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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.


Tom Schaaf, MD, MHA

Past President

Donna Smith, MD


William Hirota, MD

1st Vice President

Nathan Schlicher, MD, JD, MBA

2nd Vice President

Mika Sinanan, MD, PhD


Katina Rue, DO

Assistant Secretary-Treasurer

Nariman Heshmati, MD

AMA Delegates

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

AMA Alternate Delegates

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

Finance Committee Chair

Don Benz, MD

Speaker of the House

Deborah Harper, MD

Vice Speaker

Matthew Grierson, MD

WSMA Trustees

Kittredge Baldwin, DO
John Bramhall, MD, PhD
Linda Brown, MD
Sharon Crowell, MD
Barbara Detering, MD
Gary Goldbaum, MD, MPH
Clint Hauxwell, MD
Rebecca Hoffman, MD
Matt Hollon, MD, MPH, FACP
Carrie Horwitch, MD
Dave Krueger, MD
James Martin, MD
Alan Melnick, MD, MPH
Al Oliva, MD
James Park, MD, MHA
Christine Palermo, MD
Tony Quang, MD, JD
Ralph Rossi, MD, MPH
Steven Schiebel, MD, FAAP, CPE
John Vassall, MD, FACP

Young Physician Trustee

Alexander Hamling, MD, MBA, FAAP

Resident Trustee

Elizabeth U. Parker, MD

Student Trustee

Andrew Liechty

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 – WSMGMA Past President

Brett Vandenberg

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