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Medical Advisory Panel

Members of the Medical Advisory Panel act as liaison between chapter program staff and health care professionals to assist in resolving questions regarding eligibility of referred children. We are grateful to the members of the Medical Advisory Panel for volunteering to serve our organization and appreciate their time and expertise.

Dr. Jeff Beck

Dr. Jeff Beck

Pediatric Advanced Care Team
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, WA

Dr. Jeff Beck finished his palliative care fellowship at the University of Washington and now works as a member of the Pediatric Advanced Care Team at Seattle Children's. He will also be working one day a week overseeing the Pediatric hospice program of Snohomish County. He has a background in pediatrics and completed his residency training at Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Beck and his wife, Erin, live in Lake Forest Park with their dog, two cats and four chickens. He enjoys hiking, yoga and reading books about philosophy. 

Working as a palliative care physician has taught me the importance of fostering hope for patients and families. Make-A-Wish provides a way for patients to have a hope come true. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing organization." 
                                                  – Dr. Jeff Beck

Dr. Wendy Knowlton

Dr. Wendy Knowlton

Pediatric Palliative Care
Sacred Heart Children's Hospital - Sunflower Program
Spokane, WA

A native Tennessean, Dr. Knowlton, DO, is a board certified family medicine and palliative care physician who serves both adults and children with chronic, life-threatening illnesses. She works along with others on an interdisciplinary, supportive care team at Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital in Spokane, WA. 

She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children exploring the Inland Northwest.

Dr. Shannon Norman

Dr. Shannon Norman

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Providence Hospital
Anchorage, AK

Dr. Norman grew up in Minnesota and went to New York for medical school and her residency. She now works as a Hematology/Oncology doctor at Alaska's Providence Hospital. 

A wish gives children renewed energy and strength.

Refer a Child

To refer a child in Alaska or Washington directly to our local chapter, or for questions about our referral process, please contact:

Austin Fowler
Referral & Medical Outreach Manager

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