Senior Associate Deans
Together with Dean Mark Richardson, the School of Medicine senior associate deans make up a mission-integrated leadership team. The organization of this senior leadership team reflects the school's commitment to collaboration and partnerships across all missions and the recognition that the School of Medicine can best meet its missions when we are effectively integrated.
Irene Barhyte, CPA, CTP
Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration
Irene has responsibility and oversight both for the finances of the School of Medicine and the Faculty Practice Plan. She has a deep knowledge of OHSU's organization and financial systems. She was involved in planning for and implementing the integration of OHSU Medical Group into the School of Medicine as the new Faculty Practice Plan, and has been involved in special projects related to research administration.
Tom Heckler, MBA
Senior Associate Dean for the Clinical Practice
Tom is chief executive officer of the Faculty Practice Plan. In this role, he is responsible for the overall supervision, direction and control of the business activities and affairs of the FPP, including the senior staff responsible for billing/collections, managed care contracting, compliance and ambulatory services. Tom is thoroughly familiar with the operations of an academic health center's faculty practice, and his relationships with health care stakeholders in Oregon and the region are a valuable asset to the FPP.
George Mejicano, M.D., M.S.
Senior Associate Dean for Education
Dr. Mejicano is a sought after speaker who has given many national and international presentations related to medical education. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and is the recipient of the Robert Razkowski "Hero Award" from the ACCME. In addition, he is a CME consultant for the American Board of Medical Specialties. He sits on the Board of Directors and is the immediate past president of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions. In his role as senior associate dean for education, he oversees the entire educational portfolio for the OHSU School of Medicine. Dr. Mejicano is also Professor in the Department of Medicine.
Mary Stenzel-Poore, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Research
Dr. Stenzel-Poore is a nationally recognized neuroimmunologist and NIH-funded investigator for more than 20 years. Her lab focuses on immunotherapy research that seeks to protect the brain against injury in stroke. In her role as senior associate dean for research, she has responsibility for strategic leadership of the research mission in collaboration with research leaders throughout the university. Dr. Stenzel-Poore is also Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, and associate vice president for basic science at OHSU.