Promoting well-being together
We are doctors, nurses, pharmacists, navigators and scientists committed to advancing well-being in Washington through clinical care, research, and teaching.
Board of Directors
John Tomkowiak, MD, MOL
Chair and Ex Officio Director
Founding Dean, WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Dr. Tomkowiak serves as the Founding Dean of the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. Before coming to WSU, he was at the Chicago Medical School, where he served as the dean, acting chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health and professor of psychiatry.
Patricia Butterfield, PhD
President & Director
Special Projects Advisor, WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Dr. Butterfield serves as a professor and Special Projects Advisor at the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. She has extensive experience studying environmental health issues and interventions aimed at reducing household environmental health risks to rural low-income children. Dr. Butterfield is the author of “Thinking Upstream,” and related publications addressing the economic, ideologic, and environmental antecedents of public health.
Luis Manriquez, MD
Secretary & Director
Assistant Clinical Professor, WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Luis Manriquez is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine where he leads Health Equity development efforts in the Department of Academic and
Community Partnerships. He loves practicing full-scope family medicine from delivering babies to seeing patients in the hospital, emergency department and clinic. He is also working on developing clinical programs to bring patients and clinic staff together to address social determinants of health in collaboration with community partners. He is passionate about eliminating health inequities and making Washington the healthiest and most equitable state in the nation.
James Zimmerman, BSNE
Treasurer & Observer
Chief Operating Officer, WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
James Zimmerman is the Vice Dean of Administration, Accreditation and Finance at the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. He came to WSU from the Chicago Medical School where he served as Senior Associate Dean for Administration, Accreditation and Finance and as Vice President of the Rosalind Franklin University Health System. He has also worked in the not-for-profit sector as Executive Director of HealthReach Incorporated, a free clinic and pharmacy serving the medically disadvantaged populations of Lake County, Illinois, and as founding chair of the Illinois Association for Free and Charitable Clinics.
Steve Grossman, MD
Vice President & Director
Assistant Dean of Outreach and Career Development, WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Dr. Grossman is the Assistant Dean of Outreach and Career Development at the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. A Syracuse native, he came to WSU from Ohio where he served as the director of two hospice and palliative care programs. Dr. Grossman has held multiple positions of leadership within the medical community, serving as Family Medicine Chair and on the executive boards of two community health care systems. He has also spent more than 20 years practicing as a small-town community family doctor.
Jonathan Espenschied, MD
Ex Officio Director
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education and Clinical Medical Education, WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Linda Garrelts Maclean
Interim Dean, WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
James Hupp, MD, DMD, JD, MBA, FACS
Ex Officio Director
Vice Dean for Student and Faculty Experience, WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor, WSU College of Nursing
Clinical Associate Professor, WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Luisita Francis, MD
Assistant Dean, Community Engagement, WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Kenneth Roberts, PhD
Vice Dean for Academic and Community Partnerships, WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Hollie Westly, JD, PhD
Principal, Witherspoon Kelley