WCAAP Board Election Update

We are pleased to announce our 2019-2020 Board of Trustees! We are grateful to each member of the board for their willingness to serve WCAAP members and Washington’s children and families, and are confident that the Chapter is well-positioned for continued success in the coming year.

President: Elizabeth Meade, MD, FAAP
Vice President: Michael Barsotti, MD, FAAP
Past President: Rupin Thakkar, MD, FAAP
Treasurer: James Polo, MD, MBA, FACHE, CPE
Secretary: Julian Ayer, MD, FAAP

Peter Asante, MD, FAAP – Yakima
Betsy Browder, MD, FAAP – Issaquah
Frances Chalmers, MD, FAAP – Mt. Vernon
Thatcher Felt, DO, FAAP – Grandview
Kimberlee Hauff, MD, FAAP – Seattle
Robert Hilt, MD, FAAP – Seattle
Bradley Hood, MD, FAAP – Tacoma
Wei-Jen Hsieh, MD, FAAP – Seattle – Young Physicians Representative
Kathleen Kieran, MD, FAAP – Richland
Meta Lee, MD, MSEd, FAAP – Renton
Eric Leung, MD, FAAP – Spokane/Seattle
Rishi Mistry, ARNP – Yakima – APP Representative
Stacy Tarango, MD, FAAP – Spokane
Blaine Tolby, MD, PhD, FAAP – Longview

Hospital Representatives
Seattle Children’s Hospital – Sheryl Morelli, MD, FAAP
Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital – Michael Barsotti, MD, FAAP
Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital – Stephen Reville, MD, FAAP
Swedish Medical Center – Francis Bell, MD, FAAP
Madigan Army Medical Center – Matthew Studer, MD, FAAP

We are sad to bid farewell to Dr. Michael Dudas, whose time on the board is coming to an end after his exceptional service as Vice President, President and Past President over the past 6 years as well as co-chair of the Health Care Transformation Committee, and to Dr. Kerry Harthcock, who served as a Trustee and member of the Sustainability and Engagement Committee.  Both Dr. Dudas and Dr. Harthcock’s leadership and vision have been instrumental in the Chapter’s growth and success in recent years and they will be sincerely missed by board members and staff.