Colleen Reuland, MS – Director
Phone: (503) 494-0456
Ms. Reuland is the Director of the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership (OPIP), and an Instructor in the Pediatrics Department at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Ms. Reuland serves as the Principal Investigator on a number of quality measurement and improvement projects focused on screening, referral, and care coordination for children at-risk for developmental, behavioral, and social delays, and medical home implementation. She has significant experience working with State Medicaid/CHIP programs and front-line pediatric providers on quality measurement and improvement activities, and has specific expertise and commitment to ensuring these measurement and improvement efforts have a patient-centered focus and that methods are used to engage and partner with patients. Ms. Reuland is also the measure steward contact for the CHIPRA measure focused on developmental screening, and serves as an expert reviewer for The Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.
Previous to her position at OPIP, Ms. Reuland was a Senior Research Associate with the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) for fourteen years. While at the CAHMI, she was the lead research associate of activities focused on preventive and developmental services for young children and adolescents, quality measurement and improvement in state Medicaid programs, and provider-level measurement and reporting. Ms. Reuland has served as a consultant to a number of efforts focused on development services such as the Healthy Development Learning Collaborative, Assuring Better Child Health and Development Initiative (ABCD I, II, and III), the Early Developmental Screening & Intervention (EDSI) Collaborative, and the National Improvement Partnership Network (NIPN). Ms. Reuland has a Masters in Science focused on Clinical Evaluative Sciences from Dartmouth College Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. She is married and the proud mother of three children.
Lydia Chiang, MD – Medical Director
Phone: (503) 494-5231
Dr. Chiang is the Medical Director of the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership, and joined the team in November 2016. In addition to her leadership with OPIP, she is also a Pediatrician at OHSU Doernbecher Pediatrics Westside. Dr. Chiang attended Harvard College and Harvard Medical School and received her pediatric training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She spent nine years practicing general pediatrics in New Jersey prior to joining OHSU in 2011. She has always loved working with children, and enjoys the special relationships she is able to form with pediatric patients and their families. She finds it very rewarding to be the primary care physician for both healthy and medically-complicated patients. In her spare time, Dr. Chiang enjoys being with her husband and two daughters, traveling, reading, and playing board games.
Katie Unger, MPH – Facilitation & Improvement Manager
Phone: (503) 494-1845
Ms. Unger is the OPIP Facilitation & Improvement Manager who provides “at-the elbow’ support to practices on practice transformation and systems level improvement. Ms. Unger was a key facilitator in OPIP’s ECHO project, working with five sites on medical home quality improvement and helping the monthly Learning Collaborative calls. Ms. Unger is also involved with the medical home evaluation data collection and reporting across OPIP, and also has a Master of Public Health in Health Managment and Policy.
Ann Skoog, MPA: HA – Program Administrator
Phone: (503) 494-1810
Ms. Skoog is the Program Administrator for OPIP. She has been a member of the OPIP team since July of 2010 with primary responsibilities of management and coordination of the OPIP office, human resources, project management needs and implementation of all financial and administrative activities for OPIP, especially the management of University, Research (grants), Foundation, and Contracted/Sale of Service accounts.
Stephanie Stover, MPH – Program and Research Associate
Phone: (503) 494-7468
Ms. Stover is the Program Manager for OPIP who provides day-to-day support for program administration, finance, project management, research tasks, and program planning. Ms. Stover has experience working with young children and families who interact with health and human services, and she also has experience in health policy and advocacy for youth. Ms. Stover has a Masters of Public Health focused on health services for Maternal and Child Health.
Madelynn Tice, MPH – Research Associate
Phone: (503) 494-6998
Ms. Tice joined Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership in Fall 2019 as a Research Associate. She provides support to various quality improvement projects seeking to improve health and resilience for children with social and medical complexity using a community based approach. Ms. Tice seeks to utilize her previous research experience in child development, mental health, and maternal child health to create positive changes across Oregon for children and families. Ms. Tice has a Masters of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Leah Festa, MPA – Projects Manager
As Projects Manager, Leah is focused on providing coordination and quality assurance across OPIP’s portfolio of projects. She serves as the OPIP connection to state and local collaborating partners and supports stakeholder engagement in facilitating and prioritizing improvement efforts that align with project success.
Passionate about strengthening communities by addressing social determinants of health, Leah spent seven years as the Executive Director of the Prevention Alliance of Tennessee engaging partners across the state in efforts to increase protective factors that promote child, family, and community wellbeing. In addition to providing leadership and training to over 50 diverse community coalitions, she spearheaded statewide policy and systems change efforts to improve health outcomes. She brings a depth of experience in grant and project management to her role, as well as building collaborative partnerships and working across the continuum of care.
Dustin Stilwell, MHA – Improvement Facilitator
Dustin Stilwell is OPIP’s Improvement Facilitator, working with healthcare organizations and other systems to improve outcomes and services. Mr. Stilwell has worked in quality improvement and population health, supporting improved outcomes and facilitation of change. Mr. Stilwell has a mission to implement changes that improve the experiences we have in healthcare and to support our pediatric population allowing kids to achieve their best. He has a Masters in Healthcare Administration.
Cara Lind, BS – Research Assistant
As the Research Assistant for OPIP, Ms. Lind provides day-to-day support for program administration, project management, and research tasks. Ms. Lind spent three years at Seattle Children’s Research Institute in Seattle, WA where she worked with children and families with chronic health issues to look at interventions promoting health, as well as with local government, school districts, and primary care clinics to study and facilitate health-risk screening and services for adolescents. Ms. Lind is currently in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, working towards a Masters of Public Health focused on Health Management and Policy. She plans to utilize this degree to support her passion for innovating collaborative care coordination and health policy to improve the lives of healthcare providers and their patients.
OPIP Parent Partner:
Ms. DeLashmutt is a parent partner on our OPIP team, and brings her important perspective to the planning and implementation of OPIP activities. Ms. DeLashmutt is the parent of a fabulous young girl who loves sports, music, and Fritos, and who experiences complex disabilities and health care needs. She holds a BFA from Montana State University and brings a wealth of experience as a 2007 Oregon Partners in Policy Making graduate. She is currently the Director of the Northwest Down Syndrome Association cross-disability Kindergarten Inclusion Cohort, and is an active participant with Portland Public Schools (PPS) Special Education Advisory Council, and the OHSU Lend Program.