Foundation Program Sites

COAP’s physician-led Management Committee is made up of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurses, quality improvement professionals and hospital administrators from across Washington and Oregon.

The committee is supported by Special Advisors representing additional health care stakeholders, including Washington Health Care Authority, Center for Medicare Services, and private payers, and by several working subcommittees. Subcommittee membership is open to health care providers and stakeholders from across the region. COAP encourages broad participation to ensure that a diverse range of input and expertise goes into shaping the region’s direction.

Management Committee

Cass Bilodeau, RN, BSN. MBA
Regional Outreach, Development & Telemedicine
Kadlec Regional Medical Center
Richland, WA

Drew Baldwin, MD
Interventional Cardiologist, Director of Quality
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Jacob Doll, MD
Staff Cardiologist, Acting Assistant Professor
VA Puget Sound Health Systems. UW
Seattle, WA

Ryan Foresman, MD
Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist
Harrison Medical Center
Bremerton, WA

J. Richard Goss, MD, MPH
Director, Quality Improvement; Medical Director
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Geoff Harms, MD
Interventional Cardiologist
Central WA Hospital
Wenatchee, WA

Dennis Hoover, Pharm.D. (Chair)
Senior Director, Cardiovascular Service Line
Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital
Yakima, WA

Eric J. Lehr, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Cardiovascular Surgeon
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Daniel Mumme, MD
Cardiovascular Surgeon
Multicare Tacoma General Hospital
Tacoma, WA

Lara Oyetunji, MD, MPH
Cardiovascular Surgeon
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Michael E. Ring, MD, FACC, FSCAI 
Interventional Cardiologist
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
Spokane, WA

Tariq Salam, MD, FACC, FHRS (Vice Chair)
Electrophysiologist, Medical Director, Heart Rhythm Services
Multicare Health System
Tacoma, WA

Sarah Speck, MD, MPH
Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute
Seattle, WA

Mandya Vishwanath, MD
Cardiovascular Surgeon
Northwest Heart & Lung Surgical Associates
Spokane, WA


PCI  Subcommitte; Geoff Harms, MD, Chair

CVS Subcommittee; Eric Lehr, MD, Chair

Research Subcommittee; Yanyun Wu, MD, Chair


Special Advisors

Peter Dunbar, MB ChB MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Foundation for Health Care Quality
Seattle, WA

Nancy Fisher, RN, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer

Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Region X
Seattle, WA

Paula Hudson, MIH, RN
Regional Director, Quality & Systems Improvement

American Heart Association
Seattle, WA

James McCabe, MD
Interventional Cardiologist
University of WA Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Julie McDonald, RN, BSN, CPHQ
Consultant, Data Management & Analytics
Snohomish, WA

Richard Phillips, MD, MS, MPH
Retired Cardiovascular Surgeon
Everett, WA

Gyula Sziraczky
ARMUS Corporation (Data Partner)
San Mateo, CA

Richard W. Whitten, MD, MBA, FACP
Contractor Medical Director, VP Health Policy
Noridian Healthcare Solutions
Fargo, ND

Judy Zerzan, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer

Washington State Health Care Authority
Olympia, WA


Ravi Hira, MD
COAP Medical Director
Interventional Cardiologist

Jeannie Collins-Brandon
COAP Program Director

Chuck Maynard, Phd.
COAP Statistician

Ian Painter, Phd.
COAP Statistician