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
  • Mental 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 Program Planning Committee

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

Joy Conklin, Vice President of Practice Advocacy, Oregon Medical Association
Michael Cox, Vice President of Public Affairs & Communications at the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Emily Burney, Medical Student, OHSU
Michael Foley, Director of Integrated Communications, Kaiser Permanente
Kathy Gadinas, President, Columbia Benefit Solutions
Kelly Jensen, Principal, Compelling Reason
Michaella Johnson, Marketing Manager, Moss Adams, committee chair
Warren Johnson, Founder and CEO, ScribeX
Dr. Samuel Metz, Retired Anesthesiologist, Oregon Physicians for a National Health Program
Janet Meyer. Principal, Health Management Associates
Jeremiah Rigsby, Chief of Staff, CareOregon
Meredith Roberts, Executive Director, Comagine Health
Dr. Michael Rohwer, Executive Director, Curandi
Art Suchorzewski, Director, Government Affairs, FamilyCare Health
Farzana Molvi, MD, Practicing Pediatrician
Jessica Montgomery, PSU-OHSU School of Public Health Student Liaison
James Mason, PhD, Chief Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Officer, CareOregon