Susie Dade, MPA
Susie Dade has worked in health care in Washington state since 1980

Susanne (Susie) Dade has worked in health care in Washington State for over 35 years.  Ms. Dade has worked with the Washington Health Alliance since early 2006. The Washington Health Alliance is a place where stakeholders work collaboratively to transform Washington state’s health care system for the better. As the Alliance’s Deputy Director, Ms. Dade is involved in strategy development, purchaser engagement, improving transparency through performance measurement and public reporting, and performance improvement. While at the Alliance, Ms. Dade has worked on a number of important initiatives including, for example, development of the state’s first Health Innovation Plan, development of the Washington State Common Measure Set on Healthcare Quality and Cost, formation of Washington State’s Choosing Wisely initiative, and implementation of a statewide patient experience survey.  In addition, Ms. Dade served as Project Director for the RWJF Aligning Forces for Quality Program in Washington for six years until the project completed in April 2015.  From 1989 to 2005, Ms. Dade worked for Group Health Cooperative, a nationally recognized managed care and accountable care organization, serving in several delivery system leadership positions. Prior to joining Group Health, Ms. Dade developed and managed federal and state grants that funded direct patient care at five neighborhood community health centers.  During the 1980’s, Ms. Dade worked for eight years as a community health planner with the Southwest Washington and Puget Sound Health Systems Agencies.  Ms. Dade has a Bachelor of Science in Health Planning and Administration and a Masters in Public Administration.