The Oregon Health Forum provides a public venue for healthcare leaders, consumers, policymakers, and advocates to collectively and constructively address timely health policy issues and interact with their colleagues and peers.

Past event topics have included:

  • The future of Coordinated Care Organizations in Oregon
  • Behavioral health funding and emerging therapies
  • Healthcare payment reform
  • Health and the environment
  • Racial healthcare disparities
  • Solutions for rising healthcare costs
  • Pharmaceutical costs
  • The future of Oregon’s healthcare workforce

Oregon Health Forum Event Planning Committee

The Event Planning Committee generates topics for Oregon Health Forum events, and suggests panelists, moderators, solicitates sponsorships and helps drive event attendance. Members include representatives from health care associations, the business community, insurers, medical providers, hospitals, consumers and government interests.


Richard Blum, SVP of Business Development & Provider Relations, Trillium Family Services

Chris Bouneff, Executive Director, NAMI Oregon

Jon Eames, Owner and President, Eames Consulting

Kevin Fitts, Executive Director, The Oregon Mental Health Consumers Association

Jeff Heatherington, President, FamilyCare Health and The Heatherington Foundation

Robin Henderson, Chief Executive, Behavioral Health, Providence Oregon

Heather Jefferis, Executive Director, Oregon Council for Behavioral Health

Michaella Johnson, Senior Manager, Healthcare Industry Marketing, Moss Adams

Debbie Karman, Director of Public Relations, Kaiser Permanente

Courtney Marti, VP of Marketing, Active Path Mental Health

Dr. Samuel Metz, Retired Anesthesiologist, Oregon Physicians for a National Health Program

Sil Pienovi, Owner, Pienovi Healthcare

Jeremiah Rigsby, Chief of Staff, CareOregon

Meredith Roberts, Executive Director, Comagine Health

Dr. Michael Rohwer, Executive Director, Curandi

Dr. Sarah H. Stevens, Owner and Manager, To The Point PDX

Art Suchorzewski, Director Of Government Affairs and Public Policy, FamilyCare Health