Oregon Medical Association Selects Mark Bonanno as New General Counsel, Director of Health Policy

Mark Bonanno, JD, MPH, is the new general counsel and director of health policy for the Oregon Medical Association (OMA). Bonanno is a private practice health care attorney and no stranger to the OMA. He’s served as a health care compliance instructor for OMA physician directed workshops. He’s also assisted OMA members on regulatory questions and legal referral support.

“Mark is a respected and talented attorney with a long history of supporting Oregon physicians and their practices, and he’s been an invaluable resource to the OMA team and our members. We’ve come to rely on his expertise and commitment to the medical profession,” said Jo Bryson, Executive Vice President and CEO of the Oregon Medical Association.

Bonanno will support and perform legal work for OMA as in-house legal counsel. He will provide general guidance to OMA members on compliance matters, help monitor relevant health care developments on the state and national level for OMA members, and assist OMA’s government relations team with member advocacy on state legislative and regulatory developments.

“I’ve always been impressed by the integrity and commitment of the OMA team as they continue to advocate passionately on behalf of Oregon physicians, physician assistants, and medical students on a host of legislative and practice policy concerns. I’m excited to be able to offer additional guidance to the membership on regulatory compliance topics of need,” said Bonanno.

Bonanno is a long-time member of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) and just finished a three-year tenure as chair the AHLA Fraud and Abuse Practice Group. He served for twelve years as an adjunct professor of Public Health Law with the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University, and is a former chair of the Oregon State Bar Health Law Section. 

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