Steering Committee and Advisory Council


The Steering Committee is a committee of community representatives committed to promoting the highest ethical standards in health care through collaboration with the OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care. The Steering Committee provides the Center leadership with:

  • Dialogue about current community concerns and statewide issues that reflect ethical questions within Oregon.
  • Direction for strategic planning and vision.
  • Development guidance and expertise.

2018 Steering Committee members:

Gary T. Chiodo, DMD, Chair
Ann Barden
Phyllis Beemsterboer, MS, EdD
David Clarke, MD
Barbara Durkheimer
Walter Grebe
Mary Lago
Barbara K. Rice
Susan Tolle, MD

The work of the Center for Ethics in Health Care is advanced by the friend raising efforts of the Advisory Council.

2018 Advisory Council members:

Lisa Andrus-Rivera, PhD

Amanda Ashley

Ann Barden

Phyllis Beemsterboer, MS, EdD

Gwyneth Gamble Booth

Evie Brim

Barbara Durkheimer

Karen Early

Mary Lago

Barbie Rice

Carol Santesson

Barbara Sloop

Cornie Stevens

Joan Strand