We have two new additions to our team at the North Sound ACH, and one departure:
- Deborah Barnes-Josiah, PhD has joined our team in a part-time capacity. Debbi is an epidemiologist who recently moved to the Bellingham area after working 18 years in Nebraska at the state health department and the College of Public Health. Her work has focused primarily on maternal and child health, including infant and maternal mortality, but has also included diverse projects such as teen violence prevention and community needs assessments. She is enjoying learning about new geographical and content areas working with the North Sound ACH.
- Kelly Veit, MHA will be joining our team as the Pathways HUB Director. Kelly has spent the past three years as Director of the Washington Patient Safety Coalition, a Foundation for Healthcare Quality program dedicated to convening patient safety, quality and risk executives around patient safety initiatives. Prior to that position, Kelly spent three years managing the REACH Program, a long-term case management program for people experiencing homelessness and drug addiction in King County. Kelly brings a familiarity of the broad spectrum of health care delivery, from social services to acute care and the various points of interplay between them. She will be joining our team in mid-January.
In addition, we are sending best wishes to Kyle Davidson, as he left our team to join the Pierce County ACH in a new leadership role.