Fred Jarrett joins the Washington Health Alliance board of directors

Fred Jarrett, Deputy King County Executive, was elected to the Washington Health Alliance’s board of directors this month.

Mr. Jarrett oversees and directs the work of the King County Executive Branch, including its departments, operations and policy development. Previously a state senator, Jarrett served four terms in the Washington state House of Representatives, after serving as Mercer Island Mayor and as a city council and school board member. Jarrett has also had a 35-year career at The Boeing Company.

Mr. Jarrett is replacing Dr. David Fleming, former Director & Health Officer, Public Health – Seattle & King County, who is stepping down after serving seven years on the board, three of which he led as board chair.

“Fred’s deep experience in both the private and public sector will be a real asset to the Alliance board,” said Caroline Whalen, Alliance Board Chair and King County Administrative Officer. “We’re thankful to Dr. David Fleming for his passion for the Alliance’s mission and for his leadership in helping to guide the Alliance to success.”

Mr. Jarrett is a graduate of Washington State University and Seattle University.

Posted in: Alliance News

Published: October 7, 2014

About Washington Health Alliance

The Washington Health Alliance is a place where stakeholders work collaboratively to transform Washington state’s health care system for the better. The Alliance brings together organizations that share a commitment to drive change in our health care system by offering a forum for critical conversation and aligned efforts by stakeholders: purchasers, providers, health plans, consumers and other health care partners. The Alliance believes strongly in transparency and offers trusted and credible reporting of progress on measures of health care quality and value. The Alliance is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit with more than 185 member organizations. A cornerstone of the Alliance's work is the Community Checkup, a report to the public comparing the performance of medical groups, hospitals and health plans and offering a community-level view on important measures of health care quality (www.wacommunitycheckup.org).

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