BA Social Science, Washington State University
Amy joined the COHE team in November 2017. Prior to joining
COHE's Kennewick office, Amy worked the past four years in direct patient care
and residential services providing support to the mental health population.
She brings with her over 20 years of business management and project
management experience. Amy is passionate about providing excellent services to
those she works with in the community.
BA Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Western Washington University
Lisa joined the COHE team as a Health Services Coordinator in February 2009. She became a Surgical Health Services Coordinator for L&I's Surgical Best Practices Pilot in October 2014. Lisa previously worked as a Field Consultant for the Idaho Industrial Commission, for a number of years as a private Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant in eastern Washington and in social services for the State of Washington. Lisa enjoys the challenge of a new pilot, working with surgeons, employers and patients to assist during recovery and with return 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.
BA Behavioral Science, Northwest University
joined the COHE team in March 2017. Linda brings with her 18 years of
experience as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor providing vocational
services all over the State of WA. Linda spent 6 years of her growing up living
in Mexico becoming fluent in Spanish. As a result, Linda has enjoyed the
opportunity to work extensively with diverse cultures and populations including,
aging, disabled, and mental health as well as the large Hispanic population
located in the several Central WA counties where Linda will now be working as a
Health Services Coordinator in our Kennewick office. Linda is excited to be a
part of COHE serving providers, employers, and workers.
BS Safety & Health Management, Central Washington University
Kari joined the COHE team in 2010
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 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
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 northwest.
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 of 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.