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Health Care Workforce Committee Members

Health Care Workforce Committee Members

Name
Curt Stilp, EdD, PA-C
Committee Position
Chair
Work Title
Program Director, PA Medicine
Organization Affiliation
George Fox University
City
Newberg
Term End
Bio

Curt began his health care career as a Registered Nurse after graduating from Winona State University in 1997 and then went on to graduate from Rosalind Franklin Universities PA program in 2001. Clinically his experience has been in orthopedic and spine surgery. Curt started a doctoral program in education leadership at Portland State University in the fall of 2014. His research interest is rural interprofessional education (IPE) within the clinical setting. Professionally, his interests include rural health care, workforce development, IPE, leadership, and skills-based medical education.

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Curt Stilp, EdD, PA-C, [Chair]
Name
Laura McKeane
Committee Position
Vice-Chair
Work Title
Medical Director
Organization Affiliation
PacificSource Marion-Polk CCO
City
Medford
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Bio

Laura is passionate about oral health and is committed to seeing oral health integrated into medical offices wherever possible. Laura has served as part of the Medicaid Advisory Committee’s Oral Health Workgroup, and as worked at AllCare—one of Oregon’s 16 Coordinated Care Organizations—for four years. She is keenly aware of the importance of the oral health workforce to provide needed oral health care for all populations, and particularly those individuals covered under the Oregon Health Plan.​

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Laura McKeane
Name
Gabriela Carrillo
Committee Position
Member
Work Title
Director, Medical Assistant Program
Organization Affiliation
Sumner College
City
Portland
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Bio

Gabriela is the director of the Medical Assisting Program at Sumner College. Her professional commitments include workforce development and patient-centered care. She also serves on the River Cities Chapter of Medical Assistants and is an affiliate of the American Association of Medical Assistants and served as President and Education Chair for one year. As a child of migrant farmworkers, she has personally experienced poverty, barriers to accessing health care, and witnessing the challenges that many face in accessing culturally responsive care. Gabriela receives great joy serving students from different backgrounds, cultures, and walks of life and building a strong healthcare workforce.​
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Gaby Carrillo
Name
Meghan Caughey
Committee Position
Member
Work Title
Cascadia Behavioral Health
Organization Affiliation
Cascadia Behavioral Health
City
Portland
Term End
Bio


​Meghan brings a commitment to helping people have better quality of life and greater longevity and a deep background in policy and program development within Oregon. In 2006 Meghan became a Peer Wellness Coordinator for Benton County Health Services and created the concept of “peer wellness specialist” there. Meghan has served on the Medicaid Advisory Committee, as well as former Governor Kitzhaber’s Health System Transformation Team. Meghan was a founding member of the Non-Traditional Health Worker Steering Committee and currently serves as a vice-chair of the Traditional Health Worker Commission. She has also served as president and legislative liaison of the Mental Health Association of Oregon. As Senior Director of Peer Wellness Services at Cascadia Behavioral Health, which offers mental health services to more than 12,000 people per year in Multnomah, Clackamas and Lane Counties, Meghan serves as a state leader in championing and improving peer wellness programs.​


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Meghan Caughey
Name
Manu Chaudry, DMD
Committee Position
Member
Work Title
Dentist, Director
Organization Affiliation
Private Practice, Capitol Dental Group
City
Salem
Term End
Bio


Manu is the President and Dental Director for Capitol Dental Care. He has actively promoted innovative delivery of care and has founded multiple collaborative county organizations for reducing oral and overall health disparities and promoting pediatric dentistry. His expertise includes managing offices serving the Medicaid population as a Managing Dentist for California’s largest Medicaid dental provider, and as a Dental Director for a Federally Qualified Health Center/Urban Indian Health Services Health Center. Prior to becoming the President and Dental Director of Capitol Dental, Manu was the acting Regional Clinical Director for
InterDent’s Northern California and Nevada regions since 2018, which grew under his leadership.​


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Manu Chaudry
Name
Aubrey Corbett
Committee Position
Member
Work Title
Naturopathic Primary Care Physician
Organization Affiliation
Central City Concern
City
Portland
Term End
Bio

