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Part three of the Paying for Health Series will discuss what pieces we need to gather to rebuild our health care system.

Series to Summit: Paying for Health

The misalignment of payment and incentives is a tremendous barrier to innovating in health care. This has become more apparent as we consider the health needs of today and how we rebuild a health care system to be one that is more resilient. In order to unpack the depths of this topic, Cambia Grove is honored to present a three-part series of conversations leading up to the 5 Points of Health Care Summit: Paying for Health. Learn more about the Series and Summit.

Part III

The third fireside chat will reflect upon the first two discussions and will explore what pieces we need to support to rebuild our health care system. Who needs to be at the table? What incentives need to align? What cultural barriers exist? What technical or workforce infrastructure needs to be addressed? All of these issues will be addressed as we lead into our final event – our Paying for Health Summit, to be scheduled for the fall.

Moderator: DJ Wilson – CEO, State of Reform


  • Dr. Bob Crittenden  - Physician and former Health Policy Advisor
  • Nichole Maher – President and CEO, Group Health Foundation
  • Suzanne F. Delbanco – Executive Director, Catalyst for Payment Reform

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Speaker Bios: 

Dr. Bob Crittenden most recently served as Cambia Grove’s Executive in Residence. He has practiced as a family physician for over 28 years in central and southeast Seattle with urban underserved populations, worked for the state legislature, been a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow with Senator George Mitchell, was special assistant to Governor Gardner for health, and is a Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Family Medicine and Health Services at the University of Washington.

Dr. Crittenden’s work on projects at the local, state and national levels focuses on improving the access and effectiveness of health services for all populations. Most recently, he served as Gov. Jay Inslee’s Senior Health Policy Advisor, where he was instrumental in the implementation of the ACA in Washington state and the successful Medicaid Transformation Waiver. He has also played a key role in initiating the Kids Get Care program, actively participating in rural and urban underserved health systems improvements, and working with insurers, employers and providers in improving systems of care for chronic conditions.

Nichole June Maher joined Group Health Foundation as president and CEO in October of 2018 after spending six years as the CEO of Northwest Health Foundation (NWHF). Under her guidance, NWHF became a national forerunner in equity and a champion of supporting communities to improve their own health. Previously, Nichole served for 11 years as executive director of Native American Youth and Family Center, an organization widely recognized as having one of the most effective and innovative wrap-around family service models for Native Americans in the United States. One of Nichole’s most satisfying and impactful accomplishments has been co-founding the Coalition of Communities of Color, a powerful advocacy group in Oregon and regionally.

Nichole has served on a number of governing boards, including Grantmakers in Health, Philanthropy Northwest, National Urban Indian Family Coalition, and Northwest Indian College Foundation. She holds an MPH from the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. She also completed a fellowship at Harvard Medical School and the Robert Wood Johnson Minority Medical Education program at Yale Medical School. Nichole is proud of her Alaskan heritage and her connection to rural communities across Washington and Oregon. She is the mother of three young children.

DJ Wilson helped organize State of Reform and has been hosting each local conference in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska since 2011. He develops the 5 Things We’re Watching email in response to latest market developments and discussions with health care and health policy executives in each state, ensuring local development of each conference.