Public Policy Committee

The Public Policy Committee (PPC) provides public policy related recommendations to the Board of Trustees, builds organizational support, carries out strategic objectives, and grants formal approval, as needed. The Board of Trustees considers strategic recommendations from the committee.  The PPC also provides guidance to the OAHHS policy and advocacy team.

The Public Policy Committee oversees several subcommittees and task forces, including:

  • Compliance Advisory Committee
  • Oregon Psychiatric Inpatient/Mental Health Committee
  • Medical Liability Technical Advisory Committee
  • Community Benefit Task Force

Staff Liaison

Sean Kolmer, senior vice president of policy and strategy

Committee Members

  • Chair, Carol Bradley, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, Legacy Health
  • Jessica Adamson, Director of Government Relations, Providence Health & Services
  • Dan Field, Director of Community Benefit and External Affairs
  • Harry Geller, CEO, St. Anthony Hospital
  • Cynthia Grueber, Senior Vice President & COO, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Elizabeth Hutter, CEO, Cedar Hills Hospital
  • Scott Kelly, CEO, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
  • Jim Mattes, President & CEO, Grande Ronde Hospital
  • Larry Mullins, President & CEO, Samaritan Health Services
  • Michael Newcomb, Senior Vice President, Legacy Health
  • Joyce Newmyer, President & CEO, Adventist Medical Center
  • Rand O'Leary, President and CAO, PeaceHealth