Kat Latet

Board Director

Manager of Health System Innovation
Community Health Plan of Washington

At CHPW, as the Manager of Health System Innovation, Kat Ferguson Mahan Latet works to ensure the plan is on the leading edge of health systems innovation and transformation. Ms. Latet leads value-based payment and care strategies with a cross departmental team design. Through this work, Ms. Latet acts as a liaison for many of the Washington’s transformation efforts for CHPW, including the Accountable Communities of Health and the Medicaid Demonstration. Prior to her role at CHPW, Ms. Latet was a Senior Health Policy Analyst with Washington’s Health Care Authority.  She led design, development and implementation of health system transformation policy and programs, including the State Health Care Innovation Plan, subsequent State Innovation Models Test Grant, FQHC Alternative Payment Methodologies and the Medicaid Transformation Waiver.  Before moving to Washington, Ms. Latet worked in Oregon as the policy lead for the Oregon Primary Care Association working specifically in design and development of the Coordinated Care Organizations at a statewide and local level.  Before moving to Portland, Ms. Latet worked in Chicago in education policy and political campaigns.  She also served in the Peace Corps in Romania.