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Summer Boslaugh 

Summer Boslaugh

Transformation Analyst
503-753-9688
Summer.H.Boslaugh@dhsoha.state.or.us

Summer Boslaugh has over 20 years of experience working to improve health and health care in Oregon, the United States and internationally. At the Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center, she plays a key role in the agency’s multi-payer value-based payment and behavioral health integration work.

Before joining the Transformation Center, Summer spent eight years at the Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation where she managed activities to measure and improve the patient experience of care, engage patients and families in quality improvement within health care organizations and publicly report health care data. Summer’s prior experience includes working with a foundation, social service organization, political campaign, hospital, and national advocacy organization. Summer earned a dual master’s degree in business administration and health administration from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in politics and speech communication from Willamette University. She is a native Oregonian and enjoys exploring the state with her family.

 

Rachel Burdon

Transformation Analyst
Rachel.E.Burdon@dhsoha.state.or.us

Rachel came most immediately from the OHA Public Health Division, having started as a State servant in health Promotion Chornic Disease Prevention in October 2019. Within just a few short months of State service, Rachel went out on deployment for COVID-19 duty working first on mitigation efforts and then in the Health Information Center until the end of October 2020.

Over the past two decades, Rachel has worked in the health field (in non-profit and government settings) supporting health and well-being in individuals and communities. Rachel has led and supported a variety of policy, systems and programmatic efforts in the areas of community development, chronic disease prevention, maternal-child health, food systems, and clinical quality improvement; in the following sectors: health care, public health, education, early childhood/childcare, philanthropy and finance and performing arts/arts education.

When not working at OHA, you might see Rachel at a soccer game for her 17-yo son, Adam, or at a Timber's game with her husband, Mark; out hiking one of the many beautiful trails in the Pacific Northwest; weeding or planting her garden, or volunteering with Friends of Columbia Park.

Karolyn Campbell

Transformation Technical Analyst
karolyn.campbell@oha.oregon.gov

For the past six years, Karolyn has worked in the health field in a variety of nonprofit and research settings. Most recently, Karolyn served as the executive director for a nonprofit based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Through this position, Karolyn oversaw a variety of health equity-oriented social service programs, managed a 1915(c) case management program, built collaborative partnerships with community organizations, and led the agency’s legislative and advocacy efforts. As a graduate student, Karolyn worked as a teaching and research assistant, as a public policy intern for the Utah Health Policy Project, and as an interviewer for the Gardner Policy Institute. In her work, Karolyn is passionate about policy work that improves health equity and accessibility in the United States.

Karolyn earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Utah, with an emphasis in public administration and public policy. In her Ph.D. program, Karolyn conducted quantitative and qualitative research on issues related to health care equity and access, disability inclusion, and U.S. emergency management. She also has an M.S. in political science and a B.A. degree in philosophy. In her free time, Karolyn enjoys learning about new policy developments and research related to Medicaid, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act. Outside of work, Karolyn enjoys gardening and live music.

​Tom Cogswell​



Tom Cogswell

Project Coordinator

971-304-9642; thomas.cogswell@dhsoha.state.or.us

Current areas of support: 

  • Community Advisory Councils (CACs)
  • Community Health Assessments (CHAs)
  • Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs)
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Learning Sessions
  • Care Coordination / Intensive Care Coordination Learning Collaborative


 

Staci DeLeon-Davis

Community Engagement and Program Coordinator

Staci comes to the Transformation Center from Health Share of Oregon where she was the Community Engagement Program Manager and was responsible for the development and production of the Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan, oversight of the Community Advisory Council and led the community engagement approach to Unite Us/Connect Oregon. Prior to Health Share, she was with Kaiser Permanente as the Diverse Talent and Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Consultant for two years and managed the high school internship program, created and published the first non-clinical student placement policy and co-created their Unconscious Bias Refresher and Ally/Allyship trainings for EID. Prior to that she spent two years in KP's Community Health department, were she managed the sponsorship program and worked closely with the Northwest Health Foundation on developing the KP Community Fund Unwind Program. Before her journey at Kaiser, she worked at FamilyCare Health managing the community sponsorship program and CME/CEUs events for providers.

Staci's passion is community engagement and connection, leading with empathy and meeting people where they are on their equity journey. When she isn't progressively working to dismantle systemic racism, you can find her hanging out with her lovely family, reading a book with a glass of Oregon's pinot noir and/or baking all of the delicious things! 


Chris DeMars 

Chris DeMars (she/her)

Director, Delivery System Innovation Office
503-421-0761
Chris.DeMars@dhsoha.state.or.us

Chris DeMars is the director of OHA's Delivery System Innovation Office, working to support innovation and quality improvement within Oregon’s health system reform efforts. Chris also plays a lead role in the agency’s value-based payment and social determinants of health reform work. Before joining the Transformation Center in 2013, Chris spent eight years as a senior program officer at the Northwest Health Foundation, where she managed the foundation’s health care reform grantmaking, including providing support for Oregon’s delivery system reform initiatives and health reform advocacy organizations.

