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Freelancers Co-Op of Oregon begins search for top-level management

The Lund Report
Interim CEO Rick Koven says the New York-based Freelancers Union set up shop in Oregon because it's a 'creative hub' with many independent workers

May 30, 2012 -- The first of two Oregon nonprofits to receive startup funding from the federal government announced last week that it is seeking a director of finance and a director of operations. It has also hired Rick Koven as its interim CEO

The Freelancers Co-Op of Oregon, started with assistance from the New York City-based Freelancers Union, received $59 million from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to start a cooperatively-owned and operated health plan in the state. So far, Oregon is the only state to receive funding for two co-op health plans.

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