Jeanna Deforeit

Washington Director

Northwest Sarcoma Foundation

Jeanna is a professional leader in the area strategy planning, Non-profits Organization, health advocacy, capacity building, cancer, and CHW.

Ileana Maria

Ponce-Gonzalez, MD, MPH

CHWCMR Executive Director

Clinical Assistant Professor UW

Clinical Consultant HRSA

Dr. Ponce-Gonzalez is an expert in Strategic Planning, Public Health, and Community-Based Participatory Research. 

" I am a Medical Doctor, Geneticist, Public Health Practitioner and a frustrated artist,  who was first a CHW before getting her doctor degree"

Richard Brown, MD, MPH


Medical Director, Southwest Michigan Market, Concerto Health, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Dr. Brown  is highly experienced family physician and healthcare leader, who is recognized  for developing programs designed to serve frail, elderly and undeserved patients with complex medical needs.  

Kai'mi Sinclair


University of WA

Aloha mai kakou! My name is Ka`imi Sinclair. I’ve been an Assistant Professor at Washington State University since 2015. I’ve had the opportunity to live and work in many communities in the U.S. and learn from a broad spectrum of community members, including American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, African Americans, and Latinosdevelop, implement, and evaluate culturally informed interventions to promote health and prevent disease

Michael Parchman



Senior Investigator is a nationally recognized scholar in chronic illness care research at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute’s MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation. A family practitioner and health services researcher, Dr. Parchman previously served as the director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Practice-Based Research Network Initiative and senior advisor for primary care.

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Washington State, United States of America

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