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Janet Campbell,

Moderator

Janet Campbell is President and CEO of Senta Solutions. A seasoned executive with 25 years of experience in various roles within healthcare, technology and manufacturing. Janet is passionate about giving back and serves on many philanthropic boards. She is president and co-founder of KIZIMANI, a non-profit organization that serves marginalized communities and vice chair of Bridge Meadows.

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Briar Ertz-Berger, MD, MPH

Kaiser Northwest Permanente

Director of Operations of Special Populations

Briar Ertz-Berger, MD, MPH, is an emergency medicine physician and the Director of Operations for Special Populations for Northwest Permanente.  Dr. Ertz-Berger’s work focuses on eliminating health inequities and the effects of unmitigated socio-economic struggles.  Her passion for this work started with serving patients in the Bronx during medical school and continued at OHSU during her residency and subsequent research fellowship where she studied the impact of Medicaid cuts on emergency room utilization.  Now at Northwest Permanente, Dr. Ertz-Berger is leading work to improve the health outcomes of Kaiser Permanente Northwest members and the surrounding community through a robust Social Health program, which includes supporting the development of an Oregon and Southwest Washington integrated health and social care network – Connect Oregon.

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Rachel Solotaroff, M.D.

President and CEO

Central City Concern

Rachel Solotaroff, MD, MCR, has served as Central City Concern’s President and CEO since Oct. 1, 2017, overseeing all aspects of the organization. She started her CCC tenure in 2006 as Medical Director of the Old Town Clinic, which provides primary care to men and women, many facing the impact of homelessness. Rachel oversaw the delivery and quality of care provided by both the allopathic and naturopathic primary care providers at the Old Town Clinic, in addition to supervising the medical practices at CCC’s Letty Owings Center and Recuperative Care Program.

In partnership with Oregon Health & Science University, Rachel designed and implemented a Social Medicine Curriculum for OHSU Internal Medicine residents, providing an opportunity for physicians-in-training to learn from the unique CCC model of health care. Rachel coordinated the larger project of fully integrating the continuum of services provided by Central City Concern, including housing, behavioral health and primary care, with the goal of creating seamless, comprehensive care to support clients in their journeys to self-sufficiency.

Prior to CCC, Rachel served as the Medical Director of the Charlottesville Free Clinic in Charlottesville, Virginia. She then completed an Ambulatory Care Fellowship at the Portland VA Medical Center, where her research focused on how disruptions in fundamental components of health care access, such as insurance, might affect a chronically ill person’s ability to effectively self-manage his/her chronic illness. Based on this research, she completed her Masters in Clinical Research at Oregon Health & Science University.

Rachel received her undergraduate degree at Brown University, her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School, and completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Virginia. Prior to entering medical school, Dr. Solotaroff spent three years on the National Leadership Team at City Year, an innovative youth service corps that utilizes private and public partnerships to unite young people from diverse backgrounds for a year or more of rigorous community service and leadership development.

Dr. Solotaroff serves on several community boards including Health Share of Oregon and the Portland Business Alliance.

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Derenda Schubert, PhD

Executive Director

Bridge Meadows

Dr. Derenda Schubert is a psychologist with professional experience including counseling children and families as well as creating, managing, and evaluating programs in the realms of foster care, mental health, and developmental disabilities. She has held several executive leadership roles including Chief Operating Officer and Associate Director of Training at two of Oregon’s largest child and family mental health agencies. She is also a  former Board Member of Bridge Meadows. Dr. Schubert is an intergenerational champion, leading the team that created Bridge Meadows, advocating nationally for intergenerational solutions to complex social challenges, spearheading strategic planning, and shaping Bridge Meadows’ expansive vision for the future.  Dr. Schubert speaks locally and nationally on the topics of children’s mental health, community building, and intergenerational living. She is an American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow and an Encore Public Voices Fellow.  Every day, she is inspired by the love of her grandmothers and her children.

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Dixon Chibanda

Director

African Mental Health Initiative

Dixon Chibanda is  associate professor in psychiatry and Global Mental Health at the University of Zimbabwe and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, respectively. He is director of the Wellcome Trust funded African Mental Health Research. He is principle investigator on several research programmes and sits on the editorial board of the Lancet Psychiatry International Journal and the UK based MindSet magazine.

He developed and set up the Friendship Bench, a brief psychological intervention delivered by grandmothers which has been successfully scaled up in Zimbabwe and introduced to other countries. He is a Mulago Fellow and an  Aspen New Voices Alumni.  His research interest focuses on the development of interventions delivered by non-professionals aimed at narrowing the treatment gap for mental, neurological and substance use disorders. He is a martial arts instructor and is passionate about using alternative interventions such as tai-chi and karate to enhance resilience in young people.

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