WSHA Leadership

The Washington State Hospital Association is governed by a board of trustees made up of representatives from members across the state. Here is the board of trustees for 2014-2015:



Julie Petersen, Chief Executive Officer, PMH Medical Center, Prosser


Gregg Davidson, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer
Skagit Regional Health, Mount Vernon
(Also AHA RPB Delegate #2)


Elaine Couture, Chief Executive
Providence Health Care - Eastern Washington Region, Spokane

Past Chair

Lisa Brandenburg, Hospital President 
Seattle Children's, Seattle

President & CEO

Scott Bond, FACHE, President & CEO Washington State Hospital Association, Seattle


Anthony Armada, Chief Executive
Swedish Health Services, Seattle

Joan Baird Glover, Commissioner
Kittitas Valley Healthcare, Ellensburg

Erin Leff, Vice President, Consultative Specialty & Market Development
Group Health Cooperative/Central Hospital, Seattle

Jim Polo, MD, Medical Vice President
Mary Bridge Children's Healthcare Network, Tacoma

Duane Rossman, Trustee
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Yakima
(Chair appointed member of WSHA Executive Committee)

Peter Rutherford, MD, Chief Executive Officer
Confluence Health, Wenatchee

Kurt Schley, President
St. Anthony's Hospital, Gig Harbor

Preston Simmons, FACHE, Chief Executive
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, Everett

Johnese Spisso, RN, Chief Health System Officer, UW Medicine & VP, Medical
Affairs, University of Washington, Seattle

Nancy Steiger, RN, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Mission Officer,
Northwest Network, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, Bellingham


North Central Council Linda Michel, Administrator 
North Valley Hospital, Tonasket

Northeast Council Scott Adams, Chief Executive Officer
Pullman Regional Hospital, Pullman

Southeast Council Monty Knittel, President & CEO
Walla Walla General Hospital, Walla Walla

Southwest Council Renee Jensen, Chief Executive Officer
Summit Pacific Medical Center, Elma

South Central Council Paul Nurick, Chief Executive Officer
Kittitas Valley Healthcare, Ellensburg

Northwest Council Michael Liepman, Chief Operating Officer
Skagit Regional Health, Mount Vernon

Columbia Basin Council Tom Thompson, Chief Executive Officer
Samaritan Healthcare, Moses Lake


AHA RPB Delegate #1
Florence Chang, Executive Vice President
MultiCare Health System, Tacoma

AHA RPB Alternate Delegate #1
Eric Moll, Chief Executive Officer
Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics, Shelton

AHA RPB Delegate #2
Gregg Davidson, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer
Skagit Valley Hospital (Also Chair-Elect)

AHA RPB Alternate Delegate #2
Bob Malte, Chief Executive Officer
EvergreenHealth, Kirkland
(Chair Appointed member of WSHA Executive Committee)


ACHE Board of Regents
Stephen Zieniewicz, FACHE, Executive Director
UW Medicine/University of WA Medical Center, Seattle

Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts
Scott Graham, Chief Executive Officer
Three Rivers Hospital, Brewster

Chief Medical Officer Group
John Vassall, II, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Swedish Health Services, Seattle

Financial Services Representative
Sue Anderson, Senior VP, CIO, CFO 
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle

Hospital Governing Boards Committee
Bruce Lisser, Chair, Governing Board
Skagit Regional Health, Mount Vernon

Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives (NWONE)
Marcia Johnson, RN, Chief Operating Officer
MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup

Patient Safety Committee
Sarah Patterson, FACHE, Executive Vice President/COO
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle 
Sr. Andrea Nenzel, Chair, Governing Board
PeaceHealth, Vancouver

Rural Healthcare Quality Network
Tom Wilbur, CEO and Superintendent
Newport Hospital & Health Services, Newport

Rural Hospital Committee
Donna Russell-Cook, FACHE, President
St. Elizabeth Hospital, Enumclaw

Lane Savitch, President
Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Richland

Donna Smith, MD, VP, Medical Director, Clinics
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle