Jeanna Deforeit

Directora de Washington

Northwest Sarcoma Foundation

Jeanna is a professional leader in the area strategy planning, Non-profits Organization, health advocacy, capacity building, cancer, and CHW.

Richard Brown, MD, MPH


Director Médico, Southwest Michigan Market, Concerto Health, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Dr. Brown  is highly experienced family physician and healthcare leader, who is recognized  for developing programs designed to serve frail, elderly and undeserved patients with complex medical needs.  

Kai'mi Sinclair


University of WA

 Assistant Professor at Washington State University since 2015. I’ve had the opportunity to live and work in many communities in the U.S. and learn from a broad spectrum of community members, including American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, African Americans, and Latinosdevelop, implement, and evaluate culturally informed interventions to promote health and prevent disease

Board of Directors

Maxwell Olarsch



Max is an Immigration Staff Attorney and Director of Legal Services for Central Washington Justice For Our Neighbors and a dedicated public interest lawyer. He was previously a student attorney with the Washington College of Law Disability Rights Law Clinic, where he worked on various issues including special education and language access advocacy. He previously worked for international court systems and helped provide legal services to refugees in Uganda. He has also spent years researching and studying international and domestic human and civil rights issues. Max Olarsch has a J.D., cum laude, from American University Washington College of Law and a B.A. from the University of Vermont.

  Guadalupe Gamboa

United Farmworkers MEcha


Guadalupe Gamboa was born in Edinburgh, Texas. His parents, refugees from the Mexican revolutionary struggles, had settled in the Rio Grande area and made their living as farmworkers.  In the late 1940s, when Gamboa was in the first grade, the family moved to the Yakima Valley in Central Washington after hearing that there was good money to be made in the fields “El Norte.” Living initially in labor camps, the Gamboas worked the Washington crops. Throughout his school years, Lupe Gamboa would work in the fields with his family.

Michael Parchman



Senior Investigator is a nationally recognized scholar in chronic illness care research at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute’s MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation. A family practitioner and health services researcher, Dr. Parchman previously served as the director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Practice-Based Research Network Initiative and senior advisor for primary care.

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