Institute Oversight

The Institute is convening a group of Strategic Advisors comprised of key leaders and stakeholders from across the state representing multiple organizations and perspectives that are engaged in primary care transformation.

The primary purpose of this group is to create a forum to coordinate and leverage statewide primary care transformation efforts, and to provide advice and recommendations regarding the Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute’s strategies and programming.

The key functions of the Strategic Advisors include:

  • Advise and support development of a statewide strategic primary care transformation plan that aligns, coordinates and leverages existing expertise and resources and addresses gaps where new services are needed
  • Provide recommendations, advice and input to the Institute’s strategies, activities and funding mechanisms
  • Offer environmental updates and programming ideas to Board and staff for consideration


Former Oversight:

Initially, the Institute was guided by an Expert Oversight Panel comprised of practicing providers, behavioral health experts, public and private health system representatives, and other community stakeholders. The Panel assisted in the development of the Institute and guided and oversaw the early work of the Institute.

The Institute would like to recognize the individuals and organizations below who served on the initial Expert Oversight Panel:

Resa Bradeen, MD
Assistant Medical Director

E. Dawn Creach, MS
Technical Assistance, Recognition & Communications Lead
Oregon Health Authority, PCPCH Program

Helen Kurre
Director of Medical Practice Integration
Providence Health Plans

Jill Dubisar, CMPE
Clinic Administrator
St. Charles Family Care, Redmond

Ralph Fillingame, MD
Family Physician
Peace Health Medical Group-Eugene
Patient-Centered Medical Home Consultant

Sherril Gelmon, DrPH
Professor of Public Health
Portland State University

Rosalyn Liu, MPH
Systems Development Specialist
Oregon Health Authority, School-Based Health Center Program
Rebecca McBee-Wilson, LCSW
Lincoln Community Health Center Executive Director
Lincoln County Health Services

Julie Oyemaja, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist
Multnomah County Health Department

Jackie Ross
Manager Health Home Support
Legacy Health System

Ida Saito
Chief Operating Officer
La Clinica del Valle

Divya Sharma, MD, MS
Medical Director
Central Oregon Independent Practice Association

Evan Saulino, MD, PhD
PCPCH Clinical Advisor
Oregon Health Authority, PCPCH Program

Jeanene Smith, MD, MPH
Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Health Policy and Research, PCPCH Program

Thomas Syltebo, MD
Clinical Quality Representative
Kaiser Permanente

Eric Van Houten
CEO/Division Manager
Community Health Centers of Lane County

Samuel Weiss
Patient Volunteer
Providence Medical Group Patient and Family Advisory Council member

Brandie Whitmire
Senior Financial Analyst
Trillium Community Health Plan