Board and Staff

OCN Board of Directors

Oregon Center for Nursing’s board of directors is an amazingly dedicated group of individuals passionate about nursing and healthcare! Comprised of up to 15 members, our board meets regularly to discuss the changes in the nursing workforce and healthcare delivery. Are you interested in serving on the OCN Board of Directors? Contact Executive Director, Jana Bitton, to learn more.

Jack Dempsey, Dempsey Public Affairs

Cynthia Evans, MS, RN
Vice President

Jordan Ferris, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Linfield College
Treasurer

Pam Fifer, EdD, RN, CNE, George Fox University

Leda Garside, BSN, RN, Tuality Healthcare

Deena Harpham, Cross Country Healthcare

Erica Knepper, BSN, RN, Adventist Health
President

Gretchen Koch, MSN, RN, Oregon State Board of Nursing (ex-officio)

Troy Larkin, PhD, RN, Providence Health & Services

Patricia Rojas, RN, MBA, Kaiser Permanente

Desi Shubin, RN, MSN, CNML
Secretary

Kyle Stevens, MS, Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board

OCN Staff Members

Jana Bitton, MPA
Executive Director
bitton@up.edu
503-342-4047

Rick Allgeyer, PhD
Research Director
allgeyer@up.edu
503-837-6161

Kelley Ilic
Operations Manager
ilic@up.edu
503-342-4048

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