STAFF

Staff

Kim Crosby (she/her) is our director of operations. She comes to Oregon Health Forum with over a decade of experience in nonprofit fundraising, events and process management at organizations such as Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), and the American Red Cross. Crosby’s approach to nonprofit management is rooted in social justice and community building. She holds a BA in French from Arizona State University and completed her graduate translation studies at Université Catholique de Lille. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, she currently resides in Portland. When not working, she can be found volunteering for the National Park Service or reading at the coast.

She can be reached at kim@oregonhealthforum.org

Christian Gillespie (he/him) is our development manager. He comes to The Lund Report with over five years of experience in the nonprofit development field, with skills in fundraising, event planning and donor engagement. Mostly recently he worked for Society for Science, a science-based educational nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., and prior to that for the Fulbright Association. He holds a B.A. degree in English from Loyola University Chicago. Having lived and taught abroad in Japan for three years, Christian is adept at crafting communications and developing relationships with an attention to inclusivity and diversity across cultures. A recent transplant from Los Angeles, Christian currently lives in the Portland metro area. When not working, he can be found hiking with his Bernedoodle Eno or baking some type of dessert.

He can be reached at cgillespie@oregonhealthforum.org.

Jenn Gleizer (she/her) is our program coordinator. She comes to OHF with a professional background in non-profit event management, volunteer coordination and non-profit program coordination. One of her exciting and ongoing side projects is the annual charitable Bridgetown Bluegrass Festival. Established in 2016, the family-friendly event, aims at preserving and promoting bluegrass & acoustic music in Portland Oregon, while also raising money for local 501(c)3’s.  Pre-Covid, Jenn was managing high-end, high volume, eateries throughout Portland, including nationally recognized restaurant Kachka. During the shutdown, she decided to step away from the food service industry and went back to school to continue pursuing her BS in Public Health & Communications at Portland State University.

Fun fact: Jenn speaks Russian fluently, and is teaching her 2 young children to speak it as well.

She can be reached at jenn@oregonhealthforum.org

Emily Harris (she/her) is our senior advisor and forum moderator. She is an award-winning journalist with global, national and local experience reporting, hosting and editing. She has served as an international correspondent for NPR in Berlin, Baghdad and Jerusalem, as an investigative reporter for CIR/Reveal, and as host of the news talk show “Think Out Loud” on OPB. She also helped launch the daily newsletter Axios Portland. As co-founder of a local news nonprofit, Oregon News Exploration, she is currently working to increase high-quality, community-first reporting to underserved communities in Oregon and SW Washington. She has served on Oregon’s Public Records Advisory Council, teaches audio storytelling at the University of Oregon, and is finishing a masters in conflict resolution from PSU. She loves all that, plus being outside doing almost anything, hanging out with friends, and cookies.

She can be reached at emily@oregonhealthforum.org 

Diane Lund-Muzikant is the founder of the Oregon Health Forum and The Lund Report, and she has spent three decades focused on shaping health policy in the Pacific Northwest. Earlier, as a freelance journalist, her work appeared in Good Housekeeping, People Magazine, The Oregonian and national health policy journals. Diane is a 27-year breast cancer survivor and was the co-founder of Rachel’s Friends Breast Cancer Coalition, an educational and advocacy organization focused on the environmental impacts of cancer.