Meet the Staff

The PHPDA team is made up of five (5) employees working daily to make positive impacts to our region in need of equitable access to health. This flexible team finds creative ways to tackle challenges with the support of the Governing Council, grantee partners, and community who are leading the way.

John Kim, JD

Executive Director (he/him)

John Kim is the Executive Director at the Pacific Hospital PDA as of November 2019. He also serves on the Boards of the Community Center for Education Results and the Financial Empowerment Network. He is a seasoned strategic leader who is passionate about making a meaningful difference in healthcare equity. John’s professional experience includes a diverse mix of settings from a healthcare law practice to hospital senior management to social justice and equity focused community organizations.

Mr. Kim graduated with a JD from New York University School of Law and a BA in Government from Dartmouth College.

206.588.4777 (ex.1) | j.kim@phpda.org

Christina Bernard, MPA

Associate Director (she/her)

Christina Bernard is the Associate Director at the Pacific Hospital PDA. She was hired as the Finance and Program Analyst in June 2010. She has served also serves on the Boards of the Fremont Community School and The Mockingbird Society. She has experience in nonprofit management and analysis at the local, national, and international level. While a student at the University of Washington, she worked as a Research Assistant focused on performance measurements and environmental policy in local governments. She also created a program evaluation plan for a multi-year project conducted by a coalition of several local nonprofits. Prior to moving to Seattle in 2007, she worked on fundraising and development at Fairvote, a nonprofit dedicated to electoral reform. Previously, she spent three years at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, where she worked with medical, technical and statistical specialists to produce epidemiological estimates for the Global Burden of Disease project.

Ms. Bernard graduated with a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Harvard University.

206.588.4777 (ex.2) | c.bernard@phpda.org

Mallory Fitzgerald

Grants Manager (she/her)

Mallory Fitzgerald is the Grants Manager at the Pacific Hospital PDA as of November 2017. She previously served as the PHPDA Office Coordinator from August 2016- October 2017. Since starting at the PHPDA, Ms. Fitzgerald has developed a strong passion and commitment to the PHPDA’s mission, and looks forward to growing her skills and contributing to the grantmaking program.

Ms. Fitzgerald is a strong believer in community service and volunteer work. She is a habitual blood donor for Bloodworks Northwest, has volunteered with the Northwest Harvest Food Bank and the Ronald McDonald House, and was formerly a Care Team Member for Carnival Corporation. Ms. Fitzgerald is a member of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

206.588.4777 (ex.3) | m.fitzgerald@phpda.org

Gene Yoon

Communications Manager (he/him)

Gene Yoon is the Communications Manager at the PHPDA as of 2021. He has experience in nonprofit administration and has a passion for working for those in the community with socioeconomic barriers. During his undergraduate studies at the University of Washington, he participated in the Service Learning Program and was guided to Cocoon House, an organization that provides shelter and resources for homeless and at-risk youth, piquing his interest towards nonprofits. Prior to joining PHPDA, he worked with Seattle Goodwill to help deliver free job training and education and was awarded Employee of the Year in 2015. He has been an active member in the Seattle Men’s Chorus since 2016 and has been serving as Treasurer of Look, Listen, and Learn TV since 2020.

Mr. Yoon graduated with a BA in Philosophy at the University of Washington, Seattle, with a Human Rights and Ethics focus.

206.588.4777 (ex.6) | g.yoon@phpda.org

Whitney Regan

Office Coordinator (she/her)

Whitney Regan is the Office Coordinator at the Pacific Hospital PDA as of 2021. She previously worked at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as an Administrative Assistant/Catering Coordinator. She is passionate about health equity, social justice, and supporting local art. During her undergraduate studies at Western Washington University, she volunteered at Allied Arts of Whatcom County where she supported local art events, assisted in their gallery, and built strong community relationships. Her past experience sparked her interest in nonprofit work.

Mrs. Regan graduated with a BA in Art History from Western Washington University.

206.588.4777 (ex.4) | w.regan@phpda.org

Email grants@phpda.org for grants-related matters and publicrecordsrequests@phpda.org for public records requests.