Faculty and Staff

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.

Steve Kinder, M.P.A.

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

Judy Richardson
Judy Richardson, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.A.F.P., C.P.E.

Judy Richardson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, and the Division of Management, with time currently allocated to the Oregon Health Authority in support of the Covid Recovery and Response Unit. 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.

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.

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.


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Karissa Gregory

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.

Jed Hafner
Jed Hafner

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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Jesse Morales

Jesse is the Student Services Coordinator for the Division of Management and supports student and  faculty in the Sakai online learning environment, coordinates registration, and advises current students.

Adjunct Faculty

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Karin K. Bell, M.S.

Karin Bell is the manager of Digital Content Experience at Anthem Health, with oversight of the Digital Content Solutions Delivery for public channels as well as Health and Wellness Digital Content Strategy Solutions, collaborating with many to address the physical, behavioral and social drivers that impact whole health. Read more.

Dawn Bonder, J.D.

Dawn Bonder is recognized as a strategic and visionary executive with a consistent track record of driving innovation in complex and dynamic organizations. Her notable career, marked by 20 years of progressive leadership experience...Read more.

Tim Burdick
Tim Burdick, M.D., M.Sc., M.B.A.

Tim is a rural family physician with interests in clinical implementation, quality improvement, and research informatics. 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 Culhane, M.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.

Charles “Bud” Garrison, M.B.A.

Bud has focused a large part of his career on aligning technology with organizational strategies, implementing process improvement, and enhancing productivity for clinical area. 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.

Jawanza Hadley
Jawanza Hadley, M.S., P.M.P.

As the Program Director for Work2BeWell, Jawanza will spearhead national program expansion, oversee curriculum development and digital asset development, and build community partnerships with local and national education and behavioral health organizations. 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.

Kat Phillips
Kat Phillips, M.S., PMP

Kat Phillips is the Director of Health Equity at OHSU, a newly formed health center focused on developing community-based care models that serve historically minoritized individuals and underserved populations in the state of Oregon. This work bridges the gap between health systems and community leaders and aims to improve healthcare access and affordability for marginalized community groups. 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.

Tracy Quan
Tracy Quan, M.B.A., P.M.P.

Tracy Quan is a healthcare professional with 15 years experience in creating valuable solutions for a variety of sponsors. She finds motivation in cultivating engaged multidisciplinary teams and thrives in the cross-section of technology, organizational culture, and strategy. She is a proud graduate of The Healthcare M.B.A. 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.