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Harborview Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

The King County executive appoints members of the Harborview Board of Trustees, subject to the confirmation by the King County Council.

Thirteen positions on the board represent the districts of Metropolitan King County. The board, as the representative authority of the county, oversees the provision of health-care services in order to assure that high quality health care is made available to county residents.

For all correspondence with Harborview Medical Center's Board of Trustees please contact the Board of Trustee Liaison, Jennifer Uy, at or 206.744.3036.

Meeting Information

Location: All full Board meetings and Board committee meetings are held in the Boardroom, Ground Floor, Center Tower Room 72 (GCT72) across from the Gift Shop.

Upcoming agenda: View the agenda for the next meeting.

2021 Meeting Schedule

Board Meeting

8:30 a.m. QI Session

9:00 a.m. Public Meeting

4th Thursday

8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 1/28 2/25

RETREAT 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

3/25 4/22 5/27 6/24 7/22 * 9/23 10/28 **** 12/2
Finance Committee

4th Thursday

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 1/28 * 3/25 4/22 5/27 6/24 7/22 * 9/23 10/28 **** 12/2
Executive Committee
(Wednesday Week Before Board Meeting, green indicates second Wednesday)
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 1/20 2/17 3/17 4/14 5/19 6/16 7/14 8/18 9/15 10/20 **** ****
Joint Conference Committee
(recedes Executive Committee Meeting
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 1/20 2/17 3/17 4/14 5/19 6/16 7/14 * 9/15 10/20 **** ****
Employee Relations Committee
( every other month following Executive Committee
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   2/17   4/14   6/16   * 9/15      
(4th Thursdays following Board meeting as noted
  1/20     4/22   6/24   * 9/23   **** ***
Capital Projects Oversight Committee
(2nd Fridays when called by King County or Chair
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 1/8 2/12 3/12 4/9 5/14 6/11 7/9 * 9/10 10/8 **** ****
Strategic Planning Committee
(4th Thursdays following Board meeting as noted
  1/28   3/25   5/27 ** 7/22 *   10/28 **** ***
Board Annual Retreat 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.   2/25                    

Green Indicates a "Special" Date

January 20 - Governance following Executive rather than full Board
August 18 - Only Executive Committee meets in August
April 14 - This is NOT 3rd Wednesday; it is a second Wednesday
July 14 - This is NOT 3rd Wednesday; it is a second Wednesday


Meet the Board of Trustees

Bernadene Dochnahl

Appointed to the Harborview board by King County Council Member Julia Patterson, District 5, in 2006. She lives in Renton. The Dochnahl’s manage/develop commercial properties in Renton and Kent.

Experience includes leading small business, executive at Puget Sound Energy, leading the health reform agency for Governor Lowry in the mid 1990’s; leading a private, non-profit micro lending organization, Global Partnerships. Over 25 years experience leading and motivating people to focus on customer satisfaction and business success.

Current community leadership positions include Mutual of Enumclaw Property and Casualty Insurance Company Board of Trustees Chair; Washington State Health Insurance Pool (WSHIP) past Vice Chair; Renton Chamber of Commerce legislative committee chair as well as board member for Harborview Medical Center.

David Baker

David is a 66-year-old husband and father of three. He and his wife Sheri live in Kenmore. David owns Vision Systems Engineering, Ltd. A machine vision, video inspection company as well as an Internet based cell phone service company that specializes in cell phone repairs and accessories.

David was raised in Los Angeles and educated in Los Angeles Public Schools. He moved to Nebraska in 1972 and received a RN degree in 1974 from Iowa Western Community College. He attended the University of Nebraska and received a BS in 1978 and a Masters of Science in 1979. David moved to Kenmore in 1995 after receiving a Ph.D. from Iowa State University.

Steffanie M. Fain

Steffanie Fain was appointed to the Board in January 2015 and reappointed in 2019. She is Chair of the Finance Committee and Vice Chair of the Governance Committee. She is an attorney at Carroll, Biddle, & Bilanko, PLLC, and practices commercial litigation. She also represents and advises companies and entrepreneurs on corporate and transactional matters.

Bill Boyce

Kent City Councilmember Bill Boyce first came to Washington when he was stationed at Fort Lewis as an US Army airborne ranger paratrooper for four years. He moved to Kent in 1984. With a bachelor’s degree in business, Bill has been at the Boeing Company for 33 years, currently as a Human Resources leader.

Bill has always been passionate about being involved in the community where he lives. Prior to being elected to Kent City Council, currently in his third term, he served on the Kent School District Board of Directors for 16 years, including four terms as board president. He is a charter member and past president of the Kent Sunrise Rotary Club, and he served as a commissioner of the Criminal Justice Training Center for 13 years.

Bill currently represents Kent on the Sound Cities Association Public Interest Committee as the Vice Chair. He is on the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority Board ensuring high quality fire services.

David Hadley

David Hadley had provided executive leadership for research and development organizations throughout his 30 year career in both entrepreneurial start-ups and large public companies. He has extensive experience in building successful organizations, mergers, acquisitions, venture financing and initial public offerings. Technologies managed include projects for the Department of Defense for nuclear detection and discrimination, software systems in support of oil and gas exploration, enterprise-wide software systems for customer management and medical device development for diagnostic cardiology (ECG). Hadley retired from Quinton / Cardiac Science in 2007 and continues to pursue cardiac research interests with Stanford colleagues. Hadley holds a PhD in geophysics from Caltech and is the author of ~40 papers published in peer reviewed journals.

