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Board of Directors: Officers
Brittany McCreery, MD, President
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.
Valerie Chrusciel, Past-President
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.
Ryan Sundquist, Treasurer
Ryan Sundquist is a Seattle native. Mr. Sundquist attended the University of Washington for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. Currently, Mr. Sundquist is the Associate Director for Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Services at Western Washington Medical Group. Prior work experience includes working as a clinic manager for Sea Mar Community Health Center in Everett and at UW Medical Center as a patient service specialist in the operating rooms. Mr. Sundquist also interned at South Lake Clinic, a multi-specialty clinic. He has been interested in health care ever since high school when his father passed away. Amazed by all the help from the medical staff trying to save his dad’s life, Mr. Sundquist has made it his lifelong dream to give back to both the medical field and his community.
Melissa Moran-Hodge, Secretary
Melissa Moran-Hodge is a Vendor Manager at Amazon Business. While she is taking a quick break from healthcare, her past experience has focused 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.
Karin Larson-Pollock, MD, Regent
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.