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Amber Anderson 

Amber Anderson

Compliance Specialist
503-708-4522
amber.k.anderson@state.or.us

Before joining the Transformation Center, Amber spent eight years in clinic with Cascade Physicians LLC. While working for this clinic she had many roles, but her most rewarding work was as the patient advocate. She worked side by side with an RN care coordinator to ensure patients with chronic conditions received the best possible resources and care coordination between primary care, specialty care and hospitals. In her most recent position with the clinic, she worked with 18 physicians, at four different locations, as their quality projects manager. She worked to improve the quality of care and care coordination within the primary care setting. She managed care gaps and quality reporting to payers, improvement to the patient and caregiver experience, and publicly and privately reported health care data, and she worked within the quality committee and care team to implement new standards for care in the clinics. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she enjoys boating, fishing and spending time outdoors with her husband of 17 years and her two teenage sons.

Susan Badawy 

Susan Badawy

Practice Coach
503-510-8193
susan.badawy@state.or.us

Susan Badawy is a practice enhancement specialist with the Patient Centered Primary Care Home. Passionate about public health, health care policy and population health, Susan completed her Master’s in Public Health/Health Management and Policy from Portland State University. Her previous work experience includes different facets of the public health field including, wellness coaching, hospital administration, and program coordinating to reduce childhood obesity rates for Yamhill County. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, hiking, attending sporting events (go Blazers and Timbers!) and exploring the beauty that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Summer Boslaugh 

Summer Boslaugh

Transformation Analyst
971-673-3387
Summer.H.Boslaugh@state.or.us

Summer Boslaugh has over 15 years of experience working to improve health and health care in Oregon, the United States and internationally. At the Transformation Center she facilitates learning opportunities to improve quality and achieve coordinated care, with a particular focus on behavioral health integration and value-based payment. 

Before joining the Transformation Center, Summer spent eight years at the Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation where she managed activities to measure and improve the patient experience of care, engage patients and families in quality improvement within health care organizations and publicly report health care data. Summer’s experience includes working with a foundation, social service organization, political campaign, hospital, and national advocacy organization. Summer earned a dual master’s degree in business administration and health administration from the University of Washington. She is a native Oregonian and enjoys exploring the state with her family.

Chris Carrera 

Chris Carrera

Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Program Manager
971-240-8889
christopher.c.carrera@state.or.us

Chris has worked in health care since 1998. His roles have included: delivering direct patient care as an LPN and EMT in family medicine, urgent care, emergency medicine, outpatient surgery and medical-surgical-oncology units; EPIC analyst for oncology and ambulatory clinics; quality improvement; clinic management; and practice coach with the Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Program. As a practice coach, Chris participated in site visits throughout the state and provided practice support to help clinics meet PCPCH standards and improve patient care. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management and a Master of Public Administration. Chris developed his passion for high-quality, patient-centered health care while providing quality improvement and project support for a medical home pilot program with a local medical group in the State of Oregon.

Chris enjoys writing songs, meeting as many interesting people as possible, reading (especially political history and John Steinbeck) and going on adventures with his family.

Tom Cogswell 

Tom Cogswell

Program Coordinator
971-673-3366
Thomas.Cogswell@state.or.us

Tom began working at the Transformation Center in July 2013. He is responsible for coordinating learning sessions, events and other technical assistance programs for the Transformation Center. He has worked in the nonprofit/public sector as an event planner and project coordinator for the past 10+ years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Central Michigan University in 2003, and a graduate certificate in Nonprofit and Public Management from Portland State University in 2014.

Tom and his wife Alison have a young daughter named Josie. In his time outside of work, Tom enjoys traveling, hiking and playing in a year-round kickball league.

Jonnaliz Corbett 

Jonnaliz Corbett

Executive Assistant to the Director
503-421-0797
Jonnaliz.R.Corbett@state.or.us

Chris DeMars 

Chris DeMars

Transformation Center Administrator
971-673-1279
Chris.DeMars@state.or.us

Chris DeMars is the administrator for the Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center, which is the hub of innovation and quality improvement for Oregon’s health system reform efforts. Before joining the Transformation Center in 2013, Chris spent eight years as a senior program officer at the Northwest Health Foundation, where she managed the foundation’s health care reform work, including providing support for Oregon’s delivery system reform and health reform advocacy organizations. 

