05 Apr Spotlight on Staff: Q&A With Ryan Montgomery
Introducing OPCA’s Operations Senior Manager
Name, title, and preferred pronouns: Ryan Montgomery, Operations Senior Manager, he/him/his
What are 2-3 things we should know about you as a person? I am an Oregon native and grew up in Sandy. I love games of all types because games are a great starting point for getting to know people. There is nothing better than walking into a game shop full of people you do not know, but knowing you have something in common that you can connect over.
What are 2-3 things we should know about your role at OPCA? It is my job to ensure that OPCA is finding effective and efficient ways of working. We are currently working on deploying new systems to improve the effectiveness of our collaboration, increase our cybersecurity, and help everyone engage better with their work. I am very excited about what the future holds.
What OPCA value do you identify with most and why? OPCA values are social justice, integrity, collaboration, innovation, data driven. I have always felt that collaboration is key to any organization. As a group we can do so much more than anyone of us can alone. When we actively try to engage coworkers, friends, family, or strangers where they are, we can achieve great things and learn from each other. I hope that I can help make collaboration seamless and effortless within OPCA and with our members and partners.
What excites you about the work you do at OPCA? Every day, I get to work on systems that help connect Oregonians with health care. OPCA is an organization that enables me to use the skills I have developed over my career to actively improve people’s lives. I might not be the one providing health care to people, but I am part of a larger system that is helping to make health care more accessible and equitable.
Anything else you want to share? Because I have worked in information technology for most of my career most people do not expect that I have a master’s degree in European History.