Board of Directors


Co-chair of the Conference Committee

Adrian Dominguez, MS

Adrian Dominguez is a Los Angeles native. He received his undergraduate degree in 1989 in Physiology/Cell Biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. In 1988 he was awarded the Harvard University Health Professionals fellowship to attend Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he studied Neurology and was introduced to Public Health. He received his Masters of Science in Epidemiology and Bio-statistics from the School of Public Health at the University of California at Los Angeles in 1992.

Adrian has worked in AIDS Epidemiology, quality and risk management for acute and long-term care hospitals, community health assessment and evaluation. Adrian was the Scientific Director at the Urban Indian Health Institute from 2015-2020. where he was responsible for the oversight of scientific research and projects that impact the American Indian/Alaska Native population nationally. 


Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

JanMarie Ward, MPA
Private Consultant

JanMarie Ward (Chumash), MPA, is a lineal descendant of Santa Ynez and Barbareño, California Mission Indians. JanMarie is the director/principal of Seven Generations Strategies LLC and serves as a senior public health policy and project advisor/consultant to the American Indian Health Commission (AIHC) for Washington State. She brings an understanding of evidence-based public health from working with tribal communities and over 40 years of public sector experience in health policy, public administration, and tribal and intergovernmental affairs. Her experience includes development of models and curriculum to support culturally grounded strategic thinking and program development. In partnership with tribal leadership, tribal health programs, and community members, she has helped create Native approaches to public health work that draw on unique cultural resources, community vision, and the engagement of tribal elected officials.  Her efforts in public health focus on a spectrum of issues across all phases of life through a social justice and equity lens and the development of trauma-informed systems and practices.

As a certified master trainer in Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experience, and Resilience, JanMarie applies an indigenous perspective and a historical and cultural context as a path to healing through acknowledgment of intergenerational core strengths and self-determination. She earned a master’s degree from The Evergreen State College, Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Tribal Governance-management, policy, and leadership for Indigenous organizations. She has also served as adjunct faculty at The Evergreen State College in the Master of Public Administration program in both the general and Tribal cohorts. 

JanMarie serves on the boards of Group Health Foundation, Community Advisory of University of Washington’s Health Promotion Research Center, Washington State Public Health Association, Washington State Governor’s Health Disparities Council, and the Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation. She also serves on multiple committees to address systemic racism and historic inequities in support of community-driven capacity building in health and wellness systems change for American Indian and Alaska Native and BIPOC communities. Together, Jan and her husband Roger, have four grown sons, their partners, and their first grandchild.


Julie Osgood, MS, DrPH
Vice President, Clinic Network, UW Medicine, Valley Medical Center

President of the Clinic Network at UW Medicine | Valley Medical Center. She provides leadership to the ambulatory network and is responsible for operations, performance improvement, patient safety, population health and care transformation efforts.

Prior to coming to Washington, Dr. Osgood spent 19 years working at MaineHealth, a large integrated healthcare delivery system in Maine. She held a leadership position in the Center for Health Improvement, overseeing population health programs that utilized clinical, community and policy strategies to improve care and outcomes in Maine and New Hampshire. She served as President of the Maine Public Health Association, Chair of the American Lung Association Leadership Board in Maine, and served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Muskie School of Public Service’s MPH Program, the Maine Center for Public Health, the Hanley Health Leadership Development Program, and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine.

Dr. Osgood holds a master’s degree in Health Policy and Management from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine and a Doctorate in Public Health Leadership from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.


Lauren Jenks, MPH, CHES
Assistant Secretary for Environmental Public Health at the Washington State Department of Health and Chair of the Washington State Institutional Review Board

Lauren Jenks, MPH, CHES, is Assistant Secretary for Environmental Public Health at the Washington State Department of Health and Chair of the Washington State Institutional Review Board. She is passionate about public health, environmental justice, and health equity. Lauren has a broad public health background, including post-graduate training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Prevention Service, a program designed to create public health generalists with an ability to work within the whole public health system and lead a variety of public health programs. Lauren cares deeply about people. She has a calm, assertive leadership style, with a focus on respect, trust, and continuous learning. She brings a deep understanding of public health data systems, using data for decision making, and evidence based approaches and interventions. She tries to live her public health values by occasionally slowly jogging and commuting to work on an electric bicycle. At work and at home, she encourages people to act boldly, make a difference in the world, and to do so with a joyful heart. She lives in Olympia with her spouse, 12-year-old son, and 10-year-old daughter. 


Chair of the Engagement & Outreach Committee

Jimi Bush 
Director of Quality and Engagement, Washington State Department of Health

 Jimi Bush started with the Medical Commission in January 2015. Her focus as Director of Quality and Engagement is broad and represents impacts across the state of Washington and the health care delivery system. She leads the Medical Commission Quality Improvement (QI) team, which evaluates and modernizes processes and procedures through six sigma (LEAN) tools, paperless workflows and employee training.

