Oregon Office of Rural Health

RHCC Membership

Rural Health Coordinating Council

Voting members

Donald Benschoter, DMD
Oregon Dental Association

Linda Callahan, PhD, PMHNP
Oregon Nurses Association

Bruce Carlson, MD
Oregon Medical Association

Wayne Endersby
Oregon EMS Association

Justin Harle
Oregon Association for Home Care

Kim Lovato, PA-C
Oregon Society of Physician Assistants

Kathy Ottele
Consumer — Oregon HSA #2 (Yamhill, Polk, Marion, Lincoln, Benton, Linn, Lane, Coos, Douglas, Curry, Josephine and Jackson Counties)

Kristen Plunkett, ND
Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Curt Stilp, EdD, PA-C
Oregon Health & Science University

Anna Velasco
Consumer — Oregon HSA #3 (Eastern Oregon — Hood River, Wasco, Jefferson, Deschutes, Klamath and all counties east) 
Term expires: 1/9/2020

Charles Wardle, OD
Oregon Optometric Physicians Association

Allison Whisenhunt
Consumer — Oregon HSA #1 (Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook, Washington and Clackamas Counties)
Term expires: 1/9/2020

Nancy Wiley
Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Conference of Local Health Officials
Oregon Association of Hospitals & Health Systems
Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon
Consumer — Community Fewer than 3500 (2 members)

Advisory, non-voting members

Claire Tranchese
Oregon Primary Care Association

Alternate for OAHHS


Alternate for Oregon Association of Homecare


Executive Committee

Two-year term as of April 2019

Chair: Wayne Endersby
Vice Chair: Kim Lovato, PA-C

One-year term as of April 2019

At-large members: Allison Whisenhunt and Linda Callahan

Grant Review Committee

  • Chair: Anna Velasco
  • Wayne Endersby
  • Kathy Ottele
  • Curt Stilp, EdD, PA-C

Become a member

To become a member of the RHCC, please contact Laura Potter, Administrative Manager | potterla@ohsu.edu | 503-494-5244

Upcoming meetings

October 17, 2019

January 16, 2020

April 16, 2020
Location TBD

July 16, 2020
Location TBD

October 15, 2020