Project Access Northwest
    • Care for the vulnerable
    • Build a network of volunteer providers
    • Develop innovative models of care
    • Partner with major health systems

State of the Union 2023

A message from Executive Director Gary Renville

Core Programs

Innovative programs, new specialties

Care Coordination

Care Coordination

Our care coordinators scheduled thousands of appointments despite the effects of the pandemic, including longer wait times and staff shortages in clinics. We ensured critical needs were met, worked to educate our patients on resources available to them, helped them navigate a rapidly changing health care environment and ensured that our most vulnerable weren’t slipping through the cracks.

Premium Assistance

Premium Assistance

With the support of key funders, we were able to purchase health insurance on the Exchange for 48 members in 51 households — ensuring that patients have access to appropriate health care before their medical need results in an emergency department visit or a more extensive problem. 

Dental Clearance

Dental Clearance

In partnership with Northwest Kidney Centers, we provide dentures and dental clearances for patients in need. More than 100 patients have been cleared for and received a kidney transplant. We also partner with DentistLink, a program of the Arcora Foundation, to provide limited funding for patients in need.

Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

We continued the process of adding behavioral health to our list of specialties. We are partnering with other pro-bono behavioral health projects throughout the nation and continue to seek sustainable funding in order to build a sustainable model that helps address the significant need for mental health care resources in this region.

Volunteer Providers
Appointments in 2022
Appointments since founding

Service Area

Project Access Northwest partners with hospital systems and multi-specialty medical groups throughout King, Kitsap and Snohomish counties to offer its Care Coordination services. With its Premium Assistance program, Project Access Northwest serves residents statewide.

Kitsap County


The Doctors Clinic

St. Michael Medical Center



Harrison HealthPartners

Peninsula Community Health Services

Snohomish County


Swedish Medical Center—Edmonds



Kaiser Permanente

The Everett Clinic

Providence Everett Medical Group

Providence Regional Medical Center

Swedish Medical Center—Mill Creek

Western Washington Medical Group


King County


Kaiser Permanente—Bellevue Campus

Overlake Internal Medicine Associates

Overlake Medical Center



Highline Medical Center



Swedish Medical Center—Issaquah





Southlake Clinic

UW Medical Center/Valley Medical Center



Kaiser Permanente—Capitol Hill Campus

Pacific Medical Centers—Beacon Hill

Pacific Medical Centers—First Hill

The Polyclinic—Broadway

The Polyclinic—James Tower

The Polyclinic—Madison Center

Swedish Medical Center—Ballard

Swedish Medical Center—Cherry Hill

Swedish Medical Center—First Hill

Virginia Mason Medical Center

Volunteers and Staff

Meet the people who carry out our mission

Volunteer Providers

We thank the following providers who actively volunteer their time and expertise to help patients in need.

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Board of Directors

Our volunteer board members bring a variety of professional skills to the organization and represent various segments of the community.

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Dedicated Staff

Meet our expert care coordinators, who help patients navigate a complex health care system and connect with caring providers,

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Program and Committee Volunteers

Gregg Aoyama
Carolyn Bonner
Paul Castonguay
Greg Clark
Chris Douglas
Penny Edlund
David Fitzpatrick
Kathleen Fondren
Willian Gerardi, MD
Mounir Ghattas
Dan Howell
Nick Jackal
Kimberley Lambert
Robin Larmer
Mike Madden
Ellie Page
Prathiba Pinnamaneni
Terri Rambosek
Kody Russell
Emma Scalzo
Greg Scully
H. Scott Shurtleff
Robert Sims, MD

Strike Down Barriers to Health Care

Our fifth annual fundraising event raised over $130,000.


After two years of striking down barriers to health care virtually, we were thrilled to host our fifth annual Strike Down Barriers fundraiser in person. With support from all our sponsors and individual donors, we met our goal and raised over $130,000! All funds raised support our care coordination program.


Our good friend Bender returned for his fourth year as emcee of the event. He welcomed our guests and acknowledged the energy that was in the room. We had the honor of hearing from Dr. Jennifer Chin, former Project Access Northwest employee and now OB/GYM with UW Medicine. She shared experiences from her work as a care coordinator to her current role with UW Medicine. Alaska Airlines provided two round trip airfare tickets to our raffle. And Debbie Jefferson, who recently retired from her impressive nursing career at EvergreenHealth, was awarded our Andrea Castell Access to Health Care Award, which recognizes an individual who works to improve health care access for all members of our community.



Read our complete event wrapup

Top Event Sponsors in 2022

JP Morgan Chase
Perfect Game
Lucky Strike
Perfect Game
King Pin
Pacific Medical Centers
King Pin
Stoel Rives LLP
King Pin
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
King Pin

Hospital and health system partners

Project Access Northwest is grateful for the financial support received from hospital and health system partners:

Referral Partners

Thanks to the community health centers, free clinics and faith-based clinics that refer patients to our program and provide ongoing primary care.

