Health Services Coordinators
Ellen Hull, MEd, CRC: Email | Ph: 253.381.4941
Heather Latvala, MEd, CRC: Email | Ph: 425.656.5438
Kathryn Visser, MEd, CRC: Email | Ph: 425.656.5438
Diena Wasson, RN-BC, CCM, BSN: Email | Ph: 253.678.0515
Occupational Health Services | Valley Medical Center
Project Director - Jaime Nephew, PT, DPT, MBA: Email
Medical Director - Scott Morris, MD: Email
Assistant Medical Director - Karen Nilson, MD: Email
Community Outreach - Grace Casey: Email
Community Outreach - Maria Dakan: Email
Administrator of Clinic Network - Paul Larson: Email
L&I Contact List
Manager, Occupational Health Services - Diana Drylie, MHA
COHE Contract Manager - Karen Ahrens
Medical Director - Gary Franklin, MD, MPH
Associate Medical Director for Chiropractic - Bob Mootz, DC
Manager, Health Services Analysis - Janet Peterson
Manager, Emerging Best Practices - Carole Horrell
Business and Labor Advisory Board – is comprised of appointed members representing the local business and labor communities who provide advice, guidance and consultation to the COHE. Business and Labor representatives chair the committee for annual terms on an alternating year basis. This board meets on a quarterly basis and reports to the Workers Compensation Advisory Committee – Healthcare Subcommittee.
Community Outreach Committee – is responsible to recruit participants to the project and to enhance communication among the medical providers, workers’ compensation insurers, workers, workers’ representatives and employers. Grace Casey and Maria Dakan are the Account Managers assigned to community outreach for the COHE.
Quality Assurance / Health Services Committee – evaluates processes and assures compliance with the best practices and methods being assessed in the COHE. In addition to the director and medical director, this committee is comprised of Health Services Coordinators from the COHE and L&I staff including the COHE Contract Manager and other L&I staff as identified based on the quality issues being addressed. This team meets quarterly.