Location: 212 Skyline Drive, P.O. Box 1519, White Salmon, WA 98672
Phone: (509) 493-9535 (p)
Cindy Robertson has worked in a number of settings in health care. She 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 has been on the Board of Directors for the Rural Health Clinic Association of Washington since 2011.
Odessa Rural Health Clinic
Location: PO Box 190, Odessa, WA 99159
Barb has worked in healthcare since she was in Junior High School 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, nursing homes as a bookkeeper and an Internal Medicine office in Bellingham as bookkeeper & biller. She was the Clinic Manager at the Odessa Clinic for 43 years until her retirement in August 2021. However she couldn’t leave entirely and works part time as an Insurance Navigator. The Odessa Clinic is a Provider Based Rural Health Clinic and is part of Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center, a Critical Access Hospital. Barb continues to be a an advocate in rural health care.
For Barb, one of the most important things in healthcare is access to quality healthcare in rural areas. She has continued to stay on the board as Treasurer for the past 20 years 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 Washington’s rural health community.
Barb is also Secretary for the Odessa Historical Society, is active in many community activities, country living, traveling as time permits and visiting with friends & family.
Family Care Network
Location: 2511 M Ave Suite A, Anacortes, WA 98221
I have worked in healthcare since 1993. I started as a part-time receptionist for Island Hospital and enjoyed it so much I wanted to continue and make a difference in people’s lives, so I moved to one of their primary care clinics in1997 becoming manger in 2000 and was there until 2015 when I became the manager for Island Family Physicians, a Family Care Network clinic. I love that we can help patients behind the scenes by keeping our medical facilities running smoothly.
I’ve enjoyed every position I’ve held over the past 29 years working in this and I continue to look forward to bringing all I’ve learned over that time to benefit the rural health community and continue gaining as much knowledge as I can in this everchanging health care world.
My outside interests include spending time with my spouse, family, grandchildren & traveling.
Current Term 2019-2021
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.
Member At Large
Prosser Memorial Health
Location: Prosser, WA
Phone: 425-396-7682 ext. 3793
Annie Parker began her career in healthcare as a Medical Assistant 30-years ago out of a sincere desire to help communities get and stay healthy. After promoting to clinic manager in 1993, Annie went on to acquire a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration and eventually earned a master’s degree in healthcare management.
Annie has worked for major urban hospital systems in Western Washington in a variety of roles to include Clinic Manger, Regional Clinic Administrator, and Service Line Director. In 2017 she accepted her first position in a rural setting and helped that organization’s clinics become Rural Health Clinic accredited.
Annie currently holds the position of Chief Clinics Operations Officer at Prosser Memorial Health, a rural hospital system in Benton County, Washington. She serves on the Rural Health Clinic Association of Washington Board and is a member of the WHSA Women’s Leadership Alumni Committee.
Annie lives with her beloved Jack Russel Terrier’s, Beatrice and Lorenzo. She loves spending time with her family, gardening, and baking.
Member At Large
Brad Becker, MHA, FHFMA
Senior Director of Revenue Cycle, Mason Health
Brad has over 30 years’ experience in healthcare, on both the payer and provider side of the industry. He has worked for a variety of organizations throughout Washington state, from Critical Access Hospitals to a multi-state system; with an emphasis on revenue cycle and payor contracting for clinics and hospitals. Brad’s volunteer passion is reflected in his 40 years of participating at Seattle Children’s Stanley Stamm Summer Camp. He also served as an active volunteer with the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) for 20-years, having held various chapter, regional and national positions. He looks forward to this new opportunity with RHCAW.