Leadership & Governance

All members of the Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, as well as all employees and hospital volunteers, are governed by a Code of Conduct and are subject to a Conflict of Interest policy.

Board of Trustees

Swedish Health Services is governed by a board of trustees composed of community members who volunteer their time. The role of the board is to establish policy, promote performance improvement, provide for necessary resources, and provide for organizational management and planning.

Senior Leadership Team

The day-to-day management of all operations is the responsibility of Swedish's president and chief executive officer, Elizabeth Wako, M.D., MBA, and the chief officers who make up the senior leadership team.

  • Kevin Brooks, MHA, FACHE - chief executive, North Division
  • Sharon Cockrum - executive director, compliance, North Division
  • Andrew Davis - chief real estate officer, North Division
  • Keegan Fisher, MHA - chief human resources officer, North Division
  • Mary Beth Formby, MHA - chief financial officer, North Division
  • Sr. Susanne Hartung - chief mission officer, North Division
  • Karin Larson-Pollock, M.D., MBA, FACHE - chief quality officer, North Division
  • Michael Marshall, M.D. - chief executive, Physician Enterprise, Puget Sound region
  • Lauren Platt-McDonald - executive director, state government affairs, North Division
  • Arooj Simmonds, M.D. - regional chief medical officer, North Division
  • Jacqueline (Jackie) Thomas-Hall - chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, North Division
  • Elizabeth Wako, M.D., MBA - president and chief executive officer, Swedish Health Services

Foundation Board of Governors

The Swedish Medical Center Foundation reaches out to the community to secure resources in support of Swedish. Community volunteers who donate their time on the Foundation Board of Governors help to develop fundraising programs that are in alignment with the strategic priorities of Swedish, and assist with increasing community awareness of Swedish and its mission. Members of this board are selected by a Nomination Committee that identifies individuals to serve. Click here to learn more.