Press Release: Robin Moody Takes the Helm of Oregon Health Forum

Robin Moody has been hired as executive director of the Oregon Health Forum, taking over for founding leader Diane Lund-Muzikant. Moody's combined 20 years' experience in health policy, health care journalism and nonprofit leadership have prepared her for the role. 

She is excited to drive growth in attendance and sponsorships at the Oregon Health Forum’s health policy forums and its Partners for Health leadership awards dinner.  

Prior to this position, Moody served as executive director of the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium. This Practice Transformation Network, funded by a $31 million grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, worked with 12,000 clinicians in primarily rural and underserved communities nationwide to improve the quality of health care and support transition to value-based payment models. She was also vice president of operations and director of policy and compliance at National Rural’s affiliate company, Caravan Health.

Earlier, Moody was senior director of policy development at the Oregon Association of Hospitals & Health Systems, where she spearheaded a successful effort to improve and standardize hospital financial assistance policies, and co-led an initiative to move rural hospitals off of Medicaid cost-based reimbursement onto a new payment model. 

At the start of her career, Moody spent more than a decade as a health care journalist and editor, working for newspapers around the Pacific Northwest, including six years as the health care reporter for the Portland Business Journal.

Moody graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, with bachelor degrees in journalism, economics and Spanish, and received a master’s in public health from Portland State University. She lives in Portland with her husband Ryan and their two school-aged children.

Moody is passionate about health care transformation and looks forward to working with Oregon's health care leaders and consumer advocates to advance health care policy.

"We couldn't have chosen a better person to fill my shoes," said Diane Lund-Muzikant. “I'm confident Robin will do an excellent job."

Lund-Muzikant, who created Oregon Health Forum in 1990, reintroduced the organization five years ago as in affiliation of The Lund Report. Since then, it's held monthly breakfast forums on critical health policy issues and held a leadership awards dinner. Lund-Muzikant will remain board chair of The Lund Report.


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