Local Chapters

Health Care for All-Oregon includes county chapters to maximize HCAO's effectiveness in promoting its message and achieving its mission.  To get involved in your local chapter, please contact the respective chairperson below, or contact coordinator@hcao.org to start a chapter of your own.

Chapters perform the following functions as their capacity allows:

  1. Recruit new members.
  2. Support and participate in HCAO national and state campaigns and legislative action.
  3. Conduct educational initiatives and trainings.
  4. Obtain endorsements from groups and individuals.
  5. Foster effective relationships with other groups and encourage them to join HCAO.
  6. Raise funds for HCAO.
  7. Publicize HCAO’s mission, goals and work.

Baker County
     HCAO - Baker City: Area Contact Ramon Lara

Benton County
     MidValley Health Care Advocates - Corvallis: Chapter Contact Dagmar Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator Betty Johnson

Coos County
    HCAO - Bandon: Chapter Contact Bob Fischer, Volunteer Coordinator Carol Fischer
    HCAO - Coos Bay:  Area Contact and Volunteer Coordinator Jordan Slape

Crook County
     Human Dignity Advocates - Crook County: Area Contact Barbara Fontaine.

Curry County
     HCAO - Brookings: Area Contact and Volunteer Coordinator Linda Bozack

Deschutes County
     HCAO - Central Oregon Group: Area Contact David Stranahan

     Douglas County
          HCAO - Douglas County: Chapter Contact and Volunteer Coordinator Rick Staggenborg

Hood River/Wasco Counties
     HCAO - Gorge: Area Contact Serena Smith

Jackson/Josephine Counties
    HCAO - Rogue Valley: Chapter Contact and Volunteer Coordinator Joe Graf

Josephine County
     HCAO - Grants Pass: Chapter Contact Jerry Reed

     Klamath County
             HCAO Klamath Falls: Chapter Contact and Volunteer Coordinator Julie Ryder

Lane County
     HCAO - Eugene: Chapter Contact Lou Sinniger, Volunteer Coordinator Luke Habberstad
     HCAO - Florence: Chapter Contact and Volunteer Coordinator Stuart Henderson

Lincoln County
     HCAO - Lincoln City: Area Contact Paco Maribona
     HCAO - Newport: Area Contact and Volunteer Coordinator Jerry Robbins

Linn County
     HCAO - Albany: Chapter Contact Edie Omer

Marion/Polk Counties
      HCAO - Marion/Polk: Chapter Contact amd Vollunteer Coordinator Anita Owen

Metro area:
In the Tri-County area, the Metropolitan Regional Coordinating Council meets monthly with representatives of the local action groups. New members are welcome to attend.  Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:30 pm at Holladay Park Plaza, 1300 NE 16th Ave.  For more information, contact Ken Myers. Volunteer Coordinator Nancy Sullivan.
     HCAO - Clackamas County.: Chapter Contact Karen Baker, Volunteer Coordinator Gary Sinnen
     HCAO - Sellwood/Milwaukie
     HCAO - Inner SE Portland (HD42):
     HCAO - Inner SE Portland (HD 43)
     HCAO - Inner SE Portland (HD46): Area Contact Mary Post
     HCAO - North Portland: Area Contact Taizz Medalia
     HCAO - SE Portland (HD41): Chapter Contact amd Volunteer Coordinator Chris Lowe
     HCAO - NW Portland (HD33)
     HCAO - SW Portland
     HCAO - Inner N/NE Portland (HD43)
     HCAO - Inner N/NE Portland (HD45), Portland Health Care Action Group:
             Area Contact and Volunteer Coordinator Nancy Sullivan
      HCAO Washington County: Chapter Contact and Volunteer Coordinator Yuriko Lee
      HCAO - East Portland:: Area Contact Jordan Lewis
      HCAO- West Side-Downtown, Inner NW and SE Portland (HD36)
      OHSU Students
      Portland Jobs with Justice

Tillamook County
     HCAO - 3 Villages: Area Contact and Volunteer Coordinator Brian Johnstone
     HCAO - Tillamook

Umatilla County
     HCAO - Pendleton

Union County
     Oregon Rural Action Health Care Reform - Action Team:
          Chapter Contact and Volunteer Coordinator  Cheryl Simpson

Yamhill County
      HCAO-McMinnville: Area Contact Sherri Yeager