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DHS news release

June 9, 2005

Contact: Trish Neiworth (503) 945-5922, Office of Public Affairs

 

Media advisory: DHS media and key program contacts

 


 

Following is a list of media contacts for DHS and key program contacts listing their respective subject areas.

 

Trish Neiworth, DHS Public Affairs
(General information about DHS, Budget, Administrative Services, and Seniors & People with Disabilities)
(503) 945-5922 (office)
(503) 316-4935 (pager)
trish.neiworth@state.or.us

 

DHS Budget -- Key program contacts

  • Bryan Johnston, Interim DHS Director, (503) 945-6777
  • Vic Todd, DHS Finance Policy & Analysis, (503) 945-5636
  • John Swanson, DHS Finance Policy & Analysis, (503) 945-6430

Seniors and People with Disabilities -- Key program contacts

  • James Toews, SPD Assistant Director, (503) 945-6478
  • Cathy Cooper, SPD Deputy Assistant Director, (503) 945-6472

 


Patricia Feeny, DHS Communication Officer
(Child welfare, self-sufficiency, vocational rehabilitation)
(503) 945-6955 (office)
(503) 508-5743 (pager)
patricia.feeny@state.or.us

 

Children, Adults & Families -- Key program contacts

  • Jay Wurscher, child welfare-related meth issues/alcohol and drug issues (503) 945-6634
  • Kevin George, foster care issues, (503) 945-5987
  • Kathy Ledesma, adoption and permanency issues, (503) 945-5677


Jim Sellers, DHS Communication Officer
(Oregon Health Plan; mental health; alcohol, drug and gambling)
(503) 945-5738 (office)
(503) 373-6021 (pager)
jim.sellers@state.or.us

 

Health Cluster -- Key program contacts

Office of Medical Assistance Programs

  • Lynn Read, interim administrator, (503) 945-5769
  • Jim Edge, assistant administrator, (503) 945-5769

 

Office of Mental Health and Addiction Services

  • Robert Nikkel, (mental health), administrator, (503) 945-9708
  • Madeline Olson, (mental health), assistant administrator, (503) 945-9727
  • Karen Wheeler (Alcohol and Drug), policy manager (503) 945-6191
  • Jeff Marotta, (problem gambling), problem gambling services manager (503) 945-9709

 

Oregon State Hospital

  • Marvin Fickle, M.D., (policy and treatment), superintendent and chief medical officer, (503) 945-2852
  • Maynard Hammer, (operations, facilities, security), deputy superintendent, (503) 945-2866

 

Eastern Oregon Psychiatric Center

  • Terrel Rudolf, superintendent, (541) 276-0810 ext. 325

Bonnie Widerburg, DHS Communication Officer
(public health)
(503) 731-4180 (office)
(503) 572-7689 (pager)
bonnie.l.widerburg@state.or.us

 

Public Health -- Key program contacts

  • Mel Kohn, M.D., State Epidemiologist, (503) 731-4023
  • Susan Allan, M.D., J.D., MPH, Public Health Director, (503) 731-4000