Regional Vision. Local Action.
Lisa Rey Thomas, PhD, Director of Community and Tribal Partnership
Lisa is a Seattle native and a member of the Tlingit Tribes. Lisa has more than 30 years of experience in the field of addictions and wellness with a particular focus on partnering with Indigenous communities and community/tribal based participatory research approaches. She has served on numerous national committees and task groups and is currently serving as a technical advisor on the National Institutes of Health Tribal Advisory Committee. Lisa has two sons and loves to run, garden, knit, and spend time with family and friends!
Daniel Schafer, Communications and Development Coordinator
With more than ten years of experience working in nonprofit communications, higher education, and publishing, Daniel brings a diverse skill set to Olympic Community of Health. He comes to OCH after five years as a professor of English at McDaniel College in Maryland, where he specialized in professional communications, publishing, and design. Daniel was educated at Washington State University, where he earned his undergraduate and master's degrees in English. In his free time, Daniel enjoys running and hiking with his wife and son.
JooRi Jun, ND, Clinical Transformation Manager
Dr. JooRi Jun received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University and is a licensed primary care physician in the state of Washington. As a provider, JooRi has always held an all-encompassing perspective of health and is committed to being a focused and compassionate advocate for addressing health on all levels–physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social. She brings seven years of senior-level management experience with her to Olympic Community of Health. She grew up internationally before coming to the United States for college and now lives in Port Townsend with her husband, also a naturopathic doctor, and their curious and fearless toddler.
Siri has worked for at Kitsap Public Health District since 2005, analyzing and interpreting public health data for the Kitsap community, and for the Jefferson and Clallam communities for nearly as long. She is a Kitsap native, coupling local insight with her training in community development and public health. She believes in the power of data to drive planning and implementation that will positively impact our community. Siri spends her free time playing with her two children, running, and enjoying dessert!
Dan Vizzini, Advisor
Dan is a policy analyst, facilitator and consultant with the Center for Evidence-based Policy at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. His work at the Center has focused on intergeneration financing strategies, alternative payment methods for healthcare services, the integration of social determinants measures into electronic health records systems, and technical assistance to health care reform initiative on Colorado and Washington State. Dan serves as an independent advisor and consultant to the OCH leadership and staff, with particular involvement in the design of OCH’s approach to the Medicaid Transformation Project, financial planning and management, and the allocation of project incentives to OCH partners and affiliates.
Margaret Hilliard, Director of Administration
Maggie is a Seattle native and University of Washington graduate with a degree in Business Administration and a focus in Accounting. After helping to build an web development organization from the ground up, Maggie became interested in public health and philanthropy. From her job as an Accounting Assistant at Kitsap Public Health specializing in grants billing, she was a natural fit for the expanding Olympic Community of Health. She provides a strong support backbone to keep OCH operations running smoothly. In her spare time, she enjoys finding creative outlets, like painting, drawing, and making music.
Philip Ramunno, MS MPH CPH, Epidemiologist
Originally from New Hampshire, Phil moved to Seattle in the fall of 2017 to take an epidemiologist position at The Kitsap Public Health District. As a former urban public school teacher, he saw the difficulties his students faced in striving to achieve academically while dealing with unmet basic health needs. Realizing the limits to his impact in the classroom, Phil returned to school for public health to study epidemiology and biostatistics with focuses in injury and violence prevention and spatial analysis. As member to the OCH data team, Phil provides data analytics support, including data collection, management, extraction, analysis, visualization, and presentation. He enjoys doing the right work and is glad to be part of the OCH family. Phil also enjoys working with Siri and staying hydrated.
With 12 years of training as an epidemiologist and 5 years of experience leading a local nonprofit health collaborative, Elya is grounded by the belief that health care is local, and therefore solutions to the problems that exist today must derive from the local experience. She drives toward improved population health by blending her experience and training with her passion for our communities. Elya spends her free time with her two dogs, Bruno and Popper.
Maria Klemesrud, M.Ed, LMHC Practice Coach and Regional Connector with the Practice Transformation Support Hub (PTSH)
Maria is employed by the grant through Healthier Washington which supports SUD, BH and PC providers through the Practice Transformation Support Hub. As a Coach-Connector, Maria provides practices with resources to help them prepare for value-based payment, behavioral health integration, and to move towards whole-person care. The assessment and quality improvement process that Maria facilitates can assist regional partners in the building of their Change Plan through the Natural Community of Care Model.
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Grace McCallister, Administrative Assistant
Grace McCallister is an administrative support professional from Tahoe, California. She is accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment, and is prepared to help keep the OCH team running as we continue our work in the Medicaid Transformation Project and the Three-County Coordinated Opioid Response Project. Grace lives in Bremerton, WA, and enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with her son and two Siberian huskies, Astrid and Skarsgard.
Miranda Burger, Program Coordinator
Miranda is the OCH Program Coordinator, and comes to OCH with a diverse background providing direct social services care in a variety of settings, as well as experience in training and education around sensitive wellness issues. Miranda is excited to improve healthcare throughout the region she calls home. In her spare time Miranda loves to explore the beautiful Olympic Peninsula with her husband and two dogs, Ollie and Oscar.