Speakers’ Bureau


Collecting data on Oregon’s nursing workforce is a big part of what we do.

SHARING that information is equally important. 

Whether you are looking for keynote speakers, a breakout presentation, or an educational offering for your next staff meeting, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to discuss Oregon’s nursing workforce and its impact on our communities. 

Speakers’ Bureau Topics:

Past presentation topics include:

  • Current Landscape of Nursing in Oregon
  • Benefits and Limitations of National and Local Data Sets
  • Education + Supply + Demand: The Full Picture of Oregon’s Nursing Workforce
  • Nurses on Boards: You Can Make An Impact
  • Nurse Faculty: Why Are They Leaving?

Interested in a different topic?

Our Speakers:

Jana is one of the few non-nurses in the United States who speaks fluent nurse. She came to the world of nursing workforce issues in 2009 when she joined the Oregon Center for Nursing as a program manager, which led her to be a program director, then the development director, and finally, the executive director. She is the current President Elect of the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers. She also serves as an advisory board member for the Immigrant Nurse Credentialing Program and advisory committee member for the HOWTO Grant Program. Jana holds a journalism degree, which allows her to tell some amazing stories, and a master’s of public administration, which allows her to bring order to chaos. She has a background in marketing, nonprofit management, and local government. Though often mistaken for a nurse, Jana has been known to faint at the sight of blood.

Rick Allgeyer is the Research Director at the Oregon Center for Nursing. In this role, Rick coordinates OCN’s research agenda, ensuring that information on nursing education, supply and projections for future demand are available on a regular basis. He will also be coordinating with partner organizations to conduct various research projects concerning the nursing workforce in Oregon. Prior to joining OCN, Rick served as the Director for Strategic Decision Support at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. In this role, he was responsible for analytic and quantitative research on health care utilization, demographic trends, and enrollment patterns for the state’s health care and human service programs. Rick received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1995.


As a nonprofit organization, we welcome honorariums to offset staff time and travel. Please contact us to discuss your particular budget needs.