Advisory Board

Committee Officers

Michael G Florence, MD, FACS,
Chair of SCOAP Advisory Board
Member of CERTAIN Advisory Board

Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Paul Lin, MD, FACS,
Associate Chair of SCOAP Advisory Board

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital
Spokane, WA

WA State Chapter ACS Officers

Eileen M. Bulger, MD, FACS
Past President, WA State Chapter, ACS
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Morrie Johnson, MD, FACS
President, WA State Chapter, ACS
Skagit Valley Medical Center
Mount Vernon, WA

Members at Large


Fred Bowers, MD
Kadlec Medical Center
Richland, WA

John Bramhall, MD, PhD
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Karin D. Bussard, RN, CCRN
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital
Spokane, WA

Patch Dellinger, MD, FACS
Chair, Safer Surgery Checklist Coalition
Professor & Vice Chair, Dept. of Surgery
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA

David Flum, MD, MPH
CERTAIN Medical Director
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Denise Fowler, RN, MS
Whitman Hospital and Medical Center
Colfax, WA

Eric J. Froines, MD, FACS
Group Health Cooperative
Seattle, WA

Adam Goldin, MD, MPH
Associate Medical Director, Pediatric SCOAP
Seattle Children’s
Seattle, WA

John Gore, MD, MS
Associate Medical Director, Urology SCOAP
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Peter Grigas, RN, BHSA, CTQM, CPHQ
Valley Medical Center
Renton, WA

Valerie J. Halpin, MD
Legacy Good Samaritan Weight Management Institute
Portland, OR

Darren Hess, MD
Central Washington Hospital
Wenatchee Valley Medical Center
Wenatchee, WA

Marc Horton, MD, FACS
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Sarah Javid, MD
Associate Medical Director, Breast Cancer SCOAP
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA

John Kisala, MD
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
Yakima, WA

Juris Macs, MD
Grays Harbor Community Hospital
Aberdeen, WA


Louis Martin, MD, FACS, FCCM
Samaritan Healthcare
Moses Lake, WA

Mark Meissner, MD
Associate Medical Director, Vascular Interventional SCOAP
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Emma Patterson, MD
Legacy Health System
Portland, OR

Kristin Peterson, JD
Washington State Department of Health
Seattle, WA

Terry Quigley, MD, FACS
Northwest Hospital Medical Center
Seattle, WA

William Raum, MD, PhD
Legacy Health System
Portland, OR

Robert Rush, MD, COL MIL USA MAMC
Madigan Army Medical Center
Tacoma, WA

Carolina Salcedo-Wasicek, MD, FACS
St. Francis Hospital
Federal Way, WA

Neal Shonnard, MD
Associate Medical Director, Spine SCOAP
Good Samaritan Hospital
Puyallup, WA

Mark Smith, MD, MBChB, MMedSci, FRACS
Legacy Health System
Portland, OR

Benjamin W. Starnes, MD
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Scott Steele, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Madigan Army Medical Center
Tacoma, WA

Richard C. Thirlby, MD, FACS
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Tom Varghese, MD
Associate Medical Director, Lung Cancer SCOAP
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Hunter Wessels, MD
Associate Medical Director, Prostate Cancer SCOAP
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Advisors to SCOAP


Nancy Fisher, MD, MPH
Medical Director
Washington State Health Care Authority
Olympia WA

Bernice Hecker, MD, MHA, FACC
Medical Director, Part A
Noridian Administrative Services Seattle, WA


Jeff Thompson, MD, MPH
Director/Chief Medical Officer
Medical Assistance Administration
Olympia, WA

Emeritus Member


Ben Knecht, MD, FACS
Associate Medical Director
Wenatchee Valley Medical Center
Wenatchee, WA

SCOAP Medical Director


Ellen Farrokhi, MD
SCOAPĀ Medical Director
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett
Everett, WA
Email efarrokhi@qualityhealth.org

Foundation for Healthcare Quality

705 2nd Avenue, Suite 703, Seattle, WA 98104

Terry Rogers, MD
Chief Executive Officer

Vickie A. Kolios-Morris, MSHSA, CPHQ
SCOAP Program Director
Phone (206) 682-2811, ext 28
Email vkolios@qualityhealth.org