Harmer Named to Beaverton Human Rights Commission
Mary Ann Harmer, Director of Member and Community Engagement and Outreach for Oregon’s Health CO-OP, has been appointed by Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle to the city’s Human Rights Advisory Commission.
The commission is charged with promoting mutual understanding and respect and safeguarding the rights of all citizens.
That meshes well with Mary Anne’s professional work and personal passion to improve the well-being of all Oregonians.
“This work fits within the philosophy we bring as an organization, that our communities and our health plan should work for all, across the spectrum of economics and cultures,” she says.
“It’s important to stay grounded and not assume we know what the community wants or needs. Engagement, both at Oregon’s Health CO-OP and in city government, means respecting and honoring the input of individuals, families and neighborhoods, and connecting with them.”
Prior to joining the CO-OP team, Mary Anne held a number of executive positions in health plans and social services non-profits, and has served on number of boards, advisory boards and committees. Currently, she is involved with the Wallace Medical Concern, Region X Health Equity Council, African American Health Coalition, Coalition for a Livable Future and State of Oregon Office of Equity and Inclusion.