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This commission is administered through the Health Policy and Analytics, Clinical Services Improvement, Jim Rickards, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Darren Coffman, Director, Health Evidence Review Commission. 

Please include a return email address with any mailed correspondence. You may also directly email the Commission staff as listed below.


Health Policy and Analytics
Clinical Services Improvement
Health Evidence Review Commission
500 Summer St. NE, E-65
Salem OR 97301

Email: HERC.Info@state.or.us


See our Get Involved page for details on how to participate in our public process.




Darren Coffman
email: darren.d.coffman@state.or.us

Medical Director

Ariel Smits, MD, MPH
Office: (503) 373-1647
email: ariel.smits@state.or.us

Associate Medical Director

Cat Livingston, MD, MPH
email: catherine.livingston@state.or.us

Policy Analyst

Jason Gingerich
Office: (503) 373-1771
email: jason.d.gingerich@state.or.us

Program Analyst

Denise Taray
Office: (503) 373-1605

Communications Specialist

Daphne Peck
Office: (503) 373-1985
email:  ​​​​​daphne.peck@state.or.us