Nancy Giunto - Executive Director
Nancy Giunto serves as executive director of Washington Health Alliance, a multi-stakeholder nonprofit that offers objective reporting of progress on measures of health care quality and value, as well as a trusted forum for critical conversations about health care system improvement. Since joining the Alliance in September 2014, Nancy has overseen the organization’s strategic direction as it enters its second decade, including its legislative agenda, continued statewide expansion, and the publication of new reports. Nancy is also responsible for the Alliance’s partnership with the Washington State Health Care Authority’s Healthier Washington initiative, which includes the development and publication of results for the Washington Common Measure Set on Health Care Quality and Cost.
Previously Nancy served 14 years as executive director of Foster Pepper law firm in Seattle, where she purchased health care for close to 300 attorneys and staff.
Nancy has had a long career in health care, first at National Institutes of Health in Washington D.C. as a program analyst, and then at the American Hospital Association. She spent seven years as an administrative leader at Intermountain Health Care, a large health care system in Salt Lake City. In her last position with Intermountain Health Care, Nancy served as the chief operating officer of the system’s second largest hospital. For ten years she was employed by Providence Health & Services in a variety of positions including chief operating officer and operations administrator for a hospital and special assistant to the CEO working on significant system initiatives.
Nancy is a Board Member of the Network of Regional Health care Improvement (NRHI) and serves on the organization’s Strategic Planning and Executive Committees. NRHI is a national membership organization representing 35 Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives (RHICs).
Nancy is very active in the local business community. She has been a member of Seattle Rotary 4, one of the largest Rotary clubs in the world, since 2000. She has been a long-time member of Rotary’s Business Mentor Committee, which connects minority business owners, business students from the University of Washington and Rotary members to address real business issues experienced in the minority business. From 2007-2009, Nancy served as the Chairperson of the Rotary Business Mentor Committee. Nancy is also currently a Board member of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Advisory Panel for Cambia Grove.
Nancy graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in biomedical communications. She also earned a Master of Health Administration degree from The Ohio State University.
Susie Dade - Deputy Director
Susie Dade has worked in health care in Washington state for 37 years. Currently, as Deputy Director of the Washington Health Alliance, Ms. Dade is involved in virtually all aspects of the Alliance’s work but has a particular focus on strategic planning, performance measurement and reporting, purchaser engagement in value-based purchasing, and provider performance improvement. Ms. Dade also served as the Project Director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Aligning Forces for Quality program in the Puget Sound area until it concluded in April 2015. From 1980 to 2005, Ms. Dade held several delivery system leadership and planning positions, including 16 years with Group Health Cooperative. Ms. Dade has a Bachelors Degree in Health Administration and a Masters in Public Administration.
Mark Pregler - Director, Data Management and Analytics
Director, Data Management and Analytics
Mark Pregler has more than 20 years experience in Information Technology with an emphasis in data warehousing and business intelligence environments. Having developed a passion for data early in his career as a software developer, He has spent the past 15 years focused on health care data and information. With this experience, Mr. Pregler brings a strong foundation of both business and technology knowledge to the Alliance. Prior to joining the Alliance, he served as Director of Knowledge Services at Premera Blue Cross where he was responsible for the Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence program. In this capacity, he set the strategic direction of the program and led efforts in the design, development and implementation of reporting and analytic solutions for a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
While at Premera, Mr. Pregler also served two years as the company’s representative on the Alliance’s Heath Information & Technology Committee as well as the Data Stewardship Sub-Committee. Before working at Premera, Mr. Pregler held similar roles at PacifiCare Health Systems in the Actuarial, Finance and Health Care Economics division, and also led efforts in the design and development of a claims adjudication system at Carl Warren & Company, a third party administrator for Property & Casualty claims and adjusting services. Mark received his Bachelor of Arts in Management Information Systems from California State University Fullerton.
