WithinReach Board members are energetic and committed champions of our work supporting Washington families. In shared leadership with staff management, our Board provides governance and defines the strategic direction priorities for WithinReach. They generously offer their time, thought, energy and financial support in service of our mission.


Hugh Ewart
Seattle Children’s
Senior Director, State and Federal Government Relations

First Vice-President & Secretary-Treasurer

Eric Tatsuno
Integrated Planning and Scheduling Specialist

Second Vice-President

Madeline Grant
UW Medicine
Director of Government Relations, Associate Vice President for Medical Affairs

Board Members

Chelsea Brogan
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Financial Advisor

Gerard Fischer
Health Care Executive – Retired

Aliyah Quraishi
Optum Care Pacific Northwest
Regional CIO

Leyla Salmassi
Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, University of Washington
Manager, Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Brian Sherrell
Chat Support Engineer, Azure

Melissa Simpson
Senior Vice President, Managing Director

Kendra Smith
Senior Product Marketing Leader, Azure

Theresa Tamura
Washington State Health Care Authority
Director, Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART)

Rupin Thakkar, MD
Swedish Medical Group
General Pediatrician and Clinic Director, Swedish Pediatrics – Edmonds

Laurel Yamaguchi
Pivotal Ventures
Lead, Women and Tech Innovation

Board Fellows

Jyothi Venkat
University of Washington, Foster School of Business
Board Fellow

Jessica Chen
University of Washington, Foster School of Business
Board Fellow

If you would like to learn more about the WithinReach Board, please contact Kay Knox.