Prior to working for the foundation, Chris spent six years as a senior health policy analyst for the U.S. Government Accountability Office, where she authored numerous reports for Congress on Medicaid, Medicare and private health insurance payment policy. Chris has also held positions at health-policy consulting firms where she focused on public health, health system design and reimbursement, and she began her career as a policy analyst at Indiana’s Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning.

Chris holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Michigan.

Anona Gund 

Anona Gund

Transformation Analyst
971-673-2832
Anona.E.Gund@state.or.us

Anona Gund has over 10 years of experience in the public health field with a Master's Degree in Public Health and eight years working for the Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority. At the Transformation Center she provides targeted technical assistance to coordinated care organizations (CCOs) for focused CCO incentive metrics focused on population health, such as childhood immunizations rates and tobacco cessation. She also manages the Transformation Center’s Technical Assistance Bank and analyzes reports for the CCO Transformation Plans and community health improvement plans.

Prior to working at the Transformation Center, Anona was a health educator for the OHA Public Health Division (PHD) Immunization Program, and later, as an analyst in the PHD Director’s Office coordinating the successful national public health department accreditation application. She has lived the majority of her life in Oregon and loves everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer her family.

Amy Harris 

Amy Harris

Program Analyst
971-344-0845
amy.harris@state.or.us

Amy is a program and communications specialist for Oregon’s Patient-Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) Program, a multi-payer medical home program with over 600 participating primary care practices. Amy provides direct technical assistance and support to practices applying for PCPCH recognition. She also oversees the development and implementation of a statewide outreach strategy to further engage primary care practices in health system transformation. Beyond her work within the PCPCH program, Amy has a strong interest in primary care health policy and led the implementation of the Primary Care Spending in Oregon report to the Legislature.

During Amy’s 15-year career in health care she has held positions in nonprofit organizations and the private sector. Early in her career she was a community organizer for the American Cancer Society and most recently served as the director of marketing and communications for a multi-specialty medical practice in the Seattle area. Amy holds a Master of Public Health from Portland State University.

Laura Kreger 

Laura Kreger

Transformation Program Coordinator
971-673-3386
Laura.E.Kreger@state.or.us

Laura Kreger coordinates communications, the Clinical Innovation Fellows program and metrics-related targeted technical assistance for the Transformation Center. Prior to joining the Oregon Health Authority in 2013, Laura spent six years as a marketing copywriter and copyeditor. She earned a master’s degree in public health promotion, a bachelor of science in technical communication and a professional certificate in editing. Originally from Minnesota, Laura is an avid bike commuter and rock climber.

Lisa Krois 

Lisa Krois

SIM Project Director
503-551-1346
Lisa.R.Krois@state.or.us

Lisa Krois is the SIM Project Director at the Oregon Health Authority’s Transformation Center, which is the hub for health system innovation and improvement in Oregon. Prior to this position, Ms. Krois spent seven years abroad working as a consultant for various organizations including the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and United Nations Population Fund. Prior to that, Ms. Krois worked for the State of Oregon’s Office for Health Policy and Research as the Oregon Health Research and Evaluation Collaborative Project Director and the Public Employees’ Benefit Board as the Program Development Coordinator. 

Lisa holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Policy and Administration as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Medical Anthropology. Happily back in the Pacific Northwest, Lisa enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and two young children.

Adrienne Mullock 

Adrienne Mullock

Transformation Analyst
971-673-3384
Adrienne.P.Mullock@state.or.us

Adrienne is a Transformation Analyst with the Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center. At the Transformation Center, Adrienne provides targeted technical assistance to coordinated care organizations, including the community advisory councils. Prior to working at the Transformation Center, Adrienne was a Public Health Educator for the State of Oregon WIC Program. Adrienne served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Moldova, where she collaborated with science teachers to implement a health education curriculum into a middle school. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Adrienne now considers Oregon home and enjoys spending time with her family in the beauty of the Northwest. Adrienne is passionate about yoga and human potential.
Alissa Robbins 

Alissa Robbins

Systems Innovation Manager
503-490-6590
Alissa.Robbins@state.or.us

Alissa Robbins is the Systems Innovation Manager for OHA’s Transformation Center, which is the hub of innovation and quality improvement for Oregon’s health system reform efforts. Prior to this role, Alissa Robbins was OHA’s Health System Transformation Communications Manager. She has worked for the Oregon Health Authority since 2009 and has played an integral role as health system transformation was developed and implemented. Prior to working for OHA, she worked for the State of Washington, local public health, and in the nonprofit sector in both communications and research and evaluation roles. As a Northwest native, she enjoys spending time outside of work with her family, and outdoors whenever possible.

