PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Advancing PHPDA’s Grantmaking

The Program Committee is one of two Standing Committees of the Governing Council. The Committee consists of voting Governing Council members and non-voting Strategic Advisors with the purpose of advancing PHPDA’s grantmaking program: the Health Equity Fund. The Committee monitors PHPDA’s grantmaking activities by evaluating applications and proposals, determining award recommendations, and reviewing grantee reports of both the Major and Nimble Grants programs. They consult the PHPDA with key policies and identify community health trends, providing insight into forecasting grant priorities.

The meetings of the Governing Council and Committees are open to the public.


Upcoming Meeting: 
October 5, 2022 | Download Agenda

Past Meetings

September 7, 2022

Note: Remote. Meeting link in agenda.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM

August 3, 2022

Note: Remote. Meeting link in agenda.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM

July 6, 2022

Note: Remote. Meeting link in agenda.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM

June 1, 2022

Note: Special Meeting of the Program Committee. Remote. Meeting link in agenda.

Wednesday, 8:00 AM

June 1, 2022

Note: Adjourned to be continued at the next Special Program Committee meeting on the same day, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, starting at 8:00 AM instead. See Special Meeting above for the Special Meeting agenda.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM

May 4, 2022

Note: Remote. Meeting link in agenda.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM

April 6, 2022

Note: Remote. Meeting link in agenda.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM

March 2, 2022

Note: Remote. Meeting link in agenda.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM

February 2, 2022

Note: Remote. Meeting link in agenda.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM

January 5, 2022

Note: Remote. Meeting link in agenda.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM

December 1, 2021

Note: Remote. Meeting link in agenda.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM

November 3, 2021

Note: Remote. Meeting link in agenda.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM

October 6, 2021

Note: Remote. Meeting link in agenda.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM

September 1, 2021

Note: Remote. Meeting link in agenda.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM

August 4, 2021

Note: Remote. Meeting link in agenda.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM

July 7, 2021

Note: Remote. Meeting link in agenda.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM

June 2, 2021

Note: Remote. Meeting link in agenda.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM

May 5, 2022

Note: Remote. Meeting link in agenda.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM

April 7, 2021

Note: Remote. Meeting link in agenda.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM

March 3, 2021

Note: Remote. Meeting link in agenda.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM

February 3, 2021

Note: Remote. Meeting link in agenda.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM

January 6, 2021

Note: Remote. Meeting link in agenda.

Wednesday, 7:30 AM

Nancy Sugg (She/Her)

Governing Council Member & Program Committee Chair
Associate Professor and Medical Director, Department of Medicine at Harborview and the Pioneer Square Clinic

Virgil Wade (He/Him)

Governing Council Vice Chair
Operations Director, Chief Seattle Club

Paul Feldman (They/He)

Governing Council Member
Community Volunteer

Douglass Jackson (He/Him)

Governing Council Member
Clinical Professor at UW Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry

Michael Leong, JD (He/Him)

Strategic Advisor to Program Committee
VP of Corporate & Legal Affairs, SeaMar CHC

Bio

Michael Leong has served as General Counsel for Sea Mar since 1998. His responsibilities include oversight of human resources, risk management and insurance programs, legal compliance, corporate policies, litigation, facilities and construction coordination, housing projects, and community development work. He also serves as Corporate Compliance Officer, overseeing Sea Mar’s commitment to meet high standards of ethics and compliance with the law. While attending law school in 1981, he began serving as a member of Sea Mar’s board of directors. He previously worked as a partner at Bell, Flegneheimer, Leong & Salovy law practice.

Mr. Leong graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of California – Berkeley and earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Washington’s School of Law.

Mr. Leong has served as a Strategic Advisor to the Planning Committee since 2012.

Martine Pierre-Louis, MPH (She/Her)

Strategic Advisor to Program Committee
Director of Interpreter Services, Harborview Medical Center

Bio

Martine Pierre-Louis is Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Harborview Medical Center. A leader in language access for three decades, she was a founding member and board member for both the Society of Medical Interpreters and the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care. She has collaborated on multiple community-based public health efforts focusing on health care access and quality outcomes for refugee and immigrant families. She has partnered with the Medical Center’s Quality Improvement department to track and measure disparities by race, ethnicity and language and has collaborated with health care teams and community partners to develop innovative programs to decrease disparities in vulnerable communities.

Programs under Ms. Pierre-Louis’ leadership have garnered many accolades over the years: America’s Essential Hospitals 2022 Gage Award for Innovation in COVID Response, Washington State’s 2017 Qualis Award of Excellence in Healthcare Quality, and American Hospital Association’s 2007 Foster G. McGaw Award for Excellence in Community Service.

Pierre-Louis earned a BA from Fordham University and an MPH from the University of Washington. She is fluent in Haitian Creole and French as well as English.

Martine Pierre-Louis has served as a Strategic Advisor to the Planning Committee since 2022.