VICE-CHAIR & INTERIM CHAIR | Philip L. Lund, MD
FACR President, Vantage Radiology & Diagnostic Services, P.S.
Dr. Lund attended Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky and received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Virginia Mason Medical Center and his fellowship in pediatric radiology at the University of Washington Children’s Hospital. Dr. Lund has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Radiology.
SECRETARY | Calvin A. Kierum, JR., MD
Pediatrician, Co-Owner, Board Member and Medical Director for Community Affairs at Woodcreek Healthcare
Dr. Kierum received his medical degree from University of Texas Medical School and has been in practice for 25 years. He completed his pediatric residency at University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics. In addition to his practice and leadership roles at Woodcreek, Dr. Kierum also practices at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital and serves on the hospital’s OB Committee.
MEMBER AT LARGE | Jim McManus
Senior Vice President & CFO of MultiCare Health System
Jim has served as Chief Financial Officer at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California for the last four years. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Finance at St. Joseph Health System in Orange, California and Chief Financial Officer at St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, California. He also held leadership positions with Tenet Healthcare and Interhealth Corp. in California between 1990 and 1999. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach, and was a Certified Public Accountant.
Jim and his wife, Rebecca, have three adult children. He likes to travel, golf and read. Every year, he runs an intense 24-hour relay – called a Ragnar - with 11 men who were on his high school cross country team.
MEMBER AT LARGE | Michael C. Brown, MD
President, Rainier Anesthesia Associates
Dr. Brown graduated with honors from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his internship at Virginia Mason Medical Center. He completed his residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard Medical School, Brookline, MA. Dr. Brown practiced at the Urgent Care in Renton and Locums Anesthesiology in Seattle before he went into solo practice. In 1993, he became the founding president of Rainier Anesthesia Associates in Puyallup, Washington. He holds a board certification of Anesthesiology and a certificate of Business Administration, American Society of Anesthesiologists. His leadership experience includes committee chair for Good Samaritan Hospital Anesthesia and subsequently he became the Medical Director. Dr. Brown is currently on several boards to include Northlake Improvement Club, Save Weyerhaeuser Campus Organization, Executive Peer Group and past board member and past president for Seabury School. Dr. Brown’s passions include spending time with his family, leadership, travel and fishing.
MEMBER AT LARGE | David Carlson, DO
Senior Vice President of Physician & Provider Enterprises and President of MultiCare Medical Associates
Dr. Carlson is a family practice physician focusing on geriatrics. He previously worked for Hospital Sisters Health System as the Chief Physician Executive. He also served as the Chief Medical Officer at Conemaugh Health System and the Medical Director and Vice President of Medical Affairs for Oschner Medical Center of Baton Rouge. David earned his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and holds an MBA from Alvernia College in Reading, Pennsylvania.
MEMBER AT LARGE | Stephen Kramp, MD
Physician-Family Medicine, Gig Harbor MultiCare Clinic
Health care is a shared responsibility, and the doctor-patient relationship is a partnership. Working together is the only way Dr. Kramp can practice good medicine and help patients achieve lifelong good health. Dr. Kramp is a board-certified family practice physician, with special interests in mental health care and patients with dementia. Dr. Kramp completed his undergraduate work at the University of Notre Dame, and then received his medical degree from the University of Washington. He completed his residency at Tacoma General through Tacoma Family Medicine. When Dr. Kramp is not caring for patients he enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, woodworking and harvesting honey from his collection of bees.
MEMBER AT LARGE | George S. H. Makari, MD
Medical Director of Pediatric Neurology, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital
Dr. Makari holds board certifications through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with special qualifications in Child Neurology, and Developmental Disabilities; and through the American Board of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Makari earned his medical degree from Cairo University School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan and his fellowship in pediatric neurology at the Medical College of Georgia.
MEMBER AT LARGE | William G. “Bill” Robertson
President & CEO, MultiCare Health System
Bill Robertson joined MultiCare in 2014. He came from Adventist HealthCare Inc. based in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Prior to Adventist, Robertson served as CEO of Shawnee Mission Medical Center near Kansas City, Kansas. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southern Adventist University and a Master of Business Administration from Texas Christian University. He also was a Certified Public Accountant.
MEMBER AT LARGE | Rebecca Sullivan, MD
Retired Physician and past CEO of Puyallup Valley Healthcare, Founding Physician of Sound Family Medicine
Dr. Sullivan holds a Master of Science, Cardiovascular Pharmacology, and graduated alpha omega alpha with a Doctor of Medicine, from Creighton Medical School, Omaha, Nebraska. She completed her Family Practice Residency at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and became chief resident. Dr. Sullivan was an Officer in the United States Air Force and the United States Army. She became the Clinic Staff Physician at McChord Air Force Base and then the Director of Family Practice Residency for Madigan Army Medical Center. Dr. Sullivan developed a teaching and research fellowship for primary care physicians at Madigan Army Medical Center in conjunction with Pacific Lutheran University and University of Washington. She was also a consultant for Pierce County Health Department on access to healthcare for the uninsured.
MEMBER AT LARGE | Di Zhao, MD, PHD
Nephrologist, Pacific Nephrology Associates
Dr. Zhao was educated at Capital University of Medical Sciences in Beijing, China where she graduated in 1993. She served as a Pathology resident for two years before emigrating to the US where she received a Ph. D in Pathology and Neuroscience at Boston University in 2001. Dr. Zhao served a second residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Medical Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut from 2005 to 2008, then served as a Hospitalist at Bridgeport Hospital the following year. In 2009, she went on to earn her fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, Massachusetts. In August 2011, Dr. Zhao moved to the Pacific Northwest to begin her practice with Pacific Nephrology. Currently she is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology. In her spare time, Dr. Zhao enjoys hiking and swimming with her husband and two sons. She also enjoys gourmet cooking.