We Are Embright

Embright is a clinically integrated network (CIN) that connects healthcare purchasers and providers in the design and delivery of healthcare to help members get care on their terms and stay healthy. We build custom value-based programs anchored to the Triple Aim to solve the big problems associated with quality, experience, and cost.

Our mission is to enable collaboration to improve the health of the members we serve.

Embright works with healthcare purchasers who are tired of trying the same-old healthcare strategies and not achieving the results desired for their population ─ costs continue to rise, outcomes do not improve. We help healthcare purchasers elevate their health plan by connecting them directly with providers to build a program that improves outcomes, member experience, and decreases costs. 

Our program is anchored to the Triple Aim. The Triple Aim comes from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), an organization focused on improving healthcare in the United States led by a visionary physician, Dr. Don Berwick. The concept of the Triple Aim, originated by John Wittington and Tom Nolan, was the next step in the evolution of health improvement after the publication of the Institute of Medicine "Crossing the Quality Chasm" and its six domains of health care quality. "The goal of the Triple Aim is to improve the health (quality) and experience of populations while reducing costs. This opened the aperture of the conversation of healthcare to include addressing not only the needs of the individual but how to best balance providing care to populations in ways that yield the best quality, cost, and experience outcomes," stated Shawn West, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Embright. 

We aim to be the highest-performing provider network and the network of choice for the communities we serve. We achieve this by following our behavioral standards to which we hold ourselves accountable every day, what we call our Embright values.

  • Integrity - do the right thing 
  • Innovation - think outside the box and dare to be unconventional
  • Collaboration - team up and create mutual understanding and clarity 
  • Agility - lean into reality and adapt quickly
  • Respect - seek first to understand and embrace culturally competent inclusivity 
  • Excellence - be your best and inspire the best in others

We were founded by MultiCare Health System, UW Medicine, and LifePoint Health in 2019, officially, but the idea of Embright began back in 2015.

Our network partners

It all started with a special collaboration

MultiCare Health System and UW Medicine begin their collaboration

To support some of the largest employers in Washington, MultiCare Health System and UW Medicine begin a partnership to create a connected, accountable care network (ACN). 

Embright becomes official 

After years of working together, MultiCare Health System and UW Medicine partner in the creation of Embright along with LifePoint Health. Embright is established as a clinically integrated network in Washington state. 

Embright develops data integration platform with Innovaccer

Embright partners with Innovaccer to develop a data activation platform to track overall population health performance and address patient healthcare needs. 

Embright and First Choice Health create a strategic partnership

Embright and FCH have established a unique partnership that leverages each organization’s expertise in managing essential aspects of care at different stages of the member's journey.

Boeing continues Preferred Partnership plan option with Embright

“This partnership with Boeing builds upon the critically important foundational relationship established in 2015 through the UW Medicine Accountable Care Network and symbolizes the importance of providers and employers working directly together to deliver on value without compromising quality, service, or access,” said Christopher Kodama, MD, MBA, President and CEO at Embright.

Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) continues its accountable care program with Embright and UW Medicine

Post-implementation, clinical data and historical claims are collected and analyzed throughout the year, tracking against the identified focus areas. Insights are available to the employer on a regular cadence to check and adjust as needed based on population health trends.

Embright is committed to reducing the cost of healthcare through the collaboration of world-class health systems and innovative employers.

We combine our network of award-winning health systems with a unique set of features to enhance the member experience and make healthcare more affordable.

Our team

We are a team of physicians, medical professionals, data analysts, specialists, and strategists all committed to improving healthcare for the members and communities we serve.


Randy Coughlan, MBA

Director of Population Health

Scott Kennedy, CPA

Director of Finance

Christopher Kodama, MD, MBA

President and Chief Executive Officer

Alexis Koutlas, DNP, RN, NE-BC

Director of Integrated Care Management

Donna L. Perlee

Director of Strategic Development and Contracting

Aaron Satz

Director of Business Development

Joshua Walker

Director of Network Development

Shawn West, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Business Development and Client Relations

Kristian Kjelstrup

Sales Executive

Mandi Willis

Senior Account Manager

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Kayla Campbell, CWPC

Member Engagement Consultant

Provider Network

Maritess Gamboa

Senior Manager, Provider Network

Teri McCarthy-Greene

Provider Data Manager

Operations and Support

Darrick Bartley

Senior Manager, Analytics

Denise Brown

Contracting Manager

grace gibson operations coordinator
Grace Gibson

Operations Project Coordinator

Jamie Kahn

Enterprise Marketing Manager

Our Board of Directors


UW Medicine President, UW Medicine Hospitals & Clinics


UW Medicine Chief Financial Officer


MultiCare Health System Chief Physician Officer and Senior Vice President, Provider Enterprises


MultiCare Health System Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer


UW Medicine Chief Medical Officer, University of Washington Vice President for Medical Affairs, and President of University of WA Physicians


UW Medicine Chief Business Officer, Chief of Staff, and University of Washington Vice President for Medical Affairs


MultiCare Health System General Counsel


MultiCare Health System President and Chief Executive Officer


LifePoint Health Senior Vice President, Revenue and Network Management


How It Works

The difference begins with our process. Embright offers employers a healthcare network powered by UW Medicine, MultiCare Health System, and LifePoint Health that integrates historical and concurrent data across these independent systems, providing members coordinated care across their healthcare experiences.