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Here are brief bios of the leadership team at the Oregon Health Authority. If you wish further information you can email
Patrick Allen is the director of the Oregon Health Authority. OHA is the state’s umbrella health organization, committed to eliminating health inequity in Oregon by 2030. OHA is responsible for administration of the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid), statewide behavioral health programs including the Oregon State Hospital, a two-campus, 600-bed secure psychiatric hospital. OHA provides employee health insurance benefits to all state employees and most local school district employees across the state. Together with the Oregon Health Plan, OHA provides health insurance to about 40% of Oregonians. OHA is also responsible for administering the statewide public health system. In that role, Allen has helped lead the state’s response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Today, Oregon has the lowest COVID-19 case rate in the nation, and the 7th lowest fatality rate. Prior to joining OHA, Allen has spent over 20 years in public service at the state and federal level, most recently serving as the director of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services. A life-long Oregonian, Allen graduated with a degree in Economics from Oregon State University. He and his family live in Sherwood, a Portland suburb, where he has served his community as chair of the Planning Commission and of the local school board.
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Kristine Kautz, Oregon Health Authority's deputy director, has been employed by the state of Oregon for 28 years. Previously Kris served as the Department of Revenue deputy director for almost six years and before that the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) deputy director for five-and-half years. She also has been deputy director for administration at the Department of Fish and Wildlife, assistant director for human resources at the Department of Corrections, senior budget analyst at DAS, and the Workers' Compensation Management-Labor Advisory Committee administrator at the Department of Consumer and Business Services. From March 2008 to February 2011 she served on the Oregon Employees Federal Credit Union Board of Directors. Kris also served from 2012 to 2014 on the board of directors of The Luke Center, which provides leadership development programs to the public sector. Kris is a graduate of the University of Portland with a bachelor's degree in business administration
Leann Johnson, M.S., is the director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion. She joined the Oregon Health Authority in 2010 as an executive manager for the Diversity, Inclusion and Civil Rights unit. Leann has more than 20 years of leadership experience developing equity, diversity and intercultural programs in the public and non-profit sectors. Past employers include Clark College, the City of Vancouver and the YWCA of Clark County. She also has served as a consultant to multiple agencies and organizations including the Vancouver Police Department, Portland General Electric, Bonneville Power Administration, Hewlett-Packard and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Leann is a qualified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory and the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory. She holds a master's degree in industrial/organizational psychology with program focus in multicultural organizational development and indigenous psychology. Leann also has a bachelor's degree in communications management from the University of Portland.
Dawn is a native Oregonian born and raised in Eugene. She received her BA degree from the University of Oregon in political science and her JD from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2013. Dawn worked for the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services 2014-2017, most recently as the senior health policy and communications advisor to the director. Dawn has always had a strong commitment to public service and a passion for helping Oregonians. In her spare time, you will find Dawn hiking, backpacking, or snowshoeing with her two greater Swiss mountain dogs, Zoe and Apollo.
Dave Baden, Oregon Health Authority's chief financial officer (CFO), came to OHA from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where he most recently was deputy CFO. He helped develop and present CDC's more than $7 billion budget to Congress, led multiple realignments to improve accountability and communications across the organization, and led a strategic plan to tighten the bonds between the finance and procurement staffs and improve the transparency of financial data. He previously served as management officer for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; was deputy country director of CDC–Kenya, one of CDC's largest overseas offices. Prior to that he worked as associate director for policy and global business manager for the CDC Center for Global Health and was a congressional legislative officer and senior advisor for the financial management office at CDC. He has a Master of Science in public affairs from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and a Bachelor of Science in political science from Truman State University in Missouri.
Jeremy Vandehey is director of the Health Policy and Analytics Division. He returns to OHA from the Governor's Office, where he spent two years as Governor Kate Brown's health policy advisor. Before that he served as government relations manager for Kaiser Permanente's Northwest Region, overseeing state and local government relations programs in Oregon and Washington. He previously served as director of legislative and government affairs at the Oregon Health Authority and has worked as an attorney and public defender.
Margie Cooper Stanton is director of the Health Systems Division. She brings to OHA 20 years of executive management experience in the insurance industry. Margie most recently served as vice president of Healthcare Management Administrators, Inc. in Bellevue, Wash. Prior to that, she worked as vice president/regional manager and vice president of claims at Liberty Mutual in Portland, and as executive leader of Inner-City Underwriting in Chicago. Margie has a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Merchandising and Marketing from Texas Southern University.
Rachael Banks, MPA is the Director of OHA's Public Health Division. Prior to this role, she served as the Public Health Director for Multnomah County Health Department, the largest local public health division in the state of Oregon. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Gonzaga University and her Masters of Public Administration from Portland State University.
During her past 20 years in public health, she has led the Multnomah County Health Department's Healthy Birth Initiative (HBI), Healthy Families and REACH programs. She managed the tobacco policy program while it implemented Oregon's smokefree workplace law to over 80,000 businesses. She has worked to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, hepatitis C and drug overdoses, and provided injury prevention education to families in populations unfairly impacted by health inequities.
Advocating for health equity has been central to Ms. Banks' career. She helped develop Multnomah County's first disparity-focused Community Health Improvement Plan and led a unit that enacted culturally specific strategies in the African American/Black, Latinx/Hispanic, Native American/American Indian, Pacific Islander and immigrant/refugee communities.
Dolly Matteucci is superintendent of Oregon State Hospital. She previously served for eight years as executive director at Napa State Hospital in California, responsible for the development, direction and management of the hospital. Dolly began her career at Napa State as a clinical dietician, and also served as administrative resident, assistant hospital administrator, and hospital administrator. As OSH superintendent she supervises two campuses, one in Salem and one in Junction City, serving more than 1,400 people per year and employing more than 2,000 staff. Hospital-level care provided by OSH includes 24-hour, on-site nursing, psychiatric and other credentialed professional staff, treatment planning, pharmacy, laboratory, food and nutritional services, and vocational and educational services.
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