Photos Credit: John R. Keys, Jr.

Central Oregon Research Coalition

Community Leadership

    CORC’s Steering Committee is comprised of community leaders who represent interests in Central Oregon around health, wellness, education and research. They include individuals from Central Oregon universities, healthcare systems, the school district, county health departments, coordination care organization (CCO), community-based organizations and researchers.

    CORC’s leadership committees had a critical role in creating CORC’s Mission and VisionThe CORC Charter also provides structure and guidance for the organization.

    Steering Committee

    Michael Baker, Health Services Director, Jefferson County Health Department

    Kelly Barnett, Inventor & Researcher

    Megan Boone, Clinical Research Coordinator, St. Charles Health System

    George Conway, Health Services Director, Deschutes County Health Department

    Muriel Delavergne-Brown, Public Health Director, Crook County Health Department

    Julie Downing, Instructional Dean, Central Oregon Community College

    Paige Farris, Human Subjects’ Protection Team, OHSU

    Brianne Kothari, Community & Academic Researcher, OSU-Cascades

    Mark Loveless, Community & Academic Researcher, Medical Networks Revealed

    Doug Mercer, Community-based Organization

    Kate Wells, Director, Community Health Development, PacificSource Community Solutions

    Research Coalition Advisor
    Karen Heckert, Assistant Professor of Public Health, Central Oregon Community College