Health Share of Oregon is governed by a Board of Directors that includes individuals from our eleven founding member organizations—including health systems, health plans, counties, and social service agencies serving OHP members in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties—the community at large, physical, behavioral, and oral health providers, and a member of our community advisory council.
Health Share of Oregon Board of Directors recognizes the importance of board diversity to enhance our company culture, performance, and social impact and are looking for new board members. We are currently recruiting for a diverse leader.
BIPOC and Latinx community members are encouraged to apply.
Please email completed applications to Karla Tupper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Engagement Board meetings are held when the Board makes substantive decisions. These meetings are open to the public and include public comment. All meetings of the Board are documented by meeting minutes that will be posted on this webpage upon approval by the Board.
If you have questions about a Board meeting, would like to request accommodation, or would like to provide public comment please contact Karla Tupper.
Marni Kuyl is the director of the Department of Human Services in Washington County. Ms. Kuyl received her Bachelor of Science in nursing and Master of Science in community health nursing from Arizona State University. Her career in health care and management spans 30 years, and she has held positions in Arizona, Montana, Washington, and Oregon.
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Vice President, Ambulatory Care and Clinical Services
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest
Camille brings 25 years of experience in health care delivery, operations, and leadership to her current role as vice president of Ambulatory Care and Clinical Services for Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Oregon. Previously she was regional nurse executive and managing director for The Permanente Medical Group in Northern California. She has held many other leadership roles, including medical group administrator at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa, CA, where she was responsible for all ambulatory care operations and services.
A registered nurse, Camille began her nursing education and professional career in the U.S. Army, where she completed training with honors at Fort Lewis, WA, Madigan Army Medical Center; and the Academy of Health Sciences at Fort Sam Houston in Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Phoenix and received an MBA from Frederick Taylor University. Camille is currently attending the Executive Leadership Program at Harvard University.
Married with three children, Camille enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring the outdoors, attending group exercise classes, and practicing various forms of art. Current community involvement includes City of Portland Economic Recovery Council and Board member, Health Share of Oregon.
Cyreena Boston Ashby
Secretary of the Board
Oregon Public Health Institute
Cyreena Boston Ashby has served in leadership roles for over a decade within Oregon's nonprofit, political, and government affairs organizations. She has worked for U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and former Governor John Kitzhaber, and she directed the Portland African American Leadership forum. With deep experience in the issues facing Oregon's diverse communities, Cyreena has worked on projects related to social determinants of health, including affordable housing and public education. From 2007 to 2010, Cyreena helped the Multnomah County Health Department launch its health equity initiative to focus energy and resources on reducing health disparities in Oregon's most populous and vulnerable communities.
Adventist Medical Center
Dorane Brower has worked in the health care industry for more than 30 years. She is the vice president of Integrated Physician and Health Plan Services of Adventist Health and president of HealthCare Resources NW. Before joining Adventist Health, Ms. Brower served as the vice president of sales for Regence BlueCross and BlueShield of Oregon.
Sarah Brewer serves as vice president for Medicaid Services at Legacy Health. Prior to this role she served as president for Legacy Silverton Medical Center, successfully guiding Silverton’s transition to Legacy. She’s served in various CCO leadership roles in Marion and Polk counties including co-chair for the WVCH Clinical Advisory Panel and vice chair for the WVCH board. With the advent of CCO 2.0, she was recently elected to the executive committee for the Willamette Health Council under the PacificSource Community Solutions governance model for Marion and Polk counties. She has considerable experience in managed care and population health and is passionate about the collective work to support our highest risk and most vulnerable community members.
Sarah is married to Dr. Paul Brewer and they, along with their eight spirited children, reside in Silverton, Oregon. Sarah is an avid yogi, trail runner, swimmer, cyclist, and enjoys any activity that will get her outdoors, rain or shine.
Multnomah County Health Department
Interim Director of Multnomah County Health Department, and previous Multnomah County Behavioral Health Director, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 24 years of experience working in both the publicly funded and non-profit behavioral health arena developing services and supports, providing leadership, organizational development, people management, and equity and inclusion. Ebony joined Multnomah County in 2010, stepping-in as the Senior Manager of Direct Clinical Services. Before joining the county, she worked as a Service Director of Child and Family Services at Lifeworks NW. In that role, she oversaw child and family outpatient mental health, prevention, and culturally-specific adult mental health and addiction services.
