Binay Shah, MD MHA

2016 University of Illinois College of Medicine Sweeney Spirit of Medicine Award recipient Dr. Binay Shah.

Dr. Binay Shah is a board certified oncologist and hematologist at PeaceHealth United General Hospital, Sedro Woolley, WA. Dr. Shah is a well published researcher who has published and presented over 125 papers in various journals and meetings. His research focus is health outcomes and health disparities among cancer patients. He is invited nationally and internationally to speak on various cancers and global health. He has the distinction of developing the nation’s first statewide personalized cancer care tumor board as president of the Idaho Society of Clinical Oncology.

A passionate philanthropist and a patient advocate, Dr Shah established the Binaytara Foundation about a decade ago with the goal of improving healthcare in resource poor communities and improving cancer care worldwide. He received the 2016 Sweeny Spirit of Medicine Award from the University of Illinois College of Medicine for his humanitarian efforts.

Kim Moses, RN BSN OCN

Kimberley Moses

Nursing was the right fit for Kim as her interests were in science as well as art.  She will attest that being a nurse is about balancing both.

Kim graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, in 1996 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing.  Upon receiving her RN license shortly thereafter, Kim accepted a position on an oncology floor and developed a deep passion for this patient population and love for the role.

These feelings haven’t changed over the past 20 years.  Kim has been blessed to work in a variety of specialties within the cancer world; inpatient medical oncology, pediatric bone marrow transplants, surgical oncology out patient, radiation oncology and since 2006, cancer navigation.

Kim’s cancer navigation role has truly been enhanced by working in such a variety of roles within cancer-giving her a better understanding of what patients experience.

During her free time, Kim enjoys time with her family and friends, crafts, gardening, camping, hiking and many other outdoor activities.

Tina Hoxie, RN

Tina Hoxy

She has been an oncology nurse for 19 years, and since  June of 2016, has been the nurse navigator for Peace Health United General Medical Center. She enjoys advocating for her patients to ensure they receive the best  possible care they can  and in a timely fashion. She is especially passionate about helping her patients quit smoking, and recently coordinated an event at United General in conjunction with the national Great American Smokeout day.

Aaron Weinberg


Aaron Weinberg is a business reporter for the Skagit Valley Herald. His beat also includes covering issues involving healthcare in Skagit County. He has worked for the Skagit Valley Herald for over five years, starting as a sports copy editor in 2011. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Western Washington University in 2008.

Rev. Mary Bosell, MDiv, BCC

Mary Bosell

Mary Bosell attended Seattle Pacific University and obtained a B.A. in Communication in 1986. Upon graduation she worked for two years as an alcohol and drug counselor at Olympic Center Bellingham. In 1989 Mary and her husband Eric moved to China to teach English in Shandong Province for one year and . After this, she and her husband worked for Tao Fong Shan, a Norwegian Lutheran mission in Hong Kong.

Mary and Eric lived and worked in Hong Kong for seven years where their two sons were born. In 1997, Mary and her family moved to St. Paul, Minn., where she attended Luther Seminary, obtaining a Master of Divinity in 2002. Mary took her first call as a Lutheran pastor at Burlington Lutheran church where she worked for five years. Mary then took medical leave for three years to receive treatment and recover from a benign brain tumor and then breast cancer. During her recovery, Mary finished four units of clinical pastoral education in order to become a board certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. Mary has worked as the staff chaplain at Peacehealth United General Medical Center since 2012.

Dr. William Hall


Dr. Hall is a radiation oncologist with Northwest Radiation Oncology Associates and the Medical Director for Radiation Oncology at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Washington. He received his medical degree from the University Of Washington School Of Medicine and went on to complete his Internship in the Department of Internal Medicine and Residency with the Department of Radiation Oncology both at the University of California, Davis.

Dr. Hall has several professional memberships including: American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology; American Medical Association and American Society of Clinical Oncology. He has also been recently published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physic; and the British Journal of Radiology.

Dr. Hall serves as the committee chair for the ORCA Symposium.

Kera Wanielista


Kera is the education and crime reporter for the Skagit Valley Herald. She enjoys the variety in this position. To read more about Kera, go to her bio page.