Barbe West leads SWACH in its ongoing collaborative efforts to improve health and health equity in Southwest Washington. Barbe’s experience includes nine years as executive director of the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington. The non-profit Free Clinic provides and facilitates access to free, compassionate, quality health care for children and adults who are otherwise unable to obtain such services. Prior to her role with the Free Clinic, Barbe was the executive director of Community Choices and president of the Northwest Region for Kaiser Permanente. Barbe has a B.A. in Sociology from San Diego State University and a M.B.A. from National University. Contact Barbe
Deputy Director of Collective Impact
After earning a degree from the University of Puget Sound, Molly served in the US Army for four years as a registered dietitian. Realizing her passion for prevention, she completed her Master’s in Public Health from Portland State University. Prior to joining SWACH, Molly was the Director of Community Health for Kaiser Permanente Northwest where she partnered with organizations across the region to improve health and equity through policy and systems change. She enjoys biking and hiking with her family and likes to take advantage of the amazing local food and beer scene. Contact Molly
Eric McNair Scott
Director of Community/Clinical Linkages
For over 25 years, Eric McNair Scott has worked for social justice, domestically and internationally, with innovative education and health projects supporting equity. His current focus at SWACH includes heading up a Medicaid transformation project focused on addressing the opioid crisis in Southwest Washington. Before coming to SWACH, Eric oversaw the development of SeaMar CHC’s care management program for high risk patients in Clark County. He holds an MA in International and Intercultural Management from the School for International Training.
Finance & Human Resources Director
Susan is a senior finance professional with a passion for working with nonprofits and organizations that improve community health. Her experience includes 20 years working with organizations including Verde, Clackamas County Children’s Commission, The Dougy Center, Oregon Primary Care Association, Oregon Health Career Center and her consultancy, SLC Consulting, where she specialized in work for nonprofit organizations. Past clients include, Hacienda CDC, NAYA, Mid-Columbia Children’s Council and NICWA. Susan resides in Camas, Washington and enjoys spending time with her two children and beloved rescue dog.
Brette brings significant experience in operations and team coordination and a desire to help teams become more efficient. She arrived in the Pacific Northwest in 2006 and got active in the local nonprofit community. She’s served on the Board for the Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards since 2010 and volunteers with various animal rescue groups including Macaw Landing Foundation, Underdog Railroad Rescue, Odd Man Inn Farm Sanctuary, and West Columbia Gorge Humane Society. Brette grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended college at the University of Chicago.
Transformation Improvement Director
Kim brings over ten years of experience working with diverse partners in a collaborative manner across complex health systems. She has significant experience in improvement science, quality improvement infrastructure and capacity building, including developing and delivering training material, facilitating cross-functional work groups and engaging clients in improvement work. She is also skilled in project and program management. Kim is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality and completed her Master of Science in Healthcare Management at Oregon Health & Science University. She currently is working towards her PhD in Health Systems & Policy.
Manager of Equity Initiatives
Originally from Minneapolis, Sky Wilson has lived in Washington since 1995, and has been a member of the Clark County community since 2007, when he moved to Vancouver to teach and finish his degree at Washington State University. For nearly two decades, his research and work has focused on community organizing, and local communities creating alternative community-based structures. He has worked both in academia, and with grassroots or community organizations serving multiple roles including labor organizer, faculty member, and center coordinator. He earned his Doctorate in American Studies from Washington State University and continues to live, learn, work and play in Vancouver with his family and dog, Appa.
Manager of Policy and Shared Leadership Strategies
Jamie brings more than a decade of experience working in community health and supporting directly impacted community members to drive systems change. Her recent experience includes two years working in education policy, coalition building and grassroots leadership development with OneAmerica, a statewide immigrant advocacy organization. She’s also led efforts to strengthen peer-to-peer support programs, develop policy and improve access to care in her work at a school-based health center, an integrated physical and behavioral health clinic, a free gynecology clinic and a program to support Latinx domestic and sexual violence survivors. Jamie completed her Master of Public Health at the University of Washington. She is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Arabic.