Leslie Bennett - Senior Communications Manager
Senior Communications Manager
Leslie Bennetthas more than twenty years working in health communications. She began her journalism career as a news reporter for NPR stations in Concord, New Hampshire, San Diego, California, and at KUOW in Seattle. As a result of her reporting, she was inspired to shift her focus to health and public policy.
After graduating from law school, she represented community interests in nonprofit hospital conversions at Consumers Union in San Francisco. As an Assistant Attorney General in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, she regulated and investigated nonprofit organizations. Ms. Bennett also worked on the commercial insurance side of the Health Connector, the Massachusetts health care reform agency, and provided pro bono representation for clients appealing medical treatment denials at Health Law Advocates, a nonprofit law firm in Boston.
Leslie has a Bachelor of Science degree in communications from Emerson College and a JD from Northeastern University Law School.
Ellen Chatel - Business Intelligence Developer
Business Intelligence Developer
Ellen Chatel has a background in data analytics and website development. Before joining the Alliance in 2015 she worked at Cambia Health Solutions for ten years, and prior to that at Physician’s Micro Systems, Incorporated, which was later purchased by McKesson.
Ellen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Natural Sciences from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She has also completed several certificate programs at the University of Washington Continuing Education and attended classes at The School of Visual Concepts in Seattle.
Ellen is committed to producing high-quality data analytics and visualization and a responsive and optimized web site experience.
Girma Demissie - Senior Health Data Analyst
Senior Health Data Analyst
Girma Demissie has more than 25 years’ experience in Information Technology with a focus in data warehousing and business intelligence environments. Girma is an accomplished contributor in his career as a software developer, having developed multiple solutions and applications for industry leaders like Microsoft; T-Mobile, Premera, the Department Of Transportation and many others. He spent the past 10 years focused on health care data and information. Mr. Demissie brings a strong foundation of both business and technology knowledge to the Washington Health Alliance. Prior to joining the Alliance, he served as Data Warehouse developer at Premera Blue Cross, where he was responsible for implementing Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence solutions. At Premera he led efforts in the design, development and implementation of reporting and analytical solutions for a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Before working at Premera, Mr. Demissie held multiple roles as a business intelligence developer for Microsoft, the State of Texas and the State of Iowa, implementing a data warehouse for Medicare in the design and development of a claims adjudication system at Avanade, a subsidiary of Accenture. Girma received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Haile Sellassie First University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and has multiple certifications in information technology.
Adria Moskowitz - Office Coordinator
Adria Moskowitz has a public health background with a focus on physical activity and nutrition, tobacco prevention and control, chronic disease prevention, oral health care and asthma control. Before joining the Alliance, she spent 14 years at the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department where she championed internal diversity and inclusion with a focus on cultural competency and health equity. She spent many of those years working on teams with community coalitions and under-represented populations.
Ms. Moskowitz received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Cornell University and a Computer Learning Center diploma in Programming. She is also a professional juggler and can be found performing at community events and Renaissance Faires throughout Washington and Oregon.
Yuriy Stasyuk - Senior Health Data Analyst
Senior Health Data Analyst
Yuriy Stasyuk has a decade of diverse experiences in the healthcare industry, which include direct delivery of care, case management, and data analytics. He has always been excited by information technology, moral philosophy, and the biological sciences. The fortuitous intersection of this triad of passions is what ushered him into healthcare analytics.
Prior to joining the Alliance Yuriy spent nearly seven years at Molina Healthcare of Washington in multiple data oriented roles. Most recently he was a Senior Data Analyst responsible for the development of an automated HEDIS reporting portal. Prior to that he engineered the infrastructure of multiple data marts to aggregate data from different sources. He also spearheaded the implementation of a modernized reporting environment, transitioning dozens of manual spreadsheets into fully automated tasks, alerts, and reports.
Yuriy graduated with a Bachelors in Communication from Thomas Edison State College and has a certification in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
His past experience also includes five years of serving the local community as a youth minister, where he was engaged in writing, public speaking, group leadership, and organizing community events.