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Salem City Club Presents: D.B. Cooper & the Exploding Whale: Folk Heroes of the Northwest (Photo) - 01/12/17

Please join Salem City Club for "D.B. Cooper and the Exploding Whale: Folk Heroes of the Northwest, a slide show presentation." Oregon author William L. Sullivan will take us on a tour of legendary northwest folk heroes from Sacajawea and D.B. Cooper to Bigfoot. Expect entertaining and educational tales about historical figures that helped define the spirit of the Pacific Northwest -- as told by Sullivan, author of the thriller, The Case of D.B. Cooper's Parachute.

After his presentation, Mr. Sullivan will be available to sell and/or sign copies of his books in the downstairs lobby.

A fifth-generation Oregonian, William L. Sullivan began hiking at the age of five and has been exploring new trails ever since. After studying at Deep Springs College in the California desert, receiving an English degree from Cornell University, and studying linguistics at Germany's Heidelberg University, he earned an M.A. in German literature from the University of Oregon. He has been happily married to the artist Janell Sorenson for 40 years.

Mr. Sullivan is the author of nineteen books and numerous articles about Oregon, including an "Oregon Trails" feature column for the Eugene Register-Guard and the Salem Statesman-Journal.

Sullivan's hobbies include backcountry ski touring, playing the pipe organ, reading foreign language novels, and promoting libraries.

He currently serves as president of the Lane Library League, a group working to expand library service to 80,000 people in Lane County. He was active with the campaign to build Eugene's new library, served on the Oregon State Library Board, and was recently a board member of Oregon Wild.

For January 20 luncheon reservations, register online at salemcityclub.com or call (503) 370-2808 by noon, Wed. January 18.

What: "D.B. Cooper & the Exploding Whale: Folk Heroes of the Northwest, A slide show presentation by William L. Sullivan."
When: Friday, January 20, 2017; Noon - 1 p.m., doors open at 11:15 a.m.
Where: Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill Street SE, Salem
Who: William L. Sullivan
Email: info@salemcityclub.com
Website: www.salemcityclub.com

Attached Media Files: William Sullivan
Dean Andretta
Dean Andretta
Salem City Club Presents: Policy and Impact: Healthcare Reform in Oregon (Photo) - 12/27/16

Join Salem City Club on Friday, January 6, 2017 for our luncheon program "Policy and Impact: Healthcare Reform in Oregon." To fully comprehend and appreciate the impact of healthcare reform in Oregon, it is important to understand its policy development, its implementation and the actual results of the effort. A stellar panel of healthcare policy and practice experts will discuss the intent of Oregon's reform efforts and how the various programs have played out for Oregonians. This is the eighth program in an on-going series on Oregon's Healthcare Reform initiatives. It is our first look at the results achieved after nearly three years of mandatory health insurance for citizens and new requirements for insurers and providers.

Who better than former Governor John Kitzhaber, M.D, to give the background of policy development and implementation with Jesse O'Brien, Policy Director of Oregon State Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG), and Dean Andretta, CFO of WVP Health Authority, reporting on how those policies have played out in practice for Oregon consumers, providers, insurers, and taxpayers. With the future uncertain for "Obamacare", our panel participants will share their thoughts about what "repeal and replace" could mean to Oregonians with respect to our own healthcare access, affordability and outcomes.

John Kitzhaber was born in Colfax, Washington, March 5, 1947; graduated from Dartmouth College, 1969; and the University of Oregon Medical School, 1973. Following his internship in Denver, Colorado, he practiced Emergency Medicine in Roseburg, Oregon from 1974-1989. He was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 1978; the State Senate in 1980, 1984 and 1988; and served as Oregon's governor, 1995-2003 and 2011-2015.

As Senate President, he authored the groundbreaking Oregon Health Plan. Hundreds of thousands of low and moderate-income Oregon families and their children still have access to health care because of this work. During his third term as governor John was the chief architect of Oregon's Coordinated Care Organizations, the first effort in the country created on a statewide basis to meet the Triple Aim--better health, better quality, lower cost­--with a focus on community and population health.

Jesse Ellis O'Brien, OSPIRG's Policy Director, helps coordinate policy development, research and advocacy for OSPIRG's many public interest campaigns. He leads OSPIRG's healthcare work, researching policies and strategies for Oregon to lower the cost of healthcare while improving quality. Jesse directs OSPIRG's Health Insurance Rate Watch Project, overseeing efforts to analyze health insurers' proposed rate hikes and alerting the public and policymakers to rate hikes that are not justified.

Jesse serves as Vice Chair of the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace Advisory Committee and as a Consumer Representative at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). An Oregon native with a background in social work, Jesse received his MSW from Portland State University. He has also worked with the Oregon chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and as a Legislative staffer in the Oregon State Capitol. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College.

