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HITOC Member Recruitment

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is pleased to welcome six new members to HITOC!

The Oregon Health Policy Board approved the slate of new members at their May 7, 2024 meeting. HITOC’s newest members are:
  • Brian Wetter, Vice President – IT Infrastructure & Analytics at PacificSource
  • Jennifer Chi, Director, Digital Experience at CareOregon
  • Jessica Soltesz, LMSW, Director of Social Health at Kaiser Permanente
  • Nicolas Powers, MBA, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer at Winding Waters Clinic
  • Omar Al Rais, MBA, MBChB, Vice President of Operations at Project Access NOW
  • Tyler Stewart, IT Coordinator at White Bird Clinic
One seat is open and reserved for a Tribal representative. Recruitment for this seat is managed through OHA Tribal Affairs and is at the discretion of the Tribes.

How to Apply for Future Vacancies:

Complete both the Membership Application Qualtrics survey and the supplemental membership application (aplicación combinada en español). Please email the supplemental application or Spanish application to Laurel Moffat at The application has closed, but individuals are welcome to apply for future opportunities. Questions regarding membership can be sent to Laurel Moffat at

What is HITOC?

HITOC members are responsible for setting health IT strategies that support Oregon's health system transformation and health equity goals and improve the health system. HITOC has recently gone through a several year process to develop Oregon's Strategic Plan for Health IT for the next 5 years. Their draft vision is that health IT empowers individuals and communities to reach their full health potential and well-being.  

The work of HITOC's Strategic Plan applies to patients and consumers, providers and clinic staff, community-based organizations (CBOs), hospitals, health systems, coordinated care organizations (CCOs) and health insurance companies, technology partners, state agencies, and more. Visit HITOC's Strategic Plan website to learn more. Additionally, HITOC is responsible for making policy recommendations, assessing the health IT landscape, and providing programmatic oversight. HITOC reports to the Oregon Health Policy Board, and the Board approves HITOC's membership.

Who we're looking for:

Candidates should have strong lived and professional experience with health IT and how it impacts people in Oregon. Ideal candidates are committed to eliminating health inequities and ensuring health system transformation efforts are supported by health IT.

Note: Technology vendors are not eligible to serve on HITOC but may be considered for workgroups or subcommittees.

The Oregon Health Policy Board is committed to ensuring all committees reflect the racial, ethnic, language, disability status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and geographic diversity of Oregonians. HITOC members represent a broad range of people and organizations that are impacted by health information technology, including consumers, consumer/patient advocates, providers, hospitals, health plans, coordinated care organizations (CCOs), oral health providers, behavioral health providers, and community-based organizations. HITOC members represent organizations that use a wide array of health IT tools and systems.

Details of service:

HITOC members serve terms of up to three years and can be reappointed when their term ends. Reappointment is at the discretion of the member, the HITOC Chairs, and the Board.

HITOC meets every two months for 3 hours from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Meetings are held on even months and typically fall on the first Thursday of the month (please check the HITOC meetings page for the exact schedule). Most meetings are virtual, and members can join online or via phone. HITOC meets in person approximately once per year with an option to join virtually.

Qualified members of state committees can apply to be compensated for committee work. Compensation is taxable. More information can be found on the OHA Committees Website.

Staff contact: 

For questions about HITOC, membership or recruitment, please contact Laurel Moffat at


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