BA Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Western Washington University
Lisa joined the COHE team as a Health Services Coordinator in March 2009. She previously worked in workers' compensation for the State of Idaho Industrial Commission, and as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Spokane and the Tri-Cities. She also has experience from her work with State of Washington Employment Security Department. Lisa has taken the lead on some of the COHE community outreach efforts. She enjoys meeting all of the COHE providers and employers, and assisting injured workers in their efforts to get back to work.
BA Law and Justice, Central Washington University
Bethany was born and raised in the Yakima Valley. Prior to joining COHE in October 2014, she worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for over 12 years providing vocational services to the Yakima, Tri-Cities, and Wenatchee areas. Bethany is credentialed as a Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS). Bethany works in our Yakima office and serves providers, employers, and injured workers in central Washington communities.
Lorrie Anne Brown
Associate of Arts, Spokane Community College
Lorrie Anne joined the COHE team in May 2012, serving as the Provider Relations Coordinator. She previously worked at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, as the Program Coordinator for the Structured Intensive Multidisciplinary Program (SIMP), and as the Administrative Assistant to the Directors of Therapy Services. Lorrie Anne works in our Spokane office to help serve the providers, clinics and hospitals in Eastern Washington.
BA General Studies, Eastern Washington University
Pam Cromer serves COHE Community of Eastern Washington as Lead Health Services Coordinator. Before joining the COHE team, Pam worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for 12 years. She brings extensive experience in work injury management, return-to-work strategies and is recognized for her professional service by the region's businesses and health care system. She has been with the COHE since 2003. Her duties as a Health Services Coordinator include facilitating communication between physicians, employers and injured workers and providing case management for workers on temporary disability.
BA Business Administration, Washington State University
MBA Health Care Management, Gonzaga University
Ben joined the COHE team in August 2012. As Program Manager, Ben oversees the main office in Spokane, as well as offices in Yakima, Kennewick and Wenatchee. He provides leadership in all aspects of business development, strategic planning for expansion efforts, and daily operational and financial oversight for COHE. Before joining COHE, he worked for a non-profit trade association, covering a 5-state territory as its Business Manager. His experience included running the association’s Retrospective Rating (Retro) group.
BA Health Services Administration, Eastern Washington University
Pattie serves as a Health Services Coordinator with the COHE team. Prior to joining us, she worked with Human Resources at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute. In addition to her degree in Health Services Administration she sought advanced training in the WSU Spokane Master in Teaching and Learning program. Her career includes experience in physician practice coordination, supervision in neurology and imaging services, accounting, property management, and financial and social services with DSHS.
BA in Humanities, Washington State University
Masters in Social Work, Eastern Washington University
Bertha joined the COHE team in 2014 as a Health Services Coordinator. She previously worked as a Family Voluntary Social Worker for Children’s Administration. She is bi-lingual in Spanish and is passionate about cultural diversity. Working out of our Kennewick Office, she assists providers, employers, and workers with L&I processes and best practices in Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, and Columbia counties.
BS Safety & Health Management, Central Washington University
Kari joined the COHE team as a Health Services Coordinator for Yakima and the surrounding area. She previously worked with Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinics as a Safety Coordinator over the Environment of Care for all of the YVFWC facilities. Kari's responsibilities include serving providers, employers and workers in Yakima County and the central part of Washington State.
BS Business Administration, Central Washington University
Mariana was raised in Sunnyside Washington. She achieved her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Washington University. Mariana has a wide range of experience from working as a Legal Assistant, managing worker's compensation claims and gained significant experience with healthcare processes when she worked as a Case Coordinator in an occupational health clinic. As a Health Services Coordinator, Mariana will be working to improve quality, cost effectiveness and consistency of care for injured workers in areas of Benton, Franklin, Grant, Adams and Yakima counties.
BS Fitness and Sports Management, Central Washington University
Pete joined the COHE team as a Health Services Coordinator in October 2011. Pete brings with him over a decade of experience working in the Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation arena as a Labor Relations Coordinator and an Absence Management Coordinator in both the construction and healthcare industries. Pete is located in COHE’s East Wenatchee office and will be serving providers, employers and workers in the North Central Washington region.
Associate Arts, Spokane Falls Community College
Behavior Science, Southern California
Kathy joined the COHE team in December 2011, previously working for the INHS Foundation. Native to Inland Northwest. She brings over 20 years of experience in finance, office management and grant writing with a great eye for detail, organization, evaluative development and implementation of best practices within the department she supports. She looks forward to providing superior customer service to all clients, health care providers and business served through the Center of Occupational Health & Education.