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Board of Directors

2017 Board Officers

Chair: Jane Brandes, RN, MSN, Providence Hospice, Portland

Chair Elect: Pam Matthews, RN, BSN, CHCE, Willamette Valley Hospice, Salem

Treasurer: Margaret Thornburg, Senior Director, Claims, Customer Service & Configuration, Moda Health, Portland

SecretaryPat Berry, PhD, RN, ACNPN, FPCN, FAAN, OHSU Hartford Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence, Portland

Past Chair: Susan Mulligan, RN, BSN, Portland

2017 Board Members

Keri Culhane, RN, BSN, MBA, Coastal Home Health & Hospice, Gold Beach

Nicole Elovitz, MBA, Director of Marketing, Cambia Health Solutions, Portland

Jad Hamdan, Northwest Funding Group, Portland

Carol Kast, LCSW, Portland

Jeff Lear, MD, Samaritan Evergreen Hospice, Albany

Jason Malcom, LCSW, Department of Veterans Affairs, Portland

Laura K. Mavity, MD, St. Charles Health System, Bend

Rev. Canon Raggs Ragan, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland

CEO: Barb Hansen, MA, RN, CWON, Oregon Hospice Association, Portland

2017 Hospice Providers’ Council


Chair: Lisa Hurley, Partners in Care, Bend

Chair Elect: Emma Ward, Seasons Hospice, Portland