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  • The HCHN Planning Council plays an essential consumer and community advisory role in planning and evaluation of HCHN programs and services.

  • It provides guidance and policy direction to HCHN administrative staff, Public Health — Seattle & King County management, and the King County Board of Health. The Council has a key role in annual community needs assessment and strategic planning.

  • Members include consumers, health care professionals, homeless service agency providers, and funders.
HCHN meeting participants
  • Maureen Brown, MD, Co-Chair, Swedish Family Practice
  • Gregory Francis, Co-Chair, Community Advocate

  • Margo Burnison, King County Dept. of Community & Human Services
  • Rebekah Demirel, Community Advocate
  • Sinan Demirel, Consultant
  • Zachary DeWolf, All Home - King County
  • Tricia Madden, Harborview Medical Center
  • Francesca Martin, Compass Housing Alliance
  • Maria Metzler, Downtown Emergency Service Center
  • Michael Quinn, Plymouth Housing Group
  • Eva Ruiz, Community Advocate
  • Jeff Sakuma, City of Seattle, Human Services Department
  • Charlotte Sanders, University of Washington School of Social Work
  • Sheila Sebron, Veteran Advocate
  • Kate Speltz, King County Dept. of Community & Human Services
  • Susan Vaughn, YouthCare

King County Board of Health* HCHN Standing Committee

  • Sally Bagshaw, City of Seattle Council Member
  • Bill Daniell, Health Professional
  • Jeanne Kohl-Welles, King County Council Member
  • Largo Wales, City of Auburn Deputy Mayor

    *Governance body for Public Health's 330h grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)