CPAA Board & Partners

The Cascade Pacific Action Alliance follows a bottoms-up approach for region-wide engagement. Each county hosts a local forum, which identifies local health priorities, adopts shared regional priorities and actions that align with the local action agenda, and implements local action. Key stakeholders from the local community forums communicate the local work and local preferences to the regional level at meetings of both the CPAA Council and the Support Team.

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Board of Directors

CPAA Board of Directors makes decisions related to the backbone organization, reviews and approves regional and community plans, approves key messaging, monitors regional performance, implantation of RHIP, fulfillment of stakeholder commitments, approves budgets, and participates in fundraising activities.

Bud Blake

Thurston-Mason Behavioral Health Organization

Carole Halsan

Willapa Harbor Hospital

Danette York

Lewis County Public Health & Human Services

Dave Windom

Mason County Public Health & Human Services

Dian Cooper

Cowlitz Family Health Center

Doug Spingelt

Sea Mar Community Health Center

Jon Tunheim

Thurston County

Karolyn Holden

Grays Harbor Public Health & Human Services

Laurie Tebo

Behavioral Health Resources

Liz Davis

NW Venture Philanthropy

Mary Goelz

Pacific County Public Health & Human Services

Mary May

Consumer Representative, Mason County

Mike Hickman

Capital Region Educational Service District 113

Paul Wilkinson

Providence Health & Services

Randy Barker

Molina Healthcare

Steve Clark

Valley View Health Center

Sue Cameron

Wahkiakum Health & Human Services

Tom Jensen

Grays Harbor Community Hospital

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is composed of CPAA Board Officers: Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and immediate past Chair. The Executive Committee exists in service to the CPAA Board and works closely with CHOICE staff to prepare CPAA Board meetings when needed and periodically develop recommendations for consideration by the CPAA Board.

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Tom Jensen

Chair

Dian Cooper

Vice Chair

Carole Halsan

Secretary

Mike Hickman

Treasurer

Finance Committee

The presence of a fully engaged Finance Committee means the CPAA is committed to ongoing stewardship and is actively building and preserving the financial recourse necessary to support the accomplishment of its mission, both in the short and long term. The Finance Committee consists of three to five members appointed by the CPAA Council or backbone organization. They provide an important accountability role so CPAA fiscal systems run smoothly in accordance with funder requirements and with full transparency.

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Danette York

Lewis County Public Health & Human Services

Laurie Tebo

Behavioral Health Resources

Mike Hickman

Capital Region Educational Service District 113

Randy Barker

Molina Healthcare

Steve Clark

Valley View Health Center

Tribes

There are seven federally recognized Tribes present in the CPAA region: The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis, Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Nisqually Indian Tribe, Quinault Indian Nation, Shoalwater Bay Tribe, Skokomish Indian Tribe, and Squaxin Island Tribe. To achieve better health, CPAA is seeking to partner with Tribes. This includes learning about and from Tribes, understanding Tribal health priorities, and working together with Tribes to coordinate and advance health improvement strategies.

The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis

Tribal Chairman Don Secena

Cowlitz Indian Tribe

Chairman William B. Iyall

Nisqually Indian Tribe

Chairman Farron McCloud

Quinault Indian Nation

President Fawn Sharp

Skokomish Indian Tribe

Chairman Charles Miller

Shoalwater Bay Tribe

Chairperson Charlene Nelson

Squaxin Island Tribe

Chairman Arnold Cooper

Council

The CPAA Council operates in a seven county region, which includes Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties. Council members include (but are not limited to): behavioral health organizations, community health centers, criminal justice, education, elected officials, housing, hospitals, long term care, payers, public health departments, providers, philanthropy, behavioral health organizations, social service agencies, and workforce development.

The Council identifies, advocates for, and helps implement shared regional priorities; proactively participates in the design and testing of Washington State’s Healthier Washington initiative; and supports local community forums where agencies and organizations within a county that contribute to safety and well-being come together to pursue system improvements.

