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Qualis Health and HealthInsight Board of Directors

Hugh Straley, M.D., (Chair)

Hugh Straley, M.D., has four decades of experience as a clinician and health care executive. After a long career at Group Health (now Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington) in Seattle, Dr. Straley served as chief medical officer for Soundpath Health, a regional organization of local physicians founded for the purpose of providing quality medical care to Medicare beneficiaries. Prior to retiring as president of Group Health Cooperative and medical director for Group Health Physicians in 2008, Dr. Straley held several positions within the Group Health organization, including associate medical director for quality and research, assistant chief of staff for specialty services, director of hospice and chief of oncology. He currently serves on the Healthier Washington Health Innovation Leadership Network Clinical Engagement Accelerator Committee; the Washington Health Alliance Quality Improvement Committee, where he is a past chairman; and YouthCare, where he is a past president. After receiving a bachelor's degree from Yale University, Dr. Straley earned his medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. He completed both his residency and fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Washington, and is board-certified in both internal medicine and medical oncology.

Kim Bateman, M.D. (Vice Chair)

Kim Bateman, M.D., is chairman of the HealthInsight Utah Board of Directors and HealthInsight Management Corporation Board. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Utah and is a nationally recognized expert in health quality improvement. Dr. Bateman has practiced medicine in Utah for 35 years. He is a past president of the Utah Medical Association, former chair of the American Medical Association Council on Long Range Planning and was selected as Physician of the Year in 1993 by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Bateman is active on state, national and international levels to improve or organize health care. He served on the Utah Health Data Committee and on the Utah governor's task forces on cost containment, rural health systems, graduate medical education and health care payment reform, among others. He is a co-founder of DirectMD and of the Utah Partnership for Value-Driven Healthcare.

Chris Bosse, (Secretary/Treasurer)

Chris Bosse is the vice president of government relations for Renown Health. She provides strategic input and direction for developing and leading government relations and associated community relations for Renown. Ms. Bosse is responsible for educating federal and state legislators, and government and community leaders about health care and what issues put Renown's safety net services at risk. Prior to her government relations position, her roles were mainly finance-focused, and included serving as vice president of finance for Renown Regional Medical Center (at that time, a 538-bed Level II trauma center) and vice president of financial operations for Renown's Integrated Health Network. Ms. Bosse is a certified public accountant, and prior to joining Renown, she worked for Ernst and Young.

Steve Burgon, JD

Steven Burgon, J.D., is a member of the health care practice team at Ogden Murphy Wallace PLLC, a multispecialty law firm located in Seattle. Mr. Burgon provides general counsel and specialized legal services to tax-exempt organizations, such as federally qualified health centers, colleges and universities, hospitals, trade associations, educational institutes and other mission-oriented community organizations. He regularly represents tax-exempt organizations in their contracting, restructuring, financing and regulatory compliance activities. Before joining Ogden Murphy Wallace, he was president and founder of Burgon Law Office PC in Kirkland, Wash. He has also been a partner at Miller Nash LLP and at Reed McClure PS, both in Seattle. Mr. Burgon also serves as an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law, where he teaches health law, and as a member of the board of directors of the Washington Poison Center. Mr. Burgon holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Washington and was a member of The Order of the Barristers. He graduated with honors from the University of Utah, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business management.

William Hogan, MSW

William Hogan, MSW, has a sustained record of distinguished health care leadership in government, academia and the private sector, with a particular emphasis on behavioral health. From 2011 to 2017, Mr. Hogan served as dean of the College of Health at the University of Alaska Anchorage, where he led more than 50 graduate, undergraduate, associate and certificate-level programs. Prior to joining the University of Alaska, Mr. Hogan was a senior fellow for the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority's alcohol and substance abuse initiative, Recover Alaska. He also worked for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services as director of the behavioral health division, deputy commissioner of Family, Community and Integrated Services, and DHSS commissioner. He has held leadership positions at mental health organizations in Alaska, Mississippi, New York and West Virginia. Mr. Hogan also served as chairman of the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center Board of Directors and vice chairman of the Mat-Su Health Foundation Board of Directors. He earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his Master of Science in social work from West Virginia University.

Richard Kozoll, M.D., Ph.D.

Richard Kozoll, M.D., Ph.D., blends his community health center practice with his role as chairman of the New Mexico Clinical Prevention Initiative, a combined effort of the New Mexico Medical Society and the New Mexico Department of Health. Dr. Kozoll is a past CEO and medical director (1986-1992) for the New Mexico Medical Review Association and has continued to consult with HealthInsight New Mexico in support of its programs for many years. He is board-certified in family practice, general preventive medicine, and quality assurance and utilization review.

