OHEA's Steering Committee is made up of five culturally specific community based organizations and one local public health institute. The steering committee is comprised of leader of color and organizations who serve communities of color, low income communities, refugee and immigrant communities and folks disproportionately impacted by health inequities including rural and frontier communities, LGBTQIA2+ communities, youth, aging populations, people living with disabilities and individuals with chronic health conditions.

OHEA values community input and leadership in multiple levels of our work. Our Community Powered Change program is led by a group of Leadership Team members who expertly drive our community led and driven strategy work.


OHEA's Steering Committee

* Founding member


Urban League of Portland (ULPDx)*

Lead staff: Jackie Yerby, Advocacy Director

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)*

2018-2019 Fiscal Sponsor of OHEA
Lead staff: Chi Nguyen, Interim ED


Oregon latino health coalition (OLHC)

Lead staff: Olivia Quiroz, Executive Director


Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)

2018-2019 Co-Chair
Lead staff: Tamara Henderson, Director of Youth and Education Services


Unite Oregon*

Lead staff: Kayse Jama, Executive Director


Oregon Public Health Institute (OPHI)

2018-2019 Co-Chair
Lead staff: Cyreena Boston Ashby, CEO