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Board of Trustees

The WSMA board of trustees meets quarterly, and is responsible for carrying out the mandates and policies of the House of Delegates.

The board has all the powers of the HOD except amending the bylaws or establishing dues or assessments.

From the board, the WSMA president, president-elect, 1st vice president, 2nd vice president, immediate past president, secretary-treasurer and assistant secretary-treasurer form the executive committee. The committee meets monthly, and acts for the board in implementing WSMA programs and establishing interim policy.


Donna L. Smith, MD

Past President

Shane E. Macaulay, MD


Thomas  P. Schaaf, MD

1st Vice President

William K. Hirota, MD

2nd Vice President

Nathaniel R. Schlicher, MD, JD


Mika N. Sinanan, MD, PhD

Assistant Secretary-Treasurer

Katina R. Rue, DO

AMA Delegates

Erin K. Harnish, MD
Elizabeth Peterson, MD
Sheila D. Rege, MD
Rodney L. Trytko, MD

AMA Alternate Delegates

Peter J. Dunbar, MD
Matthew J. Grierson, MD
Nariman Heshmati, MD
Shane Macaulay, MD

Finance Committee Chair

Donald J. Benz, MD

Speaker of the House

Richard "Dick" W. Whitten, MD

Vice Speaker

Deborah J. Harper, MD

WSMA Trustees

Aparna Ananth, MD
Kittredge Baldwin, DO
John S. Bramhall, MD, PhD
Linda R. Brown, MD
Susan R. Cero, MD
Enrique R. Enguidanos, MD 
Gary M. Goldbaum, MD 
Roy E. Gondo, MD
Clinton T. Hauxwell, MD
Rebecca L. Hoffman, MD
Matthew F. Hollon, MD 
Carrie A. Horwitch, MD
David W. Krueger, MD
Robert G. Lang, MD
Alan L. Melnick, MD, MPH
Christine O. Palermo, MD
Tony S. Quang, MD, JD
Cynthia L. Rasch, MD 
Ralph A. Rossi, MD
Steven E. Schiebel, MD
John H. Vassall II, MD

Young Physician Trustee

Viral S. Shah, MD

Resident Trustee

Elizabeth U. Parker, MD

Student Trustee

Tom Hanna

Liaison – Washington Health Alliance

Jeffrey B. Collins, MD

Liaison – Washington Physicians Health Program

Christopher C. Bundy, MD, MPH

Liaison – Physicians Insurance

Mary-Lou Misrahy

Liaison – WAMPAC Chair

Nariman Heshmati, MD

Liaison – WSHA

Russ Myers

Liaison – WAPA

Michael S. Urakawa, PA-C

Liaison – MGMA-Washington Past President

Brett Vandenberg

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