Our Team Members

 

Maura Little

Executive Director

Maura joined the Cambia Grove team in April 2017. She brings with her a diverse set of allies looking to transform health care. Her previous government roles built her network to include a range of sectors including the life sciences, global health, energy, ICT and natural resources.

Maura passionately believes our region can be a shining example of what is possible in health care through collaboration. Her current role as Executive Director builds on her previous leadership roles in advancing the conversation towards constructive change. 

As Governor Inslee’s Life Science and Global Health Sector Lead, Maura led strategic initiatives to put our region back on the map—from recruiting the 17th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference to Washington for the first time in conference history, to working with startups to connect them to vital resources that will help them grow and thrive in the Northwest. 

Maura began her journey in the health care sector in 2009 where she played a key role in communicating the federal Affordable Care Act to local stakeholders as a staff member for then Congressman Jay Inslee. As the Washington State Director of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, her perspective was greatly influenced by her work in patient advocacy.

When Maura is not working toward health care transformation, you can usually find her working to transform her house. She spends most of her time at home boating or working in the yard and enjoying the island life with her husband and two young boys.   


Julie Panek Anderson

Assistant Director of Programming

Julie joined Cambia Grove as the new assistant director of programming in January 2018, leading the creation and implementation of the new CIC (Convene – Identify – Catalyze) Solutions Series. This series is built upon the idea that the community has all the right ingredients to solve big system-wide health care challenges. CIC (Convene – Identify – Catalyze) will convene partners around topics, identify system level barriers and catalyze solutions as a community to overcome identified barriers. The first topic of the year for this series will focus on data.

She comes from Blue Shield of California, where she spent more than 5 years driving cross-organizational collaboration as part of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program. As Senior Manager of the ACO Program Development and Innovation team, she drove multi-disciplinary efforts to build transformative new care models and better enable the provider network through improvements in technology enablement and team-based care. 
 
Julie began her career in healthcare in 2006 in hospital revenue cycle consulting, before pursuing a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins. Later, as a process improvement specialist at Stanford Hospital, she drove Lean/Six Sigma projects across the health system and gained insights into the challenges faced at the provider level. 
 
Julie tries to be outdoors as much as possible, and is an avid hiker and snowboarder. She and her husband love to travel, and they attempt to visit at least one new destination each year. She is passionate about healthcare innovation and transformation, and is thrilled to join the Cambia Grove team.

Dr. Bob Crittenden

Executive in Residence

Dr. Bob Crittenden joined the Cambia Grove as the first-ever Executive-in-Residence. He has practiced as a family physician for over 28 years in central and southeast Seattle with urban underserved populations, worked for the state legislature, been a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow with Senator George Mitchell, was special assistant to Governor Gardner for health, and is a Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Family Medicine and Health Services at the University of Washington.

His work on projects at the local, state and national levels focuses on improving the access and effectiveness of health services for all populations. Most recently, he served as Gov. Jay Inslee’s Senior Health Policy Advisor, where he was instrumental in the implementation of the ACA in Washington state and the successful Medicaid Transformation Waiver. He has also played a key role in initiating the Kids Get Care program, actively participating in rural and urban underserved health systems improvements, and working with insurers, employers and providers in improving systems of care for chronic conditions.

Dr. Crittenden received his BA in Communications and Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley and a diploma in Political Theory and Development Economics from Oxford University. He went on to earn his Medical Degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine and his Masters of Public Health in Health Services from the University of Washington. He loves any sport and enjoys his time on the lake or in the mountains.


Jessica Hauflaire

Jessica Hauflaire

Business Operations Manager

Jessica Hauflaire, Business Operations Manager, joined Cambia Grove to make the space’s mission, to bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and the traditional health care sector, a reality. She is responsible for executing Cambia Grove’s ground-breaking programs and connecting the brightest startups with the best health care professionals to drive transformation.

Jessica has a background in administration, hospitality and events in the non- and for-profit sectors. She brings that with her to the Cambia Grove where she combines strong logistics leadership with community support. Through the Cambia Grove community, she envisions a future for health care that is both more accessible and more approachable.

Jessica loves and values travel to experience different lifestyles, particularly lifestyles in tropical climates. At home, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, refining her ping pong skills and constantly learning to love running.


David Shepard

Madelyn Scott

Administrative & Operations Coordinator

Madelyn joined the Cambia Grove in May 2017 to support social media activity and help build a best-in-class digital experience for health care innovators in the Cascadia region. She also works alongside Tiny, the Cambia Grove’s Sasquatch in Residence, as an advocate for patients within the space.

Madelyn recently graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in marketing. She relishes the learning experiences she gains within the world of brand communication through her role, and the constantly evolving nature of social media and digital marketing techniques. Madelyn appreciates having a front row seat for the mash-up of innovative, consumer-centric startups and enterprise happening at the Cambia Grove, and the space’s fast-paced environment.

When not at the Cambia Grove, Madelyn loves running, reading, and traveling with friends. She looks forward to learning as much as possible over the course of her internship and welcomes any tips or feedback about how to better support the Cambia Grove community!


Tiny

Sasquatch-in-Residence

Tiny is the Cambia Grove’s Sasquatch-in-Residence (SIR). He is a Pacific Northwest native and is very excited about the community the Cambia Grove is building for health care innovators.

At the Cambia Grove, Tiny wears multiple hats: he's a core touch point and landmark for visitors to the space, the highly-recognizable face of the Cambia Grove on the road but also on social media (@TalktoSIR) and on the blog. He helps keep the work of the team tightly focused on making health care more accountable to individuals and their families.

Tiny strongly believes that health care needs a strong consumer focus: the same experience people expect from industry-leading retail companies like Amazon or Starbucks. Consumerism is a must-have in health care, not a nice-to-have.

He loves his role because it gives him a front row seat to health care transformation. Above all he's a people person interested in helping others connect in order to help Cascadia's health care sector thrive. He understands it will take everyone working together to make that happen.

When he’s not greeting people in the space and taking selfies with them, he enjoys camping, skiing, swimming, fishing and making special appearances on other people’s hikes. He also loves soccer (he calls it "littlefoot ball") and retains a passion for ultimate from his college days.

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