Faculty and Staff
Steve Kinder, MPA
Head, Division of Management
Steve Kinder is the Head of the Division of Management in the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine. Steve has over 40 years experience in healthcare management...read more
Jessica Walter, MA
Director, Division of Management
Jessica is the Director of the Division of Management at Oregon Health &Science University. Jessica has more than 15 years of experience in student development, higher education management, and teaching...read more
Sanji Zagorodney, Financial Analyst
Prepares financial analyses relating to budget variance analyses, operation of systems and cost analysis; prepares, analyzes and maintains cost data as required for regulatory reporting; gathers and reports statistics for budget and cost reports.
Kelsi Nagle, Marketing, Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator
Prepares marketing, outreach and recruitment plans and materials for the Division. Responsible for connecting and working directly with students, faculty, alumni and division collaborators regarding division happenings.
Jed Hafner, Education Coordinator
Supports faculty in building and maintaining course sites in the Sakai online learning environment. Provides project planning, event management and administrative support for academic and faculty development programs.
Ron L. Sakaguchi, DDS, MS, PhD, MBA
Professor, Division of Management
Ron Sakaguchi integrates a systems perspective, design tools, and strategic innovation and entrepreneurship with a focus on execution in collaborating with graduate students in healthcare management and executive leaders. Ron has a clinical and biomaterials science research background, with experience in business...read more
Niki Steckler, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Management
Niki Steckler, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the Division of Management in Oregon Health & Science University's School of Medicine. She holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University. Dr. Steckler's expertise is in communication and collaboration across disciplines and organizational boundaries...read more
Faculty Affiliated with the Division of Management
Dawn Bonder serves as president and CEO of Health Republic. Prior to leading Health Republic, Bonder directed the Oregon Community Health Information Network's O-HITEC initiative, which provides education, outreach, and technical assistance to...read more
Brenda Buratti is Marketing Director at the KGW Media Group. Her work focuses on the transformative change in the media industry in how news and information is delivered and consumed. She develops and executes strategic plans to effectively reach and persuade...read more
Tom is a native of Portland. After graduating from Jesuit High School he attended Stanford University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences. He returned to Portland to attend OHSU where he completed his MD degree in 1979...read more
David Dilts, PhD, MBA, CMA, CPA
David Dilts, management scientist, is managing partner of Dilts+Partners, LLC, a firm dedicated to reducing the time required to open and run clinical research trials. From 2009-13, he was Director of Strategy Alignment for the Knight Cancer Institute....read more
Gudrun is the CEO and founder of Box One, Inc., an organization that provides custom financial training for companies and universities, with a focus on the medical and biotech market. For the past 25 years her training has centered on helping session participants...read more
Gina Hawley is the Senior Director of Neuroscience and Spine at OHSU where she oversees operations, finance, and strategic planning for the hospital service line. Prior to coming to OHSU, Gina was the Assistant Administrator for Neurology and Neurosurgery...read more
Denise Hoover is a leader in the Human Resources division of Salem Health, a not-for-profit regional health system in the mid-Willamette Valley. She is responsible for employee wellness...read more
Aaron Lones is a senior associate with Point B Management Consultants, an employee-owned company that helps organizations form, execute, and thrive. Aaron's work extends primarily to the areas of healthcare management, business and technology...read more
Brian K. McCarthy is a member of the full-time faculty in the Portland State University Graduate School of Business.He teaches marketing and managerial communication...read more
Dr. Mohan is a clinical informaticist and Associate Professor at DMICE. He is board certified in internal medicine and clinical informatics, and a graduate of the certificate and MBI...read more
Jeff Oltmann has over 20 years of experience in engineering, line management and program management with industry leaders such as Sequent, IBM, Prisma and Gould. He built a 50 person hardware development organization delivering boards...read more
Kate serves as the Director of AKT's Healthcare Division and interim or long-term CEO for AKT's medium-sized physician-lead, physician-owned private practices. These are specialty practice groups comprised of 7-20 physicians in need of assistance with governance, organizational development, strategic planning...read more
Currently, Laura is the Standards and Design Director, Real Estate and Construction, for Providence Health & Services (PH&S). She leads stakeholder groups in the development of design standards to reduce variation, improve the patient experience and...read more
Eric serves as a Director at Toyon Associates. He concentrates on business development and organizational strategy while managing areas of Toyon’s Medicare Reimbursement Practice. Eric is also developing Toyon’s Population Health Practice and consults with clients throughout the West...read more
Rob has over 10 years of experience in the teaching, training, and staff development industry. He is 1 of 40 Career Development Facilitator Master Trainers for the National Career Development Association. He was Chairperson for the NCDA Career Development Facilitator Advisory Council...read more
Kerry Sharp is an adjunct faculty member at Portland State University. He teaches graduate-level finance and strategy courses in the MBA, GSCM, MSFA and MIM programs. He has also taught strategy courses in the Oregon Executive MBA program...read more
Mary Tanski, MD, MBA
Mary co-teaches the Healthcare Quality in the Healthcare MBA program. See her OHSU faculty profile for more.
Aaron Caughey, MD, MPH, PhD
Aaron teaches the Economic Environment of the Firm course in the Healthcare MBA program. See his OHSU faculty profile for more.