Spotlight on Staff: Q&A With Brooke Linn

Spotlight on Staff: Q&A With Brooke Linn

Introducing OPCA’s CHC Transformation Director

Name, title, and preferred pronouns: Dr. Brooke Linn, PhD; CHC Transformation Director; she/her/hers

What are 2-3 things we should know about you as a person? I grew up in the beautiful state of Montana. I’ve been in Portland for nearly 20 years and am still proud to call it home.

What are 2-3 things we should know about your role at OPCA? I joined OPCA only a month ago and am very excited to be a part of this organization. I’m a systems thinker, with a passion for behavioral health integration, and am looking forward to helping Oregon’s community health centers network with transformation efforts.

What OPCA value do you identify with most and why? OPCA values are social justice, integrity, collaboration, innovation, data driven. While these are all values that I identify with, collaboration feels most critical to me presently. We, as a workforce and a community, are often better together. I believe that by joining our minds, our passions, talents, skills, and ideas, we can achieve amazing things. By using collaboration, we can also strengthen our voice and actions around social justice initiatives, innovative and data driven programs and resources, as well as bolstering the integrity we have in our work and in our community.

What excites you about the work you do at OPCA? Supporting the community and working to address disparities by providing comprehensive, person-centered health care training, technical assistance and resources.

Anything else you want to share? I have two kids, two dogs, and three cats. I love camping, painting, rock hunting, and cheering on the Blazers.

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