About Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s Leadership

Executive Leadership

Other Leadership

  • Jeffrey Avansino, MD, MBA, Vice President, Medical Affairs, and Associate Surgeon-in-Chief
  • Kevin Charette, Chief Perfusionist
  • Vickie Cleator, Vice President, Research Facilities Operations and System Capital Projects
  • Sean Farley, MBA, Vice President, Supply Chain Management, and Chief Procurement Officer
  • Keturah Hallmosley, PhD, Vice President, People Experience and Talent Development
  • Warren Hewitt, CPA, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Finance
  • Wendy Jakobsen, MJ, CHC, CHRC, Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer
  • Michael Jensen, MD, Vice President, Seattle Children’s Therapeutics and Chief Therapeutics Officer, Executive Director, CureWorks
  • Laura Knapp, MSW, LICSW, Vice President, Mental and Behavioral Health Services
  • Laura Licea, DNP, RN, CNOR, CSSM, CNAMB, HACO, Vice President, Perioperative and Procedural Services, and Associate Chief Nursing Officer
  • Suzanne McCoy, MPA, CHPC, Chief Privacy Officer 
  • Ruth McDonald, MD, Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer, Chief Medical Operations Officer
  • Wendy Piñero-DePencier, MBA, Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
  • John Saavedra, Vice President, People Operations
  • Tanya Seaton, Vice President and Chief Ambulatory Officer
  • Paul Sharek, MD, MPH, Vice President, Chief Quality and Safety Officer and Associate Chief Medical Officer (Quality/Safety)
  • Alicia Tieder, MSW, Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
  • Robin Turner, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
  • Suzanne Vanderwerff, Vice President, Revenue Cycle and Health Information Integrity
  • Niurka Vazquez, Vice President and Executive Director, CUMG
  • Francesca Vega, Vice President, External Affairs and Community Relations
  • Gary Walker, Vice President, Facilities and Capital Projects