About the HIMSS Oregon Chapter

We are a group of local health information technology professionals who collaborate, share, and discuss how to promote an efficient and integrated healthcare experience across Oregon and southwest Washington.

Our mission is to bring Oregon’s healthcare IT professionals together with their business and clinical partners to explore issues of common concern, network, promote the industry, and grow professionally by sharing our knowledge and experience, and to learn about new tools, methods and technologies.

Our Purpose

As a chapter of HIMSS, we connect our members with the latest developments in industry and technology. Through HIMSS, our members gain access to new tools, methods and technologies as well as HIMSS’ professional development programs. Specifically, we look to:

  • Bring the healthcare IT community together in meaningful and focused ways across the state
  • Provide industry-leading educational and networking events with local and national members and partners
  • Facilitate networking among HIT professionals and large healthcare providers
  • Provide a forum for sharing best practices and lessons learned from the intersection of healthcare and technology
  • Spotlight local and national innovations
  • Share policy announcements at the local level
  • Raise awareness of issues affecting our members

Our Members

Nearly 1000 Healthcare and IT professionals from across Oregon and southwest Washington actively participate in our chapter, including:

  • IT leaders from Oregon’s healthcare organizations (CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, VPs, Directors)
  • Healthcare IT business analysts, project managers, and network administrators
  • IT security and risk management specialists
  • Nursing and medical informaticists and clinicians
  • Healthcare IT students from regional colleges and universities

Our Leadership

President Michele Strickland

Asante Director of Medical Informatics

Past President Julia Millard

DexCare Chief Customer Experience Officer

Secretary Molly Katsanes

PeaceHealth Director, IT Applications

Treasurer Renee McKetchnie

Oregon Health & Science University AVP of Healthcare Applications

Sponsorship Chair Joe Clemons

Pivot Point Consulting VP, Operations

Advocacy Chair Bryan Boehringer

Oregon Medical Association CEO & Executive VP

Membership Chair Jennifer More

Baxter InternationalCare Communications Workflow Consultant

Programs Chair Richard Gibson

Comagine HealthPhysician Informaticist

  • President and President-Elect
    • Strategic and Operational Plan
    • Manage and facilitate Board of Directors agenda
    • Board elections and succession planning
    • Facilitate Advisory Council
  • Secretary
    • Maintain Board of Directors meeting minutes and file share
    • Contribute and intentional activities and topics that support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives
  • Treasurer
    • Maintain cash balance to support planned events
    • Collaborate on pricing strategy with programs
    • Maintain financial reporting
  • Programs Chair
    • Create High Value Conversation series strategy
    • Oversee quarterly events
    • In person conference 2022
    • Collaborate with Treasurer on pricing strategy
  • Membership Chair
    • Design, execute, and monitor membership growth to increase diversity and reach
    • Manage National: Chapter integration issues and membership reports
  • Sponsorship Chair
    • Create and execute Vendor Focus Group program
    • Oversee sponsorship activities and revenue generation to offset program costs
  • Communication Chair
    • Refresh chapter website to be aligned with HIMSS national
    • Oversee member and programming communication strategy and content
    • Oversee social media strategy
  • Advocacy Chair
    • Identify and communicate national and local position statements and advocacy efforts
    • Facilitate advocacy events through speaker selection and focus area

Bridget Barnes

Oregon Health & Science University VP & CIO

Advisory Council Chair

Julia Millard

DexCare Chief Customer Experience Officer

Chapter Past President

Maili Boynay

Legacy Health VP of Information Services Applications

Jeremiah Brickhouse

St. Charles Health System CIO

Valerie Fong

Providence St. Joseph Health Chief Nursing Informatics Officer

Lee David Milligan, MD, CHCIO

Asante Health System SVP & CIO

Susan Otter

Oregon Health Authority Director of Health Information Technology

Sonney Sapra

Samaritan Health Services SVP & CIO

Will Weider

PeaceHealth SVP & CIO