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Amber Anderson 

Amber Anderson

PCPCH Verification Specialist Lead
503-708-4522
amber.k.anderson@dhsoha.state.or.us

Before joining the Transformation Center, Amber spent eight years in clinic with Cascade Physicians LLC. While working for this clinic she had many roles, but her most rewarding work was as the patient advocate. She worked side by side with an RN care coordinator to ensure patients with chronic conditions received the best possible resources and care coordination between primary care, specialty care and hospitals. In her most recent position with the clinic, she worked with 18 physicians, at four different locations, as their quality projects manager. She worked to improve the quality of care and care coordination within the primary care setting. She managed care gaps and quality reporting to payers, improvement to the patient and caregiver experience, and publicly and privately reported health care data, and she worked within the quality committee and care team to implement new standards for care in the clinics. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she enjoys boating, fishing and spending time outdoors with her husband of 17 years and her two teenage sons.

Summer Boslaugh 

Summer Boslaugh

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

Summer Boslaugh has over 15 years of experience working to improve health and health care in Oregon, the United States and internationally. At the Transformation Center she facilitates learning opportunities to improve quality and achieve coordinated care, with a particular focus on behavioral health integration and value-based payment. 

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 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. She is a native Oregonian and enjoys exploring the state with her family.

Tom Cogswell 

Tom Cogswell

Project Coordinator
971-304-9642
Thomas.Cogswell@dhsoha.state.or.us

Tom began working at the Transformation Center in July 2013. He is responsible for planning conferences and trainings, as well as coordinating other technical assistance projects for the Transformation Center. He has worked in the nonprofit/public sector as an event planner and project coordinator for the past 15 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Central Michigan University in 2003, and a graduate certificate in Nonprofit and Public Management from Portland State University in 2014.

Tom and his wife Alison have a five-year old daughter named Josie. In his time outside of work, Tom enjoys traveling, hiking and playing in a year-round kickball league.​

Chris DeMars 

Chris DeMars

Transformation Center Director
503-421-0761
Chris.DeMars@dhsoha.state.or.us

Chris DeMars is the director of the Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center and the deputy director of the Delivery Systems 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.

Susan Badawy 

Susan El-Mansy

Program & Policy Analyst
503-510-8193
susan.a.el-mansy@dhsoha.state.or.us

Susan El-Mansy is a program and policy analyst with the Patient Centered Primary Care Home Program. Passionate about public health, health care policy and population health, Susan completed her Master’s in Public Health/Health Management and Policy from Portland State University. Her previous work experience includes different facets of the public health field including, wellness coaching, hospital administration, and program coordinating to reduce childhood obesity rates for Yamhill County. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, hiking, attending sporting events (go Blazers and Timbers!) and exploring the beauty that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.​

Anona Gund 

Anona Gund

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

Anona Gund has over 10 years of experience in the public health field with a Master's Degree in Public Health and eight years working for the Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority. At the Transformation Center she provides targeted technical assistance to coordinated care organizations (CCOs) for focused CCO incentive metrics focused on population health, such as childhood immunizations rates and tobacco cessation. She also manages the Transformation Center’s Technical Assistance Bank and analyzes reports for the CCO Transformation Plans and community health improvement plans.

Prior to working at the Transformation Center, Anona was a health educator for the OHA Public Health Division (PHD) Immunization Program, and later, as an analyst in the PHD Director’s Office coordinating the 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. ​​​

Kamar Haji-Mohamed

Kamar Haji-Mohamed

PCPCH Improvement Specialist
971-240-2060
Kamar.S.Haji-Mohamed@dhsoha.state.or.us 

Kamar joined the Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Program in June 2019 as an improvement specialist. She works directly with primary care partners across Oregon to help clinics with the PCPCH model. Kamar has over 10 years of community work experience. She worked for several different entities, including nonprofit, public and private. She worked and volunteered for local refugee/immigrant resettlement agencies supporting newcomers with housing, the educational system, community health and civic engagement. In addition, she worked for a local county health department with various public health initiatives, systems change in chronic disease conditions, communicable disease prevention and linkage to care, and at the clinical level by coordinating health-related social needs and population-level interventions. She has passion for community engagement, partnership building and systems improvement. Her hobbies include going to brunch with family and friends, traveling, hiking and enjoying the beautiful Northwest.​​​​

Amy Harris 

Amy Harris

PCPCH Program Manager
971-344-0845
amy.harris@dhsoha.state.or.us

Amy is a program and communications specialist for Oregon’s Patient-Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) Program, a multi-payer medical home program with over 600 participating primary care practices. Amy provides direct technical assistance and support to practices applying for PCPCH recognition. She also oversees the development and implementation of a statewide outreach strategy to further engage primary care practices in health system transformation. Beyond her work within the PCPCH program, Amy has a strong interest in primary care health policy and led the implementation of the Primary Care Spending in Oregon report to the Legislature.

During Amy’s 15-year career in health care she has held positions in nonprofit organizations and the private sector. Early in her career she was a community organizer for the American Cancer Society and most recently served as the director of marketing and communications for a multi-specialty medical practice in the Seattle area. Amy holds a Master of Public Health from Portland State University.

Suzanne Jefferson

PCPCH Improvement Specialist
971-388-7498
Suzanne.C.Jefferson@dhsoha.state.or.us

Laura Kreger 

Laura Kreger

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

Laura Kreger coordinates communications, metrics-related technical assistance, ​the Transformation and Quality Strategy, 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 promotion, a bachelor of science in technical communication and a professional certificate in editing. Originally from Minnesota, Laura is an avid bike commuter and rock climber.
Lisa Krois 

Lisa Krois

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.

