KCMS Delegate Council

Delegate Lists

Yasmin Shayesteh, MD
Amish Dave, MD
Zannah Herridge-Meyer, MD
Bruce Smith, MD
Greg Engel, MD
Matthew Grierson, MD
Vincent Picozzi, MD

Richard Kaner, MD
Mark Levy, MD
Kevin Johnson, MD
Mark Vossler, MD
Samir Master, MD
Teresa Girolami, MD
Sara Pauk, MD
Megha Rao, MD

Michelle Terry, MD
Donald Ross, MD
Hope Wechkin, MD
Ray Hsiao, MD
Chris Belcher, MD
Ellen Passloff, MD
Nancy Connolly, MD
Ellen Thomason Derrick, MD
Shane Macaulay, MD
Mona Kathuria, DO

Rajneet S. Lamba, MD
Daniel Low, MD
Anna Walton, MD
Sara Pauk, MD
Rajesh Subramanian, MD
Irene Young, MD
Julia Murray, MD

Jeffrey Frankel, MD
David C. Green, MD
Mary Ellen Walker, MD
Barry Grosskopf, MD
Mark Flannery, MD
Gregory Engel, MD
Erin Bauer, MD
Ian Smith, DO

KCMS Delegates and members of the WSMA are eligible to serve as representatives in the WSMA House of Delegates (HOD). As the largest voting bloc in the WSMA HOD, KCMS delegates have a powerful voice in setting legislative priorities and policies affecting organized medicine.

KCMS Delegate Council work occurs from spring to September of each year, and all KCMS members’ feedback is welcomed during the Delegate Council’s resolution crafting process. If not a KCMS Delegate, the WSMA Virtual Reference Committees and the floor of the HOD provide opportunities to have all voices heard. 

After months of open meetings and time for input, it should be no surprise that the KCMS Caucus at the WSMA Annual Meeting is for KCMS Delegates ONLY. A caucus, by definition, is a closed meeting of a group of persons belonging to the Delegate Council to decide on the strategy to promote an agreed-upon policy.

  • Increasing Access to Behavioral Health Services (ongoing)
  • Protecting Physicians Who Provide Access to Reproductive Care (ongoing)
  • Full Access to Reproductive Care (ongoing)
  • Telemedicine Parity (achieved!)
  • Healthcare Worker Vaccine Database completed (achieved!)
  • WA State Office of Firearm Safety & Injury Prevention (Opened in 2022!)
  • Lead Testing in Schools (achieved!)
  • And much more…
  • Identify a resolution/initiatives that you’d like to promote.
  • Attend delegate meetings and help craft presented resolutions/initiatives.
  • Phone, email, meet with, or write our policies/suggestions to elected officials.
  • Engage in advocacy efforts such as op-ed writing, interviews, podcasts, etc.
  • Attend meetings with legislators or the WSMA Annual Meeting.
  • Encourage your friends and colleagues in medicine to join the Society. With increased numbers comes increased impact.

KCMS pursues legislative efforts with the help of its dedicated lobbyist, James Paribello, and actively communicates with local, state, and federal elected officials to have physicians’ voices and needs heard and understood.

The goal of the KCMS Delegate Council is to ensure that elected officials hear the unique voices of King County physicians. If you are interested in becoming a KCMS delegate, please reach out to Shurlon Brathwaite at sbrath@kcmsociety.org