As chief financial officer, Brenda Garske is responsible for OCHIN’s financial management functions, including accounting, auditing, budgeting, and financial planning and analysis. She brings more than 30 years of financial management, business leadership, and corporate strategy experience to her role.
Prior to joining OCHIN in 2019, Brenda held senior level financial positions with a nonprofit managed care organization serving the uninsured and underinsured pediatric population in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, area, with Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and in the telecom industry. She is a certified public accountant, holding an eMBA from the University of Texas at Arlington, and earned a bachelor’s degree in accountancy and a Bachelor of Business Administration in economics from the University of Oklahoma.
Brenda has been a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), earned six Certificates of Excellence in Financial Reporting as a member of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), and served on DFW Airport’s Women’s Initiative Network (WIN). She is based in Portland, Oregon.