Project Access Northwest is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Our members bring a variety of professional skills, including but not limited to legal, medical, fundraising, health planning and ability to create and sustain strategic partnerships across nonprofit, corporate and private sectors. The board meets six times a year, and board members serve three-year terms.
Welcome new board members
Kevin Wang, MD
Faculty Physician, Swedish Family Medicine First-Hill
Medical Director, Swedish LGBTQI+ Initiative
Dr. Kevin Wang has years of experience working with Project Access Northwest specialty clinics. His areas of focus in the residency program include GYN health and ensuring everyone is able to provide care to the LGBTQI+ community, including gender-affirming care. Dr. Wang is the medical director for Swedish’s LGBTQI+ Initiative. He also provides cesarean deliveries to residency program patients and for patients of community Family Medicine providers.
Dr. Wang is currently serving as a board member at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands, Seattle Pride, the National LGBTQ Task Force, and he is a member of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s National Medical Committee. He is regularly engaged with the LGBTQI+ community working with various LGBTQI+ community-based and advocacy organizations. He also has the honor of chairing University of Washington’s LGBTQI+ Health Disparities Course.
William (Bill) Gerardi, MD
President, The Phillips Road Group
Dr. Gerardi is a highly experienced health care executive with a demonstrated history of working in the insurance industry. He is skilled in health plan strategy and operations consulting, clinical program development for commercial, ACA, Medicaid and Medicare markets. Immediately prior to his position as president of The Phillips Road Group, a health plan and life-science consulting firm, Dr. Gerardi was Senior Vice President Health Management and Chief Medical Officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.
He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Kaid Health, and he is a founder of DropCite.
Counsel, Baker & Hostetler LLP
Robin is a versatile health care regulatory and compliance attorney offering legal and operational guidance to Medicare, Medicaid and commercial health care organizations. Her work includes licensing and registration, regulatory compliance, state and federal agency oversight and enforcement, compliance program development, information privacy and security (HIPAA/CCPA). Prior to her position at Baker & Hostetler LLP, Robin was Chief Compliance Officer for Santa Clara Family Health Plan where she developed, implemented and led Medicare and Medi-Cal compliance and delegation oversight program for local, non-profit MMP in Santa Clara County.
Kirsten (Lundell) Koester
Of Counsel, Stoel Rives LLP
Kirsten Koester’s corporate law practice at Stoel Rives LLP is concentrated on middle-market company mergers, acquisitions and recapitalizations, with an emphasis on transactions involving private equity sponsors. She has experience in debt and equity financing, joint ventures and other collaborative legal structures. She also advises private companies on formation, structure, equity compensation, and corporate governance matters. She is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association, and the King County Bar Association. Prior to her position at Stoel Rives LLP, Kirsten was an attorney at Polsinelli PC (2018–2019) and at Foster Pepper PLLC (2006–2018). Earlier in her career, she worked as assistant vice president, asset management, in the Customized Fund Investment Group at Credit Suisse First Boston.
Senior Of Counsel
Bennet Bigelow & Leedom, P.S.
Mike Madden has more than 30 years of wide-ranging trial and appellate experience at every level of the state and federal court systems. His current practice focuses on medical liability and regulatory matters, Medicaid and health insurance payment issues, class action litigation (including employment disputes), constitutional litigation, and related appeals. He has been lead counsel on more than 50 appeals resulting in published opinions.
Mike served for 18 years with the Washington Attorney General’s Office. During his tenure, he represented and advised state agencies and officers in highly complex litigation. Among Mike’s honors: he is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He was also named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for Healthcare Litigation in 2019 and again for Medical Malpractice law — Defendants in 2020.
Thank you and best wishes!
We bid farewell and thanks to retiring board members Shirley Bishop, Tracy Corgiat, Kit Herrod, and Kara Morse. We appreciate their leadership, wisdom and hard work in support of our mission.