About COAP – Management Committee

COAP’s physician-led Management Committee is made up of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurses, improvement professionals, payers, and hospital administrators from across Washington state.

The committee is supported by Special Advisors representing additional health care stakeholders, and by several working subcommittees. Subcommittee membership is open to clinicians and staff from all COAP participating hospitals. COAP encourages broad participation to ensure that a diverse range of input and expertise goes into shaping the State’s direction.

Management Committee

Cass Bilodeau, RN, BSN. MBA
Regional Outreach, Development & Telemedicine
Providence Health & Services, Southeast Region
Kadlec Regional Medical Center
Richland, WA

Drew Baldwin, MD
Interventional Cardiologist, Director Quality
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, WA

David Buccholz, MD
Medical Director, Collaborative Healthcare Solutions
Premera Blue Cross

Jacob Doll, MD
Staff Cardiologist; Acting Assistant Professor
VA Puget Sound Health Systems; UW
Seattle, WA

Ryan Foresman, MD
Cardiovascular Anesthesiology
Harrison Medical Center
Bremerton, WA

J. Richard Goss, MD, MPH
Director, Quality Improvement; Medical Director
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Geoff Harms, MD
Interventional Cardiology
Central WA Hospital
Wenatchee, WA

Dennis Hoover, Pharm.D. (Chair)
Senior Director, Cardiovascular Service Line
Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital
Yakima, WA

Eric J. Lehr, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Cardiovascular Surgery
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Daniel Mumme, MD
Cardiovascular Surgery
Multicare Tacoma General Hospital
Tacoma, WA

Michael E. Ring, MD, FACC, FSCAI 
Interventional Cardiology
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
Spokane, WA

Tariq Salam, MD, FACC, FHRS (Vice Chair)
Electrophysiologist, Medical Director, Heart Rhythm Service
Multicare Health System
1901 S. Cedar St. #301
Tacoma, WA

Mandya Vishwanath, MD
Cardiovascular Surgery
Northwest Heart & Lung Surgical Assoc.
Spokane, WA

Special Advisors

Nancy Fisher, RN, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Region X
Seattle, WA

Julie McDonald, RN, BSN, CPHQ
Consultant, Data Management & Analytics
Snohomish, WA

Richard Phillips, MD, MS, MPH
Cardiovascular Surgery
Everett, WA

Gyula Sziraczky
ARMUS Corporation
San Mateo, CA

Richard W. Whitten, MD, MBA, FACP
Contractor Medical Director, VP Health Policy
Noridian Healthcare Solutions
Fargo, ND

James McCabe, MD
Interventional Cardiology
University of WA Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Judy Zerzan. MD
Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Quality and Care Transformation
Washington Health Care Authority