External Advisory Committee

The department’s External Advisory Committee, created by the Washington State Legislature in 1963, consists of eight members representing major constituencies. Its role is to consult, review and evaluate policies, budgets, activities and programs of the department as they relate to workplace health in the broadest sense. Current members are:

Washington State Labor and Industries
Represented by Joel Sacks, Director
Washington State Department of Health
Represented by Lauren Jenks, Assistant Secretary, Division of Environmental Public Health
Washington State Labor Council
Represented by Joe Kendo, Government Affairs Director
Association of Washington Business
Represented by Bob Battles, General Counsel and Governmental Affairs Director
Washington State Medical Association
Represented by Louis Lim, Medical Director of Quality and Care Management, Occupational Medicine and Internal Medicine
University of Washington College of Engineering
Represented by Linda Boyle, Professor and Chair, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
University of Washington School of Public Health
Represented by Hilary Godwin, Dean
University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
Represented by Michael Yost, Chair