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Washington Association of Community & Migrant Health Centers
510 Plum Street SE, Suite 101 Olympia WA 98501
(360) 786-9722


Mary Looker
Chief Executive Officer
(360) 786-9722 ext. 224

Mary works with the board to assure the organization has a long range strategy that achieves its mission. She provides leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carries out plans and policies authorized by the board. Mary is responsible for knowing the significant development and trends occurring and implementing effective strategies for advocating on behalf of the community and migrant health centers with policy makers and federal and state partners.

Abigail Blue
Director of Operations & Special Projects
360-786-9722 ext. 228

 Abigail is part of the WACMHC leadership team and manages all internal operations, grants and communications.  She oversees multiple programs including Training and Apprenticeship, Workforce development, EMP, finance, Outreach & Enrollment and Special Populations. She also leads the organization in new initiatives and special projects

James Kaech

Director of Quality

360-786-9722 ext. 227

 James leads the development and implementation of clinical quality improvement training and technical support for community health centers (CHCs) that are members of the association. This includes patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition and practice transformation, quality improvement to meet clinical performance measures, and the achievement of Meaningful Use

Chris Kaasa

Government Relations Associate

360-786-9722 ext. 226

Chris assists the Director of Government Relations in policy development, outreach to legislators, outreach to agencies, staffs JLC, key contact for policy advocacy and liasion with stakeholders and coalition partners. He provides staff support and policy development to WACMHC's Legislative Committee. He conducts outreach to legislative and agency stakeholders and serves as WACMHC's primary contact for coalition partners.


Deanna Robb

Executive Assistant

360-786-9722 ext. 229

Deanna provides comprehensive executive level support to the Board of Directors, committee, leadership team, membership and internal staff by organizing, coordinating, and overseeing special projects. She provides executive administration support to CEO and graphic design to program staff. 


Terri Blazell-Wayson
Administrative Coordinator
(360) 786-9722 ext. 221

Terri provides administrative support to all staff: managing calendars, organizing events, providing technical support for webinars, setting up registration pages and making travel arrangements. She coordinates the Group Purchasing initiative along with the Director of Operations & Special Projects. She updates company directories and maintains the global Outlook groups. She also provides assistance to the Policy team in organizing events and setting up and tracking appointments for Legislative Days. She maintains the flow of day-to-day communication including mail distribution, WACMHC voice mail, WACMHC email, tracks and files contracts, grants and other agreements.  She manages the office including processing invoices, credit card reconciliation, ordering supplies, coordinating organization and maintenance of the physical office space, phones, computers and office equipment. 

Abbie Chandler-Doran
Workforce Development Specialist
(206) 546-4026

Abbie coordinates the state focused workforce initiatives of: maximizing existing state and federal clinical placements, developing pipeline, and assisting CHCs with recruitment needs.

Lilian Bravo

Program Coordinator, Oral & Behavioral Health
(360) 786-9722 ext 236
This position coordinates the Dental Learning Network, Dental Committee and other collaborative training efforts for the dental clinics located at Community Health Centers in WA State. In addition, the position supports the Behavioral Health Committee and mental health-related projects for WACMHC.

Heidi  Tittle
Practice Transformation Coordinator
(360) 786-9722 ext. 233

Heidi works as part of a team to support and advance quality improvement, Meaningful Use and practice transformation initiates among WACMHC member community health centers (CHCs). The team provides coaching, technical assistance and training to CHC staff to improve clinical health outcomes within the context of the Patient-Centered Medical Home model. 

Ashley Grant
Practice Transformation Coordinator
(360) 786-9722 ext. 238

 Ashley works as part of a team to support and advance quality improvement, Meaningful Use and practice transformation initiates among WACMHC member community health centers (CHCs). The team provides coaching, technical assistance and training to CHC staff to improve clinical health outcomes within the context of the Patient-Centered Medical Home model.

Patricia Gepert
Outreach & Enrollment Coordinator
(360) 786-9722 ext. 230

Patricia supports the efforts of Washington state health centers in their Outreach and Enrollment activities to enroll current patients and communitymembers in health coverage offered through the Affordable Care Act by providing training and technical assistance. She also supports the health centers in providing services for special populations, including Migrant Workers, American Indians, Elderly, Veterans, Public Housing Residents, LGBTQ, Homeless, Refugees and Immigrants.

Gretchen O’Connor, MA
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
(360) 786-9722 ext. 234

Gretchen provides training and technical assistance to support the emergency preparation of the Community Health Centers. She facilitates equipment purchase, training drills, and coordination among other agencies on behalf of the member CHCs.

Eric Griffith
Accounting Manager
(360) 786-9722 ext. 223

Eric is responsible for the cash flow, financial reporting, budget preparation and monitoring for state and federal grants; and the data integrity of the accounting management system. The Accounting Manager insures that funding and financial legal requirements are met, manages external audits, and plays an important role in maintaining low financial risk to the organization. He  oversees and manages all business contracts and employee benefits.

Aubre Lawless
Medical Assistant Program Coordinator
(360) 786-9722 ext. 222

Aubre develops and implements an innovative Medical Assistant training program for community health centers, and providing customer service to community health centers achieving Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition.

Aaron Rassat

Data Analyst

(360) 786-9722 ext. 225

Aaron collects, analyzes and reports progress made on clinical, operational, and financial key performance measures at Washington State Community Health Centers.

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