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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 and CEO, Asante Health Network
Chair-elect: Doug Boysen | President and CEO, Samaritan Health Services
Past-chair: Charlie Tveit | CEO, Lake District Hospital
Nurse Executive: Jenni Word | CNO, Wallowa Memorial Hospital
Physician Executive: Lee Saltzgaber, MD | CMO, Bay Area Hospital

Member Trustees: 
Jennifer Burrows | Chief Executive, Providence St. Vincent and Western Region
Kathryn Correia | President and CEO, Legacy Health 
Wendy Watson | Chief Operating Officer, Kaiser Permanente NW
Cheryl Wolfe | President and CEO, Salem Health
Harold Geller | CEO, St. Anthony Hospital
John Hunter, MD | CEO, OHSU Health
Dennis Knox | CEO, Mid-Columbia Medical Center
Joyce Newmyer | Chief Culture Officer, Adventist Health 
Ron Saxton | EVP & General Counsel, PeaceHealth 

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

Chair: Harry Geller | 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 
Nonvoting Member: Becky Hultberg | President & CEO, OAHHS

Staff Liaison: Jason Hershey| VP, Finance & Accounting
 

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: Charlie Tveit | CEO, Lake Health District
Scott Kelly | President & CEO, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
Joyce Newmyer | Chief Culture Officer, Adventist Health 

​Staff Liaison: Meghan Bours Slotemaker, JD, MPH | EVP, General Counsel

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 | President & CEO, Samaritan Health Services 
Jeremy Davis | CEO, Grande Ronde Hospital 
Wendy Watson | COO, Kaiser Permanente Northwest
Cheryl Wolfe | President & CEO, Salem Health
Jenni Word | CNO/Associate Administrator, Wallowa Memorial Hospital
Harry Geller | CEO, St. Anthony Hospital
Julie Hannah | Director of State Relations, OHSU 
Todd Salnas | CEO, PeaceHealth Oregon 
Dennis Knox | CEO, Mid-Columbia Medical Center
Brian Moore | CEO, Bay Area Hospital
Erik Thorsen | CEO, Columbia Memorial Hospital


Staff Liaison: Sean Kolmer | EVP, External Affairs

Quality Committee

The Quality Committee provides guidance to the OAHHS Board of Trustees on issues related to hospital clinical quality and patient safety.

Committee Members

Chair: Jenni Word | CNO/Associate Administrator, Wallowa Memorial Hospital
Dan Grigg | CEO, Harney Distict Hospital
Kelli Dion | Chief Quality Officer, Bay Area Hospital 
Holly Nickerson | Senior VP Quality, Asante
Desiree McCue | Director of Nursing, Emergency Services, OHSU
Judy Geiger | VP, Patient Care Services, OHSU
Stephanie Baron | Chief Quality Officer, Providence Health & Services
Lee Saltzgaber, MD | CMO, Bay Area Hospital 

Staff Liaison: Rebecca Tiel | VP of Strategic Initiatives

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 
Dennis Knox | CEO, Mid-Columbia Medical Center
Jason Hawkins | CEO, PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center 
Erik Thorsen | CEO, Columbia Memorial Hospital
Brian Sims | CEO, Good Shepherd Health Care System
Joe Yoder | Chief Executive, Providence Newberg Medical Center

Staff Liaison: Katie Harris | Director of Rural Health and Federal Policy