About COAP – Management Committee

COAP’s physician-led Management Committee is made up of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurses, quality 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

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

Susan Hecker, MD, MPH
Cardiovascular Surgery
St. Joseph Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Tacoma, WA

Dennis Hoover, Pharm.D. (Vice 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

Chelle Moat, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Care Management
Premera Blue Cross
Mountlake Terrace, WA

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

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

Tariq Salam, MD, FACC, FHRS
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

Dan Lessler, MD, MHA
Chief Medical Officer
Washington State Health Care Authority
Olympia, WA

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

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

Gyula Sziraczky
President
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