Welcome New Board Members

A warm welcome to the new members of the OPHA Board of Directors! We are excited to have their leadership, wisdom, and expertise as we work to promote and improve public health across Oregon.

Chantell H. Reed, President-Elect

Chantell Reed oversees strategy and operations as the Interim Deputy Director for the Multnomah County Health Department. She also supports the department with her experience in emergency management and accreditation. Before joining Multnomah County, she held several key positions in health administration, including public health, behavioral health, maternal child health, senior care, and community-based programs.

Chantell is committed to bringing palpable change in quality and equitability in healthcare for all within our community. She has served on numerous committees and boards and spoken at events and conferences. She is a former board chair of the International School of Louisiana and a former board member of the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute, and the Loyola Center for Counseling and Education. A fervent catalyst for change, she is the Captain of the Krewe of Harmonia. Chantell graduated from Northwood University in Cedar Hill, TX, earned a Master’s in Healthcare Management from the University of New Orleans, and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Public Health from Tulane University. 

Born and raised in New Orleans, Mardi Gras is her favorite holiday. She currently lives in the heart of Multnomah County with her two teenage sons, Cam and Sam.

Jessica Barker, MPH, Director at Large

Jessica Barker has over 15 years of professional experience working within public health. Her experience includes senior services, chronic disease prevention, serving as a Program Manager for Healthy Families of Linn and Benton County, and her current role as the Health Engagement Director for Cigna Healthcare. In addition to her work experience, she holds a Master of Public Health in Health Promotion/Health Behavior, a Master of Business Administration (Healthcare Administration), and is a Certified Health Educator. In her roles, Jessica has served diverse populations, individuals of all ages, and workers engaged in worksite wellness. This range of experience gives her a unique perspective on many public health issues and the strategies in place to address them. Jessica prioritizes equity and inclusion in her work, and continually seeks to expand her education around the racial inequities that exist in public health. Public health has always been a passion for Jessica, and she feels grateful that her work empowers individuals to live healthier lives. 

Laura Daily, MPH, Director at Large

Laura is the Senior Program Manager at the Oregon Coalition of Local Health Officials where she provides advocacy, workforce development, and communications support to local public health authorities. Her previous experience includes qualitative research and program evaluation at long-term care facilities through the PSU Institute on Aging, and providing direct service and eligibility determinations for SNAP and Medicaid at Aging and People with Disabilities. Because of her time working with low-income seniors and growing up in a rural, medically underserved community, Laura decided to pursue her Master of Public Health to address gaps in social safety net policy. She completed her MPH through the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in June 2020. Laura also has a BS in Human Services through Walden University and an AA through Southwestern Oregon Community College. Laura is passionate about health and social policy, rural health, public health communication, and workforce training and development. 

Laura grew up in Coos Bay and now lives in Beaverton. In her free time, she can be found hiking and camping with her partner Michael and their German Shorthaired Pointer Maisie, learning to garden and keep houseplants alive, reading all the books she can, and playing Dungeons and Dragons.

Annette Marcus, MSW, Director at Large

Annette Marcus is the Policy Manager for the Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide at the Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs. The Alliance serves in an advisory role to the Oregon Health Authority on issues related to youth and young adult suicide. The Alliance has played a key role in the passage of more than 20 pieces of legislation designed to prevent suicide and promote well-being. Previously, Annette was the Regional Director of Oregon Family Support Network in Lane County and the Director of child abuse prevention for the Strategies program in California. Annette helped develop the Standards for Quality Family Support Practice, co-founded the National Network for Family Support, and currently serves on the board of the Trauma Healing Project. In 1986, Annette walked across the United States with 500 other people on the Great Peace March for Nuclear Disarmament, and since then has spent her career working to prevent violence against self and others, strengthen families, and promote a culture of hope, healing and connection.

Stacy Brubaker, LCSW, Region 2 Director
Region 2: Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine and Lane counties.

Having received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Utah State University in 1988, and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Utah in 2006, Stacy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and recently completed her Certificate in Public Health. Stacy has held a variety of positions serving populations that are often marginalized in society. Working in impoverished areas with those who are at the highest risk for negative outcomes has grounded her career and solidified her beliefs around poverty and racial bias, and the negative impacts these create. Stacy has a variety of experience working with adults, children, and their families, in both urban and rural settings. Stacy is passionate about community work and the value we all bring to the table collectively. For the past eleven years she has been providing safety net services to the citizens of Jackson County and is committed to strengthening community partnerships to improve outcomes for children and adults.
Stacy is the mother of three young adult daughters, who along with Stacy and her husband, Ladd, live in Medford.

Amber Henderson, Region 4 Director

Region 4: Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Wallowa, Wasco, and Wheeler counties.

Amber Henderson is a mother and OHA professional who resides in Pendleton, Oregon. Amber’s equity and antiracist journey began early in life when she was a student moving through the school system advocating and insisting on black history being added to the curriculum. Professionally, Amber began as the lead Diversity, Equity and Inclusion expert while working for the local community mental health provider in Umatilla County. From there, she had a brief stint as DEI coordinator at the local CAP agency before landing in her current role at OHA.
Working with community, hearing their stories, and supporting the advancement of their own goals is one of Amber’s favorite perks of the work she is involved in. Amber truly believes if she has made a positive impact on one human, then she has made a meaningful difference. 

Gregory Sebastian, Healthy Environments Section Representative

Greg Sebastian graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management focusing on natural disaster community prevention/outreach and mitigation. He received a Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice from Oregon State University. Greg has worked in health and sociological research for the past decade, with previous work on studies ranging from early education intervention, adolescent alcohol abuse risk factors, treatment of parents with substance misuse and parenting difficulties, and suicidality and trauma experiences. He currently works on a study developing a more mobile means of diagnosing hidden hearing loss and audio processing disorders. 

Greg has previously worked as a police Community Services Officer and as a wildland firefighter. He has an extensive background in volunteering, including for the Search and Rescue Community Emergency Response Team, where he assisted with the 2009/2010 swine flu vaccination clinics and began his public health journey. He also volunteered with the USCG Auxiliary's Marine Safety & Environmental Protection and Recreational Boating Safety programs, conducting public education and outreach. He has additionally volunteered for several years on the parish council at his local church, and is interested in community prevention education, outreach, and community partnership development. 

Outside of professional interests, Greg and his wife are active outdoor enthusiasts, enjoying hiking and camping. Greg also enjoys trail running as a form of exercise. Greg looks forward to lending his skills and experience OPHA and working to improve public health for all in Oregon.

Taryn Eudaly, Disability Section Representative

Taryn Eudaly works at Cascadia Health as a Community Manager. She earned her Master of Divinity from Portland Seminary, a Certificate in Disability Inclusion and Accessible Design from the University of Michigan School of Social Work, and has an ADA Coordinator Certificate from the ADA National Network. She started Cascadia Health's Disability Advocacy Employee Resource Group and has developed a training for Cascadians called, "Improving Communication and Inclusion of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Clients." She is currently working to create additional trainings for all employees to increase awareness of the prevalence of disabilities in our communities, and how those disabilities affect community mental, social, and physical health.