Advisory Board


The UW Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management has an advisory board to help guide the overall direction of the program. This group includes key faculty and staff as well as representatives from some of the top organizations in the field. Board members help review content, guide course design and provide updates to ensure the program remains current as the field evolves.

Sally Beahan, M.H.A., RHIA, Director, Health Information Management Strategic Planning and Projects, University of Washington Medical Center

Becky Foley, RHIA, Administrative Director, Health Information Management, Virginia Mason Medical Center

Sheila Green-Shook, M.H.A., RHIA, CHP, Director, Health Information Management and Privacy Officer, Medical Records, Evergreen Health

Mary Alice Hanken, Ph.D., RHIA, CHPS, Senior Lecturer, Department of Health Services, University of Washington | Quality Manager, Sound Mental Health

Seth Hennessey, M.H.A., Administrator, Patient Care Services, University of Washington Medical Center

Eric Irvin, MBA, Director, Academic Programs, UW Professional & Continuing Education, University of Washington

Bryant Karras, M.D., Chief Informatics Officer, Washington State Department of Health

Larry Kessler, Sc.D., Chair and Professor, Department of Health Services, University of Washington

Julie King, Senior Director, Information Services, Seattle Children's

Don Lewis, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Group Health

Larry McNutt, Plan Administrator, Carpenters Trust of Western Washington

Gretchen Murphy, M.Ed., RHIA, FAHIMA, Director, Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management Program, and Senior Lecturer, Department of Health Services, University of Washington

Tom Payne, M.D., FACP, Medical Director, IT Services, UW Medicine | Associate Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine, University of Washington

Kathleen Peterson, M.S., RHIA, CCS, Director, Health Informatics & Health Information Management Program, and Senior Lecturer, Department of Health Services, University of Washington

Terry Rogers, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Health Care Quality

Tim Travaille, Student, Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management Program, University of Washington

Ed Walker, M.D., M.H.A., Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

Dian Wells, Director of Health Information Technology, Sound Mental Health

Will Welton, M.H.A., Dr.P.H., Director, Executive Master of Health Administration Program, and Principal Lecturer, Department of Health Services, University of Washington