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Leadership

Board of Directors

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) to the organization and represent various segments of the community. The board meets six times a year, and board members serve three-year terms.

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Treasurer

Scott Combs

At Pacific Medical Centers, I get to see firsthand the positive impacts that Project Access Northwest brings to our patients

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Director

Pat Cooke

I believe strongly that everyone deserves the dignity of basic health care regardless of income level.

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Director

Shannon Diede

Project Access Northwest is constantly evolving in a complex industry to meet the needs of people in our community.

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Director

Jennifer Freeman

Project Access Northwest … connects needy, disadvantage, hurting, and sometimes disheartened patients with generous doctors …

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Director

Debra Gussin

I believe that access to high quality health care is a basic human right. Project Access Northwest serves an important role…

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Director

Kit Herrod

I am proud to be involved with Project Access... our patients and the community are healthier as a result.

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Ex Officio Member

Kristina Larson MS, CCO

In supporting Project Access, I see positive effects … of connecting patients, physicians and supportive services.

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Director

Laurel Lee

I genuinely believe in Project Access Northwest, and I am convinced that we are changing people’s lives.

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Director

Kara Morse

Project Access Northwest is battling the social determinants of health head on.

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Vice President

Susan Peskura

Project Access Northwest helps the uninsured and underinsured receive care … improving the health of our community.

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Director

Sarah Philp MD

Project Access Northwest provides the essential link between willing physicians and patients in need of care.

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Director

Henry Veldman

Project Access Northwest (supports) patients achieving improved quality of life through coordinated access to health care…

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Director

Grace Wang MD, MPH

Access to health care should be a right. Unfortunately it isn't. Project Access Northwest​ helps to level the playing field.

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President

Chrissy Yamada

I am passionate about health care and this is another opportunity to bring healing to patients…