Ebony earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon in Community and Human Services in 1999 and earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from Portland State University in 2001. In October of 2020, Ebony was appointed by Oregon Governor Kate Brown to the Oregon Health Policy Board. In April 2013, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber appointed Ms. Clarke to the Oregon State Board of Licensed Social Workers, where she served two terms. She also volunteered her time on the Lake Oswego School District Board Appointed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee serving as one of the Co-Chairs. Ebony’s mission is to build and support a continuum of care that yields equitable and quality services to promote individual, family, and community healing and wellbeing. During her off time, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 18 years Matt, and their two son’s Matteo and Miles ages 14 and 9.
Senior Vice President, Chief Payor Strategy Officer, OHSU Health
Jeff Conklin serves as SVP and Chief Payor Strategy Officer for OHSU Health. He has executive leadership responsibilities for payor strategy, managed care contracting, and the Office of Health Services which provides administrative services to value-based networks including OHSU Health IDS, the system’s Medicaid entity under contract to Health Share of Oregon, and Tuality Health Plan Services, a clinically integrated network. He is responsible for setting and implementing strategies to align with payors and employers by building and operating networks and managed care arrangements in support of the quadruple aim (i.e., improving health outcomes and patient and provider experience while reducing costs).
Before joining OHSU in 2019, Jeff served as senior vice president and Payor & Network Strategies Executive at Adventist Health for more than 10 years. Adventist Health has hospitals, physicians and health services in California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. He is a health care executive with extensive experience in senior leadership roles for health systems, hospitals, physician groups and management services organizations.
Clackamas County Health, Housing, & Human Services
Rod Cook has been with Clackamas County for 25 years. Before his time with the county, Rod was the Executive Director of Yaun Youth Care Centers in Portland. Starting in 1996, Rod led the Clackamas County Children, Family & Community Connections division as Director until he was appointed Health, Housing & Human Service’s Deputy Director in 2019.
Recently appointed Director of Health, Housing & Human Services, Rod has worked to make the department efficient and responsive to both internal and external stakeholders. He has also focused on leading a cultural change within the department to align with the One County approach that seeks internal collaboration and providing quality services for the public of Clackamas County.
Having played a significant role in developing the Clackamas Youth Gang Task Force, Local PreventNet School-Based System, Clackamas Family Justice Center, Clackamas Early Learning Hub, Leaders for Equity & Inclusion Council, and serving in leadership positions at both the State and National level, Rod has the respect and admiration of external stakeholders and colleagues throughout the entire country.
Rod brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and the passion to support the Healthshare Board move forward in accomplishing its strategic goals and objectives.
Community Advisory Council
Multnomah County Health Department
Lakeesha is one of the Office of Consumer Engagement coordinators for Multnomah County’s Mental Health and Addiction Services Division. She comes with a wealth of knowledge and lived life experience; she is in recovery from substance use disorder and mental health. LaKeesha is certified by the state as a Community Health Worker and a Peer Support Specialist through the Oregon Health Authority. She started working with systems when she was part of the Warriors of Wellness (WOW) Project through Health Share, Kaiser Permanente, ORCHWA, and five community-based organizations focused on well child checks and mental health.
Through her advocacy for culturally specific mental health services for those on the Oregon Health Plan, she was the recipient of the Oregon Public Health Association’s 2014 Emerging Leader Award. After that, she worked with Care Oregon for multiple years, providing peer support services to their members contracted through the Urban League of Portland and the African American Health Coalition. Born and raised in Portland, she has seen the gentrification, gang violence, drug epidemic, and trauma faced by her community. Since being in recovery, she has worked tirelessly for her community to give them hope and get them the appropriate resources to become healthier, overcome barriers, and recover.
R.J. Gillespie, MD, MHPE
Primary Care Director
The Children's Clinic
R.J. Gillespie is a pediatrician with The Children’s Clinic in Portland. He attended medical school at Oregon Health & Sciences University, and completed his residency and chief residency at Rush Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, in 2001. He earned a master of health professions education from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2007.
R.J. has worked on a variety of statewide quality improvement initiatives, including as the chair of the Oregon Pediatric Society’s QI Committee, the medical director of quality improvement for the Children’s Health Alliance, and medical director of the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership. He has advised the American Academy of Pediatrics through the Medical Home for Children Exposed to Violence Project Advisory Committee, Resilience Project, and the National Screening Initiative and STAR Center for Screening in Practice. His current passion is studying parental adverse childhood experiences and their effects on early child development. He recently published his findings in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma and in Pediatrics.
