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Community Advisory Council

The Community Advisory Council is composed of Pierce County residents with diverse backgrounds who come together with a shared goal of elevating the voices of the communities they represent. They help inform the work Elevate Health is engaged in to improve healthcare in our region.

  • Anthony Blankenship

    Admin & Development Coordinator
    Yoga Behind Bars

  • Cheri Coleman, MBA

    PartnerCafe-Bridging the Gap across sectors

    Community Engagement and Resource and Service Provider
    Developmental Disabilities Administration, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

  • Shandi Dailey

    Community Relations Coordinator
    Pierce, Thurston-Mason and Kitsap County, Coordinated Care

  • Pamela Draper

    Teaching Public About Processed Food Labels
    Beecher's Foundation

  • Melanie Garnica

    Community Relations Specialist

  • Sarah Irish

    Pierce County Community Engagement Specialist
    Molina Healthcare

  • Barbara Kaelberer

    Community Advocate

    Former Chair
    Community Advisory Council

  • Yuni Medlin

    Program and Data Manager
    LASA (Living Access Support Alliance)

    Co-chair; Board of Directors Liaison
    Community Advisory Council

  • Ann B. Mumford

    Community Health Advocate

  • Kirby Pollard

    Retired; Former Combat Medic, EMT, Paramedic, and Licensed Practical Nurse
    United States Army

    Board of Directors Liaison Alternate
    Community Advisory Council

  • Nelson Rascon

    Executive Director

    Dads M.O.V.E. Special Needs Advocates

  • Emily T. Reed

    Community Advocate

  • Jaime Stout

    Program Manager of Disability Services
    Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region

  • Doreen VanderVort

    Social Worker and Parent to Parent Coordinator

    Community Advisory Council

  • Nataly Renteria-Gomez


We are committed to transforming our health systems and believe better health is the cornerstone of community and economic vitality.

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