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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

  • Lisa Callan, Representative, Washington State Legislature, Vice Chair, Human Services & Early Learning Committee

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

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

  • Manka Dhingra, Senator, Washington State Legislature, Chair of Behavioral Health Subcommittee

  • David Johnson, EdD, LMHC, CEO, retired - MultiCare-Navos, current private practitioner

  • Stephanie Lane, Chief Workforce Development Officer, Peer Washington

  • Susan McGlaughlin, Director, Behavioral Health and Recovery Division, King County

  • Jim Polo, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer at Carelon

  • Mike Schindler, CEO, Operation Military Family Cares

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

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