The Washington Poison Center Team
The Washington Poison Center team is comprised of expert-level nurses, pharmacists, poison information providers, board-certified physician medical toxicologists, and administrative staff.
We are very proud that all of our eligible staff have earned the distinction of Certified Specialist in Poison Information (CSPI), from the The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC). In order to become certified as a Specialist in Poison Information, candidates must pass a rigorous exam that evaluates competent skill, knowledge, education and experience to provide poison information to the public, healthcare providers and public health agencies.
Our team is always here to help, 24/7/365, by calling: 1 (800) 222-1222.
Medical and Administrative Staff
Interim Medical Director: Scott Phillips, MD
Managing Director: Katie Von Derau, RN, CPN
Consulting Medical Toxicologist: Betty Chen, MD
Consulting Medical Toxicologist: Kevin Maskell, MD
Consulting Medical Toxicologist: Suzan Mazor, MD
Consulting Medical Toxicologist: Carl Skinner, MD
Consulting Medical Toxicologist: Matt Valento, MD
Public Health Education & Outreach Specialist (Eastern Washington): Jared O’Connor, MPH
Public Health Education & Communications Specialist (Western Washington): Alex Sirotzki, MPH
Public Health Education & Communications Specialist (Western Washington): Meghan King, MPH
Director of Business Operations: Sierra Ranier, MA, MBA, PMP, SHRM-SCP
Information Technology Director: John Churchill
Office Manager/Administrative Assistant: Wendy Russell
Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant: Mara Piwen