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Meet the Quality Metrics, Surveys and Evaluations Team

Kate Lonborg, MA, JD
QMSE Manager
Kate became the manager of the QMSE team in spring 2021. Previously, she worked on EHR-based measures for the CCO quality incentive measures program and was the program manager for the Clinical Quality Metrics Registry (CQMR). Before that, she worked for a consulting firm on health IT policy, for a health system as meaningful use program manager, and for OHIT as a lead policy analyst. Kate has a Master of Arts in English from Northwestern and a JD from Lewis & Clark. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, cooking, and practicing tai chi.

Carly Castaneda, MPH
Research, Data & Metrics Coordinator
Carly joined OHA in 2021 and supports ongoing reporting on CCO metrics. She also supports measurement efforts for the All Payer All Claims data system, aiming to improve the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, and usefulness of data. Carly holds a master’s degree in public health from Oregon State University, with a focus on health management and policy. During her graduate program, she interned with Samaritan Health Services Research Development Office, where she assessed REALD and SOGI data availability among CCO members. Prior to joining OHA, Carly worked as a county tobacco prevention specialist and conducted an analysis of tobacco retail environments. This analysis highlighted unjust burdens by geography, demographics, and retailer characteristics. She also formerly worked as a coalition coordinator for a Drug-Free Communities grantee in Pacific County, Washington. In her spare time, Carly enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, and training jiu jitsu.

Jen Davis, MBA
Policy Analyst
Jen manages the CCO Metrics Dashboard and serves as contract administrator for several Health Analytics projects, including the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey. Jen is passionate about simplifying and streamlining complex processes to provide clarity and visibility for OHA staff and external partners. Prior to joining OHA, Jen led strategic planning for an international medical device company and earned an MBA from the University of Oregon. Jen is the mother of three daughters, ages five and under, and therefore has no spare time.

Rebekah Gould, MS
Survey Research Analyst
Rebekah manages two surveys conducted by the Office of Health Analytics, the Oregon Health Insurance Survey (OHIS) and the Mental Health Improvement Statistics Program (MHSIP) survey. The OHIS is a population survey for all people in Oregon and the MHSIP survey contacts Medicaid clients in Oregon who receive mental health services. Rebekah enjoys using data visualization techniques to make survey data more accessible, understandable, and actionable. Outside of managing programs and working with data, Rebekah enjoys time with family and friends, too many creative hobbies, and making her way through several baking and patisserie books. Rebekah holds a master's degree in health science and public policy from Boise State University.

Katie Howard, MPH
Policy Advisor
Katie oversees the CCO quality measures for electronic health records (EHR) and staffs the Health Plan Quality Metrics Committee. Throughout her career, she has blended public health evaluation and governmental policy recommendations with the goal of creating proposals and reports that reflect the needs of the community. She helped conduct a national cross site evaluation of the Minority AIDS initiative for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. Katie then transitioned to policy and medical claims analysis. She created supports budgets for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in seven states for Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers and helped to create analytic layers for Colorado’s All Payer Claims Databases (APCD) and Oregon’s All Payers All Claims (APAC) database. She enjoys developing methodologies for healthcare analysis, providing technical assistance, and engaging the community, especially those most impacted by health inequities, in policy analysis and decision-making. Katie has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with Honors from the University of Oregon and a Master of Public Health with an emphasis in Community and Behavioral Health from the University of Maryland, College Park. Outside of work, she can be found reading, quilting, and cajoling her family into going on hikes.

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Sara Kleinschmit, MS
Policy Advisor
Sara has international experience in health and well-being policy development and social science research, managing the research team at the British Transport Police and later working as a researcher and policy advisor for social services in London, England. Before returning to her native Oregon in 2011, Sara was the deputy director of research for New York City’s Medicaid, TANF, and SNAP programs, where she led projects aimed at improving outcomes for low-income New Yorkers. She enjoys analysis and public policy development, having coordinated and collaborated with community partners in strategic planning and local policy analyses throughout her career. At the Oregon Health Authority, Sara works closely with Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) and other stakeholders to develop quality metrics to ensure CCOs are improving care, making quality care accessible, eliminating health disparities, and controlling costs for the populations they serve. She holds a Master of Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Andy Parker, MBA
Research Analyst
Andy calculates many of the Metrics for OHA’s CCO Quality Metrics program while also supporting ongoing initiatives related to Oregon Health Plan maternal and child health. He is passionate about managing and presenting data to optimize equitable care for the people of Oregon. Andy is a native Midwesterner whose varied professional background includes pharmacy benefit management and value-based health care. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from California State University – Fullerton. In his spare time Andy enjoys golf and hiking.

Allison Proud, MPH
CCO Analyst
Allison holds a master's degree in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she focused on social determinants of health within health improvement programs and the expansion of social safety nets. Since joining OHA in 2019, Allison has supported operations of the CCO Quality Metrics program through staffing of multiple public committees and reporting on CCO performance among a wide range of metrics. Outside of work she can be found reading, traveling, and cheering on her favorite sports teams.

Deepti Shinde, MPP
Evaluation and Policy Advisor
Deepti manages the evaluation of Oregon’s Medicaid waiver including developing research questions and evaluation plans. She also works on special projects for Health Analytics like the Children’s Health Complexity project. Before OHA, Deepti worked at Kaiser Permanente as an Improvement Advisor for both the Northwest and Southern California regions. Deepti holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Southern California. 

Frank (Wei-Ting) Wu, MPA
Research Analyst
Frank holds a master’s degree in public administration from University of Oregon and started participating in Oregon's health systems transformation as an analyst in 2010, with expertise in administrative data analyses for quality metrics, cost, utilization, and health disparities. Since joining OHA in 2014, he has supported the CCO Quality Metrics program in leading metrics production and new metrics development; and facilitating communication with interagency partners and external stakeholders. Frank is a cycling enthusiast when he is not thinking about health care and data. 

Brigid Zani, MA
CCBHC Evaluation Analyst
Brigid joined OHA in 2022 as the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) evaluation analyst. Brigid is returning to behavioral health after working in county juvenile justice for 10 years. She has worked as an analyst for the EASA (EAST) program, OHSU Department of Psychiatry, State of Oregon as the MHSIP grant coordinator, and then in the Mental Health OHP Unit. She holds a master’s degree from DePaul University in Chicago, where an internship at Thresholds research department hooked her on the use of data to improve services and outcomes. She has now lived in Oregon longer than Illinois, raising two now adult offspring here. In her spare time, she starts many craft projects that may eventually get completed and plays with her pandemic puppy.