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2022 Legislative End-of-Session Report 

Below are highlights of the 2022 session of the Oregon Legislature relating to bills and budget items expected to most significantly impact the health of Oregonians and the work of Oregon Health Authority. These bills and budget items are sorted by topic (though these topics are interrelated, and many items could be listed under more than one):

  • Increasing and Maintaining Access to Health Care
  • Transforming the Behavioral Health System
  • Strengthening Oregon's Health Care Workforce
  • Building Healthier Communities

OHA End of Legislative Session Report 2022.pdf

Read the 2021 Legislative End of Session Report below:

OHA 2021 Legislative End of Session Report.pdf (updated August 24, 2021)

Bills that involve Reports, Rulemaking, and Advisory Committees

We are currently updating the summaries below to reflect the 2022 legislative session. Check back soon.

Click below for summaries of all bills which require OHA to:

  • Adopt or update Oregon Administrative Rules

2021 OHA legislative rule making summary.pdf (Updated December 10, 2021)

  • Prepare and submit reports to the legislature

2021 OHA legislative report summary.pdf

  • Support or collaborate with advisory committees, task forces, or work groups

2021 OHA legislative advisory committees summary.pdf

Please note that these documents are works in progress, and will be updated if additional rulemaking, reports, or advisory committees are identified. For more information, please contact the Government Relations staff person listed for the bill of interest.

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Monthly Stakeholder Meetings

Meeting
Materials
June 24, 2021 (most recent)
Presentation
Meeting Recording
September 17, 2019

Presentation
May 8, 2019
Presentation
Meeting Recording
April 10, 2019 Presentation
Meeting Recording
March 13, 2019 Presentation
Meeting Recording
February 13, 2019 Presentation
Meeting Recording

Government Relations Staff

Holly (2).jpgHolly Heiberg, Government Relations Director (she/her)has twenty years of experience crafting strategies to support policy, systems and environmental change. Holly began working for the Oregon Health Authority in 2013, becoming Government Relations director in 2018. Prior to the Oregon Health Authority, Holly worked for the U.S. Congress. She has an undergraduate degree in economics from Northwestern University and a master's in Public Policy from Georgetown University.

Government Relations Director
Email: Holly Heiberg

Phone: 971-207-7767

Cynthia.jpgCynthia Branger Muñoz (she/her/ella) has focused her career and personal efforts on being culturally responsive and looking for equitable outcomes using data to inform decisions. She brings a background in education, having taught elementary students in math, reading, and Spanish, taught adult classes, and also led professional development for education staff using data and research based practices. She is a longtime community organizer and advocate, including working with Causa (Oregon's Immigrant Rights Organization), Unite Oregon, Oregon Education Association, and  the Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA). Cynthia earned her Masters in Education at Portland State University.

Public Health

Phone: 971-372-0768

TristanFernandez.jpgTristan Fernandez (he/him) joined the OHA Government Relations team in March of 2021 after working for two legislative sessions as a Legislative policy analyst for the Oregon Department of Human Services. Prior to his policy work in Oregon, Tristan worked for the Maryland Department of Human Services and served as a legislative aid for the U.S. Congress. Prior to his work in government Tristan worked for six years as a retirement home administrator. Tristan holds a History degree from the University of Maryland.

Behavioral Health, Oregon State Hospital

Phone: 503-302-1479

Bobby Green.jpgBobby L. Green Sr. joined OHA at the creation of the agency in 2010. Prior to coming to OHA, he served as the Legislative Affairs Liaison for the Association of Community Mental Health Programs. He began at OHA as the Local Government Affairs Director, and also served several positions on an interim basis: Deputy Director of the Public Health Division, Chief Operation Officer, and Deputy Director of the Medicaid/Medicare Division. He was a Eugene City Councilor from 1989-1994, and County Commissioner for Lane county from 1994-2008. He was a board member of the Association of Oregon Counties, including President in 2007. Bobby has a BA in English/Literature from the University of Oregon. In his spare time, he enjoys his three grandchildren and film studies.

Local Government Affairs Liasion
Email: Bobby Green

Phone: 503-947-2349

mgreen.png Matthew Green (he/him) joined Government Relations as a senior policy advisor in January 2019. He focuses on the Legislature's Joint Committee on Ways and Means, as well as communications for the GR team, including regular outreach with external stakeholders and partners. Matthew came to OHA from the Washington State Department of Health, and brings years of experience in public health, media relations and government affairs. A former newspaper journalist, legislative aide, and political campaign manager for several elected officials, he also served as an elected City of Olympia council member. Matthew holds a BA from the The Evergreen State College and an MPP from Harvard University.

Ways & Means, Government Relations communications

Phone: 503-983-8257

jamiehinsz (2).jpgJamie Hinsz (she/her) manages government and legislative relations for the COVID-19 Recovery & Response Unit (CRRU). Prior to joining CRRU, she was a policy researcher with the Legislative Policy and Research Office at the Oregon Legislature. When she’s not working, she spends most of her time talking on the phone, walking and playing with her senior hound dog, Ruger, cooking intricate meals, and reading. 

COVID-19 Response and Recovery Unit, Vaccine Unit 

Email: Jamie Hinsz
Phone: 503-269-5970

Marybeth Mealue (002).pngMarybeth Mealue (she/her) has been with OHA and the state of Oregon for about two years, and has been an executive support specialist for the Government Relations and Communications teams. She has experience in personnel and project management, as well as office management. Before joining OHA, Marybeth worked as a personnel and office manager for four prominent newspapers in the mid-Willamette valley. Marybeth was born and raised in Oregon and has a bachelors degree in history and international studies from George Fox University.

Executive Support

Email: Marybeth Mealue
Phone: 503-490-8100

Isela (2).jpgIsela Ramos Gonzalez (she/her) has dedicated her career to public service, equity, and empowerment. Isela holds a Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law, a Master’s degree in Public Policy, and a BA from Wellesley College. Prior to joining OHA, she served as a Policy Lead in the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Division at OED and practiced labor, employment, and immigration law in Oregon. 

Medicaid, Substance Use Disorder, Measure 110 Implementation 

Phone: 971-372-0767

Jeff Pic 2 (2).jpgJeff Scroggin (he/him) has spent the last decade working in health policy for the State of Oregon. Before joining OHA’s Government Relations team, Jeff was lead staff to the Oregon Health Policy Board and Legislative Lead for OHA’s Health Policy & Analytics Division. Prior to joining the Oregon Health Authority, Jeff served as chief-of-staff to Sen. Dr. Alan Bates in the Oregon Legislature. He has experience managing campaigns and centering community voices in policy development. Jeff is a U.S. Army veteran and native Oregonian, and has an undergraduate degree in history and political science from the University of Oregon. 

Health Policy & Analytics, Equity and Inclusion

Email: Jeff Scroggin
Phone: 541-999-6983



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