Dean Andretta, CFO of WVP Health Authority, has been involved in healthcare administration for the past 25 years with 20 of them serving as the Chief Financial Officer of WVP Health Authority, an Independent Physician Association representing over 450 physicians located here in Salem. He served as the initial Executive Director of the local Coordinated Care Organization from June 2012 (inception) to August 2014, and currently serves as Treasurer of the Marion Polk County Early Learning Hub. Dean's focus is on the financial aspects of healthcare including health plan management, provider compensation design, contracting and implementation of alternative forms of payment for services performed by providers. Dean graduated from the University of Pacific in Stockton, California with a B.S. in Finance.

For January 6 luncheon reservations, register online at www.salemcityclub.com or call (503)370-2808. Reservations are due by noon Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Parking is free. Doors open at 11:15 a.m.

What: "Policy and Impact: Healthcare Reform in Oregon"
When: Friday, January 6, 2017
Where: Willamette Heritage Center, Spinning Room, 1313 Mill St SE, Salem, OR
Who: Former Governor John Kitzhaber, M.D., Jesse O'Brien, Policy Director of Oregon State Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG), and Dean Andretta, CFO of WVP Health Authority.
Email: info@salemcityclub.com
Website: www.salemcityclub.com

Attached Media Files: Dean Andretta , Jesse O'Brien , John Kitzhaber
Jesse O'Brien
Jesse O'Brien
Salem City Club Presents: Policy and Impact: Healthcare Reform in Oregon (Photo) - 12/27/16

Join Salem City Club on Friday, January 6, 2017 for our luncheon program "Policy and Impact: Healthcare Reform in Oregon." To fully comprehend and appreciate the impact of healthcare reform in Oregon, it is important to understand its policy development, its implementation and the actual results of the effort. A stellar panel of healthcare policy and practice experts will discuss the intent of Oregon's reform efforts and how the various programs have played out for Oregonians. This is the eighth program in an on-going series on Oregon's Healthcare Reform initiatives. It is our first look at the results achieved after nearly three years of mandatory health insurance for citizens and new requirements for insurers and providers.

Who better than former Governor John Kitzhaber, M.D, to give the background of policy development and implementation with Jesse O'Brien, Policy Director of Oregon State Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG), and Dean Andretta, CFO of WVP Health Authority, reporting on how those policies have played out in practice for Oregon consumers, providers, insurers, and taxpayers. With the future uncertain for "Obamacare", our panel participants will share their thoughts about what "repeal and replace" could mean to Oregonians with respect to our own healthcare access, affordability and outcomes.

John Kitzhaber was born in Colfax, Washington, March 5, 1947; graduated from Dartmouth College, 1969; and the University of Oregon Medical School, 1973. Following his internship in Denver, Colorado, he practiced Emergency Medicine in Roseburg, Oregon from 1974-1989. He was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 1978; the State Senate in 1980, 1984 and 1988; and served as Oregon's governor, 1995-2003 and 2011-2015.

As Senate President, he authored the groundbreaking Oregon Health Plan. Hundreds of thousands of low and moderate-income Oregon families and their children still have access to health care because of this work. During his third term as governor John was the chief architect of Oregon's Coordinated Care Organizations, the first effort in the country created on a statewide basis to meet the Triple Aim--better health, better quality, lower cost­--with a focus on community and population health.

Jesse Ellis O'Brien, OSPIRG's Policy Director, helps coordinate policy development, research and advocacy for OSPIRG's many public interest campaigns. He leads OSPIRG's healthcare work, researching policies and strategies for Oregon to lower the cost of healthcare while improving quality. Jesse directs OSPIRG's Health Insurance Rate Watch Project, overseeing efforts to analyze health insurers' proposed rate hikes and alerting the public and policymakers to rate hikes that are not justified.

Jesse serves as Vice Chair of the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace Advisory Committee and as a Consumer Representative at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). An Oregon native with a background in social work, Jesse received his MSW from Portland State University. He has also worked with the Oregon chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and as a Legislative staffer in the Oregon State Capitol. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College.

Dean Andretta, CFO of WVP Health Authority, has been involved in healthcare administration for the past 25 years with 20 of them serving as the Chief Financial Officer of WVP Health Authority, an Independent Physician Association representing over 450 physicians located here in Salem. He served as the initial Executive Director of the local Coordinated Care Organization from June 2012 (inception) to August 2014, and currently serves as Treasurer of the Marion Polk County Early Learning Hub. Dean's focus is on the financial aspects of healthcare including health plan management, provider compensation design, contracting and implementation of alternative forms of payment for services performed by providers. Dean graduated from the University of Pacific in Stockton, California with a B.S. in Finance.

For January 6 luncheon reservations, register online at www.salemcityclub.com or call (503)370-2808. Reservations are due by noon Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Parking is free. Doors open at 11:15 a.m.

What: "Policy and Impact: Healthcare Reform in Oregon"
When: Friday, January 6, 2017
Where: Willamette Heritage Center, Spinning Room, 1313 Mill St SE, Salem, OR
Who: Former Governor John Kitzhaber, M.D., Jesse O'Brien, Policy Director of Oregon State Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG), and Dean Andretta, CFO of WVP Health Authority.
Email: info@salemcityclub.com
Website: www.salemcityclub.com