Jack Coleman is a healthcare communications expert with experience across the marcom spectrum — from advertising and public relations to digital and social media. Most recently, he served for two years as communications director for FamilyCare Health, Oregon’s second largest Coordinated Care Organization, where he led all internal and external marketing and communications programs. Prior to his role at FamilyCare, Jack spent eight years as a strategic communications consultant for a wide range of insurance and healthcare clients such as The Standard, Huron, Tuality Healthcare and Acumentra Health (HealthInsight). Jack has a double major in marketing and advertising from Portland State University.
Healthy Living Collaborative & Community Health Worker Manager
Diana began her career in 1991 in California as a bilingual staff assistant, working her way up to program manager for bilingual and migrant education programs while earning her bachelor’s degree. She’s served on several boards including Washington State Hispanic Youth Plan, and is currently VP of youth for SW Washington League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council, and Vancouver Police Department chief diversity board member. She also founded Clark County Latino Youth Conference. Diana has received several awards for her work, including the 1995 Washington State Migrant Education Program Award, for her passion and commitment to the education of migrant children and outstanding efforts in advocating for migrant families, and the YWCA Val Joshua Racial Justice Award for her advocacy for the elimination of racism and promotion of peace, justice and dignity for all people. Contact Diana
Opioid Collaborative Manager
Jim Jensen has worked as a chemical dependency counselor, community educator, trainer and clinical supervisor in the field of addictions since 2006. He’s taught at Clark College’s Addiction Counselor Education Department since 2009. He teaches a variety of classes including Theories of Counseling, Introduction to Counseling Family Members, Law and Ethics in Addiction Counseling, Adolescent Addiction and Psychopharmacology. Jim was enlisted in the United States Marine Corps from 2001 to 2006.He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Oregon State University and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy from National University.
Pathways HUB Manager
Michelle brings over a decade of experience in community health to her role as Pathways HUB Coordinator for SWACH. She’s passionate about improving community health, supporting community health workers and helping people navigate complex healthcare systems. She has significant experience working with uninsured community members and the Medicaid population. Past roles and responsibilities include care coordination, patient education, and management of an outreach grant and volunteer program supporting women’s health. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics. Her credentials include certifications as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and Professional in Healthcare Quality. She also speaks Spanish and Russian.
Rose Village Community Health Worker Team Lead & Educational Advocate
Brandi has been part of the Vancouver, Washington community for more than two decades. As a natural community advocate, Brandi brings her passion for community service to her various roles. She’s co-lead of the Healthy Living Collaborative’s Rose Village Community Health Worker (CHW) team, a member of the HLC Policy Committee and an education community health advocate at McLoughlin Middle School. She serves as volunteer resource coordinator for a program serving teens in the Rose Village neighborhood. She also co-founded a grassroots organization that brings attention to local issues and injustices through rallies and other actions. Brandi is most proud of her oldest son, who recently graduated high school, and her other two children for becoming kind, hardworking and resilient young adults who’ve overcome challenges including homelessness and food insecurity.
Rose Village Community Health Worker Team Lead & Educational Advocate
Dominique is a natural community advocate and longtime member of the Vancouver, Washington community who works to impact change and elevate community voice. She currently serves as co-lead for the Healthy Living Collaborative (HLC) Rose Village Community Health Worker (CHW) team. She’s also an education community health advocate at McLoughlin Middle School, helping identify and reduce barriers to attendance. Dominique is a founding member for the Community Health Advocates and Peer Support Network of Southwest Washington (CHAPS). She also serves on the HLC Policy Committee and the Behavioral Health Advisory Board for the Southwest Washington Accountable Community of Health (SWACH). Dominique earned her bachelor’s in social work from Eastern Washington University. She enjoys spending time with her family, being in nature and practicing photography.