|Board of Directors: Officers||Board of Directors: At-Large||Ex Officio Members||Past Presidents|
Rosalee Allan, FACHE, served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML) from 1999 to May 2017 when PAML was sold to a national laboratory provider. Recognizing that 80% of laboratory error occurs in pre- and post-analytical processes, she led innovation in these areas with a continuous focus on decreasing health care service failures, improving responsiveness to client resolution and improving patient safety.
Ms. Allan received her BS degree in Healthcare Financial Management from Whitworth University. She is currently a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and has been a long-standing member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and holds PHR and SHRM-CP certifications. Currently she is employed as a full-time professor at Eastern Washington University and teaches in the Health Services Administration Department. Ms. Allan currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Washington State Patient Safety Coalition. She has also personally been recognized in her career. In 2010, The Inland Business Catalyst magazine recognized her as one of Spokane’s Most Powerful People in Business and in 2014; she was awarded the Prime Spirit Award recognizing her work through the years with children advocacy groups and the homeless. In 2017, she was inducted into the Upsilon Phi Delta Society health care organization.
Valerie Chrusciel is the Chief Operating Officer for Overlake Medical Clinics, LLC., where she oversees the operations and strategy of a 150-provider multispecialty practice associated with Overlake Medical Center. Ms. Chrusciel joined Overlake Hospital Medical Center in 2007 as Director of Operations for Overlake Medical Clinics and lead the growth and development of Overlake’s Primary Care and Urgent Care network on the Eastside. Prior to this she held management roles in the Internal Medicine Department of The Emory Clinic in Atlanta, GA.
Ms. Chrusciel has more than 25 years of healthcare experience in a variety of roles in Academic Medical Centers as well as the Pharmaceutical Industry including direct patient care, sales, marketing and operations management. Ms. Chrusciel has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Alberta, a Residency in Hospital Pharmacy from the University of British Columbia and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Richmond. Ms. Chrusciel is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. She also currently serves on the board of LifeWire.
Karin Larson-Pollock, MD
Karin Larson-Pollock, MD, MBA, FACHE is Chief Quality & Analytics Officer at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, a 530-bed tertiary medical center in Washington state and member of Providence St. Joseph Health. In her role, Dr. Larson-Pollock leads value-driven change strategy and architecture – including care process transformation, reporting and benchmarking analytics, quality systems and structures, operational excellence (Lean/Six Sigma), utilization and care management and a Clinical Transformation innovation fund.
Dr. Larson-Pollock graduated magna cum laude from The University of Montana with a degree in Business Administration/Marketing and a minor in German. After graduation, she served for two years as a Small Business Advisor with the United States Peace Corps in Kenya and returned to the U.S. to further her studies, receiving a Doctor of Medicine degree from Northwestern University Medical School and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. After completing a Preliminary Year in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, she joined The Methodist Hospital System in Houston, Texas. In her seven years with Methodist, Dr. Larson-Pollock served in many roles, including Preceptor of the Administrative Fellows Program, Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Women’s Services, and Vice President of Operations, before deciding to return home with her family to the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Brittany McCreery, MD
Brittany McCreery MD, MBA is a Florida native who moved to Washington state in 2015. Dr. McCreery is the Director of Medical Staff Practice for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), where she oversees professional service contracting, clinical capacity management, medical staff regulatory and accreditation affairs, and standardization of clinical practice.
Dr. McCreery attended the University of Pennsylvania where she earned a BA in Biochemistry. She went on to complete her medical degree at Florida State University School of Medicine. She conducted post-graduate training in Internal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital as well as Orlando Heath. Brittany also holds an MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University and recently finished a Certificate in Innovation with Stanford Graduate School of Business, which fueled her passion for the design and delivery of healthcare services that improve the care experience for providers and patients alike. In addition to serving on the Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum Board, she also represents SCCA-Fred Hutch on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Board of Directors.
Melissa Moran-Hodge is a Clinical Outcomes Analyst for Proliance Surgeons, one of the largest surgical practices in the country, with over 425 providers providing treatment at more than 100 care centers in Washington State. She focuses on demonstrating clinical excellence and value in multi-specialty care. She is especially interested showing high quality care delivered in lower-cost ambulatory settings through both clinical measures and patient-reported outcomes.
Ms. Moran-Hodge earned her Master of Health Administration degree from the University of Washington and holds a Bachelors in Physiology and minor in Chemistry from Seattle Pacific University. She is also a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality through NAHQ. Born and raised in the PNW, Ms. Moran-Hodge loves all things outdoors and also a nice rainy day with a book. In addition to WSHEF, she serves on the board for Imani Care International, a small not-for-profit venture serving healthcare clinics in some of the most vulnerable communities of Nairobi, Kenya, and loves volunteering with Camp Erin, a weekend camp run through Providence Hospice of Seattle which allows kids an experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities.
Brooke Stegmeier has nearly 25 years of operations, finance, HR, and analysis experience primarily in the healthcare industry. She has been a licensed CPA since 2004 and received her Masters of Health Administration from Chapman University Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University. Ms. Stegmeier has held directorships with several hospitals in the Seattle area, working to improve organizational structures, discover and analyze underlying business needs, and create dynamic solutions for complex problems.