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 Laurie Hoyt Huffman, Executive Director,  Email

Laurie brings more than ten years of senior management experience in social services and health care in Oregon, most recently as the division director of treatment and prevention services at Volunteers of America Oregon. She also offers a deep commitment to social justice and a rich background in nonprofit leadership that spans addiction and mental health treatment, health research, prevention, prison reentry services, and children and family services. She holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology, is a licensed professional counselor in Oregon, and has completed post-graduate programs in nonprofit executive leadership, biomedical ethics, addiction treatment, and mediation.

Maureen Hinman, Policy Director, Email

Maureen is the Policy Director for the Oregon School-Based Health Alliance, and a dedicated advocate for school health services. In her six years with OSBHA, legislative funding for school-based health centers (SBHCs) has increased by nearly 80 percent resulting in the development of new health centers, added services, and additional technical support including a focus on improving the sustainability of SBHCs. Maureen is also leading the nation’s first examination of an alternative payment method specific to SBHCs and coordinated care organizations. In addition to her SBHC expertise, she served as the chair/co-chair of the Healthy Kids Learn Better Coalition for three years, facilitating the group’s participation in health and education reform and advocacy for improved school health and children’s services. Recently, she led development of legislation for Oregon’s trauma informed schools pilot project and is working with the Chief Education Office to provide technical assistance to the pilot schools. Prior to her work with OSBHA, Maureen worked in the Oregon Health Authority’s Public Health Division doing program, policy, and operations work, provided health education internationally, and was the administrator of a safety net clinic with a primary focus on youth. 

 AshleyMcAllisterheadshot small.pngAshley McAllister, Program Manager, Email

Ashley comes to OSBHA with nearly ten years of experience developing innovative nonprofit programs in Portland. She established an international academic program for a Portland-based nonprofit feminist media organization, and has developed and strengthened programs for nonprofits focused on sexual health and social justice education. In her spare time, Ashley volunteers with the Portland chapter of Showing Up For Racial Justice and at the Portland International Rose Test Garden. She strives to live by these words from Angela Davis: “You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world, and you have to do it all the time.”

 Gabrielle Kornharens, Student Health Advocacy Group Facilitator, Email

Gabrielle is passionate about youth leadership development and empowerment. She comes to OSBHA with 4 years of grassroots organizing and social justice experience. Her commitment to social justice had brought her to many spaces. She currently works with Momentum Alliance, a community social justice organization. She has worked in higher education with Portland Community College to shape curriculum and campus policies to support all students. Gabrielle is the 2017 recipient of the Equity & Inclusion Advocacy Award, from the District Leaders of Diversity, Portland Community College.


 Jessica Chambers, Administrative Coordinator, Email

Jessica has a passion for non-profit management work, and provides administrative support and management for several Oregon non-profit groups.  She also has several years experience in Government Relations for Human Services, Health Care and Housing non-profits. She is committed to creating policies and procedures that best serve Oregon and its most vulnerable citizens.