Tammy Bray Chairs Health Improvement Plan Committee

January 14, 2010 -- Tammy Bray has been named chair of the Oregon Health Improvement Plan Committee by the Oregon Health Policy Board, while Lila Wickham is the committee vice chair. Bray works at Oregon State University; Wickham is with the Multnomah County Health Department.

The committee is charged with promoting and supporting lifestyle changes to prevent and manage chronic diseases. Their plan will incorporate policy, systems and environmental approaches that promote population health.

Committee members include:

·        Dr. Keith Bachman, Kaiser Permanente
·        Rachael Banks, Multnomah County Health Department
·        Sonciray Bonnell, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
·        Donald Bruland, Rogue Valley Council of Governments
·        Rhonda Busek, Trillium Community Health Plan and Lane County Individual Practice Association
·        Ginny Ehrlich, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
·        Gayle Evans, Unitus Community Credit Union
·        Jill Fuglister, Coalition for a Livable Future
·        Scott Johnson, Deschutes County Health Department
·        Chris Kabel, Northwest Health Foundation
·        Cheryle Kennedy, Indian Services
·        Daniel Munoz, Pacific University
·        Sally Norby, American Diabetes Association
·        Susan Peithman, Bicycle Transportation Alliance
·        Alejandro Queral, American Heart Association
·        Dr. Bonnie Reagan, Oregon Academy of Family Physicians
·        Jared Short, Regence BlueCross BlueShield
·        Laura Sisulak, Oregon Primary Care Association
·        Laurie Trieger, Lane Coalition for Healthy Active Youth
·        Larry Wallack, Portland State University
·        Pei-ru Wang, Immigrant Refugee and Community Organization’
·        Katrina Wiest, Bend/LaPine Nutrition Services


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I am a little surprised that the committee was announced just a week after applications were due. Seems to me that maybe the committee had been pre-selected? Neither here nor there, just surprised that any gov't org can move that quickly...

First of all congratulation to Tammy Bray the new chairperson and Lila Wickham the new vice chairperson. I think the other members of Oregon Health Improvement Plan Committee are happy with their new chairperson and vice chair person. Hope that Oregon Health Improvement Plan Committee will really do their best on the work they are charged for promoting and supporting lifestyle changes to prevent and manage chronic diseases.