Prior to working for the foundation, Chris spent six years as a senior health policy analyst for the U.S. Government Accountability Office, where she authored numerous reports for Congress on Medicaid, Medicare and private health insurance payment policy. Chris has also held positions at Kaiser Permanente Northwest and health-policy consulting firms, including Health Management Associates, where she focused on public health, health system design, and payment. Chris began her career as a policy analyst intern at Indiana’s Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning. Chris holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Michigan.

Anona Gund 

Anona Gund (she/her)

Transformation Analyst
503-381-1104​
Anona.E.Gund@dhsoha.state.or.us

Anona Gund has a master's degree in public health and over 15 years of experience in the health care and public health fields, including 13​ years working for the Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority.

At the OHA Transformation Center she manages coordinated care organization (CCO) technical assistance for CCO community health improvement plans and transformation and quality strategies, as well as the OHA review and analysis of those plans. She also manages targeted technical assistance to CCOs for select CCO incentive metrics. In addition to this work, she participates on OHA’s cross-divisional health-related services team to support CCO HRS implementation, and project manages CCO technical assistance, OHA review of CCO HRS policies, and OHA review and analysis of CCO HRS annual spending.

Prior to working at the Transformation Center, Anona was a health educator for the OHA Public Health Division (PHD) Immunization Program, and later, an analyst in the PHD Director’s Office coordinating the division’s successful national public health department accreditation application. She has lived the majority of her life in Oregon and loves everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer her family.

Laura Kreger (she/her)​​​

Program Coordinator
503-487-7409
Laura.E.Kreger@dhsoha.state.or.us

Laura Kreger coordinates communications, metrics-related technical assistance, ​the CCO transformation and quality strategies, peer learning events and other projects for the Transformation Center. Prior to joining the Oregon Health Authority in 2013, Laura spent six years as a marketing copywriter and copyeditor. She earned a master’s degree in public health, a bachelor of science in technical communication and a professional certificate in editing. Laura is an avid bike commuter and rock climber.
Lisa Krois 

Lisa Krois (she/her)

Transformation Analyst
503-551-1346
Lisa.R.Krois@dhsoha.state.or.us

Lisa Krois is a transformation analyst at the Oregon Health Authority’s Transformation Center, which is the hub for health system innovation and improvement in Oregon. Prior to this position, Lisa spent seven years abroad working as a consultant for various organizations including the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and United Nations Population Fund. Prior to that, Lisa worked for the State of Oregon’s Office for Health Policy and Research as the Oregon Health Research and Evaluation Collaborative project director and the Public Employees’ Benefit Board as the program development coordinator.

Lisa holds a master’s degree in public health, health policy and administration as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Medical Anthropology. Happily back in the Pacific Northwest, Lisa enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and two young children.

Alissa Robbins 

Alissa Robbins (she/her)

Transformation Center Director
503-490-6590
Alissa.Robbins@dhsoha.state.or.us

Alissa Robbins is the director for OHA’s Transformation Center, which is the hub of innovation and quality improvement for Oregon’s health system reform efforts. Alissa oversees the technical assistance and policy implementation delivered through the office. Prior to this role, Alissa was OHA’s health system transformation communications manager. She has worked for the Oregon Health Authority since 2009 and has played an integral role as health system transformation was developed and implemented. Prior to working for OHA, she worked for the State of Washington, local public health, and in the nonprofit sector in communications, public affairs, and research and evaluation roles. As a Northwest native, she enjoys spending time outside of work with her family, and outdoors whenever possible.​

Alissa holds a master’s degree in public affairs, with a concentration in public policy, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs, both from Washington State University.

Sarah Wetherson 

Sarah Wetherson

Transformation Analyst
503-793-1920
Sarah.E.Wetherson@dhsoha.state.or.us

Sarah joined the Transformation Center in 2016 after eight years in various roles with OHA’s Health Systems Division, where she recently managed the integration of non-emergent medical transportation into the work of coordinated care organizations. She enjoys using her analytical skills to tell compelling stories, and her organizational skills to help others work through thorny problems. Her background includes research, communications, fundraising, office management, legislative and project management, and she has worked in large and small nonprofits, social action organizations and political campaigns in addition to state government.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and mathematics and Master of Arts degree in public policy and women’s studies. Sarah was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, but has made Oregon home for more than 20 years. She hikes and camps with her partner and child whenever possible.

 
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Transformation Center

Get in touch with the Transformation Center team.

 

421 SW Oak Street
Suite 775
Portland, OR 97204
Transformation.Center@odhsoha.oregon.gov​