2021 WSPHA Annual Conference

"Commitment and Innovation in Action:
Public Health in a Virtual World"

Wednesday, Oct. 13th - Tuesday, Oct.19th, 2021
A Virtual Conference

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2021 Keynote Speakers and Panels!


Wednesday, October 13 


Dismantling the anti-vaxx industry

Imran Ahmed

Chief Executive Officer

Center for Countering Digital Hate




Thursday, October 14


Dying to Belong: Racism, Public Health, and the Law 

Montrese Ransom, JD, MPH, ACC

Director: National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training, President-Elect: American Society for Law, Medicine, and Ethics, Lead Editor of Public Health Law: Concepts and Case Studies,   


Panel on Racism and Equity

Moderator: Jan Ward Olmstead, WSPHA Board Member

Panelists: Dr. Ben Danielson; Elaine Ishihara, Director of APICAT  |  Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Advocating Together for Health; and Matias Valenzuela, Director of the Office of Equity & Community Partnerships at Public Health - Seattle & King County 




Karen A. Johnson, PhD


Washington State Office of Equity 






Friday, October 15




Representative Laurie Jinkins

Speaker of the House







 Panel on Policy

Moderator: Julie Peterson, Executive Director of The Foundation for Healthy Generations

Panelists: Brynn Brady, WSALPHO and Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Lobbyist; Amy Brackenbury, Public Health Roundtable Lobbyist; Maria Couragen, Washington State Department of Health





Congresswoman Kim Schrier (WA-08)






Monday, October 18 



Dr. Umair A. Shah

Washington State Secretary of Health




Tuesday, October 19

Politics and Public Health 



Donna Levin, JD

National Director of the Network for Public Health Law 








Jennifer Piatt, JD

Deputy Director with the Network for Public Health Law’s Western Region Office 




Panel on Politics and Public Health

Moderator: Dr. Umair A. Shah, WA State Secretary of Health

Panelists: Donna Levin and Jennifer Piatt, The Network for Public Health Law; Dr. Allison Berry, Jefferson and Clallam County Health Officer; Micheala Miller, Deputy Superintendent at Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction; Adrian Dominguez, Urban Indian Health Institute and WSPHA President-Elect; and TBA


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2020 Conference Materials

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