Alissa holds a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs, with a concentration in Public Policy, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs, both from Washington State University.

Allie Ryan 

Allie Ryan

Compliance Specialist
971-208-2131
Allison.M.Ryan@state.or.us

Allie Ryan is a compliance specialist with the Patient-Centered Primary Care Home program. She grew up in the Portland area (West Linn) and attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where she received her bachelor's degree in Biology. After college, she received her Master of Public Health from the University of Texas in Houston. She returned to Portland in 2012 and worked for several years in OHA's Public Health Division, both as a research analyst in the Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention program and as a Health Educator for the Immunization Program. Allie is passionate about primary care transformation in Oregon and enjoys working in her role as a bridge between health care policy and practice. In her free time, Allie enjoys running and hiking, participating in a book club, and spoiling her nieces and nephew.​

Deepti Shinde 

Deepti Shinde

Operations and Policy Analyst
503-480-5401
Deepti.Shinde@state.or.us

Deepti Shinde is an Operations and Policy Analyst for the Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Program at the OHA. Prior to this role, Deepti worked for Kaiser Permanente Health Plan in both the Northwest and Southern California regions as quality improvement advisor and data consultant. Deepti holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Southern California as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Political Science from the University of California, San Diego. Originally from Mumbai, India she enjoys exploring the Northwest region’s beautiful nature with her family and cooking.

Liz Stuart 

Liz Stuart

Child Systems Collaboration Coordinator
503-891-9335
Elizabeth.M.Stuart@state.or.us

Liz joined OHA in October 2014 and splits her time between the Transformation Center and the Maternal and Child Health section of OHA’s Public Health Division. Focused on coordination and alignment of Oregon’s early childhood (prenatal to age five) systems, Liz partners closely with the Early Learning Division of the Oregon Department of Education. Her work includes coordination of policy, measurement and technical assistance efforts across Oregon’s CCOs, early learning hubs and public health system.

Liz holds a Master of Public Health from Portland State University and a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Portland. Prior to working at OHA, she spent her “first career” in domestic violence and refugee and immigrant services. Liz grew up on a “back to the land” homestead in northeast Washington and is an avid gardener. She can also be found working on house projects with her husband or reading historical fiction.

Loralee Trocio, M.P.H. 

Loralee Trocio, M.P.H.

Practice Coach
503-508-4764
Loralee.J.Trocio@state.or.us

Loralee is a practice enhancement specialist, working directly with clinical partners throughout Oregon as they expand patient-centered health care. The PCPCH model provides a foundation of standards that support the transformation of primary care clinics becoming medical "homes." As a public health practitioner for over fifteen years, she has provided an array of technical assistance, quality improvement services and program management amongst diverse programs – such as Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield's Health Coach Program, Oregon Health Authority's Immunizations and HIV Prevention Programs, and at a local coordinated care organization (Health Share of Oregon). Her early years of serving underrepresented populations include working with AmeriCorps free clinics in San Francisco, CA and as a Peace Corps health education volunteer in Honduras. She appreciates individuals and communities expressing their preferred culture of wellness for the purpose of allowing their minds, bodies and spirits to soar.

Loralee holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Services in Administration from Ohio University and a Master of Public Health in Global Health Policy and Programs from George Washington University. ​

Sarah Wetherson 

Sarah Wetherson

Transformation Analyst
503-793-1920
Sarah.E.Wetherson@state.or.us

Sarah joined the Transformation Center in 2016 after eight years in various roles with OHA’s Health Systems Division, where she recently managed the integration of non-emergent medical transportation into the work of Coordinated Care Organizations. She enjoys using her analytical skills to tell compelling stories, and her organizational skills to help others work through thorny problems. Her background includes research, communications, fundraising, office management, legislative and project management, and she has worked in large and small non-profits, social action organizations and political campaigns in addition to state government.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and mathematics and Master of Arts degree in public policy and women’s studies. Sarah was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, but has made Oregon home for more than 20 years. She hikes and camps with her partner and child whenever possible.

 
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971-673-3363
Transformation.Center@state.or.us

 

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