Joe Hardman, MD
Dr. Joe Hardman is a general internist who has been practicing at OHSU for nearly 10 years. His primary clinical focus is outpatient primary care internal medicine. He has also worked on the inpatient teaching service at OHSU. Dr. Hardman received his medical degree from UC San Diego School of Medicine, and completed his residency and chief residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He enjoys hiking, cooking, music, photography, and spending time with his wife and two children.
Eric Hunter is the CEO of CareOregon. With more than 20 years of leadership experience in the health care field, he brings deep knowledge of Medicaid policy, commercial plans, and the integration of medical and behavioral health care. Eric served most recently as the chief operating officer of Boston Medical Center Healthnet Plan. Previous roles include CEO of ValueOptions Behavioral Health in both Texas and Illinois, and CEO of Heartland Health Plan in Oklahoma. He also served as COO of Managed Health Services at Centene in Indiana and as COO of Total Carolina Care in South Carolina.
Community Advisory Council
Abigail Jessie Lawrence serves on Health Share’s Community Advisory Council, where she acts as the liaison to the board. She is also currently an OHP member. Abigail got involved with the Community Advisory Council after North by Northeast Community Health Center saved her life. She started working with their Patient Wellness Council because she wants to make sure everyone knows about and utilizes the health care and preventative measures that are available to them.
Addictions Treatment Director
Jacqueline Mercer serves as executive director for the Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA) of the Northwest. NARA is an Indian owned and -operated program with a full array of services for mental health, addiction, and family wellness care for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Behavioral Health Provider
Virginia Garcia Clinic
Bettyna works for Lifeworks Northwest as a Behavioral Health Provider in Integrated Services with Virginia Garcia Clinic. Most of her work is focused with the Hispanic community in Cornelius, OR. She used to work as a Mental Health Provider for Child and Family Program in Lifeworks Northwest and Mental Health services for children and adults in Behavioral Health Partners in Puerto Rico. She also provided Mental Health and Evaluation services in Corrections Administration in Puerto Rico (Parole, probation and prison systems) and Corrections Program in Mexico (Prison systems).
Bettyna has a PsyD degree in Clinical Psychology and a master's degree in Systemic Family Therapy.
Providence Health Plan
Christa Shively is the senior director of quality and medical practice integration at Providence Health Plan, based in Beaverton, Oregon. She manages Providence’s Medicare Advantage Stars program, NCQA accreditation, and Medicaid CCO quality and performance in the Quality Rating System for qualified health plans in the health insurance marketplaces.
Prior to joining Providence, Christa worked for 10 years in health policy, focusing on coverage expansion and Medicare payment policy. As director of federal regulatory affairs for Providence Health & Services, she led national engagement and advocacy on new alternative payment models and MACRA.
Christa is a native Oregonian and graduated from the University of Oregon Clark Honors College in 2004.
Central City Concern
Rachel became Central City Concern’s president and CEO in October 2017. She came to CCC after serving as medical director and then chief medical officer of Old Town Clinic. She provides clinical care in several of CCC’s health care programs, with a focus on individuals with chronic pain or substance use disorders. Her work also includes overseeing the clinical quality and safety of CCC’s patients, clients, and residents.
Rachel graduated from Brown University, attended Dartmouth Medical School and completed her medical residency in internal medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She also earned a master’s degree in clinical research from OHSU while completing a health services research fellowship. Rachel is board certified in internal medicine and addiction medicine.
Community at Large
Gladstone School District
Bob Stewart has worked in education for several decades and is currently the Gladstone School District superintendent. He has worked in the Gladstone School District since 1980 and became superintendent in 1999.
Bob is a graduate of Warner Pacific University and completed his Masters of Public Administration at Portland State University.
Bob has served in several leadership capacities. In addition to being a member of the Health Share of Oregon Board of Directors, he is a former member of the Clackamas County Commission for Children and Families, a former trustee and chair of the Warner Pacific University Board of Directors, and a current CareOregon board member. He is also a member of Gladstone Education Foundation Board, a member of the Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) and a member and past president of the Gladstone/Oak Grove Rotary Club. Bob has also served as the President of the Oregon Association of School Executives (public school superintendents).
Bob has been married to his wife, Diana, since 1973. They have five children and nine grandchildren.
Community at Large Director
Ramsay has been committed to public service since his days as a Vista Volunteer. He helped to establish an urban Indian center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, followed by 12 years as a legal aid lawyer representing low income clients. Ramsay spent 12 years working for local elected officials in Portland and Multnomah County, serving as chief of staff to a city commissioner, and overseeing the establishment of the nonprofit community development sector. In subsequent years, he founded and later served for 13 years as executive director of the Community Housing Fund, a nonprofit housing trust fund in Washington County. He recently retired.