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"No matter where you are in your career journey, this leadership conference is for you." - Mika Sinanan, MD, PhD, WSMA President

WSMA Leadership Development Conference

Dear Colleagues,

Finally—with COVID-19 safety precautions securely in place—I am overjoyed to invite you back to join me on the shores of Lake Chelan at the annual WSMA Leadership Development Conference. This year's theme is building a strong team with a focus on diversity, well-being, and sustainability. Interpersonal dynamics are at the very heart of team-based care, so what better theme to explore together, in person—and not by Zoom.

I hope you will join me and your peers at this popular conference, May 20 and 21 at Campbell’s Lake Chelan Resort. Let's together celebrate the challenges we’ve overcome and look toward building a better house of medicine for our state, for all our members, and for our patients! As the pandemic has demonstrated, we must all take on the role of leader, regardless of title, hierarchy, or work setting. No matter your official role, this leadership conference is for you.

I look forward to seeing you in Chelan!

Mika Sinanan, MD, PhD
WSMA President

About the Conference

Year after year, WSMA members name the Leadership Development Conference as their favorite, can't-miss event. What makes it special? Central to its success are top-notch faculty and engaging course content—that, and the resort's family-friendly, beautiful lakeside setting.

Every year, the Leadership Development Conference features a truly outstanding lineup of speakers, all experts in their respective fields, and interactive sessions designed to enhance your leadership skills. You'll leave Chelan with concrete ideas and skills that you can immediately put to use in your professional life.


Friday, May 20

8 a.m.
Welcome and opening remarks
Mika Sinanan, MD, PhD

8:15 a.m.
Physician Well-being 2.0: Where Are We and Where Are We Going
Tait Shanafelt, MD

9:30 a.m.

10 a.m.
Leading a Culture of Wellness
David Logan, PhD and Ashleigh Rodriguez, MSN, MMM

11:30 a.m.

12:30 p.m.
President’s remarks
Mika Sinanan, MD, PhD

12:40 p.m.
Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce
Edwin Lindo, JD

1:35 p.m.
The Existential Leader
Chris Bundy, MD, MPH

2:30 p.m.

3 p.m.
Breakout sessions

OPTION 1: Up-Leveling and Leading Organizational Culture
David Logan, PhD and Ashleigh Rodriguez, MSN, MMM
OPTION 2: Women in Medicine
Tamara Chang, MD
OPTION 3: Confluence Health’s Joy in Medicine Award
Makrina Shanbour, MD

3:55 p.m.
Move to next breakout session

4:05 p.m.
Breakout sessions – Part II

OPTION 1: Healthcare Governance: Leading Empowered Individuals and Teams
David Logan, PhD and Ashleigh Rodriguez, MSN, MMM
OPTION 2: Building Strong Teams through Meaningful Inclusion
Edwin Lindo, JD
OPTION 3: Developing Emotional Intelligence to Enhance Leadership: A Practical Approach
Stu Freed, MD, CEC

5 p.m.

6 p.m.
Reception, dinner, and ice cream social

9 p.m.
Networking reception

Saturday, May 21

7 a.m.
Breakfast with the officers

8 a.m.
President’s Remarks
Mika Sinanan, MD, PhD

8:10 a.m.
Training the Next Generation
Moderator: Katina Rue, DO Panelists: Leo Morales, MD; Mirna Ramos-Diaz, MD, MA, FAAP; and David H. Garcia, MEd

9:15 a.m.
Provider Wellness and Leadership and Organizational Development Program at MultiCare
Tamara Chang, MD and Karen DeLorenzo

10:20 a.m.

10:50 a.m.
President’s Remarks
Mika Sinanan, MD, PhD

11 a.m.
Five Components of Extraordinary Teams
Lee Rubin



Tait Shanafelt, MD, is the chief wellness officer, associate dean, and Jeanie and Stewart Richie Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. He is an international thought leader and researcher in the field of physician well-being and its implications for quality of care. He has published over 450 peer reviewed manuscripts and in 2018 was named by Time Magazine as one of the 50 most influential people in healthcare.

Chris Bundy, MD, MPH, is the executive medical director of the Washington Physicians Health Program, president of the Federation of State Physician Health Programs, and clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. Prior to joining WPHP, he served as mental health service chief and chief of psychiatry at the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System. He is board certified in general and geriatric psychiatry and addiction medicine. Dr. Bundy draws on his experience as a health care leader, medical educator, and recovering physician to support education and advocacy efforts related to physician health and well-being.

Tammie Chang, MD, is a practicing pediatric hematology oncologist and the medical director of provider wellness at MultiCare. She is a trained leadership, wellness, and burnout coach. Dr. Chang is the co-founder of Pink Coat, MD, the co-author of “How to Thrive as a Woman Physician” and the author of “Boundaries for Women Physicians: Love Your Life and Career in Medicine.”

