Government Affairs Team


The members of the Government Affairs Team represent hospitals and health systems before federal, state, and local governments. Team members work with hospital and health system leaders and elected officials to support priorities the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) and the Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts (AWPHD). Team members also work with federal, state, and local agencies to help ensure appropriate enforcement and administration of policies, rules, and laws related to hospitals and health systems.

For more information about the members of Government Affairs Team, visit the WSHA staff page or contact Chris Bandoli, team leader at 206-216-2506 or

Taya Briley

Executive Vice President
(206) 216-2554
(206) 605-7437 (cell)

Andrew Busz

Policy Director, Finance
(206) 216-2533
(206) 914-5971 (cell)

Ian Corbridge

Policy Director, Patient Safety
(206) 216-2514

Ben Lindekugel

Executive Director
(206) 216-2528
(206) 356-6207 (cell)

Lori Martinez

Government Affairs Coordinator
(206) 577-1838

Claudia Sanders

Senior Vice President,
Special Projects
(206) 216-2508

Chris Bandoli

Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
(206) 216-2538
(206) 714-4603 (cell)

Zosia Stanley

Government Affairs Director
(206) 216-2511

Jacqueline Barton True

Director of Rural Health Programs
(206) 216-2541

Chelene Whiteaker

Senior Director, Policy Development
(206) 216-2545
(425) 239-9373

Sheena Tomar

Policy Analyst
(206) 577-1831

* AWPHD – Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts
WSHA – Washington State Hospital Association
Everyone works for WSHA only, except where indicated otherwise.


Contact Us

Washington State Hospital Association
999 Third Avenue
Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98104

Map / Directions

206.281.7211 phone
206.283.6122 fax

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