OHD Board of Directors
Oregon Health Decisions Co-Founder
Michael J. Garland, D.Sc.Rel
Paige Sipes-Metzler, DPA, MSN, RN
Vice President, AON Consulting
Donalda Dodson, MPH, RN
Executive Director, Oregon Child Development Coalition
Executive Director of the North Sound Accountable Community of Health
Liz Baxter recently became the first Executive Director of the North Sound Accountable Community of Health, which encompasses Snohomish, Skagit Island, San Jan and Whatcom Counties. Prior to moving to Whatcom County Liz was Executive Director of the Oregon Public Health Institute (OPHI), and spent seven years leading We Can Do Better (founded as the Archimedes Movement). The common element in each of her roles is a belief that community voice is essential to sustainable change to impact policy and practice, and influence the state and national dialogues on health and health care reform. Liz has spent her career building bridges between complex policy discussions and the public’s ability to understand and weigh in on these issues.
Liz chaired the board for Cover Oregon for more than three years, and serves on the board of Oregon Health Decisions. She was vice chair of Oregon’s Future of Public Health Task Force, and remains an elected member of the Oregon Health Authority’s Health Equity Policy Committee. She has a bachelor’s degree in social welfare, two years of graduate study in gerontology and a Master’s in Public Health.
Lauren Frank, MHS, PhD
Associate Professor of Communication at Portland State University
Lauren Frank is an Associate Professor of Communication at Portland State University. She used to work on maternal and child health research with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and she worked with collaboratives advocating for access to healthcare throughout California. In her current role, she researches health communication. Her projects include studies of how to design messages to be effective and involve families. She has worked to promote informed decision making on health issues such as cervical cancer prevention and family planning.
Margaret Klein, RN, MS, MSN, JD
Director, Care Integration and Coordination Program OHSU Health Services
Margaret is a nurse, attorney, ethicist, educator, and published author with over 46 years of experience in healthcare, law, ethics and the insurance industry. She has held positions in direct patient care, management and administration – serving in healthcare leadership positions for Legacy Health System, Oregon Health Sciences University and Providence Health and Services. Currently, Margaret chairs the Palliative Care and Quality of Life Advisory Council for the Oregon Health Authority and is the Director of Care Integration and Coordination, OHSU Health Services.
In her spare time, Margaret spends time with her now retired husband Craig; has served as the photojournalist and team administrator for a medical mission team to Guatemala through Faith in Practice out of Houston Texas; serves on the board with Susan G. Komen, Oregon and SW Washington, and on the board of the American Care Management Association Oregon Chapter; grows roses, and has four beautiful rescue Shih Tzu pups, Lincoln, Tesla, Shelby, Lexus, and their domestic cat, Miss Bentley.
John Stull, MD, MPH
John obtained his MD from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, pediatrics training at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, a Master of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, and Preventive Medicine training at OHSU. He practiced as a general pediatrician for 25 years, and for the past 19 years has served on faculty at OHSU, teaching epidemiology, ethics, several public health survey courses, and serving as Director of the OHSU MD/MPH Program as well as Program Director for the Preventive Medicine Residency from 2007-2018.
His wife and three grown children reside in the Portland area. In addition to serving on the board for Oregon Health Decisions, his academic interests are epidemiology methods and epistemology, teaching, the interface of medicine and public health, and working directly with students as advisor/mentor. He enjoys reading, outdoor photography (landscape & wildlife), road biking, travel, and spending time in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park.