Karen DeLorenzo is the director of leadership and organizational development and wellness for MultiCare’s Provider Enterprise. Karen has a bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy and has completed coursework for a master of science in occupational therapy, both from Colorado State University. Karen has served as an adjunct faculty member for CSU teaching a course in health care consulting and has done several other fun professional activities such as teaching photography in the Baltic region, leading strategic planning sessions and teaching leadership principles for a China-based organization, and teaching leadership to inmates in the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Stu Freed, MD, CEC, is an executive coach and teamwork facilitator and was the chief medical officer for Confluence Health and Wenatchee Valley Medical Group until 2020. Dr. Freed practiced sports and family medicine. He has held seats on the board of trustees of the WSMA and the board of directors of Wenatchee Valley Medical Center. Dr. Freed received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a certified physician executive and has completed certificate programs in health care leadership and Kaizen management.

David Garcia, MEd, is the assistant dean for health equity and inclusion, clinical faculty, and founder of the Office for Diversity, Health Justice, and Belonging at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane. He grew up in the agricultural fields of Eastern Washington and is a product of many generous people who dedicated time and energy to develop and nurture him. David is an administrator, leadership and intercultural trainer, and consultant with over 15-years’ experience increasing access to education and social services for historically minoritized populations. In 2021, David was selected as one of nine experts in the country to advise and co-author the National Association for Diversity Officers in Higher Education Framework for Advancing Anti-Racism on Campus.

Edwin G. Lindo, JD, is the assistant dean for social and health justice in the Office of Healthcare Equity and acting assistant professor within the department of family medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He teaches, presents, and writes on issues of race and racism within the field of medicine and greater society. He is internationally recognized as a conscious voice for racial and social justice.

David Logan, PhD, brings over two decades as an executive, consultant, and professor to his role as co-founder and head of transformation and leadership at Care4th. His work focuses on creating personal and organizational alignment by developing and mobilizing leaders. Dave’s past jobs include being the chief executive officer of the California Medical Association’s wellness subsidiary, where he worked on ending the epidemic of physician burnout; and chief innovation officer and chief transformation officer of P3 Health Partners, where he focused on physician engagement and practice transformation. He is co-founder of CultureSync, a management consulting firm focused on the intersection of strategy and culture.

Leo Sergio Morales, MD, is a professor of medicine and assistant dean with the Office for Healthcare Equity at UW Medicine in Seattle. He also serves as co-director for the Latino Center for Health, an interdisciplinary health sciences research center focusing on Latino health issues. Dr. Morales received his medical degree and master’s degree in public health from the University of Washington, and his doctorate in policy analysis from the Rand Graduate School. He completed an internship and residency in primary care internal medicine at the San Francisco General Hospital/University of California, San Francisco and a fellowship in primary care research at UCLA. Dr. Morales was a faculty member of the UCSF and UCLA schools of medicine and an investigator at the Group Health Research Institute prior to joining the University of Washington in 2014. Dr. Morales currently sees patients at the Latinx diabetes clinic, part of the UW Diabetes Institute.

Mirna Ramos-Diaz, MD, MA, FAAP, is the inaugural chief diversity officer for Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences and is an associate professor of pediatrics in the department of family medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, completed her pediatric residency at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, is board certified in pediatrics, and received a master’s degree in religious studies from Gonzaga University. Dr. Ramos-Diaz completed the AAMC’s Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program in 2020 and the University of San Diego Restorative Justice Certificate Program in 2022. She is the co-founder of Roots to Wings, a transformative co-mentoring program whose purpose is to create an educational/mentoring pathway for Indigenous and Latinx youth living on Native Homelands to become STEM and health care professionals. She is the founder of the Science Research Preparatory Yearlong Program for Indigenous and Latinx students in Washington state funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Ashleigh Rodriguez, MSN, MMM, brings over a decade of population health experience to her role as co-founder and head of innovation and strategy at Care4th. As an accomplished clinician and senior health care leader, Ashleigh is committed to supporting organizational leaders in delivering the Quadruple Aim (for our clients in health care): better health outcomes, improved patient and clinician experiences, and affordable care. A teacher at heart, Ashleigh has taught at the University of Arizona and the University of Southern California delivering leading edge coursework on leadership. She is co-author of the industry shaping articles “Wellness-Centered Leadership” (Academic Medicine, 2021) and “Well Leaders Lead Well” (Social Science Research Network, 2020). A seasoned consultant, she was responsible for finance and strategic partnerships at the California Medical Association's wellness subsidiary.

