Dear WSRS members,

Please join us on November 4, 2023, at our 2023 WSRS Annual Meeting.  In addition to a full day of informative talks, we will be conducting elections of WSRS officers and several members of our Board of Directors at our society business meeting. 

Saturday, November 4, 2023
7:30am – 5:15pm 
The Woodmark Hotel and Spa

All dues paying and retired members are eligible to vote in this election. 

At the annual meeting, additional nominations shall be accepted from the floor and election shall be by a vote of members present. A majority of votes cast for the slate shall be declared elected.

In accordance with our society’s bylaws, the Nominations Committee has recommended, and the Board of Trustees has approved the slate of councilors and alternate councilors listed below. 

For your consideration, the recommended slate is as follows:

To serve 3-year terms as Councilors starting in June 2023:

Pooja Voria, MD (Seattle, WA)

Mariam Shehata, MD (Seattle, WA)

To serve 1-year terms as Alternate Councilors starting in June 2023:

Alfonso Urdaneta-Moncada, MD (Seattle, WA)

Shamus Moran, MD (Seattle, WA)

Baiju Shah, MD (Puyallup, WA)

Timothy Ng, MD (Vancouver, WA)

Jacob Thomas, MD (Renton, WA)

Benjamin Godwin, MD (Seattle, WA)

Yen Chin, MD (Spokane, WA)

WSRS is always interested in bringing in new engaged members to our Board of Directors to ensure a diversity of perspectives.  If you are interested, or even just curious and have questions, please feel free to reach out to our Executive Director, Jena Rehm, at  

We look forward to having you join us in-person at the WSRS Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 4. Registration is now OPEN!

Respectfully submitted, 

Jennifer Favinger, MD

WSRS President 

Announcement: 2023 WSRS Elections