Brian Gibbs, Ph.D., M.P.A.
Vice President, Equity and Inclusion
Associate Professor, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
Associate Director, Knight Cancer Institute
Dr. Gibbs serves as the chief diversity officer for OHSU, overseeing the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and is responsible for institutional diversity and inclusion initiatives within the clinical, educational, and research missions.
Prior to OHSU, he served as associate vice chancellor for diversity at the University of New Mexico Health Science Campus and the associate dean for diversity and cultural competence at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Dr. Gibbs also spent 10 years as the founder and director of the Program to Eliminate Health Disparities at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he was a senior research scientist within the Department of Health Policy and Management. He was the principal investigator for "Breaking It Down: Our Health Our Way," a pilot initiative, funded by the Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials to translate cancer clinical trials into a valuable and accessible community resource. Dr. Gibbs also served as the center director, community outreach, intervention co-director, and co-investigator for two consecutive NIH-funded National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Centers of Excellence.
Dr. Gibbs received his Ph.D. from Brandeis University, where he was a Pew Health Policy Fellow, and completed post-doctoral training at the Harvard School of Public Health. He received his Master's in Public Administration from California State University Dominguez Hills and his Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from Eastern Michigan University. He practiced as an occupational therapist for 10 years in Los Angeles.
Ashley has a deep connection and long history with OHSU. Her father worked in financial and Medicaid services for 10 years. Since high school, Ashley has worked at OHSU off-and-on in a number of departments in various administrative roles, including Registration and Care Management. As the administrative assistant, she is the welcoming face for the office. Ashley has four girls who keep her very busy. In her free time, she loves to be outdoors and travel.
Rebecca Sutton-Kanyako, M.A.
Rebecca Sutton-Kanyako holds a Masters degree in Sustainable Development from the School for International Training, with a focus on Public Health. Her continuum of learning, awareness and practice includes 15 years within the nonprofit sector primarily providing support to HIV/AIDS and International Development programs. Through such experiences, Rebecca gained a profound understanding of health being a human right and therefore embraces the opportunity to work at OHSU toward the vision of improving health and wellbeing for all.
Faith joined OHSU in 2016, after trading sunny California and palm trees for the beautiful Northwest. She is a graduate of California State University Dominguez Hills with a degree in kinesiology. Faith has done administrative work since 2012, mostly spent by providing support to mental health counseling, and recently within Family Medicine at OHSU. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion and recently founded W.O.K.E & Waffles, a community organization that promotes cultural networking, education and interactive dialogue to dispel common misconceptions about race and community.
Tracey Lam, A.P.R.
Tracey joined OHSU in late-2017 after five years as the communications manager at Make-A-Wish Oregon. Prior to that, she spent 15 years as a journalist in TV news, five of those years working as the executive producer of an investigative news team. In 2015, Tracey co-founded API Forward, a nonprofit that provides education and training for local Asian and Pacific Islander students to build skills and behaviors needed to be successful leaders in our community.
Diversity Recruitment and Retention
Program Manager, Diversity Recruitment and Retention
Andrew was born in Ketchikan, Alaska, and raised in La Paz, Bolivia. He has a degree in linguistics from Portland State University. Having worked in the Perinatology Clinic and Graduate Medical Education in the School of Medicine's Dean's Office, Andrew is extremely familiar with OHSU. Prior to OHSU, he worked as a Spanish/English TEFL teacher in the Portland Metro area for 5 years at Berlitz Language Center, Da Vinci middle school and Uplands Elementary. His volunteer work consists of reading with SMART program (Start Making a Reader Today) and coaching soccer.
Jenny Lee Berry
Program Manager, Diversity Recruitment and Retention and Regional Director, Greater Oregon Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
Jenny is a native Oregonian, born and raised in Beaverton. She is a graduate of Oregon State University with a degree in business administration and minored in cultural anthropology and ethnic studies. She came to OHSU in 2016 after working for the State of Oregon. She provides project management support for OHSU’s employee resource groups and manages the Greater Oregon Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, a national job board aimed at diversity recruitment and retention.
Eric Annala, M.A.Ed., M.S. HROD
Lead Diversity Trainer
Eric graduated from the University of Louisville with a B.A. in psychology, a Master of Education degree in counseling and personnel services, and a Master of Science degree in human resources and organizational development. Eric has worked in healthcare education since 2009, serving as a student success coordinator and a director of academic support services. He is a certified trainer for professional tutors and has developed numerous continuing education programs for students, faculty and staff to increase the understanding of diverse populations.
Octaviano Merecias Cuevas, M.A.
Lead Diversity Trainer
Octaviano is a multilingual educator with more than 15 years of experience working in diversity, equity and inclusion programs with an emphasis in inter-cultural collaborations, outreach, engagement and learning development. Previous to OHSU, Octaviano served as the manager for policy and civic engagement at Latino Network and as the associate director of outreach for Oregon State University’s Center for Latino/a Studies and Engagement. He also served as a faculty of extension at OSU’s School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences.
Crystal Roberts, J.D.
Program Manager and Lead Diversity Trainer
Crystal is a certified Cook Ross Consultant and serves as the program manager for OHSU’s unconscious bias campus-wide initiative. She facilitates two-hour unconscious bias trainings to help participants understand the impact of our actions. Prior to this role, Crystal was a civil rights investigator at OHSU’s Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity department and an equity and compliance consultant in Portland State University’s Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion. She received her law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School.