Lee Rubin has a unique ability to understand and articulate winning principles with tremendous clarity and practical application that makes him a highly sought-after speaker and teacher. Corporations, professional associations, and elite sports organizations throughout the country have partnered with Lee to build extraordinary teams. He holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communications with a minor in business from Penn State University. Rubin received a full athletic scholarship to play football for the Nittany Lions. Lee not only emerged as a three-year starting free safety, he also became a captain of the team. Lee was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and raised in Central New Jersey. Lee and his lovely wife, Carmen, have been blessed with two beautiful daughters.

Makrina Shanbour, MD, is an advocate for physician wellness at Confluence Health, leading the Physician Experience Committee, serving as a peer supporter, a certified physician development coach, and director of provider experience. She was raised in Central Washington, attended Gonzaga University before heading to the Midwest for medical school at Creighton University in Omaha and residency in internal medicine at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Dr. Shanbour returned to Washington to practice internal medicine at Rockwood Clinic for six years before transitioning to hospital medicine in Wenatchee in 2010.


  • Outline how to accelerate the transition from Well-being 1.0 to Well-being 2.0 thinking. Describe how to transition from awareness and insight to authentic action with a focus on physicians as humans.
  • Recognize and articulate the role health care leaders play in the well-being of individuals, teams, and organizations. Recognize and articulate the roles culture and leadership play in patient care quality, safety, and patient satisfaction.
  • Examine the connections between diversity, inclusion, and health equity. Explore the role physician leaders play in fostering (or limiting) diversity and inclusion and the impact that has on health care teams. Outline strategies to ensure people from marginalized communities are meaningfully included in leadership roles and on health care teams.
  • Describe the core existential concerns and how they pertain to today’s leadership challenges. Discuss practical applications/tools rooted in an existential framework that can improve the potential of self and teams. State how principles of existential leadership can promote diversity, equity, and inclusion among teams and within organizations.
  • Identify leadership behaviors that will foster a culture of wellness. Recognize and assess strategies to build and lead culturally competent relationships and teams valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Outline how female doctors can best care for themselves and others.
  • Review the AMA Joy in Medicine program and roadmap. Describe Confluence Health’s work on physician wellness and how the AMA Joy in Medicine program has guided efforts.
  • Recognize and encourage leadership skills to promote greater wellness with individuals, teams, and organizations. Describe the approaches to leadership that have the most utility for common situations.
  • Outline strategies to ensure people from marginalized communities are meaningfully included in improving equity and the quality of care patients receive.
  • Describe the elements of emotional intelligence and how they contribute to leadership. Discuss a method to develop the emotional intelligence of leaders within an organization in real-time.
  • Discuss how medical schools are modifying curriculum and experiences to teach new physicians strategies to advance health equity, as well as ensure the physician population reflects the populations they serve. Describe the medical schools' plans to meet the expectations set in Senate Bill 5228 to increase diversity.
  • Outline the provider wellness and leadership and organizational development program at a major health system that uses innovative approaches such as a peer responder program, Echoes storytelling sessions, provider counseling, wellness coaching, and social support programs.
  • Describe the intangibles that separate extraordinary teams from ordinary teams. Promote creating team cultures that foster open and honest communication as the foundation for trust.

CME Credit

Accreditation with Commendation

The WSMA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

The WSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Credit

The AAFP has reviewed 2022 Washington State Medical Association Leadership Development Conference and deemed it acceptable for up to 10.50 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 05/20/2022 to 05/21/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Lake Chelan Family Fun


Lake Rider Sports - 509.885.4767

Chelan Electric Bikes - 509.683.2125


Chelan Lanes (open daily at noon) - 509.682.2251

Movie Theater

Ruby Theater - 509.682.5016

History Museum

Lake Chelan Historical Museum - 509.682.5644


Tsillan Cellars - 509.682.9463

Wapato Point Cellars - 509.687.4000

Lake Chelan Winery - 509.687.9463

Benson Vineyards - 509.687.0313

C.R. Sandidge Wines - 509.682.3704

Siren Song – 509.888.4657


Lake Chelan Golf Course - 509.682.8026

Bear Mountain Golf Course - 509.682.8200


The WSMA Leadership Development Conference will be held at Campbell’s Resort on Lake Chelan, 104 W. Woodin Ave., Chelan, WA 98816. Please call the resort directly to make your room reservations: 800.553.8225. WSMA’s special room rates are $180 for a traditional room and $210 for a deluxe room. The deadline for the special WSMA conference room rate is April 19, 2022. Hurry, rooms go quickly! If no rooms are available for your preferred dates at Campbell’s Resort, they can assist with reservations at their sister property, the Midtowner.

To avoid cancellation fees, Campbell’s requires you to cancel seven days before your confirmed arrival date.

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