The Association Staff


Bob Marsalli
Chief Executive Officer

Bob provides strategic leadership for mission fulfillment, working with The Association's Board of Directors to develop and implement long-range planning and responsible stewardship of the Association’s resources. 

Ashley Lile
Director of Training & Technical Assistance

Ashley leads the development of The Association's training and technical assistance programs by facilitating dialogue, collaboration, and interdisciplinary learning among health centers, The Association and other stakeholders critical to Our mission, and offers input as part of the leadership team to guide overall organizational strategic action. 

Eric Griffith
Director of Finance & Operations

Eric facilitates The Association’s financial activities, ensuring compliance with federal and state laws and regulations regarding grants, human resources, payroll, and reporting. He collaborates with leadership on contracts and budget preparation and monitors state and federal grants. 

Deanna Fluke
Executive Assistant & Communications Coordinator 

Deanna manages and collaborates on Board related projects from conception to completion including: board development and maintenance, public relations, marketing and communications, data management, meeting and schedule coordination, event planning and website maintenance.

Ian Randall, PhD
Senior Strategy Advisor

Ian joined The Association as a Senior Advisor in September of 2018, providing strategic and operational expertise revolving around payment and delivery system based on his past experience across provider, payer, government, and life sciences sectors. Ian is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Department of Health Services in Seattle, Washington.

Chris Kaasa
Senior Policy Advisor

Chris serves as the key policy advocacy liaison within The Association to legislators and key stakeholder agencies. 

Kristina Alnajjar
Director of Workforce Development
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Jessica Bateman
Health Policy Associate 
Hannah Stanfield
Care Improvement & Innovations Manager

Jessica manages the Association’s Dental Learning Network, provides staff support and policy development to both the Dental and Behavioral Health Committees, and manages the community health centers annual lobby day activities. Jessica holds a graduate degree in Public Administration from The Evergreen State College and Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies. Jessica currently serves on the Olympia City Council, is a former Community Impact Director, legislative aide, and field organizer for SEIU 775.

Hannah supports Washington's health centers' capacity to deliver high quality care and improve access with a view towards lessening health disparities. Using project management and process improvement approaches, Hannah oversees development and management of clinical and operational training and technical assistance (T/TA) and facilitates dialogue and interdisciplinary learning in support of identified member needs and Association strategic goals. Hannah is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Patient Centered Medical Home content expert.

Kristina is the Association’s key manager for monitoring and supporting Washington health center’s state of the workforce and is responsible for overseeing development, administration, and implementation of workforce development training and technical assistance as well as the development and maintenance of clinical apprenticeship training programs. 

Amanda Nicholson
Education Systems Administrator

Amanda strengthens the capabilities of CHCs by promoting workforce development through The Association's apprenticeship program. Through database management, progress monitoring, and advising, Amanda supports a network of apprentices across the state from enrollment to graduation and beyond.

Karie Nicholas, G.C., M.A.
Data Analyst

Karie manages data collection and analysis projects in support of The Association's strategic priorities, provides data training and assistance, works on SDH data efforts and is heading up the PCAs research projects. 

Patricia Gepert
Health Access Coordinator

Patricia supports the health centers to reduce health disparities and increase access to comprehensive primary care services among the underserved. Through training, technical assistance and safety net communication, she works to link upstream investment, enabling services and community engaged strategies to advance access and primary care.

Terri Blazell-Wayson
Administrative, Emergency Preparedness & Group Purchasing Coordinator
Tenisha Billups
Behavioral Health Coordinator
Kate White Tudor, J.D.
Lobbyist and Policy Advisor

Kate has advocated for Washington's community health centers with the Washington State Legislature and executive agencies since 2008. She helps lead the public policy team, advises the joint legislative committee, and nurtures legislative and stakeholder relationships to advance the mission of assuring access to care for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities. 

Alyssa Burgess
Workforce Development Coordinator

Alyssa recently relocated to Washington from her hometown in Northern California after receiving her BA in Public Health from the University of South Carolina. She works closely with the Workforce Apprenticeship program by managing apprentice applications, coordinating with partner organizations, and organizing kick-off events for new cohorts. 

Tenisha supports Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) for health centers in behavioral health practice and advancement of behavioral health, substance use disorder (SUD)/medication assistant treatment (MAT) and primary care integration. She assesses needs and implements activities in response to need, budget and project requirements. Tenisha is responsible for convening and facilitating peer networking opportunities and serves as the point-of-contact for behavioral health practice and SUD/MAT inquiries.

Terri provides office management, group purchasing coordination, clerical and meeting logistical assistance for program staff to support the work of the organization for its members.