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Say 'Oh Hey' to OHEA's newest Team Members!

Updated: Dec 15, 2023

Original Blog Post Released: November 2022


OHEA is very excited to introduce two new staff who joined our team at the end of October. Learn a little bit about Sumiko Taylor-Hill and Daysi Bedolla Sotelo! We were able to grow 100% capacity-wise thanks to grants from OHA’s CBO Engagement Team and Oregon Consumer Justice.


Sumiko Taylor-Hill, she/her, Membership and Community Engagement Strategist Introduce yourself! Whatever feels important to share. My name is Sumiko Taylor-Hill and I have lived most of my life in the Portland area. After graduating from Portland State University I have spent the last few years of my career working in the non-profit sector, as I am passionate about being of service to others.


What work will you be doing at OHEA?

In my role as OHEA’S Membership and Community Engagement Strategist, I will be supporting membership outreach as well as communication and community engagement. What are you most excited about in your role?

I am most excited about connecting with our members and growing our membership. Which health equity issues are you particularly passionate about? I am passionate about health equity as a whole so I can’t say there is one issue I am more passionate about than the other.


Daysi Bedolla Sotelo, she/her/ella, Advocacy and Policy Strategist

Introduce yourself! Whatever feels important to share.

My name is Daysi Bedolla Sotelo and I use she/ella pronouns. Originally from Michoacan Mexico, and have been living in the state of Oregon for the past 16 years. I’m the oldest out of four in my family and also a first-generation student. I am an alumni of Chemeketa Community College and Eastern Oregon University.


What work will you be doing at OHEA?

I am the Advocacy and Policy Strategist which means I will be supporting the policy side of OHEA and working with our partners to learn about how legislation impacts our communities and supporting lobby efforts to ensure accessibility to health care.


What are you most excited about in your role?

I am excited about learning more about health policy, and how the social determinants of health continue to affect our communities. I am also excited to continue to reimagine a healthcare system that works for all looks like.


Which health equity issues are you particularly passionate about?

I am passionate about accessibility to healthcare and removing barriers for our communities so they can access all sorts of care from preventative to mental health.


Anything else you’d like to share with the people?

During my free time I enjoy playing tennis, hiking, and being near the ocean.



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