Abby Sears: Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer, Abby 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.
Sean Whiteley-Ross: Chief Financial Officer
Sean Whiteley-Ross, Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for OCHIN’s overall financial internal control structure and reporting, corporate budgeting and forecasting, and external banking relationships. Sean has been with OCHIN as its CFO since 2008 and has over 20 years of finance experience. Prior to OCHIN, Sean specialized in public accounting in both tax and audit with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the nation’s largest public accounting firm; private sector accounting as the Controller of a publicly traded software firm in Portland; and as the Vice President of Finance (and then Treasurer) for SmithBucklin, the nation’s largest association management company in Chicago. During Sean’s tenure as CFO, OCHIN has grown from $9M in total revenue to an estimate of more than $28M in fiscal year 2014.
Yedda Trawick: Chief Operating Officer
Yedda Trawick serves as OCHIN’s Chief Operating Officer and leads the following teams: Epic Operations, Quality Improvement, Project Management, Leadership and Organizational Development, and IT. Her teams integrate new member organizations into the OCHIN Collaborative, as well as provide a broad range of service and product offerings. Yedda has more than 17 years of experience in the healthcare industry, beginning her career at a not-for-profit hospital and working subsequently as a business and technical consultant for healthcare payers in Indiana, Mississippi, and Oregon, as well as for a Third-Party Administrator, managing and directing implementations and system conversions. She served as the Director of Operational Excellence at CareOregon, where it was her responsibility to design and implement the Learning Center, which provided training for clinicians and clinical staff participating in the Care Support and System Innovation (CSSI) program, as well as driving system-wide improvement for CareOregon using the Model for Improvement. This work is published in two books, The Improvement Guide and Pursuing the Triple Aim: Seven Innovators Show the Way to Better Care, Better Health, and Lower Costs. She is trained in Quality as a Business Strategy (QBS), a leadership philosophy and method by the Associates in Process Improvement. Yedda is a graduate of Intermountain’s Advanced Training Program (ATP) in Healthcare Delivery Improvement, and she received a BS degree from the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Business and Accountancy.
Paul Matthews: Chief Technology Officer
As OCHIN’s Chief Technology Officer and principal architect, Paul is responsible for the technical delivery and hosting architecture for OCHIN’s Epic and Data Analytics business lines. Externally, he is focused on the implementation of Health Information Exchanges (HIE) within communities. With more than 20 years of experience designing and implementing large-scale information systems around the world, Paul has focused on Health IT and secure information exchange and currently serves in the following ways: The Sequoia Project (formerly Healtheway) (Board of Directors), eHealth Exchange (Coordinating Committee), Carequality (Advisory Council), Northwest Access Exchange (Board of Directors), and the Health Share of Oregon (technical oversight group). Paul has previously served on Epic Corporation’s Care Everywhere Governance Committee and the State of Oregon Health Information Technology Oversight Council (Technology Workgroup).
Scott Fields, MD: Chief Medical Officer/Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Dr. Scott Fields, Chief Medical Officer for OCHIN, is responsible for providing clinical leadership and guidance to the development, implementation, and management of clinical and health IT systems, including electronic health records (EHRs) and other HIT systems. He is also responsible for the information needs of OCHIN’s clinical research, support, and clinical consulting services. Dr. Fields serves as Professor and Vice Chair of Family Medicine at OHSU, where he has been on faculty for over 24 years. As a practicing family physician and clinical leader, he has extensive experience in organizing and effectively using data in the clinical environment. As a clinical leader at an academic health center, he has expertise in integrating research into clinical care. He also has experience working with multiple EHR platforms and served as the physician lead for installing OHSU’s outpatient Epic EHR in 2006. Since then, Dr. Fields has led a data and analytics team that provides reporting services to OCHIN’s community practices, as well as to many OHSU departments. As the leader of OCHIN’s national Clinical Oversight Group, Dr. Fields has worked with diverse clinics and communities, helping to teach clinicians and staff about the connections among training, workflow, data management, data quality, and improvements in care delivery and patient health.
Vance Bauer: Vice President of Research
As VP of Research, Vance Bauer promotes and facilitates leading-edge research, including collaborative and interdisciplinary research, in areas related to the goals of OCHIN and OCHIN’s member health care systems. Since joining OCHIN in 2011, he has helped create the nation’s foremost community laboratory for health outcomes, policy, and primary care research with vulnerable and underserved populations. Vance also serves as the Project Director for the OCHIN-led ADVANCE Clinical Data Research Network (CDRN) funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, one of only 13 funded CDRNs in the nation. Vance has over 20 years of experience managing complex research networks and projects and directing research teams. Prior to joining OCHIN, he worked at Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research (CHR) for over 10 years where he served as both a research associate and project manager. While at CHR, Vance played a pivotal role in establishing OCHIN’s Practice Based Research Network and supported the creation of research infrastructure at OCHIN. Prior to joining CHR, he was a senior research associate in the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University. Vance obtained a Masters of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Reed College.
Kevin Geoffroy: Vice President of Marketing
Kevin Geoffroy is OCHIN’s VP of Marketing and serves as a member of the OCHIN Executive Leadership Team. Kevin is responsible for internal and external communications, member governance and workgroups, partnerships, and OCHIN’s consulting service offering. Prior to this role, Kevin spent four years as VP of EHR Operations at OCHIN, and he is still heavily involved with account management of large and national accounts. Kevin has 20 years of operations management, account management, and project delivery experience, and he has worked with organizations such as Sapient Corporation, Arcadia, and Innovatix. Kevin has a BS in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from New York University.
Clayton Gillett: Chief Information Officer (CIO)
As OCHIN’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), Clayton Gillett is responsible for the overall data governance and consistent and efficient use and application of data across all OCHIN platforms and integration of data with third party systems. Clayton is the CEO of HIT Impacts, a services organization charged with leveraging the strengths of the two largest Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs): OCHIN Inc. and Health Choice Network. Prior to his work with HIT Impacts, Clayton was the Executive Director of O-HITEC, the Regional Extension Center for Oregon; the Chief Operating Officer of OCHIN; and a consultant for a large independent firm providing strategic advice, implementation assistance, and general consulting services to integrated delivery systems, MSOs, hospitals, and large group practices. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Utah, a Masters of Business Administration, and a Masters of Healthcare Administration, both from the University of Washington.
Kim Klupenger: Chief Experience Officer
As OCHIN’s Chief Experience Officer, Kim is responsible for leading the account management teams, fulfilling the established member and revenue goals for OCHIN, and ensuring a quality membership experience. Kim also is the program lead for the Regional Extension Center and FCC Broadband programs. Before OCHIN’s acquisition of Oregon Health Network (OHN) in 2013, Kim was a founding leader and Chief Operations Officer for OHN, establishing the organization’s core infrastructure and managing the original $20.182 million dollar FCC Rural Health Care Pilot Program. Her background includes a career in human resource management, as well as company launches, with an emphasis in operations and finance. She has also worked with Medicaid in establishing and promoting Medicaid billing systems, built and managed insurance claims systems, and worked with many medical organizations and providers in the areas of operations, recruitment, staffing, and finance. Kim earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Business from Oregon State University.