Faculty and staff

Staff

Steve Kinder, M.P.A.
Division head

Steve Kinder is the head of the Division of Management in the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine. Read more.

Jessica Walter, M.A.
Director

Jessica is the director of the Division of Management at Oregon Health & Science University. Read more.

Sanji Zagorodney
Financial analyst

Sanji prepares financial analyses relating to budget variance analyses, operation of systems and cost analysis; prepares, analyzes and maintains cost data as required for regulatory reporting; gathers and reports statistics for budget and cost reports.

Kelsi Nagle-Rowe, M.A .
Marketing and outreach manager

Kelsi manages the marketing and outreach initiatives for the division; including recruitment, admissions, marketing, alumni engagement, and corporate outreach. She works directly with students, faculty, alumni and division collaborators regarding division happenings.

Jed Hafner
Education coordinator

Jed supports faculty in building and maintaining course sites in the Sakai online learning environment, and provides academic advising to new and current students.

Megan Drapeau
Administrative assistant

Megan supports the division of management's staff and faculty and provides front-line support to students and visitors.

Core faculty

Jim Huntzicker, Ph.D., M.M.
Professor

Dr. Huntzicker joined Oregon Graduate Center (subsequently renamed to Oregon Graduate Institute) in 1974 and served in a number of capacities. Read more.

Ron L. Sakaguchi, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., M.B.A.
Professor

Ron Sakaguchi integrates a systems perspective, design tools, and strategic innovation and entrepreneurship with a focus on execution in collaborating with graduate students in healthcare management and executive leaders. Read more.

Niki Steckler, Ph.D.
Associate professor

Niki Steckler, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Division of Management in Oregon Health & Science University's School of Medicine. She holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University. Read more.

Adjunct faculty

Dawn Bonder, J.D.

Dawn Bonder serves as president and CEO of Health Republic. Prior to leading Health Republic, Bonder directed the Oregon Community Health Information Network's O-HITEC initiative, which provides education, outreach, and technical assistance to Oregon's health care providers and companies transitioning to electronic health records. Read more.

Brenda Buratti, M.S.

Brenda Buratti is marketing director at the KGW Media Group. Her work focuses on the transformative change in the media industry in how news and information is delivered and consumed. Read more.

Aaron Caughey, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Aaron teaches the economic environment of the firm course in the M.B.A. program. Read more. 

Tom CulhaneM.D., M.M.M., M.H.C.M.

Tom is a native of Portland.  After graduating from Jesuit High School he attended Stanford University where he earned his bachelor's degree in biological sciences.  He returned to Portland to attend OHSU where he completed his M.D. degree in 1979. Read more.

David Dilts, Ph.D., M.B.A., C.M.A., C.P.A.

David Dilts, management scientist, is managing partner of Dilts+Partners, LLC, a firm dedicated to reducing the time required to open and run clinical research trials. From 2009-13, he was director of strategy alignment for the  OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. Read more.

Gudrun Granholm, M.B.A., C.F.P.

Gudrun is the CEO and founder of Box One, Inc., an organization that provides custom financial training for companies and universities, with a focus on the medical and biotech market.  For the past 25 years her training has centered on helping session participants. Read more.

Gina Hawley, M.H.A., Dr.Ph.

Gina Hawley is the senior director of neuroscience and spine at OHSU where she oversees operations, finance, and strategic planning for the hospital service line. Read more.

Denise Hoover, M.B.A.

Denise Hoover is a service line director for Salem Health, a not-for-profit regional health system in the mid-willamette valley. She leads Salem Health's rehabilitation, orthopedics, and neuroscience service lines. Read more.

Aaron Lones, M.P.H.

Aaron Lones is a senior associate with Point B Management Consultants, an employee-owned company that helps organizations form, execute, and thrive. Aaron's work extends primarily to the areas of healthcare management, business and technology. Read more.

Brian McCarthy, M.B.A.

Brian K. McCarthy is a member of the full-time faculty in the Portland State University Graduate School of Business. He teaches marketing and managerial communication classes in the M.B.A. and M.I.M. programs, advises the school of business on its marketing strategy, and coaches M.B.A. and M.I.M. students on achieving school and career success. Read more.

Vishnu Mohan, M.D., M.B.I., F.A.C.P.

Vishnu teaches the health IT for managers course in the M.B.A. program. Read more.

Jeff Oltmann

Jeff Oltmann has over 20 years of experience in engineering, line management and program management with industry leaders such as Sequent, IBM, Prisma and Gould. He built a 50 person hardware development organization delivering boards, integrated circuits and systems and achieving ISO 9000 compliance in the process. Read more.

Kate Othus, M.P.A.

Kate serves as the director of AKT's healthcare division and interim or long-term CEO for AKT's medium-sized physician-lead, physician-owned private practices. These are specialty practice groups comprised of 7-20 physicians in need of assistance with governance, organizational development, strategic planning, leadership, and financial oversight. Read more.

Laura Pierce, M.S., M.S.W.

Laura is the standards and design director, real estate and construction, for Providence Health & Services (PH&S). She leads stakeholder groups in the development of design standards to reduce variation, improve the patient experience and to meet the healthcare needs of our communities. Read more.

Eric Schulz, M.B.A.

Eric serves as a senior manager at Aldrich Advisors. He concentrates on business development and organizational strategy. Prior to joining Aldrich, Eric was the director at Toyon Associates and director of business development at Apprise Health Insights, a subsidiary of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. Read more.

Rob Seemann, M.S.W.

Rob has over 10 years of experience in the teaching, training, and staff development industry. He is one of 40 career development facilitator master trainers for the National Career Development Association. Read more.

Kerry Sharp, M.B.A.

Kerry Sharp is an adjunct faculty member at Portland State University. He teaches graduate-level finance and strategy courses in the M.B.A., G.S.C.M., M.S.F.A. and M.I.M. programs. He has also taught strategy courses in the Oregon Executive M.B.A. program. Read more.

Mary Tanski, M.D., M.B.A.

Mary co-teaches the healthcare quality course in the M.B.A. program. Read more.