Health Equity Technical Advisory Committee

Members of the Health Equity Technical Advisory Committee (Health Equity TAC) provide experience and professional perspectives related to health equity with a focus on language access, health literacy, hard-to-reach populations, cultural sensitivity, and other general access to coverage issues. 

The Health Equity TAC was instrumental in developing the following equity statement, which was adopted unanimously by the Exchange Board and updated in 2023: 

Equity is fundamental to the mission of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange. The process of advancing toward equity and becoming anti-racist is disruptive and demands vigilance to dismantle deeply entrenched systems of privilege and oppression. While systemic racism is a root cause of many societal inequities, we must also use an intersectional approach to address all forms of bias and oppression, which interact with and often exacerbate racial inequities.

To be successful, we must recognize the socioeconomic drivers of health and focus on people and places where needs are greatest. As we listen to community, we must hold ourselves accountable to responding to recommendations to remedy inequitable policies, systems, or practices within the Exchange’s area of influence.

Our goal is that all Washingtonians have full and equal access to opportunities, power and resources to achieve their full potential.


  • Julia Becker | Community Health Association of Spokane

  • Ashley Bennett | Health Care Authority

  • Jesús Bervis | Neighborcare Health

  • Brandon Censon | Dean of Healthcare, Tacoma Community College

  • Sagung Colina | Health Care Authority

  • Patricia Gepert | Washington Association for Community Health

  • Diana Greenaway | Within Reach

  • Miranda Howard | Premera

  • Lee Che Leong | Northwest Health Law Advocates

  • Carlinda Jabjulan | Better Health Together

  • Erin Lopez Nielsen | Washington Department of Financial Institutions