Administrative Staff

Hillary Paasch, B.A. Education Manager

  • Residency Recruitment and Scheduling
  • Orientation
  • Graduation
  • Event Planning

Hillary Paasch received her Bachelors of Art in Liberal Studies with a minor in English and Communication Studies. Hillary grew up in West Linn, Oregon and stayed in the local area for college. She graduated from Portland State University (PSU) where she also developed a passion for higher education, life-long learning, and working with students. Before coming to APOM, she worked at PSU for thirteen years – coordinating recruitment events and managing Orientation programs for new students and families. Being part of the team that works to enhance our trainees' educational experience, collectively celebrate their accomplishments at graduation, and recruit new talent to our residency program are all things that keep her excited about coming to work and our amazing trainees, in general. Outside of work, Hillary is a proud mom of two beautiful kids. Email Hillary

Dana Bigham, M.Ed. Education Coordinator

  • Medhub - evaluations, duty hours, schedules, conference attendance, reports, curriculum review and milestone mapping, trainee portfolios
  • Cardiothoracic, Critical Care, Pain, Pediatric and Regional Fellowship Coordination
  • Educational technology - Sakai, Qualtrics, ACGME case logs, web sites
  • Medical student rotations and extra learners

Dana received her Masters of Education in Educational Leadership &Policy Studies from University of Washington and her Bachelors of Art in Communications from Washington State University. Dana most recently worked at University of Washington Bothell School of Educational Studies managing advising, curriculum, and course scheduling, and working closely with faculty creating new programs. A Seattle native, Dana fell in love with and in Portland and recently relocated to the city. She enjoys exploring her new hometown, volunteering at SCRAP PDX and Pittock Mansion, and attending concerts and other live performances. She is also an avid reader, knitter, and dog lover. Dana gets back to Seattle very often to visit with family and her two college-aged children. Email Dana

Emi Garcia, B.A. Administrative Assistant

  • Operations Support
  • Medical student rotations and extra learners

Emi Garcia was born and raised on the island of Oahu and moved to Oregon to attend Portland State University. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Advertising Management. She has a passion for photography and she feels especially lucky to live here, as Oregon offers a variety of beautiful places to explore. She also enjoys music(mostly country) however, growing up she sang in a choir where she had the opportunity to sing in a couple Operas, and even flew to Washington, D.C. to sing for the President. Email Emi