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Executive Director Morgan D. Cowling, MPA

Morgan Cowling has been selected as the executive director of the Universal Health Plan Governance Board. Morgan has more than 12 years of experience as an executive director, first at the Oregon Coalition of Local Health Officials (CLHO) in Portland and most recently at the Oregon Community College Association (OCCA) in Salem. Overall, she has nearly 20 years of service in the nonprofit and local government sectors working to support health and economic prosperity for those living in Oregon.

Morgan has a Bachelor of Science in political science and a minor in environmental studies from the University of Oregon and a Master of Public Administration from New York University. She lives in Portland with her husband and son. When she is not watching the Oregon Ducks, she’s on the court playing recreational tennis.

Senior Policy Advisor Jennifer Donovan, J.D.

Jennifer Donovan is honored to join the team serving the Universal Health Plan Governance Board at DCBS. Jennifer has 10 years of legislative and state agency experience. Most recently, Jennifer led the Safe and Inclusive Schools team at the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). She has previously served as the legislative coordinator at ODE and the legislative director and interim deputy director at the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University in New Orleans and a Juris Doctor from Vermont Law and Graduate School. After growing up in the Midwest, attending college in the South, law school in New England, and a stint as an expat, Jennifer is proud to call Oregon home. When not reading legislation or policy briefs, she enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest with her two young daughters, husband, and their newest family member, a schnauzer/Labrador puppy named Gravy.

Assistant to the Executive Director and Governance Board Katy DeLuca

Katy DeLuca brings a wealth of administrative specialist knowledge and expertise to the team. She has more than seven years experience in the executive assistant role, most recently supporting the director of Aflac. Katy grew up in Oregon and currently lives in Salem with her husband of 15 years, their 11-year-old daughter, and their family dog, Maci. Katy enjoys spending time with her family and frequenting their favorite restaurants, watching movies, hiking, bike riding, and exploring Oregon.

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