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Laurie Tebo

Behavioral Health Resources

Mark Freedman

Thurston-Mason Behavioral Health Organization

David McClay

Columbia Wellness

Marc Bollinger

Great Rivers Behavioral Health Organization

Frederico Cruz-Uribe

Sea Mar Community Health

Kat Latet

Community Health Plan of WA

Caitlin Safford

Amerigroup

Randy Barker

Molina Healthcare

Allan Fisher

United Healthcare

Kayla Down

Coordinated Care

Dr. Phyllis Cavens

Child and Adolescent Clinic

Diane Hurley

Morton General Hospital

Eileen Branscome

Mason General Hospital

Carole Halsan

Willapa Harbor Hospital

Jennifer Houk

Providence Health & Services

Dian Cooper

Cowlitz Family Health Center

Jon Tunheim

Thurston County Prosecutor’s Office

Jeremy Stout

Consumer Representative, Pacific County

Mary May

Consumer Representative, Mason County

Lynn Nelson

School Nurse Corp Capital Region Educational Service District 113

Mike Hickman

Assistant Superintendent Capital Region Educational Service District 113

Julia Kintz

School Nurse Corp Capital Region Educational Service District 112

Chris DesRosier

Cowlitz Public Health & Social Services

Karolyn Holden

Grays Harbor Public Health & Social Services

Danette York

Lewis County Public Health & Human Services

David Windom

Mason County Public Health

Mary Goelz

Pacific County Public Health & Human Services

Chris Hawkins

Thurston County Public Health & Social Services

Sue Cameron

Wahkiakum Public Health & Human Services

Christina Pegg

Longview Housing Authority

Steve Clark

Valley View Health Center

Nora LeBlanc

Coastal Community Action Program

Liz Davis

Northwest Venture Philanthropy

Chris Holmes

Wahkiakum County Health & Human Services

Terri Jeffreys

Commissioner

Bud Blake

Commissioner

Support Team

The Support Team is a subset of CPAA Council members. Cross-sector representation and participation from all seven counties is encouraged. Likewise, leads of CPAA workgroups are encouraged to participate, as are members of CPAA committees.

The Support Team regularly meets between CPAA Council meetings and exists in service to the Council. They works closely with the backbone organization to prepare Council meetings and develop recommendations for consideration by the Council. The Support Team also acts as a resource to the backbone organization, providing guidance and serving as a thought partner as questions and urgent matters arise between Council meetings. While the Support Team prepares important decision by the Council, it does not have the authority to make binding decisions on behalf of the Council unless authorized to do so.

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Laurie Tebo

Behavioral Health Resources

Mike Hickman

Educational Service District Capital Region 113

Allan Fisher

United Health Care

Caitlin Safford

Amerigroup

Kat Latet

Community Health Plan of Washington

Kayla Down

Coordinated Care

Randy Barker

Molina Healthcare

Dr. Phyllis Cavens

Child and Adolescent Clinic

Chris Hawkins

Thurston County Public Health & Social Services

Danette York

Lewis County Public Health & Social Services

Mary Goelz

Pacific County Public Health & Human Services

Chris DesRosier

Cowlitz Public Health & Social Services

Sue Cameron

Wahkiakum Public Health & Social Services

Liz Davis

NW Venture Philanthropy

Kevin Haughton MD

Providence Health & Services

Michael O’Neill

Cowlitz Public Health & Social Services

Malika Lamont

Evergreen Treatment Services

Consumer Advisory Committee

The Consumer Advisory Committee is populated with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and lived experiences of health disparities. This includes rural and urban consumers with low-incomes and consumers who experience a wide variety of adverse health conditions. The Committee ensures that clinical considerations are balanced with the needs, interests, and perspectives of stakeholders with a lived experience of health disparities in CPAA projects. This includes, but is not limited to Medicaid beneficiaries. The Committee will apply a health equity lens to review and provide input on CPAA projects and strategies.

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Clinical Provider Advisory Committee

The Clinical Provider Advisory Committee consist of individuals with clinical backgrounds and expertise from a wide range of clinical perspectives, roles and organizations. This includes rural and urban clinical providers from large health systems, mid-sized clinics and independent clinicians; providers of primary, specialty and behavioral care, oral health, and other disciplines; and executive and mid-level clinicians as well as frontline providers. The Committee advises and provides clinical oversight to CPAA for specific projects. They also serve as a liaison and build partnerships between CPAA and local and state clinical provider organizations and the statewide Practice Transformation Hub to leverage resources.

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