New Companis Worker making health care accessible

Mar 4, 2021

We welcome Michael Welke to Companis, whose service is opening doors to our uninsured and underinsured neighbors in Snohomish, King and Kitsap with specialty medical care needs.

Michael’s placement with Project Access Northwest connects medical providers who offer their specialty skills to uninsured and underinsured patients at no cost. His is a brand new role for the agency: Provider Relations Manager, and Michael brings years of experience with the HIV Vaccine Trials Unit at Fred Hutch. Since its founding in 2006, Project Access Northwest has coordinated more than 58,000 charity care appointments in the three county area.

Michael and his husband live in Seattle. He first learned about Companis at our 2019 Biennial celebration, which inspired him to imagine potential roles in community service. We’re so excited to connect Michael with such an important role. He is our 31st placement with PANW since 2006!. Welcome, Michael!