Staff & Leadership


Onora Lien, MA, Executive Director
Elya Baltazar, Kitsap County Coalition Liaison
Nancy Blanford, MPH, Training and Exercise Coordinator
Erin Dufresne, MBA/HCM, Executive Assistant and Program Coordinator
Cory Fairbanks, Operational Readiness Manager
Scott Foster, CHSP, Western Washington Information Management Support Coordinator
Bernardo Lactaoen, Executive Assistant and Office Manager
Herakles Li, MPH, Healthcare Preparedness Planning Coordinator
Rebecca Lis, MPH, Western Washington Planning Support Coordinator
Siri McLeanCEM, MEP, ABCP, Western Washington Training and Exercise Coordinator
Susan Pelaez, Director of Preparedness and Response
Aaron Resnick, MA, Planning and Preparedness Manager
Liesa Rose, MHA, Director of Finance and Administration
Vicki Sakata, MD, FAAEM, FAAP, Senior Medical Advisor
Loni Syltebo, Marketing and Communications Manager, PIO

Board of Directors

William Biggs, Chair, Vice President of Administrative Services, Kaiser Permanente Washington
Kim Moore, MD, Vice-Chair, Vice President, Quality & Associate CMO, Franciscan Health System
Jim AuBuchon, MDSecretary, President and CEO, Bloodworks Northwest
Garrett Kephart, Treasurer, Senior Associate, Point B Management Consultants
Tom Martin, Past Chair, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy & Information Officer, EvergreenHealth

June Altaras, MN, RN, Chief Administration Officer, Swedish Health Services
Tammy Buyok, Vice President, Facilities Management and Operations Support, Multicare Health System
Mary Kay Clunies-Ross, Vice President, Membership and Communications, Washington State Hospital Association
Carina Elsenboss, MS, Ex-Officio, Preparedness Director, Public Health-Seattle & King County
Anita Geving, Chief Operating Officer, The Polyclinic
Anne Newcombe, RN, Clinical Director Emergency Services, UW Medicine/Harborview
Laura Rehrmann, Independent Consultant and former Executive Director, Group Health Foundation
Jeffrey Sconyers, JD, Senior Lecturer at University of Washington School of Public Health
Nigel Turner, RS, MPHEx-Officio, Division Director, Communicable Disease, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Dept.