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Steering Committee

Our Social Need and Health Equity Steering Committee members represent providers, plans, purchasers, public health, and patients. Steering Committee members volunteer to share their expertise as we work toward a community standard for addressing social need and health equity. If you are interested in joining our Steering Committee please reach out to our staff at

Sofia Aragon, RN, JD
Executive Director,
Washington Center for Nursing
Tashau Asefaw
Manager for Community Programs,
Community Health Plan of Washington
Jessica Beach, MPH, MPA
Health Equity Manager,
Molina Healthcare
Fawzi Belal, MS
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Associate
Washington Center for Nursing
LeAnn Blanco, M.Ed
Health Equity Manager,
Washington Health Benefits Exchange
Sami Bailey, MPH
Policy Analysis
Washington Association for Community Health
Abigail Berube, MPH
Director, Safety and Quality
Washington State Hospital Association
Phyllis Cavens, MD
Medical Director
Child and Adolescent Clinic of Longview and Vancouver
Christopher Chen, MD
Associate Medical Director
Washington State Health Care Authority
Anne Farrel-Sheffer, MPH
Community Workforce and Partnerships Section Manager,
Washington State Department of Health
Michael Garrett, MS
Benefits Consultant
DoQuyen Huynh, DNP
Health Equity Manager,
Washington State Health Care Authority
Karma Kreizenbeck, MPA
Director, Research and Partnerships,
HICOR/Fred Hutch
Kat Latet
Director, Health Systems Innovation
Community Health Plan of Washington
Jon Liu, MD, FACP
Principal, Health Strategy
Amazon Benefits Experience and Technology
Jessica Martinson
(Previous) Director, Education and Accreditation
Washington State Medical Association
Kate McLean, MD, MPH
Vice President, Clinical Strategy and Quality
Quilted Health
Leo Morales, MD, PhD
Professor and Chief Diversity Officer
University of Washington School of Medicine
Darryl Perry
Patient Financial Services Supervisor
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
Kendra Peterson, CHCP
Associate Director, Education and Accredidation
Washington State Medical Association
Yogini Sharma, MBBS, MHA
Associate Vice President
Molina Healthcare
Sabrina Tso, MS
Program Manager
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Janice Tufte
Family Ambassador
PICORI West Ambassador/Hassanah Consulting
Beth Weitensteiner, DO
Medical Director
International Community Health Services