ADVISORY COUNCIL

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

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

  • David Johnson, EdD, LMHC, CEO,retired at Multicare-Navos, current advisory board member

  • Stephanie Lane, Director, Peer Workforce Alliance

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

  • Mike Schindler, CEO, Operation Military Family Cares

  • TBA, Representative, Washington State Legislature

  • 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