Our Board of Trustees, including the Community Advisory Council, are forward-thinking leaders, fearless community advocates and cross-sector providers, partners, and managed care organizations, who are committed to building and deploying transformation strategies for equitable whole-person health throughout life stages.

Board of Trustees

Federico Cruz-Uribe, MD

Vice President of Clinical Affairs
Sea Mar Community Health Centers
*Board Chair

Mike Curry

Director of Operations
Catholic Community Services
*Board Vice Chair

Joe LeRoy

President and Chief Executive Officer
Hope Sparks
*Board Secretary

Anne M. McBride

President and Chief Behavioral Health Officer
CHI Franciscan Health
* Board Treasurer

Lois Bernstein

Chief Community Executive
MultiCare Health System


Doug Bowes

Washington Health Plan Chief Executive Officer
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan

Anthony Chen, MD

Director of Health
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Gregory Christopher, D.Min

Shiloh Baptist Church

Sue Drieier

Chief Executive Officer
Pierce Transit

Jesse Gamez

Chief Operating Officer
Davita/Northwest Physicians Network/ (Optum)

Beth Johnson

President and Chief Executive Officer
Coordinated Care

Jose Mendoza, MD

Medical Director
Pediatrics Northwest

Sen. Steve O’Ban

Senior Council for Behavioral Health, Pierce County Executive’s Office
Pierce County Human Services

Jeffrey A. Plancich

Director of Behavioral Health Services
MultiCare Behavioral Health

Emily Reed

Board Liaison
Community Advisory Council

Aaron Van Valkenburg

Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources

David Flentge

Chief Executive Officer
Community Health Care


Nigel A. Turner

Division Director
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

James H. Williams, PhD,

Past President
NAMI Pierce County

Community Advisory Council

The Community Advisory Council is chartered by the Elevate Health Board of Trustees.


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