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Representing the Public Employees’ Benefit Board (PEBB)

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Shaun Parkman

Shaun Parkman

Committee Chair
 
Shaun Parkman was appointed to the Public Employees’ Benefit Board in 2015.  Shaun works as an evaluation specialist in the Oregon Public Health Division and is a rank and file member of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 503.  He is a Southern/Midwest transplant and has loved living in Portland since 2010.  Shaun stays active by hiking and running with his wife and daughter.

Dana Hargunani, MD, MPH

Dana is OHA’s chief medical officer. She has over 16 years of experience as a pediatrician and public health professional. She is recognized by colleagues as a respected leader who is passionate about designing and implementing innovative strategies for improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities. She uses her medical experience to help inform health care policy and strategy for OHA. Before coming to OHA, she was chief executive officer for the Oregon Public Health Institute, assistant professor of pediatrics and chief resident of pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University. She will continue to work part-time as a pediatrician at the Children’s Community Clinic. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in molecular biology at Princeton University, her Doctor of Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and her Master of Public Health at Portland State University.

Representing the Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB)

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Geoffrey Brown

Geoffrey Brown

Committee Vice Chair
 
With 35 years of consulting experience, Geoff's work as a senior consultant with Towers Watson led him to play a key role in OEBB's history. He provided expert testimony during the 2007 legislative session in favor of OEBB's creation, and as lead consultant to the OEBB Board, he assisted with the design and implementation of OEBB's plans from the first offerings in 2008 until his retirement in 2013.
 
Geoff possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Therapy and Education as well as a Masters of Science in Communication Education. He is also a musician, community volunteer, father of four, grandfather or seven, and proud husband for over 40 years to his wife, Sally Jo.

Jonian 'JJ' Scofield

Jonian 'JJ' Scofield

JJ's work in Human Resources has led him to management positions across the state, from Portland to Newport, where he first discovered his enjoyment of working in the public sector. In his current position as HR Director for Josephine County, JJ's duties include oversight of all human resources and risk management for the county, including total compensation and benefit administration. As an OEBB Board Member, he is proud to represent Southern Oregon as well as local governments. JJ is an experienced and passionate teacher and trainer with a Bachelor of Science in Contemporary Music and numerous leadership awards from Western Oregon University.

Non-voting members of the Legislature

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Senator Betsy Johnson

Senator Betsy Johnson

Senator Betsy Johnson is the Senate's non-voting member on the Board. She is serving her third term in the Senate after three terms in the House. Prior to serving in elected office, she founded an aviation company, managed the Aviation Division of the Oregon Department of Transportation and represented the Oregon Pilots Association. She is vice co-chair of the legislature's Joint Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Rob Nosse

Representative Rob Nosse represented House District 42 Inner SE and NE Portland. He is serving his third term. His committees include Rules, Ways and Means where he is the sub-committee co-chair for Human Services and Healthcare where he has served as the vice chair since his first term. When not working in the legislature, Nosse also works as a union representative for the Oregon Nurses Association helping the nurses to bargain their contracts and implement the programs of the union. He has been with his husband Jim for 27 years and has two kids and a two year old grandson.

Representing OEBB-PEBB Leadership

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Ali Hassoun

Director of the Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) and the Public Employees' Benefit Board (PEBB).

Margaret Isa-Smith

Margaret Smith-Isa

Margaret Smith-Isa serves as PEBB’s Program Development Lead and staffs the Innovation Workgroup. Margaret joined PEBB in 2007 and since then has worked in a variety of areas including value based benefit design, health plan quality measurement, and program research and development for condition and wellness management. Prior to joining PEBB Margaret worked in health analytics for a large health plan and health research and policy at a federal government agency. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in public policy from Duke University.

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