Administrative Staff


Hillary Paasch, B.A. Education Manager

  • Residency Recruitment and Scheduling
  • Orientation
  • Graduation
  • Event Planning
  • Hillary Paasch received her Bachelors of Art in Liberal Studies with a minor in English and Communication Studies. Hillary grew up in West Linn, Oregon and stayed in the local area for college. She graduated from Portland State University (PSU) where she also developed a passion for higher education, life-long learning, and working with students. Before coming to APOM, she worked at PSU for thirteen years – coordinating recruitment events and managing Orientation programs for new students and families. Being part of the team that works to enhance our trainees' educational experience, collectively celebrate their accomplishments at graduation, and recruit new talent to our residency program are all things that keep her excited about coming to work…..and our amazing trainees, in general. Outside of work, Hillary is a proud mom of two beautiful kids. Email Hillary

    Mandi Mizuta, M.A. Education Coordinator

  • Medhub - evaluations, duty hours, schedules, conference attendance, reports, curriculum review and milestone mapping, trainee portfolios
  • Cardiothoracic, Critical Care, Pain, and Regional Fellowship Coordination
  • Educational technology - Sakai, Qualtrics, ACGME case logs, web sites
  • Medical student rotations and extra learners
  • Mandi Mizuta is a native of Texas, but considers Portland to be home. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and Comparative Religions, an interdisciplinary master’s degree in the social sciences, and is currently working on her Ed.D in Postsecondary Education at Portland State University. Her professional experience in higher education includes roles in success coaching, freelance academic writing and editing, and serving as a college writing instructor. In her free time, Mandi can be found relaxing with her partner Jon and sweet goldendoodle Oliver, hiking, rummaging around various vintage stores, exploring the Portland food scene, and watching her beloved Baylor Bears sports teams. Email Mandi



    Jenna Brajcich, B.S.; Pediatric Coordinator

    • Administrative support for 19 pediatric faculty
    • Pediatric Fellowship

    Jenna Brajcich received her Bachelors of Science in General Studies from University of Oregon and Portland State University. Jenna was born and raised in Portland loves the great Northwest. Jenna is an avid SF 49ers and football fan evidenced by her son's name: Madden. Jenna enjoys watching movies, wine tasting, hiking and spending time with her family and son.


    Dana Bigham, M.Ed. Administrative Assistant

    • Operations Support
    • Medical student rotations and extra learners