She works with health care providers and legislators to review, analyze and implement health care policy. In that role she works with legislators to communicate the importance of health care related issues and ensures that all stakeholders understand the implications of legislation being, or not, enacted. Jimi plays a major role in the outward facing communication of the Medical Commission. She has developed communications strategies for Twitter and Facebook that center around providing unique content for the distinctive demographics of each platform. She and the communications team strive to execute social media posts, website updates and email distributions in a timely manner and eye catching approach.

Jimi studied economics at New York University and continued onto Arizona State University where she received her Master’s in Public Administration.

Co-Chair of the Conference Committee

Seth Doyle, MA
Manager, Community Health Improvement Program, NW Regional Primary Care Association

Seth Doyle is Manager of the Community Health Improvement Program at Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA), a membership organization for Community Health Centers in federal Region X (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington). In this role, Seth leads NWRPCA’s efforts around social determinants of health and health equity, Community Health Worker workforce development, outreach and enrollment, community partnering and coalition building, and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)/trauma informed care.

Seth joined NWRPCA in 2007 as Migrant Health Coordinator, providing training and technical assistance to migrant health grantees in region X. Prior to joining NWRPCA, he worked as a Health Educator and Case Manager for the Urban League of Rhode Island. Seth holds a master’s degree in Latin American Studies with a Public Health minor from the University of New Mexico. Seth’s research interests include migration, health, and human rights and he has studied and conducted field research in Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, and Mexico.


Mohamed Ali, MS, MPH
Program Manager at Public Health Seattle & King County – Hazardous Waste Management Program

Mohamed Ali is currently a Program Manager at Public Health Seattle & King County – Hazardous Waste Management Program (PHSKC-HWMP) where he manages the Residential Service Program. Prior to his current position, he worked at School of Medicine, University of Washington, infectious disease prevention, emergency preparedness, zoonotic diseases program as well as community health programming. 

Mohamed is an innovator, systems thinker and change maker with passion and experience in the areas of health equity, social impact, and community resilience. Mohamed is skilled at developing partnerships between community-based and governmental organizations and facilitating the identification of systemic challenges, incubation of solutions and building momentum for collective action. He is a founding member of the Somali Health Board and played a role in the formation of a Coalition of Community Health Boards in King County. A coalition of under served communities working to promote and implement best practices in the South Puget Sound region.

In 2012, Mohamed had the honor of receiving the National Community Hero Award from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) and the White House Champion of Change Award in 2013. This was due to his efforts in reducing the impact of carbon monoxide poisoning in the refugee and immigrant communities of South King County. Mohamed is diligent and he enjoys giving back to his community. Besides his involvement in his community, Mohamed is also a proud father of 5 children and has a loving and supportive spouse. This has and will always be his motivation to continue to work harder.

Lilián Bravo
Director of Public Health Partnerships, Yakima Health District







Janessa Graves, PhD MPH
Washington State University School of Nursing

Dr. Janessa Graves is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Washington State University (WSU). Dr. Graves holds a Masters in Public Health and a PhD in health services research from the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. She completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric injury research at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center prior to coming to WSU. Dr. Graves holds expertise in program evaluation, interdisciplinary research methodologies, public health data, and rural health. She leads the evaluation efforts for the WSU College of Nursing and provides biostatistical and epidemiological support to faculty and community partners.

Dr. Graves served in the Peace Corps in the Fiji Islands and studied at Columbia University in New York City. She collaborates with researchers from around the US and world, with a focus on improving rural health equity and prioritizing the needs and concerns of rural communities. Dr. Graves serves on multiple regional and state boards to supporting public health efforts. She lives in northeast Washington with her husband and two children.  

Co-Chair of the Policy Committee

Carrie Horwitch, MD, MPH, FACP
Doctor of Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center - Seattle

Dr. Carrie Horwitch is an outpatient internal medicine physician. She is also certified as an HIV care specialist and has been taking care of people living with HIV since the early 1990s.  She graduated from University of Arizona School of Medicine and completed her Master of Public Health from University of California, Berkeley.  She focuses her clinical time at Virginia Mason Medical Center and has been an educator for internal medicine residents and medical students for the past 22 years.  She is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Washington. She spent 20 years co-teaching a course entitled Emerging Infections of Public Health Importance. She was the  American College of Physicians representative for IOM/ASTHO public health & primary care integration project which worked to have primary care and public health work more closely together.

Co-Chair of the Policy Committee

Megan Moore, MPH
Healthy Communities Specialist, Kitsap Public Health District

 As an emerging leader in Public Health, Megan Moore strives to apply her communicative ability and dedication to advance WSPHA’s lofty vision for all Washington State residents. She currently manages several grants in the Olympic Region at Kitsap Public Health District and has helped to mobilize a statewide coalition of substance use professionals to be more active engaging with decision-makers. Megan is also a voting member of the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee where she represents health in the built environment.

Megan graduated with her MPH from Bastyr University. Prior to her career in Public Health, she worked in the field of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation for ten years. She learned that while individual behaviors are important to health, significant upstream factors play a larger role and need to be addressed for the sake of an equitable society.

