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Board of Trustees

The OAHHS Board of Trustees is the chief decision-making body of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. The Board carries out the association’s mission to strengthen the quality, viability and capacity of Oregon hospitals to best serve their communities. The Board of Trustees meets on a regular basis throughout the year.​
 

Board Members

Chair: Scott Kelly | President & CEO, Asante  
Chair-elect: Doug Boysen | President & CEO, Samaritan Health Services
Lisa Vance | Chief Executive - Oregon, Providence Health and Services
Wendy Watson | COO, Kaiser Permanente NW
Joe Sluka | President & CEO, St. Charles Health System 
Steve Eldrige | (Hospital Board Member Trustee), Good Shepherd Health Care System
Cheryl Wolfe | President & CEO, Salem Health
Harold Geller | CEO, St. Anthony Hospital
Trent Green | COO, Legacy Health
John Hunter, MD  | (Physician Executive Trustee) CEO, OHSU Health
Dennis Knox | CEO, Mid-Columbia Medical Center
Joyce Newmyer | Chief Culture Officer, Adventist Health 
Ron Saxton | EVP & General Counsel, PeaceHealth 
Charlie Tveit | CEO, Lake District Hospital
Jenni Word | CNO, Wallowa Memorial Hospital

Staff Liaison | Becky Hultberg, President & CEO

Finance and Audit Committee

The Finance and Audit Committee monitors OAHHS' financial policies, the adequacy of its financial reporting and the annual audit process. In doing so, the committee ensures that the proper policies and controls are in place to protect and enhance the members’ investment in the organization.

Committee Members

Harry Geller, Chair | President, St. Anthony Hospital
Win Howard | CEO, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center
John Hunter, MD | CEO, OHSU Health
Erik Thorsen | CEO, Columbia Memorial Hospital
Wendy Watson | COO, Kaiser Permanente NW 

Staff Liaison | Peggy Allen, Chief Financial Officer

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee oversees and manages the governance of OAHHS. The committee also review overal governance structure effectiveness, serves as the Executive Compensation Committee, manages the nomination process for the Board of Trustees and its standing committees, and ensures consistency with the organization’s needs and compliance requirements through the OAHHS bylaws.

Committee Members

Chair: Joe Sluka | CEO, President & CEO, St. Charles Health System 
Steve Eldrige | Hospital Trustee, Good Shepherd Medical Center 
Scott Kelly | President & CEO, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
Joyce Newmyer | Chief Culture Officer, Adventist Health 
Charlie Tveit | CEO, Lake Health District 
Lisa Vance | Chief Executive - Oregon, Providence Health & Services       


​Staff Liason | Peggy Allen, chief financial officer 

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.

Committee Members

Chair: Doug Boysen | CEO, Samaritan Health Services 
Jessica Adamson | Director of Government Relations, Providence Health & Services
Jeremy Davis | CEO, Grande Ronde Hospital 
Trent Green | COO, Legacy Health
Wendy Watson | COO, Kaiser Permanente Northwest
Cheryl Wolfe | CEO, Salem Health
Jenni Word | CNO, Wallowa Memorial Hospital
Harry Geller | CEO, St. Anthony Hospital
Julie Hannah | Director of State Relations, OHSU 
Todd Salnas | CEO, PeaceHealth Oregon Network 
Dennis Knox | CEO, Mid-Columbia Medical Center
Brian Moore | CEO, Bay Area Hospital
Erik Thorsen | CEO, Columbia Memorial Hospital


Staff Liaison | Sean Kolmer, Senior Vice President of Policy and Strategy

Quality Committee

Quality was adopted by OAHHS' Board of Trustees as an integral component of the OAHHS Strategic Plan, based on the foundation of the Triple Aim. The Quality Committee therefore provides guidance to the Board of Trustees on issues related to hospital clinical quality and patient safety, builds organizational support, and grants formal approval, as needed. The Quality Committee also acts as a networking forum for discussion and recommendations regarding advocacy issues, health care policy, implementation of evidenced based best practices and education.

Committee Members

Chair: Cheryl Wolfe | President & CEO, Salem Health 
Jenni Word | CNO, Wallowa Memorial Hospital
Dana Bjarnason | VP & CNO, OHSU Hospital
Michelle Graham | Executive Quality & Medical Staff, Providence Health & Services
Jeff Absalon, MD | CMO, St. Charles Health System 
Dan Grigg | CEO | Harney Distict Hospital
Kelly Dion | Chief Quality Officer, Bay Area Hospital 
Leah Mitchell | CIO & VP, Salem Health
Robert Turngren, MD | Senior VP & CMO, Samaritan Health Services 
John Terhes, MD | General Surgeon, McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center 
Holly Nickerson | Senior VP of Quality, Asante
Desiree McCue | Director of Nursing Emergency Services, OHSU
 

Small & Rural Hospital Committee

The Small & Rural Hospital Committee (SRC) provides connection and a forum for representation, advocacy, education and outreach for Oregon's small and rural hospitals. The SRC reviews and evaluates issues affecting small and rural hospitals, participates in strategic planning and advises and makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding its activities related to small and rural hospitals. The SRC also builds organizational support and grants formal approval, as needed.

Committee Members

Chair: Charlie Tveit | CEO, Lake District Hospital
Jeremy Davis | CEO, Grande Ronde Hospital 
Dina Ellwanger | President & CNO, Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario 
Marty Cahill | CEO, Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
Jeff Lang | CEO, Coquille Valley Hospital 
Derek Daly | CEO, Blue Mountain Hospital 
Dennis Knox | CEO, Mid-Columbia Medical Center
Jason Hawkins | CEO, PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center 
Erik Thorsen | CEO, Columbia Memorial Hospital
Lori Bergen | CEO, Providence Newberg Medical Center

 

Staff Liaison | Katie Harris, director of rural health and federal policy