Community Health and Research Advisory Council

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The Community Health and Research Advisory Council, or the Council, is a geographic, racial, and ethnically diverse group of people connected to a wide variety of communities around the state. The Council works alongside Knight Cancer leadership and researchers to advise and better understand issues related to cancer impacting Oregon communities. Council members work to build trust, improve cultural understanding, and amplify bi-directional communication with the Knight.

Council Members

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
Judy Charley — Community Health Team, Warm Springs

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Tracy C. Nelson — Chemawa Indian Health Center, Keizer

Crook County
Katie Plumb — Crook County Health Department, Prineville

Deschutes County
Carlos Salcedo — St. Charles Community Benefits, Bend

Jefferson County
Michael Baker — Jefferson County Public Health Department, Madras

Marion County
Lisa Clark — Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic, Salem

Multnomah County
Anthony Deloney — Self-Enhancement, Inc., Portland
Koffi Dessou — Dessou Consulting & Ovazu Foundation, Portland
Alyssa Farrow — Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, Portland
Kyna Harris — Hekima Consulting & OPHI, Portland
Kianna Juda-Angelo — Living Islands, Lake Oswego
Hollis Kinner — Cascade AIDS Project, Portland
Christine Lau — Asian Health Service Center, Portland
Donald Shipley — Oregon Health Authority (retired)

Washington County
Cruzko Ward — Living Islands, Beaverton



The Knight Community Outreach and Engagement team is just one branch of the broader Community Outreach, Research and Engagement (CORE) at OHSU.