Community Partnership Program Leadership and Staff

Contact us

For questions about the Community Partnership Program, please email or call 503-418-8077Sign 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.: Therapeutics Clinical and Equity Lead, Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division
  • Cara Lutze, M.D., M.B.A: Primary Care Physician, Legacy Medical Group
  • 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
  • Jen Olson, M.S., M.A.: Chronic Disease Program Manager, Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, Inc
  • 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.: Mental Health Therapist, La Clinica School Based Health Center
  • Patricia Selinger, M.P.H.: Retired; Breast and Cervical Cancer Program Health Educator and Manager, Oregon Health Authority
  • Samantha Watson, M.S.: Community Health Manager, Jackson Care Connect
  • Taylor Smith, M.B.A.: Disability Services Coordinator, Eastern Oregon University