Aubrey is the instructor for the Grand Rounds at the National University of Natural Medicine where she incorporates regular lectures on racial equity and disparities into the curriculum. She consistently seeks out options and opportunities for patients regularly to advocate for those who are underserved. She is committed to seeking and discovering more opportunities for underserved patients who face racial disparities in their access to medicine and health care.​

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Aubrey Corbett
Name
Roxana Ermisch
Committee Position
Member
Work Title
Lead Interpreter, Spanish Language Translation Program
Organization Affiliation
Central Oregon Community College
City
Bend
Term End
Bio

Roxana Ocaranza Ermisch is a native of Mexico, holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Education and has many years of experience working as a Bilingual Health Educator in California and Oregon. She is the lead trainer and part of the original development team for the hybrid distance Spanish Healthcare Interpreter Training Program which is now housed at Central Oregon Community College. ​Roxana is also an owner of Bridges to Communication, a collaborative of trained healthcare interpreters in Central Oregon that interacts with all the healthcare providers and hospitals in Pacific Source/Central Oregon region to assist with updating cultural competency standards, meeting ASL, disability communication access and multiple language interpreter and translation needs.​

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Name
Paul Gorman
Committee Position
Member
Work Title
Assistant Dean for Rural Medical Education
Organization Affiliation
Department of Medicine, OHSU
City
Portland
Term End
Bio

Paul’s clinical work was in a rural primary care practice in Astoria in the 1980s. Over two decades he has conducted research involving rural clinicians and rural practices, working often with the Oregon Rural Practice Based Research Network and its member practices across the state, from Baker City to Astoria and places in between, from larger rural centers that support multispecialty practice, such as in La Grande or Coos Bay, to isolated and remote settings that depend upon physician assistants and nurse practitioners with resourceful staff, such as Christmas Valley. More recently he has been focused on rural medical education. Working closely with the Oregon AHECs and their staff as well as with the leadership from schools of dentistry, nursing, medicine, pharmacy, and the physician assistant program, Paul has been developing interprofessional rural educational programs in collaboration with the growing OHSU Campus for Rural Health in its sites in Klamath Falls, Coos Bay, and soon to be in other parts of the state. He was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Committee in January 2017.​


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Paul Gorman
Name
Aaron Hines
Committee Position
Member
Work Title
Human Resources Director
Organization Affiliation
Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center
City
Pendleton
Term End
Bio

Aaron is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR). He is currently the Human Resources Director at the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center, which isowned and operated by the CTUIR. Aaron also worked in the Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO), prior to working at Yellowhawk. For six years, Aaron served on the Board of Trustees, the governing body of the CTUIR. He was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 2009 as the General Council Chairman. At the age of 23, he was theyoungest person to ever be elected to the General Council Chair position. Aaron also served as Treasurer, where he was responsible for safeguarding all funds and assets of the Tribes.​

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Aaron Hines
Name
Jason Johnson, MPH
Committee Position
Member
Work Title
Director of Allied Health Programs
Organization Affiliation
Portland Community College
City
Portland
Term End
Bio


Jason serves as the Director of Allied Health Programs at Portland Community College, Oregon’s largest Community College. He comes with a rich background in education and health systems administration having served as director of PCC’s Hillsboro Center and Administrative Director at the Family Medicine Residency Program at OHSU. He has a passion for consensus building to solve problems, strategic planning and research and analysis around the future needs of the health care system.​

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Jason Johnson
Name
Maria Lynn Kessler, PhD
Committee Position
Member
Work Title
Professor and Program Director of Applied Psychology
Organization Affiliation
Oregon Institute of Technology
City
Wilsonville
Term End
Bio

Maria Lynn has been attending the Workforce Committee meetings since July 2015 and is particularly interested in the issues addressed by the committee related to integrated behavioral health and workforce development. She also serves as VP for the Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis and is very familiar with new regulations for licensing behavior analysts in Oregon. She is also familiar with programs that OIT offers to train a variety of health care professionals in allied health as well as behavioral health. She volunteers and participates with community partners to provide applied learning experiences for students and
provides an excellent perspective on workforce needs in Oregon.​

