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Medicaid Advisory Committee Members

MAC Board Members

The Medicaid Advisory Committee (MAC) is a federally mandated body consisting of not more than 15 members appointed by the governor. The committee advises the Oregon Health Policy Board, the Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research and the Oregon Health Authority on the operation of Oregon's Medicaid program, including the Oregon Health Plan. The MAC develops policy recommendations at the request of the governor and the legislature.

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MAC Co-Chairs

 

Adrienne serves as the Deputy Director for the Multnomah County Community Health Center (a federally qualified health center) overseeing strategic planning, communications, and legislative policy. She works closely with public health and clinical health leadership to assure high quality care for more than 64,000 patients each year. She previously worked across governmental, non-profit, and private-sector health care organizations as a management consultant. Adrienne is a native Oregonian and completed her Master of Public Health degree from Emory University in 2014.


Lavinia is a Project Manager for LTC Innovation and SDOH, NW Senior and Disability Services; Operations Manager, Oregon Wellness Network. Since 2008, she has focused primarily on chronic disease management, health prevention and promotion, developing a network of health coaches and leaders, all providing evidence-based chronic disease self-management workshops throughout the State. She has worked in both governmental and private industry, and has often served as a change agent, developing programs and the personnel to provide the services, in order to meet a community need. Her formal education is extensive; she admits to being a lifelong student. She has a Bachelor's degree in Nursing, a Masters in Public Health and a Masters in Business Administration, and a Doctoral degree in Health Administration. She is also a certified diabetes educator and an experienced nurse case manager. Besides her passion for program development, Lavinia is an educator.


MAC Members

 

Heather Jefferis as the Executive Director of OCBH participates in a wide variety of forums to ensure our members voice is present and actionable. OCBH has over 50 members providing the full continuum of BH services from prevention through residential services and detox including urban, rural, frontier, culturally specific, responsive, and linguistically accessible. Over the last 25 years of working in Behavioral Health both Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health, Heather has been privileged to sit in a variety of seats. She has provided direct services as a master’s level clinician, served as a program director, an Executive and Board Chair. She has developed, implemented, and operated programing within government BH clinics, non-profit clinic settings and criminal justice programs. In each of these seats she has typically served individuals who are multi system involved and frequently with co-occurring concerns. She intimately understands Oregon systems that support Oregonians on their path to whole person and family health. She has been charged by the OCBH Board to grow the association capacity to represent, serve and lift the voice of our diverse statewide integrated continuum of Behavioral Health Care.


​Daniel Alrick is a self-advocate and Chair of the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities. He served as Vice-Chair of OCDD 2017-2019. Previously he was on the board of Creative Supports, Inc. as a self-advocate 2013-2015. He is a graduate of Southern Oregon University with a degree in Professional Writing and has graduated the Partners in Policymaking class of 2016. ​​

Caroline Barrett is a board-certified family medicine physician and assistant professor at the Center for Women’s Health at Oregon Health & Sciences University. She did her residency training at Community Health Care, a consortium of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Tacoma, Washington. Through this experience and in subsequent positions in the Portland metro community, she has worked extensively with patients on both Medicaid and Medicare. She grew up on the Southern Oregon Coast and is familiar with healthcare challenges affecting rural communities. She learned fluent Spanish while attending Portland State University for her undergraduate degree, and has spent the last 18 years utilizing her language skills serving the Spanish speaking community in different capacities. After PSU, she went to Concordia University for a Biology degree. She attended medical school locally at OHSU and while there, completed a student fellowship in pathology. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, her rescue-poodle, reading all things fiction, gardening, and traveling

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Brandy Charlan is a Mediciad recipient and a mother of 2. She is currently working as an In-Home Caregiver through Aging and People with Disabilities Department. She has only 2 voluntary commitments, MAC being one and the other being seasonal. She actively works to curb the temptation of jumping into more projects having finally realized that being superwoman is for much younger women. She brings a keen awareness of the challenges faced by Klamath County Medicaid recipients as it has been necessary to advocate for her own healthcare and that of others, whether they be clients or friends/family. She considers it to be a great responsibility to be on the MAC.


Kellie DeVore is the PacificSource Community Solutions’ Lane CCO Director. She is a native Oregonian, and a third-generation graduate from a very small, rural Oregon high school, as well as a first-generation college graduate. Kellie’s undergraduate degree is in Political Science from Linfield University, and she holds a Master in Public Administration and N​onprofit Management Certificate from the University of Oregon. Prior to joining PacificSource in 2021, Kellie served her community in various leadership roles in the nonprofit sector, most recently as the Executive Director at Habitat for Humanity of Central Lane. She also has extensive work experience at Planned Parenthood and United Way of Lane County. Kellie has focused her career on advocating and working for community members to have access to education, health care, housing and reproductive justice. Outside of work, Kellie enjoys supporting her kids’ extra-curricular activities, as a coach, chauffer or cheer leader; doing home projects with her husband; and just being outside.

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Tiffany is a provider and a leader for Capitol Dental Care’s Community Outreach team in the Central Oregon area, with one of her main focuses being to increase access to dental care for all. Her current role involves creating and maintaining new medical-dental integration programs with offices including Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics. She’s an Expanded Practice Dental Hygienist who has over a decade of experience working primarily with the Medicaid population. Tiffany has experience implementing community-based oral health programs targeting vulnerable populations for: WIC, Head Start, teen parent programs, and school-based sealant programs. She has served in various roles on the Executive Board, including past president, for the Oregon Dental Hygienists’ Association. She completed her Master of Public Health degree from A.T. Still University College of Graduate Health Studies in 2020. Tiffany is passionate about advocating for children in foster care through volunteering as a CASA. ​​

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Dave Inbody ​is th​e C​​CO Operations Manager for the Oregon Heath Authority ta​ske​d with leading Medicaid CCO Operations to ensure the successful imp​lementation of C​CO 2.0. This work focuses on helping CCO​s better understand the​ expanded requirements, enhancing OHA's ability to evaluate service delivery and communicating progress to the public. Before joining OHA in 2019, Dave served 12 years at Deschutes ​County in County Administration and the Health Services Department. He has also worked for General Electric in financial analytics, Nortel Networks in market planning and ITAGroup in performance management. Dave has a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Philosophy from Trinity University in San Antonio and dual Masters Degrees in Public Administration and Community & Regional Planning from Iowa State University.

Jeri Weeks has served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) since 2012 and is a strong advocate for medically underserved populations in Oregon.  A Federally Qualified Health Center in the Portland metro area, NHC serves over 20,000 patients, 60% of which are on the Oregon Health Plan.  Jeri has over 20 years of experience in community healthcare leadership, from clinic administration to county health center management.  Under her guidance, NHC has expanded to 10 clinics offering high-quality medical, dental, behavioral, and reproductive healthcare to patients in Washington and Clackamas Counties.  Her passion for providing affordable healthcare to the community is evident in her work.  Jeri holds a Master of Business Administration from City University of Seattle.

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