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 Business Administration, Washington State University
MBA Health Care Management, Gonzaga University
As Program Director, Ben oversees the main office in Spokane, as well as offices in Yakima, Kennewickc 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 in August 2012, 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 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.
Chaylee (Chay) Piger
BA Interdisciplinary Studies, Eastern Washington University
Chay was born and raised
in Spokane Valley, WA. Prior to joining COHE's Spokane office, Chay specialized
in a variety of patient care coordination positions. Her
clinical and administrative experience gives her a unique prospective and skill
level on what it takes to assist and coordinate injured workers, providers and
employers through the successful steps of care coordination and a return-to-work
plan. Chay is passionate about serving the health care community of Eastern
Washington. She enjoys spending time volunteering for non-profits, spending time
with her family and participating in running events throughout the
BA Chicano/a Studies, California State University Northridge
was born in Central America and raised in Los Angeles, California. Prior to
joining the COHE team in March 2016, Carmen worked as a Bilingual Customer
Service Specialist for Labor and Industries for 3 and half years and prior to
that served as the Administrative Assistant for the Adult Basic Education
Department at Wenatchee Valley College. Carmen is located in the Wenatchee
office and enjoys helping injured workers, providers and employers strive for
the best experience throughout the claim process.
BA Health Services Administration, Eastern Washington University
Kellie was born and raised in Spokane Washington.
Prior to joining the COHE team in March 2015, Kellie worked as a manager for a family medical practice for 4 years.
Additional experience includes social work, supervision in a specialty practice, and managing the Health Information and Credentialing Department at St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute.
Kellie is located in the Spokane office and is passionate about serving the community by assisting providers, employers, and workers in the Spokane area.
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.