OHSU

Associate Director

From Left to right: David Barnard, Phyllis Beemsterboer, Lynn A. Jansen, Susan W. Tolle, Victoria Nguyen, Mary Denise Smith, Daniel L. Kennedy (Not pictured: Amy Vandenbroucke and Peggy Wros)


The Center's Associate Directors, together with the Director, comprise the Executive Committee. Associate Directors assume high level oversight roles in directing key missions of the Center and directing the Center as an operating unit within OHSU. Associate Directors are authorized to represent the Center and to speak on behalf of the Center. Individually and collaboratively, they make major contributions to the growth, vision, and strategic planning of the entire Center.

Associate Directors are invited and appointed by the existing Executive Committee. Their primary employment must be at OHSU. In selecting individuals to become Associate Directors, the Executive Group will ensure that this level of leadership within the Center is representative of OHSU's mission areas, the leaders have appropriate and demonstrated expertise, and the prevalent professions at OHSU are represented. The Executive Committee will evaluate potential Associate Directors according to the following criteria:

1. Representation of an OHSU mission area.

  • Education
  • Patient care
  • Research
  • Community outreach

2. Demonstrated Expertise

  • Formal education or certification in ethics
  • Experience in an ethics-related field or activity
  • Scholarly activity
  • Fund raising
  • Management/Administrative proficiency

3. Discipline Representation

  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Dentistry
  • Social work
  • Health care administration
  • Public health
  • Ministry
  • Allied health care field
  • Other related health care ethics profession