Project Access Northwest is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Our members bring a variety of professional skills (legal, medical, fundraising, health planning and administration) and represent various segments of the community. The board meets six times a year, and board members serve three-year terms.

Welcome to our new, volunteer board members

Shirley Bishop, now retired, serves as a consultant with 501 Commons, a nonprofit, charitable organization that supports other nonprofit organizations through management and technology consulting and free information and referral services. She has completed more than 40 projects, primarily in board governance and strategic planning. Previously, she owned her own company, managing a 10-person staff and providing association management services to professional and trade associations in a variety of sectors. She sold the 15-year-old business in 2007. Shirley earned her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and her doctorate in literature from the University of California, San Diego.   

Dan Howell, a director in the health care practice of West Monroe Partners, brings to our board more than a decade of experience as a management and technology consultant. Dan recently relocated to Seattle from Chicago, following West Monroe Partners’ 2016 acquisition of Invoyent, LLC, a health care business and technology consultancy for which he was a partner specializing in large-scale technology integration and enterprise transformation. Dan earned his bachelor’s degree in business with specialization in computer information systems from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He has been helping Project Access Northwest quantify the impact of our services in terms of the value of patient care delivered.  

Thank you and best wishes!

We bid farewell and thank you to retiring board members Laurel Lee and Susan Peskura, who have served on the board since 2012, and Shannon Diede and Sylvia Gil, who joined the board in 2015. We appreciate their leadership, wisdom and hard work in support of our mission.