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Executive leadership

Eric C. Hunter

President and Chief Executive Officer, CareOregon

Eric C. Hunter serves as a member on all seven of the Board of Directors' committees. With more than 25 years of leadership experience in the health care field, Eric brings a deep knowledge of Medicaid policy, Medicare plan administration, 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, numerous roles with Schaller Anderson including CEO 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.

Amit Shah, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Shah previously served as CareOregon’s Senior Medical Director of Network and Clinical Support. Prior to joining CareOregon, he was the Medical Director for the Multnomah County Health Department. Dr. Shah has served as a board member of CareOregon, Jefferson Health Information Exchange, Northwest Regional Primary Care Association and is currently a member of the HealthInsight Oregon board of directors. Dr. Shah received his medical training at the Drexel University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, and undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics at the University of Rochester. He has a biomedical informatics certification from Oregon Health & Science University. He is board certified in family medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Teresa Learn, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Teresa has held CareOregon’s top financial position since 2012 and has been with the company since 2004. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and has since served in financial leadership roles for more than 30 years. Prior to CareOregon, Teresa was an audit manager at Ernst & Young, controller at Cascade Physicians — a Portland-area internal medicine group — an analyst at a biotech company and an administrative manager at a regional accounting firm.

James L. Mason, Ph.D

Chief Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Officer

James is the former chief diversity officer for Providence Health & Services in the Oregon region, and directed the Office of Multicultural Health for the State of Oregon. He was one of the inaugural founders of the National Association of State Offices of Minority Health. He was also a senior consultant and original member of the National Center on Cultural Competence at Georgetown University. He has consulted with health systems, professional schools and programs, and related health and human service organizations in the United States, Latin America, and Canada.

Amy Dowd, PMP

Chief Operating Officer

Prior to joining CareOregon in February 2019, Amy was Associate Vice President Corporate Operations, Molina Health Care, Long Beach, California. Previously, she was CEO of New Mexico’s Health Insurance Marketplace, and was founding Executive Director/CEO of Idaho’s Health Insurance Marketplace. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies from the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York, and holds Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Amy has responsibility for Health Plan Operations, Information Services & Analytics and Brand, Marketing & Communications for CareOregon. 

Nora Leibowitz, MPP

Chief Strategy Officer

Nora joined CareOregon with extensive Medicaid and individual market experience in Oregon and nationally. She was previously a principal consultant helping states, health plans and community-based organizations develop programs that improve health access and outcomes. Nora was the Chief Policy Officer for Cover Oregon (exchange), where she secured federal program design funding, led interagency requirements development and responded to high-profile issues. She also supported multi-stakeholder health reform efforts and managed Medicaid rates development in Oregon and designed managed care programs for Rhode Island Medicaid. Nora earned her master of public policy and certificate in health administration and policy from the University of Chicago.

Jeremiah Rigsby, JD

Chief of Staff

Jeremiah moved to Oregon in 2011 to attend Lewis and Clark Law School. Before moving to Oregon, Jeremiah was a congressional aide to US Congressman Henry Cuellar (2006-2009) and US Congressman Kurt Schrader (2009-2011). During his time on the Hill, Jeremiah worked on a number of policy issues, but focused on health care policy through the development and passage of the Affordable Care Act. After completing law school, Jeremiah joined CareOregon to help develop and advocate for Medicaid and Medicare policy

Mimi Haley, MBA, MPH

Chief Executive Officer, Columbia Pacific CCO

Mimi has led Columbia Pacific CCO, a wholly owned LLC of CareOregon, since its launch in 2012. She has extensive experience in health plan and health delivery system management, including health plan operations, public affairs, policy and regulatory affairs, communications and public relations, medical group and hospital operations, benefit and contract administration and Medicare and Medicaid program operations and compliance. Her prior positions include: Executive Director, Government Programs at Group Health Cooperative; Vice President, Public Affairs of PacifiCare Northwest (including Oregon and Washington); and Director of Health Plan and Regulatory Affairs at Kaiser Permanente, Northern California. She was also responsible for helping get a new 20-year plan passed by the Seattle City Council for Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo. Mimi has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Yale University, a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Public Health, both from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Jennifer Lind, MPH

Chief Executive Officer, Jackson Care Connect

Jennifer has been CEO of Jackson Care Connect CCO, a wholly owned LLC of CareOregon, since its launch in 2012. She brings a passion for building healthier communities and working with the safety net. Previously, she led a community-based grant-making program for The California Endowment (one of the nation’s largest health foundations), strengthened telemedicine capacity for safety net providers in Northern California and consulted with community health centers in key decision-making points. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Southern Oregon University, and a Master of Public Health in policy and management from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Rebecca Ramsay, BSN, MPH

Chief Executive Officer, Housecall Providers, LLC

Formerly the Executive Director of CareOregon’s Population Health Partnerships, Rebecca now leads Housecall Providers, an innovative home-based medical practice that delivers primary palliative and hospice services to high-risk patients in the Portland metro area. Rebecca received her nursing degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Public Health degree from Portland State University. She served for six years as faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim Initiative and has led numerous national learning collaboratives focused on improving care for vulnerable populations. In 2016, Rebecca was one of three state nominees for the Oregon Public Health Institute’s Billi Odegaard Public Health Genius Award. 

Alyssa Franzen, DMD

Chief Dental Officer

Dr. Franzen is the Chief Dental Officer at CareOregon and serves as the clinical director for CareOregon, CareOregon Dental, Columbia Pacific CCO and Jackson Care Connect. She leads oral health strategy across the organization with the goal of improving oral health, clinical integration and access to care for all populations served by CareOregon. Prior to joining CareOregon in early 2014, she served as the Dental Director for the Multnomah County Health Department, where she led six clinics, a school-based dental sealant program and a managed care plan, while maintaining a clinical practice. Dr. Franzen is a graduate of OHSU School of Dentistry and University of Portland and is a life-long Oregonian.

Robert McConville

Vice President, CareOregon Metro

Robert came to CareOregon in April 2020 with experience in working with payers, providers and community-based organizations through collaborative arrangements that advance clinical and financial integration and member engagement. Before CareOregon, Robert served as Regional Director of Strategic Planning and Innovation at Providence Health & Services of Oregon and Southwest Washington, and Director of Population Health and Director of Healthcare Transformation at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has also served in value-based care and benefit design consulting roles, and health services and operations roles at UNC Health. Robert has a bachelor of arts in political science and a master’s in health policy and management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Robert has responsibility for the Portland metro area line of business at CareOregon.