President’s Message

It is an honor to be elected as the 2024 President of the SW Chapter of WSSHE, and I hope to continue the good work of the past presidents.  

In the SW Chapter, Education and Networking are two of the most important aspects of what we provide to the members. So, not only do we give education that is essential to healthcare facilities, but it is usually free or very low cost to the professional members thanks to the generosity of our business partners. 

Our training includes a Spring and Fall Engineering Expo where engineers go for training and networking. You are able to learn from other healthcare professionals and business partners who share their expertise on topics that are relevant to our members. 

We also have an innovative program called WSSHE University. This is a program where the training goes to your hospital, providing expert content, tailored to your facility by industry professionals at no cost.

The SW Chapter also provides many fun opportunities to relax and socialize with your peers:

  • WSSHE Night at the Tacoma Rainiers
  • Golf Boot Camp
  • Golf Tournament
  • SW Salute

I encourage you to get involved and take advantage of all the opportunities that WSSHE provides. 

Chris Bowman, 2024 Southwest Chapter President



President: Chris Bowman – St. Elizabeth Hospital Email

President Elect: Ivy Anderson, Centralia Hospital

Immediate Past President: Patrick O’Neil – Mason Health Email

Treasurer: Patrick O’Neil – Mason Health Email

Secretary:  Russell Copeland – St. Elizabeth Hospital Email

Business Partner Associate: Kyla Grennan

Education Chair: Jose Diaz – Auburn Mechanical Email 

Events Chair: Nathan Wayne

Membership Coordinator: Ivy Anderson – Centralia Hospital