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THIS BLOG OFFERS UPDATES ON OPCA’S POLICY AND ADVOCACY ACTIVITY, THE LATEST ON FEDERAL AND STATE LEGISLATIVE ACTION, POSTS ABOUT FEDERAL AND STATE REGULATORY CHANGES, AND ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES. LEARN ABOUT BEST PRACTICES IN ENGAGING YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS, AND THE PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES AFFECTING HEALTH CARE AND HEALTH CENTERS. THE BLOG IS EDITED BY OPCA STAFF AND WRITTEN PRIMARILY BY OPCA’S EXPERTS ON PUBLIC POLICY.

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

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

Spotlight on Staff: Q&A With Brecklynn Williams

Introducing OPCA’s Office Administrator Name, title, and preferred pronouns: Brecklynn Williams, Office Administrator, she/her/hers What are 2-3 things we should know about you as a person? I am a transplant who moved to Portland in 2016 from Missouri with my two dogs. Since moving here 4

Spotlight on Staff: Q&A With Sarah Heppler

Introducing OPCA’s Data Specialist Name, title, and preferred pronouns: Sarah Heppler, Data Specialist, she/her/hers What are 2-3 things we should know about you as a person? I’m still deciding on whether or not to call myself an Oregonian. I grew up in a large suburb of

Spotlight on Staff: Q&A With Rob Schlegel

Introducing OPCA’s Financial Sustainability Manager Name, title, and preferred pronouns: Rob Schlegel, Financial Sustainability Manager, he/him/his What are 2-3 things we should know about you as a person? I’m a lifelong Oregonian. I grew up in Corvallis and have lived in the Portland area since college.

On the Day After Election Day, We Are Filled With Hope for the Days Ahead

By Gil Muñoz, CEO, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, OPCA Board President & Joan Watson-Patko, OPCA Executive Director Community Health Centers have long stood as a beacon of strength, service, and care in their communities. And, this year is no different. In 2020, we’ve seen strong

Spotlight on Staff: Q&A With Malia Turina

Introducing OPCA’s Events & Marketing Specialist Name, title, and preferred pronouns: Malia Turina, Events & Marketing Specialist, she/her/hers What are 2-3 things we should know about you as a person? I grew up Portland, and now live in NE Portland with my husband and our two

Spotlight on Staff: Q&A With Maya Roe-Bauer

Introducing OPCA’s Health Equity and Quality Improvement AmeriCorps member Share your name, title, and preferred prnouns: Maya Roe-Bauer, Health Equity and Quality Improvement AmeriCorps member, she/her/hers What are 2-3 things we should know about you as a person? I just graduated with a BA in public