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
email@example.com or 206.744.3036.
Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule is available online. 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.
Meet the Board of Trustees
Lisa Jensen, PresidentLisa Jensen is a principal of Jensen Companies, Inc, a company providing technical training to contractors and website and internet marketing support to a variety of business and non-profit organizations. She was elected to the Newcastle City Council in 2007, and appointed to the Harborview board in 2008. Her experience includes over 10 years with Lawson Software, consulting and managing sales support for Healthcare clients, and several years as an Industrial Engineer in the aerospace industry, focused on improving efficiencies in manufacturing processes. She holds a B.A. in Business from the University of Washington.
Bernadene "Bernie" Dochnahl, Vice President
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 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.
Phil Dyer was appointed to the Harborview Board of Trustees in November 2017 by King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert.
He was appointed by former Gov. Gregoire to the Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board in December 2011. Phil serves as the Chair of the Exchange Board Policy Committee.
Phil is the Senior Specialist for Medical Professional Liability Services within Kibble & Prentice/USI’s Integrated Health Management Services. Phil is well-known in the region’s medical community for his counsel and experience in health care professional liability for hospitals, facilities, and providers. Phil has also served as a vice president for a major hospital insurer, a senior officer for a physician insurer, was a founding Board Member of the National Professional Liability Underwriting Society, and a member of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. With 33 years of service, he is a retired colonel in the Washington National Guard. Phil was a legislator in the Washington House of Representatives, who served as chairman of the House Healthcare Committee, and was the first mayor of Sammamish when it incorporated as a city.
Steffanie M. Fain
Steffanie M. Fain is an associate attorney in the Seattle office of Gordon & Rees LLP. Ms. Fain has extensive experience in a wide variety of litigation, including commercial litigation, products liability, asbestos litigation, and personal injury lawsuits.
Lisa JacobsLisa 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, MDJonathan 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, Past President 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 HouseValues.com. 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 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 Mathews, M.D.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 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, Past PresidentLee 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 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.
Harborview Medical Center is a King County owned property