Community Partnership Program Leadership and Staff

Contact us

For questions about the Community Partnership Program, please email  or call 503 418-8077.  Sign up for Community Partnership Program emails to receive funding and training opportunities (below 'Stay in Touch').

We welcome your feedback

How helpful do you find our application resources such as webinars and email/telephone assistance? Please email with your thoughts on what was particularly helpful and/or what could be improved, or leave a voice mail at 503-418-8077.



Steering Committee

Our steering committee supports the Community Partnership Program by providing strategic direction and making funding recommendations to Knight Cancer Institute leadership. 

  • Andrea Lara, M.D., M.P.H.: Health Educator, Tuality Healthcare
  • Carolina Garcia: Farmworkers Outreach Educator, Northwest Family Services
  • Gloria Coronado, Ph.D.: Mitch Greenlick Endowed Senior Investigator in Health Disparities Research, Center for Health Research
  • Kyle Pfaffenbach, Ph.D.: Associate Professor, Eastern Oregon University
  • Lauren Olander, J.D.: Regional Director- Central Oregon, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington
  • Michael Klein, M.S.W.: Community Engagement Specialist, Jackson Care Connect CCO
  • Patricia Selinger, M.P.H.: Retired; Breast and Cervical Cancer Program Health Educator and Manager, Oregon Health Authority
  • Taylor Smith, M.B.A.: Disability Services Coordinator, Eastern Oregon University