2015 Annual Membership Meeting

More than 325 people attended Group Health Cooperative's annual membership meeting Saturday, Oct. 10 in Lynnwood to hear the State of the Cooperative from President and CEO Scott Armstrong, and participate in a question and answer session with Steve Tarnoff, MD, president and chief medical executive, Group Health Physicians and Paul Sherman, MD, executive medical director, Health Plan Division.

Volunteer Appreciation Award Recipients

Volunteer award recipients included Sue Praast, for her tireless efforts in working with hospice patients, and the Federal Way Medical Center volunteers for their involvement by raising money for the clinic through gift shop sales.

Board Election Results

Two new trustees, Hugh Straley and Mike Wilson, were elected to a three-year term and a one-year term, respectively. The one-year term is the result of a Board vacancy and is given to the trustee with the fifth highest vote tally. Trustees Katie Bell, Phil Haas, and Harry Harrison, Jr. were re-elected. The new terms begin Jan. 1, 2016.

Eleven trustees are elected by Group Health members to staggered three-year terms. The Board of Trustees hires the chief executive officer and sets the strategy, policy, and direction for Group Health. Over 3,110 votes were submitted in person and by mail.

The top five candidates in bold were elected as trustees:

CandidatesTotal Votes
Hugh Straley2,597
Katie Bell2,587
Harry Harrison2,490
Phillip J. Haas2,215
Michael Wilson1,950
Richard Conlin1,878

Thank You Volunteers

More than 75 volunteers, both staff and members, helped make the event a success.

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