Lisa Jacobs

Lisa Jacobs has over 20 years of experience in labor relations, contract administration and negotiation, and collective bargaining in the public and private sector. She received a J.D. degree from Seattle University and was appointed to the Harborview Medical Center Board of Trustees March 2014.

Jonathan Kil

Jonathan Kil is the CEO of Sound Pharmaceuticals, a private biotechnology company focused on developing the first therapeutics to treat hearing loss and tinnitus. As Co-Founder he developed the technologies that are being tested in several neurotologic indications. Dr. Kil is the recipient of several grants and awards from the DoD and NIH, and an advisor to the DoD’s Hearing Center of Excellence. Locally, he is a Board member of the Academy for Precision Learning, an independent K-12 school focused on autism-inclusion, and the Bertschi School.

Clayton Lewis

Clayton Lewis is a Partner at Maveron, LLC and leads Maveron’s investment activities in health and wellness companies while working with portfolio companies and Maveron operations. Clayton has an extensive background in driving operations and a strong track record of returns, serving as president and chief operating officer of In addition to two decades of executive leadership experience, Clayton held positions in national politics serving on Capitol Hill as Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY) and managed several high-profile campaigns. He holds a degree in business from the University of Washington.

Beyond his work with entrepreneurs, Clayton is very active in supporting a number of community organizations, and currently serves on the board of trustees for Harborview Medical Center and One Reel. He is an avid athlete, and enjoys competing in Ironman triathlons, cycling with his partner in remote countries and scuba diving in warm waters.

Sharon Maeda

Sharon Maeda has decades of public policy experience in both her career and community service. Her career has included Deputy Secretary for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington DC, Deputy General Secretary for the United Methodist Church Board of Ministries and Director of the Ford Foundation’s Seattle Community Development Partnership. Serving on numerous committees and community organizations, such as the Alaska Way Viaduct Replacement Program Advisory Committee on Tolling and Traffic Management, Sharon has supported public policy, advocacy initiatives, referenda, and legislation on local, state and, national levels.

Sharon holds a BA and MAT from the University of Washington. She completed the Advanced Management Seminar Program at Harvard University.

Meredith Matthews

Dr. Mathews retired as Sr. Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Blue Shield of California a $10B health plan with 3 million members. He has extensive experience in health plans, disease and medical group management. In the areas of Disease and population health management Dr. Mathews served as Chief Medical Officer of Davita VillageHealth and LifeMasters Supported Self Care. As a health plan executive, in addition to Blue Shield of California Dr. Mathews has been a senior executive in other health plans with 1 million members or greater. These include: Sr. Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Premera Blue Cross in Washington and Alaska, as well as President of Premera HealthPlus, the company’s Health Maintenance Organization and Medica Health Plan in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Mathews was a surveyor and instructor for the National Committee for Quality Assurance and a member of the Review Oversight Committee, which made the final decisions on individual health plan accreditation. Dr. Mathews was in practice as a specialist in Nephrology and as a general internist for 18 years at Pacific Medical Center at the time a 110 member multi-specialty practice affiliated with the University of Washington in Seattle where he rose to the level of Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine. Administratively at Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Mathews was Vice President of Operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology, and M.D. and Master of Public Health from the University of Washington.

David McDonald

David McDonald practices technology-related intellectual property litigation at K&L Gates in Seattle. He graduated form Harvard Law School in 1973. He is a member of the American Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association and the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association.

Dave is a past president of the Harborview Board and has served as a Trustee since 1998.

Lee Ann Prielipp

Lee Ann Prielipp was appointed to the HMC Board in 2003 by King Council Member Pete von Reichbauer. She taught for 27 years in the Federal Way School District at the elementary and junior high school levels. Lee Ann then spent eight years as vice president and president of the Washington Education Association. Lee Ann also serves on the Washington Health Care Authority’s Public Employees Benefits Board representing K-12 Retirees.

Sheryl Whitney

Sheryl Whitney is a Partner of Whitney Jennings, a management consulting firm dedicated to helping institutions be more effective and build stronger communities. She comes to this frim after building a record of leadership and creativity in public service. Sheryl served for seven years as Deputy County Executive in King County. In this role she supervised and managed the Departments of Adult and Juvenile Detention, Community and Human Services, Development and Environmental Services, Executive Services, Information Technology, Natural Resources and Parks, Public Health and Transportation, a workforce totaling 13,000 employees. This position also placed Sheryl in a leadership role for numerous transformative initiatives in King County, including those focused on advancing equity and social justice, sustainable housing solutions, policies to slow the rate of climate change, alternatives to incarceration, the quality of rural area service provision and improved program performance measurement and accountability. Utilizing this experience Sheryl provides assistance to local governments seeking innovation through engaging diverse communities and navigating budgetary constraints. She also provides governmental relations services.

Sheryl has provided equitable development consultation to the Ford, Kresge and Open Society Foundations and well as New York University. She has also worked as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and played a key role in helping rethink approaches to fair housing to foster greater inclusion and better influence planning and development patterns in communities.

Sheryl's passions extend beyond effective public administration, fair/affordable housing, and equitable economic development. She actively advocates for child welfare reform and an improved foster care system. She is also an advocate for homelessness services through a "housing first" model.

Sheryl has a Masters Degree in International Economic Development from American University in Washington, D.C., a Bachelor's Degree in International Studies from the Jackson School of the University of Washington, and a certificate in Executive Leadership from Seattle University.

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