The nine-member Oregon Health Policy Board (OHPB) serves as the policy-making and oversight body for the Oregon Health Authority. The Board is committed to providing access to quality, affordable health care for all Oregonians and to improving population health.
OHPB was established through House Bill 2009, signed by the Governor in June 2009. Board members are nominated by the Governor and must be confirmed by the Senate. Board members serve a four-year term of office. The Board is responsible for implementing the health care reform provisions of HB 2009.
Use Health Policy Board E-mail to contact Board members and staff. Please indicate in the subject line to whom your e-mail is directed. Board members receive public comments weekly.
Board member biographies
Chair - Zeke Smith, Portland
Vice chair - Carla McKelvey, MD, MPH, Coos Bay
Karen Joplin, MPA, Hood River
Joe Robertson, MD, MBA, Portland
David Bangsberg, MSc, MD, MPH