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Cora Weed, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic’s New Director of Service Lines

5.16.2024 | Elizabeth Dimarco

Cora Weed, the new Director of Service Lines at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC), wants to make it easy for patients to receive care and for providers to offer it.

Weed has a rich background in community health and school-based health administration. A Seattle native, Weed earned her master’s degree in social work at the University of Connecticut and then returned to the Pacific Northwest to join Camp Korey as Camp Director.  A nonprofit organization in Carnation, Washington, Camp Korey provides empowering, adaptive year-round programs for children and their families with life-altering medical conditions – free of charge. It was at Camp Korey that Weed first encountered OBCC. She partnered with OBCC leadership and the Metropolitan Seattle Sickle Cell Task Force leadership more than a decade ago to run recreational programs for children living with sickle cell disease.

A closeup photo of a woman smiling so kindly at the cameraCora Weed, Director of Service Lines at OBCC

"That was the first time I got to know Odessa Brown and work with the people. I kind of fell in love with the passion that OBCC people have for their patients and their communities, the way they look after not only the specific medical diagnosis of the child, but their whole person. I’ve had a little work crush on this place for a while.”

Weed left Camp Korey to join the leadership team of Neighborcare Health, a network of community health centers in the greater Seattle area, which provides comprehensive health care to families and individuals who have difficulty accessing care, and advocate and work with others to improve the overall health status of the communities they serve. During her almost ten years at Neighborcare, Weed helped lead a culturally and ethnically diverse team to engage, educate and empower people in those communities.

In late 2023, Weed saw an opportunity to bring her skillset to OBCC. “Odessa Brown has been on my radar for more than a decade. So when an opportunity came available that matched so well with my values and skillset, I made the jump.”

In her new role at OBCC, Weed works with, supports and helps lead the constellation of different departments and leaders at OBCC to be able to best serve our patients and our community. “I like helping people optimize the things they're really, really good at and lean on one another for the things where they need extra support.”

Weed looks forward to helping build upon the already strong sense of community that OBCC is known for. “Inclusion of patients’ families, their support networks and their communities at large is really important. I loved facilitating the Sickle Cell Family Weekend camp programs a decade ago and I'm excited and humbled to have this full circle moment, returning to such an important team in pediatrics and healthcare equity.”

Outside of work, Weed indulges her lifelong passion for dance whenever possible. She and her family live in South Seattle.