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Board Member Bios
Current Officers
 
The following Board members currently serve as Chair and Vice Chair:
  • Rick Shidaker, Chair
  • Nancy MacMorris-Adix, Vice Chair

Biographies
 

The Oregon Educators Benefit Board is made up of the following people:
 
Two members representing district boards:
 

· Ron Gallinat
 
Ron is the owner of Central Oregon Employee Benefits, LLC where he is a Consultant and Agent to employees for benefits. Ron has more than 20 years of experience in benefits focusing on employer-sponsored insurance. He also serves as a board member on the High Desert Education Service District Board. 
  
  
 
· Nancy MacMorris-Adix (Vice Chair)

Nancy is a Certified Nurse Midwife with more than 20 years of experience in full-scope practice, currently employed by Salem Nurse Midwives in Salem, Oregon. Nancy also currently serves as an elected member of the Salem-Keizer School Board and has participated for over 20 years on a community task force to assure all women in the Salem area have access to prenatal care.

 
  
 
Two members representing district management: 
  
 
· This position is currently vacant. 
  
 
· This position is currently vacant.  
  
 
Two members representing nonmanagement district employees from the largest labor organization representing district employees:
 
 
· Steve McNannay
 
Steve was elected to serve as chair of the Oregon Educators Benefit Board at the July 10, 2007 Board meeting and held that position until July 22, 2009.
 
Steve is Executive Director of OEA Choice Trust and principal advisor to the board of trustees. Steve has been involved in the administration and delivery of healthcare benefits for school employees in Oregon for the past 19 years. 
  
 
 
· Dave Fiore 
 
Dave is a UniServ Consultant with the Oregon Education Association and works out of their Pendleton office. Prior to his work with OEA, Dave was a high school language arts educator in Central Oregon and also worked for SAIF Corporation. Dave has lived in Oregon for the past 27 years.
 
 
One member representing nonmanagement district employees from the second largest labor organization representing district employees:
 
 
· Rick Shidaker (Chair)
 
Rick has been a Field Representative for Oregon School Employees Association for nearly 20 years. His experience includes being OSEA’s negotiator, the Chief Spokesperson responsible for negotiating all public and private sector collective bargaining agreements. Previously, Rick worked for Eugene School District 4J as the community school coordinator as well as for the city of Veneta as their Parks and Recreation director.
 
 
One member representing nonmanagement district employees who are not represented by the largest or second largest labor organizations representing district employees:
 
 
· This position is currently vacant.
 
 
 
Two members with expertise in health policy or risk management:
 
 
· Alison Little, M.D., M.P.H.
 
Alison is Medical Director for Oregon Health and Science University’s Center for Evidence-based Policy. Previously, Alison served as the Medical Director for the Oregon Health Services Commission, Oregon Medical Assistance Program and Central Oregon Independent Health Services. She was also a family practice physician for several years. 

 
· Mary Lou Hennrich
 
Mary Lou Hennrich is the executive director of Community Health Partnership: Oregon Public Health Institute and has been in this position for more than six years. Prior to this Mary Lou was the founding CEO of CareOregon, and Nurse Program Manager for Maternal Child Health for Multnomah County Health Department, as well as Assistant Director at Multnomah County Health Department.   
 
 
Have a question or comment for a member of the Oregon Educators Benefit Board? Feel free to contact them at: OEBB.board@oregon.gov.