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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: Joe Sluka | President & CEO, St. Charles Health System 
Chair-elect: Scott Kelly | President & CEO, Asante
Paul Stewart | President & CEO, Sky Lakes Medical Center
Doug Boysen | President & CEO, Samaritan Health Services
Dana Bjarnason | VP & CNO, Oregon Health & Science University
Steve Eldrige | (Hospital Board Member Trustee), Good Shepherd Health Care System
Harold Geller | CEO, St. Anthony Hospital
Trent Green | COO, Legacy Health
John Hunter, MD  | (Physician Executive Trustee) CEO, OHSU Healthcare
Dennis Knox | CEO, Mid-Columbia Medical Center
Joyce Newmyer | CEO, Adventist Health PNW
Ron Saxton | EVP & General Counsel, PeaceHealth 
Charlie Tveit | CEO, Lake District Hospital
Wendy Watson | COO, Kaiser Permanente NW
Lisa Vance | Chief Executive - Oregon, Providence Health and Services

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 | President, St. Anthony
Win Howard | CEO, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center
John Hunter, M.D. | CEO, OHSU Healthcare
Victor Jackson | CEO, Vibra Specialty Hospital
Russ Reinhard | CEO, Providence Willamette Falls Medical Ctr.
Paul Stewart | CEO, Sky Lakes Medical Center
Erik Thorsen | CEO, Columbia Memorial Hospital

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: Paul Stewart | CEO, Sky Lakes Medical Center
Dennis Burke | President/CEO, Good Shepherd Medical Center
Scott Kelly | CEO, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
Becky Pape | CEO, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Joe Sluka | President/CEO, St. Charles Health Systems
Lisa Vance | Chief Executive, 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: Scott Kelly | CEO, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
Jessica Adamson | Director of  Government Relations, Providence
Doug Boysen | President/CEO, Samaritan Health Services
Dan Field | Executive Director Govt. Affairs, Kaiser Permanente NW
Harry Geller | CEO, St. Anthony Hospital
Joyce Newmyer | President/CEO, Adventist Health PNW
Ron Saxton | EVP/General Counsel, PeaceHealth

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 | CEO, Salem Health
Dana Bjarnason | VP & CNO, OHSU
Michelle Graham | Exec. Oregon Quality Mgmt, Providence Health
Jamie Grebosky | Chief Quality & Patient Safety Officer, Asante
Dan Grigg | CEO | Harney Distict Hospital
Lewis Low | Senior VP & CMO, Legacy Health
Leah Mitchell | CIO & VP, Kaizen Quality/Safety, Salem Health
Pam Steinke | Senior VP & CNE, St. Charles Health System
John Terhes, M.D. | General Surgeon, McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center

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
Dennis Burke | President/CEO, Good Shepherd Medical Ctr.
Amy Fine | CEO, Southern Coos Hospital
Marty Cahill | CEO, Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
Larry Davy | CEO, Wallowa Memorial Hospital
Ken Hart | CEO, St. Alphonsus Ontario
Dennis Knox | CEO, Mid-Columbia Medical Center
Sheila Clough | CEO, Asante Ashland Community Hospital
Erik Thorsen | CEO, Columbia Memorial Hospital
Lori Bergen | CEO, Providence Newberg Medical Center


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