Thank you for your interest in volunteering at WSPHA. As a non-profit, WSPHA relies on volunteers to help us achieve our mission to improve the health and safety of Washington residents. From event planning, website management to selecting presentations for our Annual Conference, we have opportunities that fit your interests and availability. 

Legislative Education Day

  • Marketing
  • Registration management 
  • Budget management and fundraising
  • Communication with volunteers, planners and legislators' offices

Annual Conference

  • Review submitted abstracts
  • Serve on the Content Advisory Team (CAT) to select presentations for the conference
  • Coordinate the continuing education credits (CEU) application process
  • Coordinate the annual awards process
  • Coordinate the scholarship process

Social Media and Marketing

  • Promote WSPHA activities through social media and email campaigns

Website Management

  • Contribute to content and editing 

Volunteer Today

 Meet our volunteers

Kelse Kwaiser

Prior to beginning her Masters of Public Health Program at Bastyr University in 2016, Kelse worked as an International Logistics Process Specialist. She developed best practices for her department and shaped the communication methods and standards used in everyday communications with international clients. Kelse led and educated a team of service specialists to execute international shipments of raw materials legally, efficiently and effectively. Kelse left her job to pursue an internship with the State Board of Health, where she worked as a Health Policy Intern from April 2017-November 2017. As an intern, Kelse gained experience developing and conducting a qualitative research study on civic engagement barriers. Kelse currently works multiple part time jobs, working as a youth counselor for YouthCare, and as a Biostatistics tutor and a Research Assistant for Bastyr University. Kelse received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from Western Michigan University and is pursuing her Master of Public Health from Bastyr University (2018 candidate).

Gabbie Berger

Gabbie comes from Las Vegas, but is currently living in Seattle as a student at the University of  Washington. She is studying Medical Anthropology and Global Health with a minor in Law, Societies, and Justice in the hopes of working in public health policy. She is passionate about preventative care, educating others about public health issues, and food politics. In her free time, Gabbie likes to do yoga, hike around Washington, go on service trips, and travel. At WSPHA Gabbie helps plan the 2018 Legislative Education Day. 


Cooper Springfield

Cooper comes from Champaign, IL and resides in Seattle working for MultiCare as a Health Educator and for the YMCA as a Lifestyle Coach. Before moving out west he served as an english teacher in Phitsanulok, Thailand, learning much about the traditions and tendencies of the culture. He has a master's degree in exercise physiology from Southern Illinois University. At WSPHA Cooper helps plan the 2018 Legislation Education Day in addition to website design and management. 

Christie Holtzclaw

A Texan turned Seattleite, Christie is a student at Seattle Central College pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Allied Health with a focus on Community Health and Education. With a background in parent support and aspirations to pursue a Master of Public Health in the future, she currently works at Seattle Children’s Hospital as a Patient Access Supervisor and is passionate about health equity in terms of both access and outcomes. At WSPHA, Christie assists with administrative projects, photography and membership.