ICHS Leadership

Teresita Batayola | President and CEO
Teresita Batayola
Teresita Batayola serves as ICHS president and CEO after entering health care with a background in economic development, community and international development, and strategic planning. A spokesperson and advocate for affordable health care and community health, she is Chair of Seattle Colleges’ Board of Trustees, immediate past president of the Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers, and serves on national and state health care boards and task forces. Awards and recognition include: Seattle Business Magazine outstanding leader in health care in 2010, Betsey K. Cooke Grassroots MVP Award from the National Association of Community Health Centers in 2012, White House Champion of Change in 2014, Filipino Community of Seattle Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Leadership in 2014, and Puget Sound Business Journal Woman of Influence in 2017. Under her leadership, ICHS was named a National Quality Leader for 2014, 2015 and 2016 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In 2015, Governor Jay Inslee honored ICHS with the 2015 Warren Featherstone Reid Award for Excellence in Health Care. Batayola holds a bachelor’s in public affairs from Seattle University and an MS in urban administration from Bucknell University.

Asqual Getanah | Medical Director
Asqual Getanek, medical director and physician, ICHS International District Clinic
Dr. Asqual Getaneh oversees medical staff. Prior to her position with ICHS, Dr. Getaneh served as a medical director of a health center at Unity Health Care, the largest community health system in Washington, D.C. An expert in global health and research to improve health equity among minority populations, Dr. Getaneh was previously an associate clinical professor of medicine at Columbia University College of Physicans and Surgeons and practiced internal medicine for more than 20 years for organizations including New York Presbyterian Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Health Research Institute, where she focused on diabetes and hypertension research. Dr. Getaneh is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Board Trustee of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research. Dr. Getaneh has a medical degree and masters of public health from the University of Washington.

David Chen | Chief Dental Officer
David Chen, DDS, Dentist and Chief Dental Officer ICHS International District and Shoreline clinics
David Chen, DDS has served as ICHS’s chief dental officer since June 2018, having previously served as the health center’s dental director since March 2017. Dr. Chen joined ICHS as an assistant dental director in 2015. Prior to this he worked in private practice for over 13 years. Dr. Chen is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery and Cornell University. He completed a general practice residency at the Loma Linda VAMC in 2001.

Sherman Lohn | Interim Chief Operating Officer
Sherman Lohn
Sherman Lohn has served as interim COO since January 2019 and as interim director of the ICHS Healthy Aging and Wellness Program since January 2018. Lohn rejoined ICHS following retirement from his position as COO, which he held from 2013 to 2017. Lohn oversees ICHS business operations at 11 locations in Seattle, Shoreline and Bellevue. In addition, he leads the implementation of new initiatives that support ICHS’s growth and enhance operational processes and quality. Lohn is an accomplished health care executive with over 35 years of experience developing, growing and aligning health care organizations in the Puget Sound region.


Hermes Shahbazian | Chief Financial Officer
Hermes Shabazian
Hermes Shahbazian brings more than 30 years of health care financial management experience to his role at ICHS, with emphasis in leadership, strategic planning, operational management and team building. He has a master’s in public administration/finance from Seattle University and a bachelor of science in business administration/accounting from California State University, Los Angeles.

Rachel Koh | Vice President of Pharmacy and Business Development
Rachel Koh, senior director of pharmacy services
Rachel Koh brings more than 25 years of experience in pharmacy management, including retail and clinic pharmacy operations and pharmacy benefit administrations. In addition, she has provided oversight to care management, led NCQA accreditation and certification efforts, led HEDIS measure certification and been responsible for vendor and risk-sharing management. Her areas of expertise include health plans, pharmacy benefits, integrated delivery systems and medical software.

Rayburn Lewis | Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
Rayburn Lewis, MD was named ICHS chief medical officer in 2017 following his retirement as CEO of Swedish Issaquah in 2016. Dr. Lewis, a board-certified internal medicine physician, served in a variety of leadership roles across the Swedish system, including senior vice president and COO of Swedish/Cherry Hill, vice president for medical affairs and CEO for Swedish/Ballard. In a tenure spanning more than 30 years, Dr. Lewis advanced patient satisfaction, Swedish’s community presence, recruitment, growth and facilities. He is an award-winning visionary and impactful champion of health equity and the health safety net, contributing his leadership to local community and health organizations that promote the outdoors and serving the medically underserved. He served as the most recent president of the Washington State Association of Black Professionals in Health Care. An avid cyclist and hiker, Dr. Lewis is a board member for Seattle’s Bike Works and Cascade Bicycle Club, organizations that promote the empowering benefits of cycling. Dr. Lewis is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine, where he completed his internal medicine residency and served as chief medical resident from 1982 to 1983.

Ron Chew | Foundation Director
Ron Chew
Ron Chew previously worked as executive director of the Wing Luke Museum for 17 years and editor of the International Examiner for over 10 years. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Seattle Public Library and the International Examiner. He has worked on many local capital campaigns.

Sunshine Monastrial | Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Sunshine Monastrial is responsible for leading and carrying out a number of diverse strategic initiatives on behalf of ICHS under the direction of the president and CEO. She directs, leads and oversees planning; policy and advocacy; community health services; grants; data analytics and performance management. Under the direction of the president and CEO, she leads the exploration of major opportunities and partnerships advancing ICHS interests. Monastrial holds an MPH in health policy and management from the University of California, Berkeley and a BS in public health and BA in international studies from the University of Washington.

ICHS and the ICHS Foundation are led by dedicated community members who serve on its Board of Directors

ICHS Board of Directors

Gildas Cheung | Chair
John Foz | 1st Vice Chair
Cris Krisologo | 2nd Vice Chair
Kelli Nomura | 3rd Vice Chair
Lee Marchisio | 4th Vice Chair
Catherine Johnson | Secretary
Mariam Abarientos | Treasurer
Patricia (Trish) Bustos
Nicole Chu
Tessa Chu
Amanda Kimura
Ted Lew
Hiroshi Nakano
Barbara Obena

ICHS Foundation Board of Directors

Leeching Tran | President
William Chen | Vice President
Tom Van Bronkhurst | Secretary
Jenny Shin | Treasurer
Teresita Batayola
Arigin Sakda
Charles Wu
John Foz
Lu Jiang
Nicholas Ong
Sheila Esmeralda