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Health Equity Working Group

Striving to Achieve Health Equity

The Health Equity Working Group’s purpose is to advise the Population Health CRC Screening program as it strives to achieve health equity for all UW Medicine patients. The group meets quarterly and includes individuals and representatives from community-based organizations and health systems. 

Rachel Issaka, M.D., M.A.S.

Director, Population Health CRC Screening Program, Fred Hutch/University of Washington

Nkem Akinsoto, M.Sc.

Assistant Director, UW Primary Care and Population Health, University of Washington

Bryan Balmadrid, M.D.

Medical Director, Harborview Medical Center Gastroenterology, Harborview Medical Center

Ari Bell-Brown, MPH

Project Manager, HICOR, Fred Hutch

Vida Henderson, Ph.D., Pharm.D

Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutch

La Shanda Hurst

Business Program Manager, Microsoft Philanthropies, Microsoft

Anita Mitchell Isler, CPN

Founder/Director, Washington Colon Cancer Stars 501c3

Amanda Kimura, MPH

Program Manager, Population Health CRC Screening Program, Fred Hutch

Richard Kincade, M.D., MSHA

Clinic Chief, UW Neighborhood Clinic - Kent Des Moines, University of Washington

Susan Onstad

Director, UW Population Health Analytics, University of Washington

Martine Pierre-Louis, MPH

Director, Harborview Medical Center Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Harborview Medical Center

Joycelyn Thomas, DNP, ARNP

Health Ministry Chair, New Beginnings Christian Fellowship
Medical Director, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Federal Way Medical Clinic