Pam Mariea-Nason, RN, MBA

Pam Mariea-Nason, RN, MBA, began practicing clinically after earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Oregon Health & Science University. Her work in clinical settings prompted her to look “upstream” for systems solutions to improvement in individuals’ health. Working with SAIF Corp., she spent time helping to usher managed care into Oregon’s workers compensation system, then spent nine years at the intersection of clinical and health plan work as COO for Tuality Health Alliance, a physician-hospital-community organization. While in that role, she completed her health care-focused MBA degree at the University of California-Irvine. She became the director of health policy and community engagement for CareOregon, at that time Oregon’s largest Medicaid health plan, then consulted with Kaiser Permanente on the company’s Medicaid transformation work in Oregon. Ms. Mariea-Nason assumed her current position with Providence in 2012. She also serves on the board of Project Access Now, an organization focused on the most at-risk members of our communities.

Katryna McCoy Ph.D., FNP-C

Katryna McCoy, Ph.D., FNP-C, received her doctorate of philosophy in nursing science from the University of Washington in June 2012. Her research as a nurse scientist is centered on gerontology, medication adherence and infectious diseases. Dr. McCoy currently serves as an assistant professor at the University of Washington Bothell. Professionally, Dr. McCoy has taught courses in nursing research, community health, health assessment and social justice in health care. In addition to her academic training, she is also an advanced registered nurse practitioner, certified nationally as a family nurse practitioner. Her work as a primary care provider has been located primarily in rural Alaska.

Karen Merrikin, JD

Karen Merrikin’s 30-year career reflects her commitment to advancing health policy. As a consultant, Ms. Merrikin, J.D., assists nonprofit organizations and government agencies with addressing health innovation and coverage expansions. As a part-time lecturer at the University of Washington School of Law, she co-teaches a course on legal and policy issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act. In 2013, Ms. Merrikin was appointed to lead Washington’s State Innovations Model project on behalf of Gov. Jay Inslee. Funded by a $1 million planning grant from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), this initial work resulted in the additional award of a $65 million CMMI implementation grant. At Group Health Cooperative (now Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington) in Seattle, she was health reform project director and senior policy advisor, executive director of public policy, director of health policy development and associate general counsel. Ms. Merrikin is also a board member and past board president for WithinReach, an organization connecting low-income families with food and health resources, and has been on the boards of the Association of Washington Healthcare Plans and the Washington State Health Insurance Pool. She is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law and McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

J. Nwando Olayiwola, M.D., MPH, FAAFP

J. Nwando Olayiwola, M.D., MPH, FAAFP, is a family physician and the inaugural chief clinical transformation officer for RubiconMD, a leading eConsult platform that improves primary care access to specialty care for underserved patients. In addition, she provides clinical care to underserved patients at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and is an associate clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Olayiwola is also an instructor at the Center for Family and Community Medicine (CFCM) at the Columbia University Medical Center. Prior to her role at RubiconMD, she served as the UCSF director of the Center for Excellence in Primary Care and the chief medical officer of Community Health Center Inc. (CHCI). Dr. Olayiwola has been a leader in harnessing technology to increase access to care for underserved and disenfranchised populations and is an expert in the areas of health systems reform, practice transformation, health information technology and primary care redesign. She has contributed to primary care transformation and health systems strengthening across the United States and in numerous other countries. Dr. Olayiwola received her master’s degree in public health with a concentration in health policy from the Harvard School of Public Health, and was also a presidential scholar. She obtained her undergraduate degree in human nutrition/pre-medicine at the Ohio State University and her medical degree from the Ohio State University/Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Richard K. Onizuka, Ph.D.

Richard K. Onizuka, Ph.D., has three decades of experience working in public and private sector executive-level policy and health care. Most recently, he served as the first CEO for the Washington State Health Benefit Exchange (HBE), which was established by state legislation in 2011. Dr. Onizuka guided the creation and implementation of the state’s health insurance marketplace, which received Seattle Business Magazine’s 2015 Leaders in Health Care Award for Achievement in Community Outreach. Before heading the Washington HBE, Dr. Onizuka was the assistant agency director for health policy for the Washington State Health Care Authority, where he developed and managed programs and initiatives for the governor’s five-point plan to improve quality and efficiency in the state’s health care system. He also served as the state’s health information technology coordinator. Dr. Onizuka holds both a doctorate and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Kentucky, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington.

Katrina Russell, RN, CNN

Katrina Russell, RN, CNN, is the co-owner of Dialysis Consulting Group Inc. (DCG), a dialysis consulting and management services organization. Ms. Russell has been a registered nurse since 1981 and has practiced nephrology nursing since 1984. She served four terms on the National Renal Administrators Association Board of Directors, including president, and is currently chair of the executive board of the Northwest Renal Network (ESRD Network 16). She previously served on the Network 16 Medical Review Board and has also contracted with Northwest Renal Network and the Southeastern Kidney Council (ESRD Network 6) as a quality management consultant. Ms. Russell has served in many roles within various dialysis settings, from staff nurse to head nurse to administrative director in both hospital-based and freestanding facilities, and is presently contracted as the COO for a five-facility nonprofit dialysis company on the Olympic Peninsula near Seattle.

Member-at-Large: TBD