A driving force for health equity

Abby Sears

Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Abby Sears is responsible for the overall strategy and executive leadership at OCHIN. Abby has been with OCHIN since its inception and has helped grow the organization nationally, focusing on building a learning organization that supports the transformation of healthcare through the use of data and technology. A prominent national speaker and HIT advisor with over 15 years of healthcare expertise, she is focused on building a premier information and technology network leveraging Health IT products, services, and the use of practice-based research to help community practices nationwide achieve federal and industry standards for healthcare delivery, quality, and cost control. In 2012, Abby was named CEO of the Year for Nonprofits in Oregon by the Portland Business Journal. She holds an MBA and MHA, both from the University of Minnesota.



How an Oregon nonprofit brings 21st century technology to safety-net health centers
Portland Business Journal, Author: Hayes, E.

The OCHIN Community Information Network: Bringing Together Community Health Centers, Information Technology, and Data to Support a Patient-Centered Medical Village
Authors: DeVoe, J., Sears, A.

The ADVANCE network: accelerating data value across a national community health center network
Authors: Devoe, J. E., Gold, R., Cottrell, E., Bauer, V., Brickman, A., Puro, J., Nelson, C., Mayer, K., Sears, A., Burdick, T., Merrell, J., Matthews, P., Fields, S.

Board and Other Appointments:

2019 - Present: 131 & Counting

2018 - Present: Portland Business Alliance

2012 - Present: Oregon Primary Care Association

2013 - 2014: State of Oregon Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission

2006 - 2010: Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation