Olympic Community of Health Website

​​Lisa Rey Thomas, PhD, Tribal Liaison

 Originally from Southeast Alaska and a member of the Tlingit Tribe, Lisa is a research scientist at the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington, with more than 25 years of experience in the field of addictions and wellness; particularly focusing on working with Indigenous communities. Lisa has served on numerous committees and task groups, currently serving as a technical advisor on the National Institutes of Health Tribal Consultation and Advisory Committee. She is currently developing a cultural curriculum with the Suquamish Tribe, serving as the project lead for the Three County/Seven Tribe Coordinated Response project to opioid epidemic. Lisa  has two sons (ages 25 and 16), she loves to run, garden, and knit! 






Claudia Realegeno, MSc, Executive Assistant
With training in psychological research, four years in technology and analytics, and direct experience with diverse populations such as runaway youth and survivors of domestic violence, Claudia brings a broad perspective and passion for person-centered healthcare. She serves on the board of directors with Peninsula Community Health Services, where she prides herself on digging into data to identify unasked questions and hidden answers. As a transplant to Washington, she enjoys exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and rummaging through library bookshelves for her next great read.

Siri Kushner, MS, Epidemiologist

Siri has worked for 11 years analyzing and interpreting public health data for the Kitsap community and nearly that long for the Jefferson and Clallam communities. She is a Kitsap native coupling local insight with her training in community development and public health. She believes in the power of data to drive planning and implementation that will positively impact our community. Siri spends her free time playing with her two children (ages 1 and 7), running, and enjoying dessert!

 


meet our team

Margaret Hilliard, Office and Administrative Coordinator

Maggie is a Seattle native and University of Washington (Tacoma) graduate. Her degree is in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting. She comes to the Olympic Community of Health directly from the Kitsap Public Health District, where she was the accounts receivable person in charge of federal grant billing. She also has experience in office and project management from a small web development company based in Steilacoom. She currently lives in Tacoma with her husband, two dogs, and a cat, but they are hoping to relocate to Port Orchard so that Maggie can be closer to the region that she serves.

Angie, Elya and Siri at the Suquamish House of Awakened Culture for the June 2016

Partner Convening.

Regional Vision.  Local Action. 

Elya Moore, PhD, Director

​With 12 years of training as an epidemiologist and 5 years of experience leading a local nonprofit health collaborative, Elya is grounded by the belief that health care is local, and therefore solutions to the problems that exist today must derive from the local experience. She drives toward improved population health by blending her experience and training with her passion for our communities. Elya spends her free time with her husband and two dogs, Bruno and Popper.