Washington State Board of Health Welcomes Kelly Oshiro as a New Member to the Consumer Position

Governor Inslee Appoints Washington State Assistant Attorney General to the Consumer Position

Tumwater, WA – May 25, 2022 – Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Kelly Oshiro, an Assistant Attorney General in the Washington Attorney General’s Office, to the Washington State Board of Health. Ms. Oshiro fills one of two positions that represent consumers on the 10-member Board.

Ms. Oshiro serves the Department of Children, Youth, and Families in Southwest Washington as the organization’s Assistant Attorney General. She previously worked as a family law attorney in Portland, Oregon. Prior to law school, she worked as demographic research analyst preparing reports on health outcomes in Native Hawaiian populations in the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. She also served as a healthcare policy analyst for State of Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie. Kelly received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and juris doctor from the University of Oregon.

“Member Oshiro’s experience in healthcare policy and demographic research on health outcomes in Native Hawaiian populations demonstrates her commitment to improving health equity and eliminating health disparities for people of color,” said Michelle Davis, executive director of the Board. “Her focus on helping protect and improve the public’s health makes her a great addition to the Board.”

You can read Member Oshiro’s full biography on our website. The next Board meeting will be June 8. A draft agenda will be disseminated May 25. Subscribe to our email distribution list, visit our website, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get the latest news and information about Board meetings and rulemaking projects.

Established by the state constitution in 1889, the State Board of Health has served the people of Washington for 133 years, providing leadership and advancing public health practices that protect and improve the public’s health. Our work focuses on analyzing policies, developing rules, promoting partnerships, and encouraging public engagement in the public health system.