Ethan Norris is a goal-driven servant leader with more than 25 years of experience helping healthcare organizations develop and implement strategic initiatives, establish community partnerships, improve operations, foster change, quantify policy changes, and achieve sustainability.
He has a deep understanding of Washington healthcare markets and the complexities of academic healthcare funding, finance, and operations. He is also an expert in Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) calculations and payments. He has served in internal and interim leadership roles and as a subject matter expert, project manager, and facilitator.
As a senior vice president with a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)-owned Medicaid managed care organization, Ethan achieved 20 percent growth in the Medicare Advantage line of business, recruited and onboarded new leadership, and launched multiple cross-functional initiatives.
He has also served as the chief financial officer of a safety-net hospital, established and run the project management office of an academic “funds flow” initiative, conducted multiple market and partnership assessments, led internal investigations, and advised multiple state agencies.
He has served as a liaison with a wide range of stakeholders including medical staff, health system leadership, health plan leadership, auditors, attorneys and regulators; and he has worked with and across medical centers, county government, universities and health plan networks.
Ethan is active on multiple boards and committees focused on healthcare and social determinants of health. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Economics, a certified project management professional, and a certified change practitioner.
Ethan loves the city of Seattle where he lives with his wife, Trina, daughter, Wren, and son, Fisher. He and his wife are often busy enjoying their kids many sporting and artistic pursuits, and they enjoy the great year-round outdoor opportunities of the Northwest.