The Prescription Drug Assistance Foundation (PDAF) was established by the legislature to provide low-income, uninsured Washington State residents with prescription medicines at no or low cost.
Established by the passage of SB 5558 (RCW 41.05.550) during the 2005 legislative session, PDAF began to take shape when Governor Gregoire appointed Board members in September of that year. The PDAF's board represents a diverse group of providers, pharmaceutical research companies, clinic and hospital administrators and others with experience in serving low-income families.
With a mission to make medications available in a timely fashion to low-income uninsured residents of Washington at no or reduced cost PDAF launched its first pilot project in Spokane under the name MTGMEDS in the fall of 2008. The PDAF is currently opening pilot programs across Washington to bring needed assistance to a range of communities in need.
Sallie Neillie, Chair
Executive Director, Project Access Northwest
Robin Larmer Lutka, Vice Chair
RLL Consulting & Advocacy
John Schlatter, Treasurer/Secretary
Government Affairs Manager, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America
Janet L. Monaco, MHS
Chair, Healing Hearts Northwest
Retired CEO of Spokane County Medical Society
Catherine Murphy Thomas, MHA
Corporate Regional Operations Manager, Yakima Valley Farm Worker’s Clinic
President and CEO, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
Director of Physician Relations and Governmental Affairs,
Capital Medical Center
Health Care Consultant
Retired Chief Executive,
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
Board Member Emeritus
Dr. Sam Selinger, Former Chair
Retired Heart Surgeon, Founder of Spokane Project Access
Executive Director, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic