The Washington State Mental Health Summit Advisory Council is a dedicated group of people passionate about improving mental health care in our state. They represent leadership in intersecting worlds of mental health in Washington State and provide guidance on summit activities.

  • Sue Birch, MBA, BSN, RN, Director of the WA State Health Care Authority

  • Todd Crooks, Executive Director/Co-Founder, Chad’s Legacy Project

  • Laura Crooks, CEO Yakima Children's Village and Co-Founder, Chad's Legacy Project

  • Ann Christian, MSW, CEO of the Washington Council of Behavioral Health

  • David Johnson, EdD, LMHC, Chief Executive Officer at Navos

  • Kelli Nomura, MHP, MBA, Director, King County Behavioral Health & Recovery Division

  • Jim Polo, MD, MBA, Behavioral Health Medical Director at Regence Blue Shield

  • Tana Senn, Washington State Legislature Representative

  • Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA, Chair of the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Jim Vollendroff, MPA, Director of the UW Medicine Behavioral Health Institute at Harborview Medical Center