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 a dedicated advocate for school health services. In her four 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. 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.
Megan Kovacs, Program Manager, Email
Megan comes to OSBHA with nearly 10 years of experience coordinating dating, domestic and sexual violence prevention. She designed and created a prevention education program promoting healthy relationships education to more than 15,000 middle and high school students and managed the Multnomah County and Portland Public Schools' Coaching Boys into Men project. Megan has developed and shaped both local and statewide prevention policy as co-chair of the Prevention Committee for Multnomah County's Family Violence Coordinating Council and as co-chair of the Prevention and Education Committee for the Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force. She was integral in the development and passing of the Oregon Healthy Teen Relationships Act. Megan is a 2015 recipient of the Judge Stephen B. Herrell Award for Outstanding Collaborative Efforts in Ending Domestic Violence and serves on the board of directors for a nonprofit, independent feminist media organization.
Haylee Williams, Social Media Intern
Over the past year Haylee has dedicated most of her time to serving on the Statewide Youth Action Council. On the council she has had the opportunity to host health events, create and execute trainings for local health care workers, participate in youth health advocacy at the Capitol and testify on behalf of OSBHA student health care bills. She has volunteered for numerous organizations from running blood drives for the Red Cross to leading a Nike basketball camp for disabled youth, to sitting on the PSU youth council and organizing their GIRLS Leadership summit. She aspires to continue her work in public health and attend university for family medicine studies. In the meantime she is working, and applying for scholarships and has become the OSBHA social media intern to empower youth and connect them with community health resources and other youth advocates.