Location: 1211 24th Street, Anacortes, WA., 98221
I am a mature, positive and hardworking individual, who always strives to achieve the highest standard possible, at any given task. Working as a Revenue Cycle Analyst at Island Hospital in addition to being a representative on the Public Hospital District Joint Operating Board and the Rural Health Clinic Associate of Washington I have had many opportunities to represent multiple different hospitals and clinics with their individual and diverse contracting needs. Living in Western Washington for many years I understand the needs of rural hospitals and communities. I understand how working together provides greater opportunities for future developments.
Odessa Rural Health Clinic
Location: PO Box 190, Odessa, WA 99159
Barb has worked in healthcare since she was in Junior High cleaning the medical clinic and becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant in High School in Odessa. Other places she worked in healthcare was Spokane County Health District as secretary to a children’s program, three nursing homes as bookkeeper and an Internal Medicine office in Bellingham as bookkeeper. She has been the Clinic Manager at the Odessa Clinic for the past 30 years. As manager she oversees the employees and all workings of the clinic and fills in regularly in the clinic as a certified Health Care Assistant and as well as receptionist. The clinic is part of Odessa Memorial Healthcare which is a Critical Access Hospital, so she is involved in many parts of the entire healthcare system in Odessa.
One of the most important things in healthcare to Barb is access to quality healthcare in rural areas. This indeed is the reason she agreed to be a Board Member with the RHCAW over six years ago. She has continued to stay on the board as Treasurer because of her commitment to the mission of the RHCAW. If we don’t work as a team to protect this aspect of healthcare, it can result in huge losses to rural health.
Barb is the Secretary for the Odessa Historical Society, is active in many community activities and enjoys having a few cows, country living, traveling as time permits and visiting with friends & family.
Current Term 2015-2018
Family Care Network
Location: 715 W. Orchard Dr. Suite 7 Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone: 360-318-9705 ext. 123
I have always had a passion for healthcare and helping others and knew that when I graduated high school and went onto college that I wanted to pursue a career within the medical field. I graduated from Whatcom Community College with an Associate’s degree in Applied Science and from the Physical Therapy Assistant Program in December of 2008. Shortly after I graduated from college I moved to Winston-Salem North Carolina where I worked at a hospital in the Physical Therapy department in acute care. It only took 2 years working in acute care for me to realize that I preferred the administration side of health care vs. hands on patient care. In 2011 I found my way back to Washington and settled back in Whatcom County where I grew up. I am currently Payment Entry Lead as well as a Patient Account Supervisor at Family Care Network in Bellingham, WA. I enjoy being challenged every day in my job as well as continuing to learn and expanding my Rural Health knowledge.
In my spare time, I enjoy traveling with my husband, enjoying a good glass of wine and spending time with family and friends.
Current Term 2016-2019
LEGISTLATIVE ACTION COMMITTEE CHAIR
Location: 212 Skyline Drive, P.O. Box 1519, White Salmon, WA 98672
Phone: (509) 493-9535 (p)
Cindy and her husband live in Mosier, Oregon. In her free time she enjoys hiking, skiing, and spending time with her dogs and husband. She also enjoys remodeling houses, gardening, cooking, traveling, and eating delicious food.
Cindy Robertson has worked in a number of settings in health care, including an insurance company, IT vendor, university physician group, FQHC, and RHC. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Newbold College in Berkshire, England and completed a Masters of Health Administration degree at the University of Washington.
She is currently the Administrator at NorthShore Medical Group, an independent 18 provider primary care medical group located in White Salmon and Stevenson, Washington.
Cindy is a member of the Medical Group Management Association. She has been on the Board of Directors for the Rural Health Clinic Association of Washington since 2011.
Cindy and her husband live in Mosier, Oregon. In her free time she enjoys hiking, skiing, and spending time with her dogs and husband. She also enjoys remodeling houses, gardening, and eating delicious food.
Location: Moses Lake, WA
Dawn Bross spent five years as a clinic manager prior to returning to school in September of 2016. She has experience going from an independent to a provider based rural health clinic. Prior to healthcare, Dawn spent the majority of her career focused on customer service and process improvement with emphasis on payroll, human resources, and health benefits.
Dawn’s husband Nick is what brought her to into the healthcare business, since he is the eldest son of a pediatrician. The two have a wonderful relationship in which they are raising a blended family of five children. The family spends a lot of time together, mostly “playing”. Mom loves playing cards, computer games, make believe, board games, etc. and coloring.
Honorary Board Member
Katie Jo Raebel,CPA
Katie Jo began her accounting career in 1999 with Michael R. Bell & Company, LLC which merged with Wipfli LLP in 2010. Her experience with both of these firms has allowed her to solely concentrate on health care clients. With her continuing commitment toward understanding the unique issues affecting the health care industry, Katie Jo strives to offer clients assistance designed to meet their specialized needs. She has worked on various projects since the beginning of her career from audits and reviews to cost reports and analyses. All of these services and client interactions have helped her to understand the various facts of the health care industry.
Katie Jo is a member of both the American and Washington Institutes of Certified Public Accountants as well as a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. A graduate of the Whitworth University, Katie Jo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and has a double major in accounting and business management. She is a Certified Public Accountant.