Press Release: PacificSource Community Solutions Announces New CCO Directors

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PacificSource Community Solutions, the Medicaid division of PacificSource Health Plans, has announced the directors who will lead the Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) that provide Medicaid services in Lane County, Marion and Polk Counties, the Columbia Gorge, and Central Oregon. Additionally, PacificSource and its partner Legacy Health will provide support as an Integrated Delivery System within Health Share of Oregon, which manages the Portland CCO.

“The directors serve as a critical link between the health plan, the community, and the CCO governing boards,” said Lindsey Hopper, vice president of Medicaid for PacificSource. “Their commitment to supporting the communities where they live and work will serve our members well.”

Elke Towey will serve as the director of the Columbia Gorge CCO, serving Hood River and Wasco Counties. She most recently served as PacificSource’s Columbia Gorge CCO program manager.

Alexa Galluzzo will serve as the director for Legacy Medicaid Portland, serving Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties. Galluzzo most recently served as a managing consultant for The Partners Group, and prior to that as the director for PacificSource’s Healthy Life program.

Brian Laing will serve as the director for the Lane County CCO. He most recently served as health plan planning and execution manager for Cambia Health Solutions.

Josie Silverman-Méndez will serve as director for the Marion County and Polk County CCO. She most recently served as the implementation lead for the Cover All Kids program for the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

Leslie Neugebauer will remain in her current role as director for Central Oregon’s CCO, serving Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, and Northern Klamath Counties.

PacificSource Community Solutions has served as the Columbia Gorge’s and Central Oregon’s CCO since 2012. In 2019, the OHA renewed those contracts and awarded PacificSource Community Solutions additional contracts to provide CCO services in Lane, Marion, and Polk Counties, beginning in January 2020. Trillium Community Health Plan also provides CCO services for members in Lane County.

About PacificSource Community Solutions:

PacificSource Community Solutions is part of the PacificSource family of companies serving Oregon’s Medicaid population. PacificSource Health Plans is an independent, not-for-profit community health plan serving the Northwest. Founded in 1933, PacificSource has local offices in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Washington. The PacificSource family of companies employs more than 1200 people, serves more than 490,000 individuals, and has 3,900 employer clients throughout the Northwest. For more information visit PacificSource.com.

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