Health Care for All Oregon Hires New Staff

Portland, OR — Health Care for All Oregon, a statewide coalition of 120 organizations and over 15,000 activists advocating for universal publicly funded health care, announces the hiring of Executive Director, Robert Lee, and Operations and Outreach Coordinator, Christina Lacy, effectiveApril 1, 2016.

Robert Lee joined Health Care for All Oregon after serving several years as a lead Operations & Policy Analyst with Oregon Housing and Community Services where he worked with stakeholders and business leaders from across the state to develop strategic anti-poverty reforms with particular focus on healthcare, public education and economic development policies. Mr. Lee also serves as part of the adjunct faculty at the Portland State University Hatfield School of Government where he teaches applied policy research & analysis, legislative process and anti-poverty policies in Oregon.

Prior to working in state government, Mr. Lee served as Care Medical’s Director of Government Affairs & Health Policy Analyst and President of the Pacific Association for Medical Equipment Services where he proactively advocated for the needs of our veteran, disabled and chronically underserved communities while working on significant healthcare reforms throughout Oregon and Washington as well as several sections of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA).

He holds a deep passion for community service and has served on numerous local school boards and committees as well as a long list of state healthcare workgroups and commissions. In his spare time, he enjoys sharing adventures with his wife while hiking the scenic Columbia Gorge, mountaineering throughout the Cascades, skijoring with their dogs and managing a very active apiary at their family farm outside Sandy, OR.

Christina Lacy has been a lifetime advocate for underserved populations and progressive causes, both abroad and domestically. After honing her nonprofit development skills at the political journalThe American Prospect, she took this experience to Latin America, supporting indigenous and urban communities to combat poverty and advance educational opportunities with nonprofits in Guatemala and Costa Rica.

Raised in ​Ashland, she returned to her home state to assist low-income residents apply for Social Security, Workers Compensation, and Personal Injury benefits with the Portland law firm Swanson, Thomas, Coon & Newton. Ms. Lacy is excited to apply her fundraising and outreach experience to a cause as urgent as healthcare reform and an organization as dedicated as HCAO. In her spare time, she enjoys running, soccer, and playing guitar.

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