Foundation Program Sites


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


  • Audrey Levine, LM, CPM (retired), Olympia, 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
  • Tiffani Buck, RN, MSN – Department of Health, Olympia, 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
  • Ali Lewis, MD; OB-GYN at Northwest Hospital, Seattle, WA
  • Christina Long, MD; Neonatologist, Valley Medical Center, Renton, WA
  • Kate McLean, MD, MPH – VP of Clinical Strategy & Quality, Quilted Health, Seattle, WA
  • Dale Reisner, MD; Perinatologist at Swedish Medical Center, 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