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Chris Bundy, MD, MPH, FASAM

Executive Medical Director

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Chris Bundy, MD, MPH, FASAM

Executive Medical Director

Dr. Bundy joined WPHP in 2014 and has served as Executive Medical Director since 2016.  Working collaboratively with the Executive Director in the overall fulfillment of WPHP’s mission, Dr. Bundy is responsible for WPHP’s clinical operations, leads the organization’s education and outreach efforts, and represents WPHP to the health care community.  Prior to WPHP, Dr. Bundy was Mental Health Service Chief and Chief of Psychiatry at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle.  He is currently serving as President of the Federation of State Physician Health Programs, the national association of physician health programs, where he is an advocate for initiatives to improve physician health and well-being. A native Washingtonian, Dr. Bundy, completed medical school, residency, and fellowship at the University of Washington and is Clinical Associate Professor at both the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.   In 2021, Dr. Bundy was honored with the Washington State Medical Association President’s Unsung Hero Award for extraordinary service to the profession to make Washington state the best place to practice medicine and receive care.

Sheldon Cooper

Executive Director

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Sheldon Cooper

Executive Director

Mr. Cooper was appointed Executive Director by the WPHP Board of Directors in March 2015. He is responsible for WPHP’s administrative and financial policy and operations and, in collaboration with the Executive Medical Director, ensuring the overall fulfillment of WPHP’s Mission. From 1999 to 2014 Mr. Cooper led Homestead Community Land Trust’s efforts to provide permanently affordable homes in King County. During that time he grew the organization to become the largest of its kind in Washington State. He brings over two decades of experience advancing social causes as a founder, executive director, board chair, and a board member of a variety of organizations.

Laura Moss, MD

Associate Medical Director

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Laura Moss, MD

Associate Medical Director

Dr. Moss joined WPHP in 2016 after working for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation as the Medical Director and the Director of the Health Care Professionals Program at the Oregon Springbrook site. She was previously the director and psychiatrist for the Women’s Trauma and Recovery Center at the Seattle Veterans Administration Hospital and an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington.  Dr. Moss received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Washington State University and her M.D. from the University of Washington. She completed psychiatry residency training at the University of Washington and an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at the Seattle VA Hospital. She has board certification in both General and Addiction Psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  Dr. Moss assists the WPHP behavioral health team in the assessment and monitoring of health care providers with psychiatric, substance use, co-occurring and behavioral disorders. She also participates in WPHP community outreach, advocacy and educational activities.

Courtney Strong, LMHC, SUDP

Clinical Director

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Courtney Strong, LMHC, SUDP

Clinical Director

Mrs. Strong joined WPHP in 2020. As Clinical Director, Mrs. Strong is responsible for direct supervision and professional development of the clinical staff. In addition, Mrs. Strong manages quality, performance and operational activities that promote WPHP’s commitment to accountability, consistency, and excellence. She has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Substance Use Disorder Professional who has been working in the behavioral health field for over ten years. Most recently, Mrs. Strong served as Director of Edgewood Health Network Seattle. Mrs. Strong applies principles of system redesign, organizational health and relationship building to promote the shared goals of our staff, participants and community stakeholders.

Sachi Sugimoto

Senior Accountant

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Sachi Sugimoto

Senior Accountant

Sachi joined WPHP in September 2017. She is the Senior Accountant and is responsible for managing the organization’s day to day accounting operations, and preparing and analyzing financial reports. Sachi received her BA in Accounting at Seattle University and later her Master of Science in Accounting at the University of Bothell. She is currently working towards becoming a CPA.

Liz Lococo, LMHC, SUDP

Senior Clinical and Informatics Coordinator

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Liz Lococo, LMHC, SUDP

Senior Clinical and Informatics Coordinator

Liz joined WPHP in September 2013. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and her master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University. She has been practicing in the mental health and substance use field for over 20 years. She has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, corrections, VA hospital, non-profit hospitals and other community programs. She relocated to the Seattle area from Florida to take this position with WPHP. At WPHP, Liz currently serves as the Senior Clinical and Informatics Coordinator. She is part of a team that is responsible for the assessment and monitoring of healthcare practitioners with psychiatric, behavioral, medical, and co-occurring disorders. She also assists with development of our electronic records and statistical reporting.