Ballard Neighborhood Doctors

Bastyr Center for Natural Health

Care Point Snoqualmie Valley Free

Center for Weight Management, St. Michael

Charis Clinic

Christ Community Free Clinic

Community Health Center of Snohomish County


Cornerstone Medical Services

Country Doctor Community Health Centers


Edmonds Medical Clinic

Emerald City Naturopathic Clinic

Entre Hermanos

Everett Clinic Surgery Oncology


Franciscan Medical Clinic

Guardian Family Care



Integrative Care Outreach

International Community Health Services

Kitsap Public Health Clinic

Lahai Health


Maranatha Medical Clinic


Molina Healthcare

Neighborcare Health

Neighborhood Clinic

New Hope Health Center

Northwest Medical Specialties

Pacific Medical Centers —
Primary Care

Peninsula Community Health Services

Polyclinic Gynecology

Port Gamble S’Klallam Health Clinic

Providence Everett Cancer Genetics

Public Health —
Seattle & King County

RotaCare Free Clinic

Safe Harbor Free Clinic

Sea Mar Community Health Centers

Seattle Indian Health Board

Seattle/King County Clinic

Seattle Pacific University Health Services

Swedish Primary Care

Trivas Family Medicine

Valley Free Healthcare

Valley Medical Center Primary Care

Washington Gastroenterology

West Hill Medical Clinic

West Sound Free Clinic



Community health care partners

Associated Valley OB/GYN

Ballard Neighborhood Doctors

Bastyr Center for Natural Health

CarePoint Clinic

Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center

Cascade Primary Care

Charis Clinic

Christ Community Free Clinic

Community Health Center of Snohomish County


Cornerstone Prosthetics & Orthotics

Country Doctor Community Health Center

Digestive Disease and Endoscopy Center

Dr. Snip, The Vasectomy Clinic

Eastside Endoscopy

Eastside Surgery Center

Eastside Vascular

EastWest Medical Arts

Edmonds Family Medicine

Emerald City Naturopathic Clinic

Everett Clinic

Everett Dermatology


Fairwood Primary Care

Franciscan Medical Clinic

Franciscan Women’s Health Associates


Guardian Family Care

Hangar Orthopedic Group

Harrison HealthPartners

Harrison HealthPartners Family Medicine


Highlands Primary Care

Highline Medical Center, Franciscan Medical Group

InHealth Imaging

International Community Health Services

Kaiser Permanente Physicians

Kent Primary Care

Kitsap General Surgery

Lahai Health

Lake Washington Sports and Spine


Molina Medical Clinic

MTI Physical Therapy


Neighborcare Health

Neighborhood Clinic Tacoma

New Hope Health Center

Newcastle Primary Care

North Bend Family Clinic

Northwest Kidney Centers

Northwest Medical Specialties

Orthopedic Physician Associates

Overlake Internal Medicine Associates

Pacific Medical Centers

Peninsula Community Health Services

Port Gamble S’klallam Tribal Health Clinic

Proliance Eastside ENT

Proliance Retina

Proliance Surgeons

Providence Health & Services

Providence Medical Group, Everett

Public Health — Seattle & King County

Richmond Beach Internal Medicine

Roots & Wings Foundation

RotaCare Free Health Clinic — Lake City

RotaCare Free Health Clinic — Renton

Roxbury Spine and Wellness

Safe Harbor Free Clinic

Sea Mar Community Health Centers

Seattle Hand Surgery Group

Seattle Indian Health Board

Seattle King County Clinic

Seattle Pacific University Healthcare Center

Seattle Special Care Dentistry

Snoqualmie Tribal Clinics

Snoqualmie Valley Eye Associates

Southlake Clinic

St. Anne Medical Center

St. Michael Medical Center

Swedish Community Specialty Clinic

Swedish Family Medicine

Swedish Gynecology Clinic

Swedish LEEP/Colposcopy Clinic

Swedish Medical Center

Swedish Medical Group

Swedish OB Consult Clinic

Swedish Outpatient Procedure Clinic

The Doctors Clinic

The Polyclinic

Travel Medicine, LLC

UW Eye Institute

UW Medicine/Harborview

UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital

UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center

Valley Family Medicine

Valley Medical Group

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Washington Gastroenterology

West Sound Free Clinic

Western Washington Medical Group

Westside Family Clinics

Patient Demographics

A closer look at those seeking care in 2022

Patient Ages

Patient Languages

Patient Insurance

Patient Income

compared to Federal Poverty Level

Referral Sources

Medical Specialties

  • Cardiology
    3.93 %
  • Dermatology
    2.11 %
  • Diagnostic Imaging
    9.87 %
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
    5.41 %
  • Gynecology
  • Hematology Oncology
    14.3 %
  • Ophthalmology
    4.49 %
  • Orthopedics
    1.76 %
  • Otolaryngology
    3.49 %
  • Physical Therapy
    8.86 %
  • Pulmonary Medicine
    2.89 %
  • Urology
    3.99 %
  • All other

Additionally, we referred 11% of our clients for additional support with other social drivers of health.

