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Danniy Rosen Headshot.jpgDanni/y Rosen (she/her/Hers; He/Him/His), Co-Chair

Danni/y Rosen is the current chair for the Oregon Chapter of GLSEN.  He also serves as a Co-Chair of the GLSEN National Advisory Board. Danni/y serves on the Basic Rights Oregon Board (Basic Rights Education Board - 503c3 board).  She is a retiree from a career in Information Technology and has provided training related to the LGBTQ community for close to 20 years to members of the Portland Police Bureau, various medical and nursing programs, and schools ranging from elementary ages to Graduate programs. Danni/y has also served as Co-Chair of the Portland Police Bureau Alliance for Safer Communities (previously known as the Sexual Minorities Round Table). He volunteers with the Portland Police Bureau as Crisis Response Team member and has been a citizen panel member serving on various Bureau committees. Her passion is creating safe and healthy communities and schools for everyone.  Danni/y has been a board member since 2018.
Jeremiah Rigsby (he/him), Co-Chair

Jeremiah Rigsby is the Chief of Staff at CareOregon. Jeremiah moved to Oregon in 2011 to attend Lewis and Clark Law School. Before moving to Oregon, Jeremiah was a congressional aide to US Congressman Henry Cuellar (2006-2009) and US Congressman Kurt Schrader (2009-2011). During his time on the Hill, Jeremiah worked on a number of policy issues, but focused on health care policy through the development and passage of the Affordable Care Act. After completing law school, Jeremiah joined CareOregon to help develop and advocate for Medicaid and Medicare policy. 

James Biggers_1.jpgJames Biggers (he/him), Secretary

James is a new member of the board this year but has worked with the OSBHA since 2013 after joining the Statewide Youth Action Council, now called the Student Health Advocates, in his senior year of high school. As a member of SHA he worked on developing the Eye to Eye training along with many of the early foundational policies for the SHA. He has worked on countless advocacy projects which have taken him not only all around the state but across the country as well. Now that he has reached the age limit for the SHA he is excited to begin this next step as a member of the board and is ready to learn as much as he possibly can. James has been a member of the board since 2020.

Keevin.pngKeevin Bybee, (He/Him), Treasurer

Keevin Bybee is a family physician providing full-spectrum primary and preventative care in the Portland area. This lense highlights the importance of having comprehensive and colocated care givers and resources where kids and learners spend a large portion of their time, in schools. He is honored to serve on the board of OSBHA to learn more and advocate for the best and safest learning environments. He also hosts a podcast,
Anna Ayala Square.pngAnna Ayala

Anna is currently a medical student at Oregon Health and Sciences University where she is training to become a pediatrician. As a teenager, she began working with children and found joy in serving her community. She grew into her desire to pursue medicine as an arm of social justice and now is interested in advocating for patients in all aspects of care. She is interested in transformative justice, humanism in medicine, and place-based initiatives.

Bill Thomas (he/him)

Bill Thomas, MSW, MSc. has been director of children and family services for the Washington County Department of Health and Human Services since 2004, and has been involved in the management of human services in both public and private agencies for over 35 years. Bill's wide-ranging experience encompasses planning and administration for aging, community action, family services, health, housing, mental health, and substance abuse programs. He has graduate degrees from Portland State University and the London School of Economics.

Kasi Woidyla Square.pngKasi Woidyla
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center

Kasi Woidyla is the Communications Director for Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, with responsibility for all marketing, communications, public relations and brand strategy for the organization’s 18 clinics located in Washington and Yamhill counties. In her previous role with Virginia Garcia she served as the Public Relations Officer for the Foundation where she led the marketing and strategy, along with the public relations, for the fundraising and events of the Foundation.  
Kasi has spent much of her 25+ years in marketing and communications working in the non-profit sector.  She understands the critical need that community-based organizations provide and is honored to be part of the great work happening in Oregon. Kasi also serves on several other community boards and advisory councils, ensuring the voices of those often marginalized are heard and part of the decision-making process. Kasi has been a member of the board since 2022.

Kelly Coates Square.pngKelly Coates, PhD, MPH

Kelly Coates, PhD, MPH focused her doctoral dissertation work on the intersectionality between health and education by exploring how the structural elements of the school system and the process elements of school-based health delivery can mitigate the ways in which health barriers to learning affect a student’s ability to attend school regularly. Kelly currently works for CareOregon, as a QI Program Administrator, and at Portland State University, as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. Most of her career has been spent in the nonprofit world, with more than 20 years of experience both as staff and as a Board member. She is a lifelong Portland resident and revels in all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer, including kayaking, hiking and camping. Kelly has been a member of the board since July 2022.