Health Share of Oregon Board of Directors Transitions in Three New Members Representing Founding Partner Organizations
The Board of Directors of Health Share of Oregon, the largest of Oregon’s coordinated care organizations, has recently transitioned on three new board members, each representing an original founding partner organization. The new members each replace original board members who have retired or moved on to new roles.
“We are delighted to welcome three new members on to our board,” noted Janet L. Meyer, Health Share’s Chief Executive Officer. “While we will miss our original board members, all of whom played pivotal roles in the forming of Health Share, the representatives replacing them bring their own unique perspectives, proven experience and dedication to health care reform.”
The three new board members – Joanne Fuller, Peter F. Rapp and Dave Underriner – will join 17 other board members in leading Health Share in achieving the Triple Aim of improving the quality of care and the health outcomes of Oregon Health Plan members while reducing costs.
Joanne Fuller, Multnomah County’s Chief Operating Officer, is also serving as the Multnomah County Health Department Director (interim) after Lillian Shirley left the county in November to direct the state's Public Health Division. Ms. Fuller’s health care experience includes four years as director of the Department of County Human Services, which serves and advocates for people with complex and multiple health issues, from mental illness to aging.
Previously, she had led the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice for five years. Since joining the county in 1988, she has worked extensively in health-related issues, including six years as the chair of the Governor's Council on Domestic Violence. She holds a master of social work degree from Portland State University.
Peter F. Rapp, Executive Vice President for Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the Executive Director at OHSU Healthcare, takes up the seat of OHSU President Joe Robertson. Prior to joining OHSU in 2002, Mr. Rapp held executive positions at other health systems, including Fairview Health Services and the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics.
Dave Underriner, Chief Executive for Providence Health & Services’ Oregon Region, has replaced Greg Van Pelt, who retired in April after 38 years as Providence’s Oregon chief executive. Mr. Underriner oversees 17,500 employees, including at eight Providence hospitals in Oregon, all Providence-affiliated medical clinics, as well as home health services. Previously, he served as Providence's chief operating officer for Oregon, and before that held a variety of leadership posts with the nonprofit health care provider over the course of 28 years.
In addition to representing Providence Health & Services on the Health Share board, he also serves on the boards of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, Our House of Portland, Oregon Business Council and Volunteers of America.
About Health Share of Oregon
Health Share is a collaborative partnership founded by Adventist Health, CareOregon, Central City Concern, Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health, Oregon Health & Science University, Providence Health & Services, Tuality Healthcare, and Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties. Together, we are working to create a single integrated health care delivery system to transform care for Oregon Health Plan members in the Tri-County area.