State revokes, suspends licenses, certifications, registrations of health care providers

For immediate release: December 14, 2023   (23-162)

Contact: DOH Communications
Public inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service 360-236-4700

OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health has revoked or suspended the licenses, certifications, or registrations of the following health care providers in our state. The department has also immediately suspended the credentials of people who have been prohibited from practicing in other states.

The department’s Health Systems Quality Assurance Division works with boards, commissions and advisory committees to set licensing standards for more than 80 health care professions (e.g., dentists, nurses, counselors). Information about disciplinary action taken against medical doctors and physician assistants can be found on the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) website. Questions about WMC disciplinary actions can be sent to

Information about health care providers is on the agency’s website. Click on “Health Care Provider Lookup” under the “Find it Fast” section of the Department of Health website ( The site includes information about a health care provider’s license status, the expiration and renewal date of their credential, disciplinary actions and copies of legal documents issued after July 1998. This information is also available by calling 360-236-4700. Consumers who think a health care provider acted unprofessionally are also encouraged to call and report their complaint.

King County

In November 2023 the Chiropractic Program suspended the chiropractor license of John Babich (CH00002224) for 60 months. Prior to petitioning for reinstatement, Babich must complete an ethics examination and pay a $500 fine. Between 2019 and 2021, Babich engaged in a sexual relationship with multiple patients.

In September 2023 the Nursing Assistant Program indefinitely suspended the registered nursing assistant license of Gabriel Waithaka Kimani (NA60858387). Kimani failed to comply with the terms and conditions of a 2022 agreed order by failing to contact and provide required documentation to a monitoring program.

In October 2023 the Substance Use Disorder Professional Program suspended the substance use professional trainee license of Denis Edward Jesse LeClech (CO61026236) for three years. If LeClech petitions for reinstatement, conditions will be placed on the license. In August 2021, LeClech had a sexual relationship with a client.

Kitsap County

In November 2023 the Nursing Assistant Program and Christina Lousie Gauthier (NA00119588) agreed to the suspension of her registered nursing assistant license. Gauthier may not petition for reinstatement for at least 12 months. Prior to petitioning for reinstatement, Gauthier must pay a $250 fine and complete seven hours of continuing education in the areas of law and ethics and theft awareness. She must also provide proof of compliance or completion of conditions required by a county-level agreement. In August 2022, Gauthier used a patient’s debit card to withdraw $200 and make a purchase of $3 without permission.

Pierce County

In November 2023 the secretary of health indefinitely suspended the certified nursing assistant license of Aleeiah Lynn Grandberry (NC60893107). Prior to petitioning for reinstatement, Grandberry must pay a $250 fine and complete 12 hours of continuing education in the areas of law and ethics and caring for vulnerable patients. In December 2022, while caring for a minor with development disabilities, Grandberry allowed her boyfriend to bring their children and a handgun to the patient’s home and left the patient unsupervised in the home.

Out of State

Arizona: In November 2023 the Board of Nursing (formerly the Nursing Commission) indefinitely suspended the registered nurse license of Jeremy P. Marsh (RN60909263). Marsh failed to comply with the terms and conditions of an agreed order by consuming alcohol and terminating his contract and withdrawing from a monitoring program without permission.

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