Faculty and 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, Ed.D., M.A.

Jessica is an Assistant Professor and 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.

Jed Hafner

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.

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Karissa Gregory
Student services coordinator

Karissa is the Student Services Coordinator for the OHSU Division of Management where she facilitates by answering questions for prospective students, assists applicants through the admissions process, communicates with current students, and helps coordinate alumni events. She also collaborates with staff, faculty, and colleagues to set up and deliver educational experiences.

Core faculty

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

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.

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.

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Eugene Cardi, M.S.

Eugene serves as OHSU’s Director of Specialty and Value-Based Care. In this capacity Eugene's role is to be a consistent advocate for value-based care health initiatives across all aspects of care delivery with emphasis in Specialty Care and Hospital Medicine, acting as a keen observer and evaluator of emerging value-based care and alternative payment model trends, assessing risk, and recommending strategic direction. 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.

Adriel Gorsuch

Adriel Gorsuch, M.S.

Adriel is a creative, systems-thinker passionate about leveraging technology to improve the patient and provider experience. 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.P.H.

Gina Hawley is the Vice President of Professional and Support Services where she oversees several allied health, clinical, and support services programs for OHSU Healthcare. Read more.

Denise Hoover, M.B.A.

Denise Hoover is the Chief Surgical Services Officer for Salem Health, a not-for-profit regional health system in the mid-Willamette Valley. Prior to her current role, she served as a manager and director in Human Resources. 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.

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.

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

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

Ruth Ann Tsukuda

Ruth Ann Tsukuda, M.P.H., Ed.D., R.N.

Ruth Ann co-teaches the Ethics course in both the M.B.A. and M.S. programs. Read more.


Hans VanDerSchaaf, Ph.D., M.P.A.

Hans VanDerSchaaf is inspired by research and initiatives that harness innovation, human-centerdness, technology and service improvements to create step changes in organizational performance and improve customer experiences. Read more.