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Lead Interpreter, Spanish Language Translation Program, Central Oregon Community College
Roxana Ocaranza Ermisch is a native of Mexico and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Education and has many years of experience working as a Bilingual Health Educator in California and Oregon. She is the lead trainer and part of the original development team for the hybrid distance Spanish Healthcare Interpreter Training Program which is now housed at Central Oregon Community College. Roxana is also an owner of Bridges to Communication, a collaborative of trained healthcare interpreters in Central Oregon that interacts with all the healthcare providers and hospitals in Pacific Source/Central Oregon region to assist with updating cultural competency standards, meeting ASL, disability communication access and multiple language interpreter and translation needs.
Department of Family Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Lebanon
In addition to her roles at COMP-Northwest in Lebanon, OR, Dr. Dreibelbis has served as:
Member since June 2013.
Clinician/Provider Talent Acquisition Manager, Virginia Garcia, Portland
Shilena’s background in talent acquisition spans full life-cycle recruitment for federally qualified health centers nationally. She has experience in recruiting physicians into historically underpaid positions within community health.
She can provide the perspective and challenges of recruiting and attracting physicians to serve urban, underinsured and underserved populations.
Member since 2016.
Naturopathic Physician, Tualatin
Jeff Clark, ND, is in private practice and a co-owner of True Health Medicine, PC, in Tualatin, OR. Dr. Clark previously had ahigh-tech engineering career in Oregon, and is a named inventor onfive U.S. patents. He received his doctorate in 2007 from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR and a BS in Computer Science in 1983 from Montana State University in Bozeman, MT.
Dr. Clark is currently a board director and Legislative Chair for the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and is an active participant in several task forces and workgroups of both the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Insurance Division. In his spare time, he runs a small family ranch outside of Roseburg, OR.
Member since August 2014
Assistant Dean for Rural Medical Education and Professor in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) and the Department of Medicine at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU), Portland
Paul Gorman is board certified in Internal Medicine, is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. After practicing as a rural primary care physician at the Astoria Clinic he completed a research fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the VA Medical Center in Portland. For over two decades he has served as teaching faculty on hospital and ambulatory settings, conducted research on the interaction of clinicians, information and technology in healthcare; served his scientific and professional communities through study section and professional society posts; and engaged with graduate student and medical student learners through development of courses and curricula as well as classroom teaching. Recently he has been excited to be a part of the faculty team that has been reinventing physician education at OHSU in the new YourMD Curriculum. He also advocates for affordable, quality healthcare for everyone in America through Physicians for a National Health Program and Health Care for All Oregon.
Professor of Applied Psychology as well as for the undergraduate and graduate programs in Applied Behavior Analysis at the Oregon Institute of Technology in Wilsonville
Maria Lynn has served as the VP for the Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis. She is very familiar with the programs that OIT offers for health care professionals in allied health as well as behavioral health. She has close connections with community partners and students. Her familiarity with the university training programs can inform the work of the committee. She is in the unique position of being able to connect what community providers need with the work of the Healthcare Workforce.
Member since 2016
Registered Nurse, Regional Director of Clinical Education, Milwaukie
Troy has been a registered nurse for 23 years. He is interested in bridging the academic and practice environments of nursing and healthcare in general. He leads the nursing and nursing assistant workforce development for Providence Health and Services. He has led a number of strategic workforce initiatives, including the scholarship forgiveness programs, specialized clinical placement programs, residency and on-boarding programs and ongoing professional development.
He was a founding member of the continuing education business, Acute Care Education Associates Inc. He has also presented nationally on the topic of clinical-academic partnerships to increase the nursing workforce. He was on the rule committee of Senate Bill 879.
Provider Recruiter, Multnomah County
Kate recruits and trains medical and mental health providers that work in the primary care system. She recruits and attracts outstanding health care providers into the system. As a health educator and then program manager at the Asian Family Center for Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, she successfully expanded the health education and promotion programs. She also successfully developed and implemented programs for the National Kidney Foundation and Oregon Partnership.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Mill Street Psychiatric, Roseburg
Janus has been a mental health provider and clinic owner in Roseburg since 2009. She has facilitated education, empowerment and collaboration between primary care providers and specialists in Douglas County by facilitating a community-wide journal club. She is also a long-standing member of the Oregon Nurses Association. In addition, she has two decades of experiences in both primary care and psychiatric mental health care, along with her activism both in Oregon and in the nation’s health care future.
Chief Medical Director forVolunteers, OHSU, Portland
Chief Medical Director for Volunteers, OHSU, Portland Dr. Moreland leads the integration and healthcare transformation effort at the OR branch of Volunteers of America (VOAOR). She has deepened and widened the rich diversity of mental health staff at OHSU’s Avel Gordly Center.As an assistant professor at OHSU, she teaches and mentors medical students via the Student National Medical Association. She is a champion for workforce diversity in Oregon.
Director of the Oregon Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and an Assistant Professor at the Oregon Health & Science University Physician Assistant (PA) Program, Portland
Curt began his health care career as a Registered Nurse after graduating from Winona State University in 1997 and then went on to graduate from Rosalind Franklin Universities PA program in 2001. Clinically his experience has been in orthopedic and spine surgery. Curt completed his doctorate in education leadership at Portland State University in the spring of 2017. His research interest is rural interprofessional education (IPE) within the clinical setting. Professionally, his interests include rural health care, workforce development, IPE, leadership, and skills-based medical education.
Member since 2017
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