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Washington - Alaska Chapter Leadership


Jesse Maier


OptumCare NW

Greg Mennegar

VP Programs


Marni Leonard



Ann Peterson


Evergreen Health

Michael Smith

Past President

MHSmith and Associates

Sara Mendoza

VP Innovation & Member Engagement



Shannon Fernandez

Fred Hutch Cancer Center

Seattle, WA

KaLynn Gates


Vancouver, WA

Sarah Lucas

UW Medicine

Seattle, WA

Cameron Marks

Chapman Financial Services

Coeur d'Alene, ID

Kami Matzek


Spokane, WA

Cale Middleton


Spokane, WA

Kimberly Polanco

East Adams Rural Hospital

Ritzville, WA

Jennifer Reed

Ferry County Health

Republic, WA

Holly Stanley

Mid Valley Hospital

Omak, WA

Joshua Wood

Confluence Health

Wenatchee, WA

Committee Chairs


Committee Role Name
Annual Awards Chair Michael H. Smith (MH Smith and Associates)
Audio/Visual Chair Dirk Bunker (Armada)
Certification Chair Jason Marshall (Providence)
Communications Chair Kami Matzek (DZA CPAs)
Communications:  Article Curator Michael H. Smith (MH Smith and Associates)
Communications:  Newsletter Editor Cale Middleton (Multicare)
Communications:  Newsletter Editor Jennifer Reed (Ferry County Health)
Communications:  Social Media Co-Chair Sarah Paul (WIPFLi)
Communications:  Social Media Co-Chair Ashley Jackson (Robert Half)
Communications:  Welcome and Website Shayna Desjardin (DZA CPAs)
Conference Chair, Anchorage Rebecca Rudd (Providence)
Conference Chair, Anchorage Christian Gilbreath (Providence)
Conference Chair, Seattle Sarah Lucas (UW Medicine)
Conference Chair, Seattle Sarah Paul (WIPFLi)
Conference Chair, Spokane Ann Peterson (Evergreen Healthcare)
Education Committee A:  Compliance, Policy & Finance Cale Middleton (Multicare)
Education Committee B:  Revenue Cycle / PFS Sarah Lucas (UW Medicine)
Education Committee C:  Keynote Speakers & Current Events Fred Binczewski II (Uprise Consulting)
Education Committee D:  Clinics & Medical Practices Ann Peterson (Evergreen Healthcare)
Education Committee E:  Critical Access Hospitals & Rural Health          Holly Stanley (Mid Valley Hospital)
Education Committee F:  Alaska Christian Gilbreath (Providence)
Founder's Points Chair Becky Littke (Skagit Regional Health)
Innovation & Membership Engagement Special Projects Cameron Marks (Chapman Financial Services)
Membership Services Chair Kimberly Polanco (East Adams Rural Hospital)
Membership Services Co-Chair KaLynn Gates (Petal)
Social & Networking Events Chair Nichole Wachtman (Evergreen Financial Services)
Sponsorship Chair Josh Wood (Confluence Health)
Western Region Symposium Education Committee Becky Littke (Skagit Regional Health)
Western Region Symposium Education Committee Rik Lewis (AccessOne)
Western Region Symposium Liaison  Jesse Maier (OptumCare NW)
Western Region Symposium Liaison  Ann Peterson (Evergreen Healthcare)