Individual Donors

bold designates providers who also donate

Steve Alexander

Lise Alexander

Donna Allred

Diane Altman Dautoff

Madhuri Anbalagan

Mary Anderson

Anonymous Anonymous

Gregg Aoyama

Kimberly Arino-Lacock

Haley Ballenger

David Barhoum

David Barr, MD

Leila Batmanghelidj

Nancy Belcher

Brent Benjamin, MD

Jennifer Bergstrom

Robert Bernstein

Maheetha Bharadwaj

Shirley Bishop

Ann Bjork

Angelia Boice

Elsa Bowman

America Breton

Max Brown

Anne Bryant

Grace Burke

Andrea Castell

Paul Castonguay

Jeannie Chang

Rochelle Chipchosky

Ronak Chokhani

Alexander Chung

Ruth Conn

Tracy Corgiat

Gary Davis

Donna Chris Douglas

Sally Dow

Penny Edlund

Julie Eggebraaten

John & Ann Evanow

Judy Featherstone, MD

Kathleen Fondren

Brian Forcum

Kim Fricke

Abigail Fuller

Catherine Gaylord

William Gerardi

Mounir Ghattas

Ausha Gopalakrishnan

Kate Grossman

William Gruber

Brent Haberman

Lauren Haley

Joy Hanson, MN, RN

Laura Hinds

Robert Hinman

Ann Hinman

Martha Hopler

Carrie Horwitch

Deborah Jefferson

Nikole Jeffrey

Brandon Johnson

Muriel Jones-Cashdollar, MD

Jayah Kawa

Lee Klastorin

Kirsten Koester

Ross Kraemer

Aditya Kurella

Lynn LaBoda

Kim Lambert

Paul Lambert

Katharine Lamperti

Robin Larmer

Tim Layton

Christopher Leininger, MD

M Joseph Leinonen

Henry Li

Steve Lim

Joe Lloyd

Joe Lloyd

Sue Lowber

Jean Mackinnon

Michael Madden

Dahlia Mak

Loic Marcon

Diana McGowan

Scott Merriman

Katie Middlebrook

Tony Miles

Kara Morse

Tina Mycroft

Robert Nathan

Sallie Neillie

Quynh Nguyen, DDS

Gina Noh

Matthew Norman

Katie Ohtake

Deems Okamoto, MD FACEP

Lori Oliver

John Orr

Llewellyn Packia Raj, MD

Ellie Page

Rohini Patel

Shital Patel

Jill Patnode

Amy Peck

Margy Pepper

Susan Peskura

Samuel Pettis Jr

Colin Philp

Prathiba Pinnamaneni

Sheri Pratt

Theresa Rambosek

Anne Redman

Jon Reed, CCC SLP

Gary Renville

Paul Roberts

John Rodgers

Marivick Ruminski

John Russell

Cassie Sauer

Maureen Schaheen

Putter Scott, MD

Mary Shepler

Alison Shigaki

Scott Shurtleff

Margaret Sigley

Robert Sims

Samuel Slonim

Margaret Stanley

Jerry Steiert

Olivia Strawn

Jackie Suarez

Irene Swanberg

Deborah Swets

Andrea Talbot

Teresa Thompson

Benjamin Tibbals, MD

Christy Ulleland

Mark Valentine, MD

Heather van der Wal

Renita Vance

Elizabeth Vogel

Sabine von Preyss-Friedman

Jeremy Vukasinovic

Kevin Wang, MD

Valerie Wegermann

Paul Weiden

Michael Welke

Erik Wilterding

Income and Expense

Statement of Activity

Revenue Dec. 31, 2022  Dec. 31, 2021 
Contributions $738,170  $722,334
Private Grants & Contracts $310,000  $282,500
Premium Assistance $105,000  $297,900
Government Contracts $345,418  $651,199
Interest & Other Income $60  $45
Total Income $1,498,648  $1,953,978
Program Services $1,251,986  $1,209,179
Management & General $213,021 $161,634
Fundraising $121,764  $150,051
Total Expense $1,586,771  $1,520,864
Change in net assets $88,123  $433,114


Statement of Financial Position
(Balance Sheet)

Assets Dec. 31, 2022 Dec. 31, 2021
Current $1,363,631  $1,411,705
Right of Use Asset $68,744 $0
Fixed $39,009 $ 49,957
Total $1,471,384  $1,461,662
Liabilities and Net Assets    
Current  $81,259  $113,607
Operating Lease $47,735  $0
Net Assets $1,292,280 $947,289
Total $1,471,384 $1,060,896


Audited financial statements and Form 990 available upon request.