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Maria Lynn Kessler
Name
Troy Larkin
Committee Position
Member
Work Title
Executive Director of Nursing Education
Organization Affiliation
Providence Health and Services
City
Portland
Term End
Bio

Troy has been a registered nurse for 23 years and has served as a member of the Workforce Committee since 2016. He is interested in bridging the academic and practice environments of nursing and healthcare in general. He leads the nursing and nursing assistant workforce development for Providence Health and Services. He has led a number of strategic workforce initiatives, including the scholarship forgiveness programs, specialized clinical placement programs, residency and on-boarding programs and ongoing professional development. He was a founding member of the continuing education business, Acute Care Education Associates Inc. He has also presented nationally on the topic of clinical-academic partnerships to increase the nursing workforce. He was on the rule committee of Senate Bill 879.​

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Troy Larkin
Name
Robert Lieberman, MA
Committee Position
Member
Work Title
President
Organization Affiliation
The Lieberman Group
City
Grants Pass
Term End
Bio


Bob has been involved in health care mental health system design and improvement in Oregon and nationally for the past 25 years, serving ten years on the Commission on Children and Families, serving as Chair of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Advisory Committee for the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Services Division, as well as founding co-chair of the Children’s System Advisory Committee for the Addictions and Mental Health Division of the Oregon Health Authority.
Additionally, Bob contributed to the creation of Oregon’s psychiatric residential system as well as the development of the
Oregon Health Plan. He has served on the Metrics Workgroup of the Oregon Health Plan Transformation and served on the Behavioral Health Collaborative of OHA.​


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Bob Lieberman
Name
Janus Maybee
Committee Position
Member
Work Title
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Organization Affiliation
Mill Street Psychiatric
City
Roseburg
Term End
Bio

Janus has been a mental health provider and clinic owner since 2009 in Roseburg. She has facilitated education, empowerment and collaboration between primary care providers and specialists in Douglas County by facilitating a community-wide journal club. She is also a long-standing member of the Oregon Nurses Association. In addition she has two decades of experiences in both primary care and psychiatric mental health care, along with her activism both in Oregon and in the nation’ s health care future. She has served on the Workforce Committee since 2016.​

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Janus Maybee
Name
Daniel Ornelas
Committee Position
Member
Work Title
Dental Program Director
Organization Affiliation
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
City
Hillsboro
Term End
Bio


Daniel works as the Director of the Dental Health Program at Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, and has held multiple positions at VGMHC. Daniel has experienced first-hand the impact of shortages in healthcare professionals, mid-level dental providers (hygienists), and support staff (dental assistants); as well as many of the barriers that keep organizations who serve those with barriers to care from maintaining appropriate levels of staff to serve the community.​

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Daniel Ornelas
Name
Bhavesh Rajani
Committee Position
Member
Work Title
Medical Director
Organization Affiliation
PacificSource Marion-Polk CCO
City
McMinnville
Term End
Bio

Bhavesh has been involved in physician recruiting and understands the challenges in attracting providers into rural areas. His background as a family physician and experience working in the United Kingdom’s National Health Service make him uniquely qualified to be able to analyze and propose improvements to the health care workforce system in Oregon. Bhavesh is interested in equity-based evaluation of the reach of health care services for the diversity of members of a community and where gaps in access occur and serves as Medical Director for the Yamhill Coordinated Care Organization.​

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Bhavesh Rajani
Name
Alayna Schoblaske
Committee Position
Member
Work Title
Dentist
Organization Affiliation
La Clinica Community Health Center
City
Medford
Term End
Bio
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Alayna Schoblaske
Name
Kellie Wood
Committee Position
Member
Work Title
Human Resources Director
Organization Affiliation
Waterfall Community Health Center
City
North Bend
Term End
Bio


Kellie serves as Human Resources Director of the Waterfall Clinic in Coos County. She has a passion for rural health and is an advocate particularly for access to care for rural populations. As a senior leader and former Interim CEO of a Federally Qualified Health Center, she brings a unique view of a key target population for the Oregon Health Authority. Kellie is well-acquainted with regulation and requirements from the Health Resources and Services Administration and is a problem solver when it comes to
meeting the needs of her clinic’s patients.​


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Kellie Wood



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