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Ben Kahn, COMPASS Project Manager
Ben is charged with overseeing the COMPASS project to ensure it is successful in implementing a new contracts and payment system, enhancing the data collection process, and rolling out a free Electronic Health Record to all community behavioral health providers.
Ben has worked in key positions with Addictions and Mental Health Division during the past 22 years, including database analyst, research facilitator and research analyst. Ben recently finished implementing an electronic health record system at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem and Portland. He has a master's degree from Oregon State University.
He and his wife, Julie, have 4 children, two dogs, and one cockatiel. He enjoys snow skiing, camping, and attending OSU home football games with his kids.
Catherine Moyer, Project Coordination and Support
Catherine schedules meeting and tends to day to day business operations of the project. She stays informed on all project components, oversees project status and prepares quarterly reports. She is the chair of the Change Control Board for OHA/AMH for technology projects and liaison to OIS. Additionally, Catherine coordinates the COMPASS Steering Committee and other internal project meetings.
Prior to coming to the COMPASS Project, Catherine worked for many years as a paralegal for a firm whose specialty was Wills and Probate. She then worked for Multnomah County for more than 15 years in the DA’s Office, Sheriff’s Administration, and more recently as a 24/7 jail manager. Catherine has a bachelor’s degree from George Fox University and a mid-management certificate from the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University.
When she is not at work, Catherine enjoys being with her family/friends and gardening.
Sharon Anderson, Business Analyst
Sharon is leading the effort and working with business staff, technical staff, and contractors to implement a new contract management system and payment process for AMH contracts. This includes retiring the current contract management system.
Prior to this position Sharon worked in the Division of Medical Assistance Programs as a project manager and business analyst for 10 years.
She enjoys traveling and experiencing new places.
Greta Coe, Business Analyst
Greta is working with business staff and technical staff to lead efforts on the enhanced data capture component of the COMPASS project. She is also highly involved in development of communications and materials related to the project, and strategies to effectively communicate with providers and assist with transition planning.
Prior to her position on this project, Greta worked with the Workforce Development and Evidence Base Practices Units of AMH, and as a Community Health Educator at the county level.
In her spare time, Greta enjoys hiking, gardening and spending time with her husband and three dogs.
Cameron Haerer, Business Analyst
Cameron started with the COMPASS project in Mid-February, 2013. He is tasked with working with acute care providers to ensure that the new system will capture their data needs and the information will be submitted with minimal disruption to their business. Cameron will also lead the development of the MOTS User Manual and training.
For the past five years Cameron has worked at Oregon State Hospital (OSH) with the OSH Replacement Project and is very knowledgeable about their electronic health record system. Previously, he worked with the Florida Department of Transportation.
Currently, Cameron is pursuing a Master of Business Administration. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.
Piet Vermeer, Senior Systems Analyst
For the COMPASS project, Piet is accountable for data, data standards, development of Data Dictionary, and the requirements of the Minimum Data Entry (MDE) web tool and security. In his spare work time, Piet helps out with the OWITS electronic health Record system (EHR) roll out, and OWITS trainings for staff and providers. Piet consults on almost all aspects of the COMPASS Project.
Piet has worked many years as a computer programmer and Data Base Analyst. He started at AMH in 2000 working for Client Process Monitoring System (CPMS) support, later led the development of the CPMS E-form and moved to the AMH Research Unit.
Piet is a golf and soccer enthusiast. He loves playing golf, rain or shine, and enjoys watching European soccer.
Leslie Mikan, OWITS Program Coordinator
Leslie is tasked with ensuring that the OWITS EHR is operational, provides technical support, represents OWITS in the WITS user community, trouble shoots system issues, coordinates support team and provides training to OWITS users, as well as internal staff. Additionally, she assists in reporting needs through design and development of custom reports.
After working on the ORKIDS project with CGI Technologies as the Sr. Database Analyst, Leslie came to work for AMH as the OWITS Project Manager and was responsible for implementing OWITS while simultaneously implementing the Voucher Management System (VMS) for the Access to Recovery (ATR) grant project. She has over 30 years of IT experience.
Leslie’s IT career started in 1982 working for Commodore Business Machines. The first programming language she learned was basic using the Commodore Pet and later on the Commodore C64 which was the first computer sold for home use and was exclusively sold at Toys r Us. We have come a long way since then.
Dianna Dobay, OWITS System Administrator, Transition Specialist
Dianna spends the majority of her day as a training coordinator for providers implementing the OWITS Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, assisting providers and AMH is the transition from CPMS to the new data system, and acting as a consultant on the design of the new system.
Dianna has worked for the state for 6.5 years, starting out as a temp in the CPMS unit and then became a permanent employee. She had been the CPMS Lead Data Technician for the past 4 years.
Dianna has a husband and 18 month old son. She enjoys reading, watching movies and taking her son to the park when weather permits (and sometimes when it doesn’t).
Justin King, CPMS Support and OWITS Help Desk
Justin is the primary point of contact for most OWITS questions or problems. Justin is also responsible for the creation and maintenance of the OWITS reference manuals.
In his current OWITS position, Justin has combined the skills and experience he acquired at three previous jobs, including retail computer sales, laboratory procedure writing and document control, and state government processes. Justin came to AMH after spending about 18 months processing traffic tickets at DMV headquarters. He started with the CPMS data support group in AMH and, after about six months, was recruited for the COMPASS project. "Apparently, technical writing, software troubleshooting, and basic tech support are things I can enjoy."
Justin and his family moved to Oregon from the deserts of Utah in 2010. He thoroughly enjoys the rainy weather of the Pacific Northwest, the fresh produce from local growers, the friendly and hard-working people of Oregon, and all of the adventures this state has to offer. Justin has been a bike commuter for nearly four years and likes to spend his free time hiking, writing, and having toy car races with his son.
Mary Herrle – Lead Data Coordinator (Data Wrangler)
Mary is the lead worker of the CPMS unit and responsible for CPMS, correcting error reports, opening new CPMS providers and navigating them through the system. As the project moves forward, Mary will have an intricate part in assisting providers through the transition from CPMS to COMPASS.
Mary came to work at AMH seven years ago. Prior to AMH, she had worked at numerous accounting /bookkeeping jobs, which demonstrate her love of numbers and data.
In her free time, Mary starts zillions of craft projects, however rarely finishes. She crochets, knits, draws, and quilts. Her love of quilting and quilts is demonstrated by the décor of quilts hanging in and around her cubicle. She is especially proud of a log cabin quilt. Currently, she has taken an interest in Sashiko, a form of Japanese embroidery and quilting.
Cecelia Labi- Data Coordinator (Data Wrangler)
Cecelia was born and raised on the Marshall Islands. She came to the mainland of California in 1991 and moved up to Oregon in 1993. She began her state career with employment in 2000 with the Department of Human Services Forms and Document Management Services.
Cecelia currently works in the CPMS unit of AMH and has for the past 4 years. On any given day, she is assisting providers with their incoming data, making corrections and providing technical assistance to provider data coordinators. Like Mary, Cecelia will also have an intricate part in assisting providers through the transition from CPMS to COMPASS.
Cecelia has many hobbies and loves to keep busy; playing tennis, home interior decorating, baking, dancing, learning to knit and sew. Her passion is baking and consistently challenges herself to develop her own new recipes of traditional American favor and culture and from her native island culture. One of her favorite desserts to bake is cheesecake.