Leadership & Staff

The North Sound ACH is an independent nonprofit entity incorporated under the laws of Washington State.

The organization is led by Liz Baxter, MPH who serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Representing the voices of leaders across our five county region, the Board of Directors has members from Behavioral Health, Business, Consumers, Education, public and private Health Plans, Hospitals, Primary Care, Social Services & Suports, and Philanthropy as well as federally recognized Tribal Nations from the North Sound Region. You can email the Board of Directors at any time by using this link.

The following individuals currently serve on our Board of Directors:

  • Commissioner Ken Dahlstedt, Skagit County Council
  • Conner Darlington, Community Member
  • Anne Deacon, LICSW, Whatcom County Health Department
  • Shanon Hardie, Chief Operating Officer, Unity Care NW
  • Cammy Hart-Anderson, Snohomish County Human Services
  • Jennifer Johnson, Skagit County Health Department
  • Lona Johnson, Nooksack Indian Tribe
  • Debra Jones, Samish Nation
  • Councilman Nickolaus Lewis, Lummi Nation
  • Cheryl Rasar, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
  • Caitlin Safford, Amerigroup
  • Marilyn Scott, Upper Skagit Indian Tribe
  • Commissioner Janet St. Clair, Island County Commission
  • Jim Steinruck, Tulalip Health Services
  • Rachele Sullivan, Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe
  • Council Member Bill Watson, San Juan County Council
  • Charissa Westergard, Behavioral Health Provider
  • Kim Williams (Chair), Providence Health & Services
  • Open, Stillaguamish Tribe

Our Team

Megan Argetsinger — Project Coordinator


Greg Arnold, MA, LMHC, CMHS — Clinical Director


Liz Baxter, MPH — Chief Executive Officer


Vanessa Diaz — Administrative Associate



Tiffany Edlin, BA — Office & Governance Manager






Emily Henke, MPH — Equity Lead






Kassy Kadoun, BA — Finance Associate






Lindsay Knaus, MSW, MPA — Project Manager


Starleen Maharaj-Lewis, BA, CHES — Community HUB Manager


Heather McGuinness, MPH – Project Manager


Nyka Osteen, MPH — Project Coordinator






Amanda Robins, MPA — Project Manager


Hillary Thomsen — Communications Coordinator


Michaela Vendiola, BA — Project Coordinator


Leah Wainman, MPH — Project Coordinator


Nicole Willis, MPH — Chief Operations Officer

To reach a member of our team, click their name to send an email, or call (360) 543-8858.

To send a message to our general team inbox, email team@northsoundach.org.