Beacon Community of the Inland Northwest
Inland Northwest Health Services
601 W. First Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
Jac Davies MS, MPH, is director of the Beacon Community for the Inland Northwest (BCIN), a collaboration of Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS). The BCIN is a federally funded program intended to improve health outcomes across eastern Washington and northern Idaho through care coordination supported by the innovative and collaborative use of health information technology. Prior to taking that position in May 2010, Ms. Davies was director of Northwest TeleHealth, Regional Outreach and health@work for INHS, responsible for managing a large regional telemedicine network, providing continuing education and support for rural health care providers, and promoting employee wellness. Before joining INHS, Ms. Davies worked at the Washington State Department of Health, where she served as assistant secretary for the Division of Epidemiology, Health Statistics, and Public Health Laboratories. In that role, Ms. Davies was responsible for all operations of these three major program areas and also led agency efforts to plan for and respond to public health emergencies and to implement health information technology and exchange in support of public health programs. She has MS and MPH degrees from the University of Washington and a BS degree from the Mississippi University for Women.