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Public Invited to Attend Meetings

The Board of Directors for IHN-CCO meets on a regular basis. The public is welcome to attend any of the following board meetings:

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020
Meeting type: Public (IHN-CCO Board and Regional CAC)
Time: 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Telephone meeting only
Dial: 971-254-1254
When prompted enter conference ID 555 008 51#

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020
Meeting type: Public
City: Albany
Time: 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Location: Samaritan Albany General Hospital (Reimer Conf. Rm.) 1085 6th Ave., SW, Albany, OR 97321

Public Comments

Public comments are welcome. Please be aware this is not a discussion, debate or dialogue between members of the public and the board of directors. It is an opportunity for the public to express opinions related to board business.

Oral comments will be heard from 1:35-1:45 p.m. with a maximum time allowed of two minutes per person. The board chair may limit this time to allow other members of the public who have signed up adequate time to speak. Please email Sheree Morgan at or call 541-768-4886 if you would like to speak. If you prefer to provide written testimony, please submit your name and comments to Sheree Morgan at

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

If we meet face-to-face, all public meeting locations are wheelchair accessible. If special accommodations are needed, please contact Sheree Morgan at 541-768-4886 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

Our Board of Directors

  • President and CEO of Samaritan Health Services — Doug Boysen, JD, MHA.
  • Two independent doctors — Dr. Lara Gamelin, Dr. Bruce Madsen.
  • Four county commissioners — Claire Hall, Lincoln County Commissioner; Xanthippe Augerot, Benton County Commissioner; Roger Nyquist, Chair, Linn County Board of Commissioners; and Thom King, Director, Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties.
  • One health system administrator — Kristy Jessop-Shankowski, M.D., Senior Medical Director, Samaritan Health Services Clinic Administration.
  • Three community members — Kärun Virtue, Lisa Pierson and William McCarthy.
  • One social worker — Jim Gouveia, LCSW, ACSW.
  • Chair of the IHN-CCO Community Advisory Council — Tyra Jansson.