Adrienne Mullock 

Adrienne Mullock

Transformation Analyst
971-207-1383
Adrienne.P.Mullock@dhsoha.state.or.us

Adrienne is a transformation analyst with the Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center. At the Transformation Center, Adrienne provides targeted technical assistance to coordinated care organizations, including the community advisory councils. Prior to working at the Transformation Center, Adrienne was a public health educator for the State of Oregon WIC Program. Adrienne served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Moldova, where she collaborated with science teachers to implement a health education curriculum into a middle school. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Adrienne now considers Oregon home and enjoys spending time with her family in the beauty of the Northwest. Adrienne is passionate about yoga and human potential.
Bernadette Nativo 

Bernadette Nativo

PCPCH Improvement Specialist
971-673-3363
Bernadette.Nativo@dhsoha.state.or.us

Bernadette joined the Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Program in October 2019 as an improvement specialist. Prior to this she was a quality improvement specialist at a community based health center in Seattle, WA. There she collaborated with primary care medical and dental teams, school based program teams, and homeless/housing program teams to align organization- and program-specific quality initiatives. In addition she partnered with federal, state and local agencies to manage quality metrics, care gaps, outreach and project management support. Prior to this she worked in various primary care and hospital settings providing front-end leadership, administrative support, and any patient-facing support needed. Throughout her career she has developed and promoted a passion for health care equity and population health. She is brand new to Oregon and is excited to begin exploring the state as well as her new home city of Portland. 

Rachel Palmer 

Rachel Palmer

PCPCH Communications & Data Specialist
971-269-7806
Rachel.Palmer@dhsoha.state.or.us

Rachel is the communications and program specialist for the Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Program. Passionate about the systemic and social determinants of health and well-being, Rachel received her BA in Sociology and Public Health from U.C. Berkeley and her MPH in Health Management & Policy from the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. Her previous work experience includes clinic and hospital administration, quality improvement, project management, and advancement of community-driven nonprofits. In her free time, Rachel enjoys making music, visiting her loved ones (from California to Germany), and exploring the outdoors. ​​​

Amanda Peden 

Amanda Peden

Transformation Analyst
503-208-1010
Amanda.M.Peden@dhsoha.state.or.us

Amanda Peden is a transformation analyst at the Oregon Health Authority’s Transformation Center, which is the hub for health system innovation and improvement in Oregon. She works to support health system efforts and innovations related to health-related social needs, social determinants of health, and value-based payment. Amanda previously worked for OHA’s Office of Health Policy as a policy analyst and staff for Oregon’s Medicaid Advisory Committee. Prior to joining OHA, Amanda spent several years working in health policy in New York City in nonprofits and for the City of New York, and managing early childhood health programs for the the Oregon Public Health Institute. She received her Master of Public Health from Portland State University and her bachelor’s in sociology from Whitman College.

Amanda enjoys traveling with her husband and daughter, especially to find and eat delicious food. She also likes staying in Portland and getting outside for walks, runs, bike rides, and, on occasion, swimming in the river. ​​

Alissa Robbins 

Alissa Robbins

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

Alissa Robbins is the deputy 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 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.

Sumeet Singh

PCPCH Verification Specialist
503-551-6480
Sumeet.Singh@dhsoha.state.or.us

Alicia Tavares

PCPCH Verification Specialist
971-388-7499
Alicia.Tavares@dhsoha.state.or.us

Loralee Trocio, M.P.H. 

Loralee Trocio

PCPCH Improvement Specialist Lead
503-508-4764
Loralee.J.Trocio@dhsoha.state.or.us

Loralee is the improvement specialist lead with the Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Program, working directly with clinical partners throughout Oregon as they expand patient-centered health care. The PCPCH model provides a foundation of standards that support the transformation of primary care clinics becoming medical "homes." As a public health practitioner for over fifteen years, she has provided an array of technical assistance, quality improvement services and program management amongst diverse programs – such as Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield's Health Coach Program, Oregon Health Authority's Immunizations and HIV Prevention Programs, and at a local coordinated care organization (Health Share of Oregon). Her early years of serving underrepresented populations include working with AmeriCorps free clinics in San Francisco, CA and as a Peace Corps health education volunteer in Honduras. She appreciates individuals and communities expressing their preferred culture of wellness for the purpose of allowing their minds, bodies and spirits to soar.

Loralee holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Services in Administration from Ohio University and a Master of Public Health in Global Health Policy and Programs from George Washington 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.

Jackie Wetzel

Transformation Analyst
Jackie.Wetzel@dhsoha.state.or.us
503-580-5603

Jackie Wetzel is a transformation analyst focused on value-based payment within OHA’s Transformation Center. Prior to joining OHA, Jackie served as director of accountable care for Stanford Children’s Health and held leadership roles in research and program development for Blue Shield of California, United Behavioral Health, and LifeMasters Supported SelfCare. Outside of work, she enjoys reading and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her family.

Jackie earned an MPH from Boston University, an MBA from San Diego State University, and a Bachelor of Science in biology from UCLA.

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421 SW Oak Street
Suite 775
Portland, OR 97204
503-945-7834
Transformation.Center@dhsoha.state.or.us

 

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