Amy Person, MD
Health Officer, Benton-Franklin Health District

Dr. Amy Person has been the Health Officer for the Benton-Franklin Health District since 2011. Prior to joining BFHD, she was a primary care pediatrician in Milwaukee, WI for 18 years, working with teen mothers and inner city families. Recognizing the impact of health disparities on the lives of her own patients, she pursued a career in public health to better address prevention and the social determinants of health at the population level

She holds a medical degree from University of Illinois as well as a master’s in health care informatics and a GIS (geographic information systems) certificate from University of Wisconsin.

Julie Peterson
Senior Director of Policy, Foundation for Healthy Generations

Julie is responsible for the vision, leadership, planning and implementation of a Public Affairs plan that promotes Foundation for Healthy Generation’s mission through public policy. Julie’s public policy advocacy and legislative work is recognized by Philanthropy Northwest, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services’ Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) and the National Network for Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities.

Currently, Julie serves as the past president of the Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention. Prior to her arrival at Foundation for Healthy Generations, she was the deputy director of the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission. She served as the agency’s legislative liaison and a member of the inter-agency work group on drugs.


Jaime Bodden, MPH, MSW
Managing Director, Washington State Association of Local Public Health Officials

Jaime Bodden has been the Managing Director for the Washington State Association of Local Public Health Officials (WSALPHO) since 2017.  Before working for WSALPHO, served as the director for a small health department in rural Wisconsin.  Previously, Jaime has worked in global public health, focusing on gender development, community mobilization, and childhood development.  Jaime earned BA degrees in Anthropology and Women’s Studies from Marquette University and her Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.  In her role with WSALPHO, she works to elevate local public health’s role in making Washington State a safe, health, and vibrant place though advocacy, systems collaboration, and partnerships.



Maria Courogen, MPH
Special Assistant, Systems Transformation, Office of the Secretary

Maria Courogen, MPH, is a strategic health leader working with partners and communities to achieve equity and optimal health for all. As the Special Assistant for Systems Transformation at the Washington State Department of Health, she sits on the Executive Team of the agency and leads a group that works to help public health transform through its Foundational Public Health Services work as well as adapt to transformation of the health care delivery system. 

Prior to this role, Maria worked in infectious disease, starting as an epidemiologist in the HIV/AIDS program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. She went on to lead infectious disease assessment and program work at the Washington State Department of Health, overseeing epidemiologic studies, becoming the director of the Office of Infectious Disease and the AIDS Director for Washington State, and contributing as one of the architects of the state’s End AIDS initiative. She had the opportunity to travel to India, Zambia, Trinidad, Haiti, and the Republic of Georgia to work with colleagues on HIV reporting and program management activities.

Maria obtained her Master’s of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Science from Boston University.


Jefferson Ketchel, MA RS
Executive Director

Jefferson Ketchel is the Executive Director. He manages WSPHA’s communications, operations, programs, and supports the new strategic direction. He has an MA in Policy Studies from the University of Washington and is a registered sanitarian. Jefferson is also a graduate of the CDC's Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute and Harvard University's National Preparedness Leadership Initiative Executive Education Program. Prior to joining WSPHA, he was the administrator of the Snohomish and Grant County Health Districts. Jeff has served as president of the Washington State Association of Local Public Health Officials and chair of the Washington State Board of Registered Sanitarians.

A lifelong Washingtonian, Jeff lives in Spokane with his wife Emily and their three children Harrison, Marjorie, and Ruby.




Jenna Wilson
Administrative Coordinator

Jenna Wilson is the Administrative Coordinator for the WSPHA, where she supports the Board, Executive Director, and WSPHA membership. Jenna graduated with an American Cultural Studies degree and a self-designed Culture and Creative Expression in Education degree from Western Washington University, and her background is in supporting educational organizations, such as public libraries, children's museums, and public and private schools. She is passionate about ensuring equitable access to information and education, and is thrilled to be joining the WSPHA in this role where she can support public health workers and communities across Washington.

Jenna lives in the greater Seattle area, and enjoys traveling, reading, and a good cheese plate. In her free time, you can most likely find her with a book in hand and her dog Murphy on her lap.



 Cordé Espinosa

Cordé Espinosa has the privilege to maintain and edit the social media accounts of WSPHA. He is from Bishop California but has lived most of his life in or around Snohomish Washington area. Cordé is multifaceted, with a broad range of skills and backgrounds. He is currently licensed and certified as an assistant occupational therapist (COTA/L). He also has previous certifications in health and wellness coaching and neuro-reeducation balance training, with specialties in stroke-recovery and home and environmental modifications for people with disabilities. Cordé is currently working to complete his bachelor’s degree in Public Health and is expected to graduate with honors this spring. He focuses his study in the areas of epidemiology, occupational, environmental health, and safety. Cordé is passionate about helping to make a difference to reduce health disparities and advocate for equity in needing communities. Cordé enjoys motorcycle adventures, nature, and spending time with his wife and two children in Cathcart Washington.