aging & Disability Services, City of Seattle

Giselle Zapata-García

Co-Chair, Latinos Promoting Good Health

Marguerite Ro
Washington State Director, AARP Washington

Michael Ninburg
Sabbatical / Former Executive Director, Hepatitis Education Project

A balance of CBOs representing the Social Determinants of Health

Betsy Lieberman
Retired / Independent Consultant

Affordable public and supportive housing

Community & Consumer

Shelley Cooper-Ashford
Executive Director, Center for MultiCultural Health 

Swee May Cripe
Technical Assistance Consultant, Best Starts for Kids

Zakeyo Ngoma
President, Association of Zambians in Seattle, WA (AZISWA)

Community-based equity networks, coalitions, consumer advocate organizations and/or individuals from communities that are disproportionately impacted by racism and health disparities, are low-income, or un/under-insured consumers of the health system

Ixtlixochitl Salinas White Hawk
Co-Director, Ancestral Sisterhood

Native/Indigenous community member and consumer


Jolene Williams
Elected Official,  Snoqualmie Tribal Council

Snoqualmie Tribe

Ryan Gilbert
Chief Operating Officer, Seattle Indian Health Board

Urban Indian Health Board


Matías Valenzuela
Director of the Office of Equity and Community Partnerships,
Public Health Seattle & King County

King County/Public Health

Jeff Sakuma
Health Integration Strategist, City of Seattle Department of Human Services

City of Seattle

Semra Riddle
Councilmember, City of Lake Forest Park

Suburban area

Providers / Payers

Denise Yu
Family Physician, Kaiser Permanente of Washington

Family practice provider

Lisa Yohalem
President & Chief Executive Officer, HealthPoint

Federally qualified health centers

Claudia D'Allegri
Senior Vice President and Chief Behavioral Health Officer,
Sea Mar Community Health Centers

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


Laurent Rotival
Senior Vice President of Strategic Technology Solutions & Chief Information Officer, Cambia Health Solutions



Jennifer Vickers
Business Partner for Grants & Contracts Services,
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation