Our team brings together a unique range of talents and perspectives. Whether it's leadership, policy, funding or community advocacy, we do this work because we are passionate about our communities and helping people achieve better health. We act as a convener and a driver of the community agenda.
Alison Carl WhiteExecutive Director
Alison has 20 years of nonprofit and leadership experience. Before Better Health Together, she served as Executive Director for six northwest nonprofit organizations, leading them through significant change processes to better meet community needs. Alison joined Better Health Together in June 2013 after moving her family to Spokane from Seattle.
Alison has a business degree with a human resources concentration from Pacific Lutheran University. When she isn’t working to improve the health of her community she enjoys running, exploring her backyard in Valleyford and taking care of her two sheep, nine chickens, three ducks, two dogs and her family. back to top ^
Omar SawyerAssociate Director
Omar earned his Bachelor’s degree at Utah State University in Exercise Science and his Master’s degree in Health Administration from Weber State University. Omar has worked for Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City Utah for the last 3 years most recently within the Medical Group.
Omar is new to Better Health Together and Spokane. He is excited to explore the communities, foster relationships, and help improve the overall health of Spokane. In his Spare time Omar loves hiking, golfing, and traveling. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”-Susan Sontagback to top ^
Jill AngeloChief Financial Officer of Back Office Services
As Chief Financial Officer of Back Office Services, Jill is responsible for budgeting and internal/Board reporting of all aspects of BHT’s financial operations. Prior to joining the team, Jill held several executive level positions within the Spokane medical community over the past 14 years including: medical clinics, hospitals and the residency program. Jill earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management and Accounting from Eastern Washington University. In addition, Jill is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants. In her spare time Jill is a voracious reader, works out at the gym, and travels with her husband.
Curtis FacklerDirector of Navigator Program
Curtis joined Better Health Together in July 2013. With a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Golden Gate University, he has over 25 years working with individuals and small business in the insurance and employee benefit arena.
In 2007, he was named National Federation of Independent Business Washington State Small Business Champion for his work on health care issues for small business. He enjoys the great outdoors. back to top ^
ACH Program Manager
Justin joined the BHT team in August of 2016. He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Whitworth University, where he served as president of the Associated Students of Whitworth University. He enjoys a variety of activities including model railroading, playing South Asian classical music, and taking advantage of the several community events in the area. Originally from Anaheim, CA, Justin has grown to love the beauty of the Inland Northwest and enjoys serving the wider community in public service.
Rita MykelburgCommunity Care Coordinator
Born and raised in the unforgiving Canadian North, Rita now lives in Spokane and joined Better Health Together in March 2015. She is a veteran certified surgical dental assistant and business administrator who enjoys outdoor activities.back to top ^
Alicyn ElderNavigator Program Lead
Since joining Better Health Together in July 2013, Alicyn has helped build the lead organization for the IPAN program in our region. She continues to work closely with Washington Health Benefit Exchange and Health Care Authority to ensure that clients have access to affordable health insurance.
She graduated from Eastern Washington University's Health Service Administration program in 2013, ready to dive into implementation of the Accountable Care Act. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, reading and watching soccer. back to top ^
Kiersten is a graduate from Eastern Washington University with her degree in Health Services Administration. She worked for Health Care Authority since January 2014 and as of August 2015 has been with Better Health Together’s IPAN network team helping community partners and client’s to resolve/review medical eligibility dilemmas.
She loves spending her free time in the outdoors. back to top ^