Foundation Program Sites


Melissa Denmark, LM, CPM – Smooth Transitions Program Coordinator, Snohomish, WA


  • Audrey Levine, LM, CPM (retired) – Workgroup co-Chair, Olympia, WA
  • Robin deRegt, MD – Workgroup co-Chair; Perinatologist at Evergreen Medical Center, Kirkland, WA
  • Bob Palmer, MD – former co-Chair; OB hospitalist with Obstetrix Medical Group at Deaconness Hospital, Spokane, WA
  • Dale Reisner, MD; Perinatologist at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  • Ali Lewis, MD; OB-GYN at Northwest Hospital, Seattle, WA
  • Amber Weiseth, MSN, RNC – Ariadne Labs, Boston, MA
  • Michele Kulhanek, MSN, RNC-OB, – Director of Safety and Quality, Maternal and Infant Health at the Washington State Hospital Association, Seattle, WA
  • Tiffani Buck, RN, MSN – Department of Health, Olympia, WA
  • Jamie George, CNM, ARNP – co-Medical Director at Providence Regional Medical Center, Everett, WA
  • Davia Loren, MD – Neonatologist at the University of WA Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  • Greg Tryon – Deputy Chief, Eastside Fire and Rescue, King county
  • Rachel Wortman Morris, PhD – Healthcare consumer; Seattle, WA
  • Beth Arcese, LM, CPM, MA; Bellingham, WA
  • Frank Andersen, MD; OB-GYN and Clinical Education Director at Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Spokane, WA
  • Lisa Stotts, LM, CPM, MSN, NREMT-P (retired Paramedic); Buckley, WA
  • Marie Kaminskis, RN, BSN – Labor and delivery nurse at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Vancouver, WA
  • Kristin Sitcov – Executvie Director Clinical Programs, Foundation for Health Care Quality; Seattle, WA



  • Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA)
  • Midwives Association of Washington State (MAWS)
  • Washington Chapter – Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
  • Washington State Affiliate of American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
  • Joint Underwriting Association (JUA)
  • Washington State Obstetrical Association (WSOA)
  • Washington State Department of Health
  • Foundation for Health Care Quality
  • American Institutes for Research