Richard Montminy, MD, MPH

Clinical Coordinator

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Richard Montminy, MD, MPH

Clinical Coordinator

Richard joined the Washington Physician Health Program (WPHP) in July 2021 as a Clinical Coordinator tasked with assisting individuals with intake assessment, orientation, enrollment, and case management. His team is responsible for the assessment and monitoring of healthcare practitioners with psychiatric, behavioral, medical, and/or co-occurring disorders. Richard is a Washington licensed physician with a medical degree (MD) from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine and a Masters in Public Health degree from the University of Texas. He is board-certified in aerospace and preventive medicine. His experience includes practice as a FAA Human Intervention and Motivation Study (HIMS) independent medical sponsor with the Aviation Medicine Advisory Service in Colorado, and as a HIMS aviation medical examiner, providing support, advocacy and monitoring for commercial pilots in recovery from substance use disorders as well as depression and anxiety. Richard also has experience as an occupational medicine physician and served as a medical review officer making return-to-work determinations. He has worked in a variety of settings for over 30 years including a US Air Force career, the Veterans Administration, private occupational medicine clinics and various FAA HIMS practices.

Ridley Beierschmitt, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Coordinator

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Ridley Beierschmitt, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Coordinator

Ridley Beierschmitt, MSW, LICSW joined WPHP in September 2021 as a Clinical Coordinator.  Prior to this, he worked in different settings including clinical intake at a psychiatric hospital, the special care unit at a dialysis center, as well as with community providers of state-funded social service programs.  Originally from southern Virginia, Ridley has lived in Seattle since 2008.  He received his Master’s in Social Work from the University of Washington in 2010 with a focus on healthcare-related social work practice.  He also has a certificate in Clinical Theory and Practice from Wellspring Family Services and is a supervisor for social work licensure candidates in Washington State.

Aaron Faist, MA, LMHCA, SUDP

Clinical Coordinator

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Aaron Faist, MA, LMHCA, SUDP

Clinical Coordinator

Aaron Faist joined WPHP in 2018.  Prior to accepting the Clinical Coordinator position, Aaron had been in private practice as a mental health counselor in Portland, Oregon. He had previously spent several years as a counselor at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s Oregon inpatient treatment site Springbrook. As one of the Clinical Coordinators at WPHP he works with the team to provide case management services including initial assessment, referrals, monitoring compliance, and ongoing clinical relations with participants, and those involved in their care. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate and has been certified as an addiction counselor since 2010. He received his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Lindsay Shea, BA, SUDP, RYT

Clinical Coordinator

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Lindsay Shea, BA, SUDP, RYT

Clinical Coordinator

Lindsay joined WPHP in April 2020 as a Clinical Coordinator on the Substance Use Disorder Team. Prior to joining WPHP, Lindsay was working as a Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) Supervisor at Therapeutic Health Services in Seattle. Her experience also includes outpatient substance use disorder evaluation and treatment at Edgewood Behavioral Health and Eastside Center for Family. Lindsay is a Registered Yoga Teacher and is trained in Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology and is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling: Integrated Recovery for Co-occurring Disorders through the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies.

Anna Cummings

Quality and Compliance Administrator

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Anna Cummings

Quality and Compliance Administrator

Anna joined WPHP in 2015. She is responsible for clinical staff support and for maintaining the chemical monitoring system and compliance reporting.  Originally from New York City, she received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Beloit College in Wisconsin. She has held positions in higher education and non-profit settings and is an alumna of AmeriCorps VISTA.

Nadine Rosete

Office Administrator

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Nadine Rosete

Office Administrator

Nadine joined WPHP in July 2016. She is responsible for day-to-day office administration, vendor management, and organization systems development. Nadine grew up living in various South-East Asian countries before moving to Seattle. She received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington and has held administrative positions in non-profit organizations.

Gia Go

Administrative Assistant

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Gia Go

Administrative Assistant

Gia joined WPHP in April 2019. She is responsible for front-desk coordination, program development support, marketing support, and public relations. Originally from New York, Gia moved to the Greater Seattle Area at a young age and finished her schooling here. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Medical Anthropology from the University of Washington. Gia previously worked at the University of Washington in First Year Programs with Student Advising and Orientation working with event logistics and operational support. She also worked with UW Housing and Food Services in Student Residential Life through supporting students in community development and academic wellness.