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Board of Directors

Dwight Wheaton, Esq., President


Dwight is a partner at Cairncross & Hempelmann, PS and serves as the President of the CCHCP board. Dwight brings extensive experience to CCHCP, with an expertise in nonprofit law, corporate governance and the general legal issues facing nonprofits. He has served on the board since 2002 and is a firm believer in CCHCP’s mission of improving access to quality healthcare for the underserved.


Robert Kaplan, Esq., Vice President


Bob Kaplan is an attorney in private practice in Seattle. He is in the process of retiring. His practice included the representation of small businesses, tax exempt organizations, artists and authors. He has a long history of involvement in the community health movement in Seattle and was a board member of Pacific Medical Centers. Bob has been a longtime advocate for the work and staff of CCHCP.


Dale Morris, Treasurer

Dale currently serves as Treasurer on the CCHCP Board of Directors. He has served on the board since 2006 and has been a member of the Finance committee for his entire term. Dale has been involved in the community for quite some time and also serves on the board of Centerstone, a non-profit organization assisting low-income and under-served communities to better their lives. Dale is the Georgetown Branch Manager of Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union. His job includes providing financial solutions to the membership, while managing staff and all operational functions.


Tom Byers, Member

Tom is a founding partner of the Cedar River Group. He helped to create Country Doctor Community Clinic, and served as the clinic’s first director. Tom is currently working with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on strategies to implement the Affordable Care Act. Tom wrote the original proposal that led to the formation of CCHCP and was central to establishing our organization as an independent nonprofit. He has served on the board since 2002.


Pat Dawson, MD, PhD, Member


Dr. Dawson is the Medical Director for Healthcare Equity at UW Medicine.  She was the Medical Director of the Swedish Cancer Institute Breast Program and the True Family Women’s Cancer Center until August 2018. In addition to her MD, she holds a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems. Dr. Dawson is deeply interested in clinical cultural competency, social justice, and health disparities. She believes that the mission of CCHCP is crucial to improving health and access to care for underserved and LEP populations locally and nationally.


Rob Anderson, Member


Rob is the Executive Vice President of Rabin Martin. He specializes in designing and implementing public education campaigns and integrated marketing programs on issues such as vaccinations, domestic violence, hunger, as well as drug and alcohol abuse. He developed the “truth” anti-smoking campaign and excels at building public-private partnerships to advance mutual goals. Rob joined the board in 2012 after building a relationship with CCHCP at TEDMED.