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

Amber Pattison, RN, MN  – Perinatal QI Clinical Specialist, Northwest Hospital Medical Center, Seattle WA
Audrey Levine, LM, CPM – Licensed Midwife, Retired, Smooth Transitions, Seattle WA
Beth Tinker, PhD, MN, MPH, RN – Clinical Nurse Advisor/MCH Consultant, WA State Health Care Authority, Olympia WA
Carolyn Kline, MD, MPH  – Maternal Fetal Medicine, Evergreen Healthcare, Kirkland WA
Colleen Daly, PhD – Director, Occupational Health, Safety and Research; Microsoft, Redmond, WA
Daniel Enquobahrie, MD, PhD – Director, Center of Excellence in Maternal Child Health; University of WA, Seattle WA
Esther Chung, MD, MPH – Pediatrics, University of WA/Seattle Children’s, Seattle WA
Faisa Farole, LM – Global Midwifery Services, Seattle WA
Mary Lou Kopas, MN, CNM   – Chief of Midwifery, Northwest Hospital Medical Center, Seattle WA
Shayna Israel, JD – Consumer Representative, Principal, Skellenger Bender Law, Seattle, WA
Sheena Hembrador, MD  – OB Anesthesiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Susan Bishop, RNC-OB, MN – Perinatal Outreach Coordinator, Multicare Health System, Tacoma WA
Trish Anderson CPHQ MBA BSN  – Senior Director of Safety and Quality, Washington State Hospital Association, Seattle WA

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