Foundation Program Sites


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


  • Audrey Levine, LM, CPM (retired), Olympia, WA
  • Dale Reisner, MD; Perinatologist (retired), Seattle, WA


  • Frank Andersen, MD, OB-GYN and Clinical Education Director at Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Spokane, WA
  • Beth Arcese, LM, CPM, MA, Bellingham, WA
  • Mary Kay Ausenhus, MSN, WHNP, CPHQ, Director of Safety & Quality, Washington State Hospital Association, Seattle, WA
  • Hannah Brenchley, RN, BSN, Consumer Member, Tacoma, WA
  • Tiffani Buck, RN, MSN, Department of Health, Olympia, WA
  • Mariah Falin, CD (PALS), PD, PES, Everett, WA
  • Deborah Gleisner, ND, LM, CPM, Seattle, WA
  • Karen Hays, CNM, DNP, ARNP, Master Trainer, PRONTO International, Seattle, WA
  • Brooke Jardine, MD – Pediatric hospitalist, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, Bellingham, WA
  • Melissa Kundur, RN, BSN, MCG, Clinical Quality and Care Transformation, WA State Health Care Authority, Olympia, WA
  • Ali Lewis, MD, OB-GYN at Northwest Hospital, Seattle, WA
  • Christina Long, MD, Neonatologist, Valley Medical Center, Renton, WA
  • Kate McLean, MD, Senior Director, Clinical Product Strategy, Ro, Seattle, WA
  • Kristin Sitcov, Executive Director, Clinical Programs, Foundation for Health Care Quality, Seattle, WA
  • Meghan Smith, MSN, RNC-OB, Nurse-Manager, Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, WA
  • Cori Spotts, EMT/P, Lacey Fire, Lacey, WA
  • Emelia Udd, CNM, IBCLC, Swedish Midwifery, First Hill, Seattle, WA
  • Amy VanBlaricom, MD, Vice President, Clinical Operations, OB Hospitalist Group, Seattle, WA


  • American Institutes for Research (AIR)
  • Foundation for Health Care Quality (FHCQ)
  • Midwives Association of Washington State (MAWS)
  • OB Hospitalist Group, Inc (OBHG)
  • Washington Alliance for Responsible Midwifery (WARM)
  • Washington Chapter – Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
  • Washington State Affiliate of American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
  • Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
  • Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA)
  • Washington State Obstetrical Association (WSOA)
  • Yellow Chair Foundation