Foundation Program Sites

OB COAP Executive Team

Angela Chien
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Medical Director Angela Chien, MD – Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Seattle, WA

Chair  – Carl Olden, MD – Family Medicine, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

Yakima, WA

Vice Chair – Amy VanBlaricom, MD – Medical Director of Operations, OB Hospitalist Group

Seattle, WA


Barbara Levy
Vivienne Souter
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Strategic Advisor Barbara Levy, MD – Obstetrical Consultant, The Levy Group

Seattle, WA

Research Director Vivienne Souter, MD – Obstetrician/Geneticist, Natera

Seattle, WA

Consumer Advisor to Executive Team – Kandi Bauman, MPA – University of WA

Seattle, WA

Executive Director – Kristin Sitcov – Clinical Programs

Seattle, WA

Management Committee Members

Kandi Bauman, MPA – OB COAP Consumer Advisor to Exec Committee; Brotherhood Initiative, UW
Esther Chung, MD, MPH – Pediatrics, UW Medical Center/Seattle Children’s
Colleen Daly, PhD – Director, Occupational Health, Safety and Research, Microsoft
Daniel Enquobahrie, MD, PhD – Director, Center of Excellence in Maternal Child Health, UW
Alice Ferguson, DNP, RN, CPHQ  – Director Quality, Safety, and Clinical Integration, MultiCare Health System
Sheena Hembrador, MD – OB Anesthesiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center
Shayna Israel, JD – Consumer Representative; Founder, Radius Law Group
Carolyn Kline, MD, MPH – Maternal Fetal Medicine, Evergreen Healthcare
Audrey Levine, LM, CPM  – Director, Community Birth Data Registry, FHCQ
Barbara Levy, MD – OB COAP Strategic Advisor; Consultant, The Levy Group
Peter Napolitano, MD – Maternal Fetal Medicine, UW Medical Center
Carl Olden, MD – OB COAP Management Committee CHAIR; Family Medicine, Yakima Valley Memorial
Amber Pattison, RN, MN – Perinatal QI Clinical Specialist, UW Northwest Hospital
Vivienne Souter, MD – OB COAP Research Director; Medical Director, Natera
Beth Tinker, PhD, MN, MPH, RN – Clinical Nurse Advisor MCH, WA State Health Care Authority
Amy VanBlaricom, MD – OB COAP Management Committee VICE CHAIR; Medical Director Operations, OB Hospitalist Group

Management Committee Advisors

Ashby Wolfe, MD, MPP, MPH – Regional Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, San Francisco CA, Seattle WA, Denver CO Offices
Amber Weiseth, DNP, RNC-OB  – Associate Director Delivery Decisions, Ariadne Labs, Boston MA
Ellen Kauffman, MD – Founder, Medical Director Emeritus, OB COAP, Seattle WA
Ginny Weir, MPH – CEO, Foundation for Health Care Quality, Seattle WA
Lara Blair, RN  – Clinical Specialty Coordinator, Armus Corporation, San Mateo CA
Zeila Schmidt, MLIS – Business Analyst, Armus Corporation, Chicago IL


Ian Painter, PhD