Kerry Barnett

President and Chief Executive Officer, SAIF

Kerry Barnett brings more than twenty years of experience in health care and public policy. He currently serves as SAIF’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Barnett has deep knowledge and expertise in the areas of government affairs, strategic communications, human resources, compliance, legal and ethics.

Mr. Barnett has diverse experience in the health care and insurance sectors, including serving in leadership roles at Cambia, ODS Health Plans and Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Services. Additionally, he serves on the board of directors for the National Council on Compensation Insurance and was a founding member of the Washington D.C. based Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. 

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Woody English, MD, MMM

Woody English serves on the Finance, Governance and Network & Quality committees. 

Woody is the past president of the board of Housecall Providers. He brings to the CareOregon board a broad experience in health care delivery. This includes primary care internal medicine and specialty practices in infectious diseases, epidemiology, public health, hospital medicine, home care, palliative care and hospice. He held several leadership positions during the 33 years he worked with Providence Health and Services in Portland. In his retirement, he continues to engage in community-based projects to improve care provided for people with chronic progressive medical conditions.

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Joanne Fuller, MSW

Joanne Fuller serves as chair of the Compensation Committee and on the Executive and Network & Quality committees.

Joanne worked with Multnomah County for 24 years. During this time, she served as the Director of both the Department of Community Justice and the Department of County Human Services. Joanne is known as an innovator and creative leader. She has worked in the fields of domestic violence, juvenile justice, mental health and anti-poverty.

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Tec Han

Chief Investment Officer, Vibrato Capital LLC

Tec Han serves on the Community Relations and Finance committees.

Tec is the Chief Investment Officer of Vibrato Capital LLC, a private investment office that oversees both tax-exempt and taxable portfolios. He brings experience in institutional investment management. Prior to Vibrato Capital, Tec was a senior analyst for Clark Enterprises, the National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust and Cambridge Associates. Mr. Han graduated from Vassar College with a BA in Economics. He earned his MBA from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. 

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Damien R. Hall

Associate, Ball Janik LLP

Damien Hall serves as chair of the Finance Committee and on the Audit & Compliance and Executive committees.

Damien has a background in urban planning and development. In addition to his land use practice, he regularly assists clients with real estate transactions, natural resources law, municipal law and formation and organization of business entities. Damien is actively involved in development issues in Portland, serving on a number of boards and committees. This includes the Portland Development Commission’s Central City Budget Advisory Committee.

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Susan Hennessy

Sue Hennessy serves as chair of the Governance Committee and on the Audit & Compliance and Executive committees.

Sue retired in 2014, concluding a 35-year career in health care leadership roles at Kaiser Permanente NW and Group Health Cooperative. Her experience spans health care delivery, health plan services, strategic planning, and health reform implementation. Sue’s volunteer activities have focused on women, children and communities of color. She holds a special interest in mentoring emerging leaders. In 2013, Sue was honored as the Portland Business Journal’s Women of Influence: Large Business; Woman Executive of the Year.

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Eric C. Hunter

President and Chief Executive Officer, CareOregon

Eric C. Hunter serves as a member of all seven committees.

With more than 20 years of leadership experience in the health care field, Eric brings a deep knowledge of Medicaid policy, commercial plans and the integration of physical and behavioral health care. Eric served most recently as Chief Operating Officer for Boston Medical Center Healthnet Plan. Previous roles include CEO for ValueOptions Behavioral Health in both Texas and Illinois, and for Heartland Health Plan in Oklahoma. At Centene, he served as COO, Managed Health Services in Indiana, and served as COO of Total Carolina Care in South Carolina.

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Brenda Johnson

Chief Executive Officer, La Clinica

Brenda Johnson serves on the Compensation and Network & Quality committees.

Brenda brings more than 15 years of nonprofit leadership experience in migrant and community health care and community development. Brenda is known as a collaborative leader who has worked in the field of child abuse prevention, public health and health disparities. As CEO of La Clinica, she takes a leadership role in the provision of medical, dental and social services to the diverse and low-income populations in Southern Oregon. Brenda has served on the Board of Directors for several regional, state and local organizations focused on improving the health and well-being of people who live in poverty.

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Nathalie Johnson, MD

Surgical Associates

Nathalie Johnson serves on the Community Relations and Network & Quality committees.

Nathalie is a surgical oncologist specializing in breast cancer and endocrine disease. She is the recipient of numerous awards among physicians, and advocates for research and education on breast cancer. She holds hospital appointments at Portland-area hospitals and is a clinical professor of surgery at Oregon Health & Science University. Nathalie belongs to local and national professional associations and has served on several nonprofit boards.

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Kathy Jones

Healthcare Administration, San Diego County, retired

Kathy Jones serves as a member of the Finance and Network & Quality committees.

Kathy is a retired healthcare executive with a background of more than 30 years in healthcare financial management across the continuum of healthcare providers, including acute care, skilled nursing facilities, home health, hospice and medical groups. She also worked at an executive level at Premier, Inc, a national healthcare GPO and performance improvement alliance. In addition to her board work at CareOregon, Kathy was Treasurer of the Board of Housecall Providers and member of the board of St. Paul’s Episcopal Homes & Services (San Diego).

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Gina Nikkel, PhD

Executive Director, Association of Oregon Counties

Gina Nikkel serves as the chair of the Network & Quality Committee and on the Executive and Governance committees.

Gina has worked extensively in mental health and addictions policy, leadership and management, health care financing and political advocacy. As a former Community Mental Health Therapist, Adolescent Program Director, Clinical Supervisor and Crisis Worker, she brings experience in all aspects of community mental health. Gina's public service includes two terms as a Tillamook County Commissioner and Vice President of the Association of Oregon Counties. Gina is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University.

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Suk Rhee

Director, Office of Community & Civic Life at the City of Portland 

Suk Rhee serves as the chair of the Community Relations Committee and on the Audit & Compliance and Executive committees.

Suk has a background in community organizing, civic engagement and health as the barometer of how well communities fare within society. Her work has focused on increasing the participation and influence of communities in the decisions that impact their lives in order to achieve more equitable outcomes for the entire community. Suk has served on the boards of many organizations seeking to transform philanthropy and improve the health of communities.

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Glenn Rodriguez, MD 

Glenn Rodriguez serves as chair of CareOregon’s Board of Directors and on the Compensation, Executive, Finance and Governance committees.

In his leadership role at Providence, Glenn was the program director of the Providence Milwaukie Family Medicine Residency Program. A graduate of Stanford University and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Glenn is board certified in family medicine with a focus on geriatrics. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. Glenn also maintains an active family medicine practice at Providence Medical Group Southeast. His practice is a community-oriented health center that serves as a teaching clinic for the Providence Milwaukie residency program.

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Bob Stewart

Superintendent, Gladstone School District

Bob Stewart serves as chair of the Audit & Compliance Committee and on the Community Relations and Executive committees.

Bob is an experienced leader in education in Clackamas County. He has served as superintendent of Gladstone schools since 1999 and in numerous management, curriculum, athletic and community leadership positions within the school district since 1980.