Matthew Ellsworth

Executive Director

Matthew serves as the Executive Director of AWPHD.  He leads the organization in all aspects of the organization as it strives to “Support, strengthen and provide value to Washington’s Public Hospital Districts through advocacy, education and services.”  Under the leadership of the AWPHD Board of Directors, Matthew partners with WSHA to drive policy issues and advocate for the effective governance and operations of public hospital districts across the State of Washington.

Joanna Castellanos

Executive Assistant

Joanna connects public hospital district (PHD) members to the resources they need to stay in compliance.  She works closely with the Executive Assistants at PHDs to maintain a strong partnership between AWPHD and member hospitals. She supports the Executive Director of AWPHD on operations, board meetings, events, budget tracking, project management, and membership engagement.