President’s Letter – January 2016

Greetings fellow WSOA Members and Happy New Year!

Our next Annual Meeting is Friday and Saturday December 2 and 3, 2016 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. Mark your calendars and spread the word!

The WSOA Annual meeting in December 2015 was both educational and fun. This meeting is a rare opportunity for us to stay current, compare notes, and learn more about the issues facings us as providers in Washington State. Thank you to those of you who participated and helped make this meeting so successful.

The WSOA membership has elected the following officers for 2016:

President – Carolyn Kline, MD MPH– Kirkland/Bellevue
President-elect – Carl Olden, MD – Yakima
Vice-President – Edith Cheng, MD – Seattle
Secretary – Treasurer -Katie Eastwood, MD – Seattle
Elective Executive Committee Member Leslie McLemore- Yakima
Elective –Executive Committee Member Anthony Tagavilla-Renton
Immediate Past President- Kimberly Herner-Covington

Please check out our much improved website! The Career Center is a great place to recruit both staff and providers. Resumes can be posted at no charge. A great tool for our Residents.

I encourage you to contact me directly or you may email or call our Association Executive, Darla White at 206-956-3642 or with suggestions on how WSOA can improve and what our society can provide to you, the provider. In particular, let me know soon if you any suggestions for 2016 Annual Conference.

Undoubtedly, 2016 will be another eventful year for all of us as women’s health care providers. I wish you all a professionally gratifying and personally joyous year.


Carolyn R Kline, MD MPH
2016 President
Washington State Obstetrical Association