Mylia Christensen, Director, Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions Project for the OHSU Center for Evidence-based Policy, has been elected to the Board of Directors of CareOregon, one of Oregon’s largest Medicaid managed care health plans.
“I am honored to join the CareOregon Board,” said Mylia. “CareOregon provides services to some of our state’s most vulnerable citizens. I am looking forward to working with the Board and staff on innovative plans to achieve their vision for healthy Oregonians regardless of income or social situation.”
Prior to joining OHSU in 2005, Mylia was a Vice President at AON Employee Benefit Consulting. She also served for six years as the Administrator of the State of Oregon’s Public Employees’ Benefit Board. In the early 90s, Mylia was Vice President of Operations and Regional Director for the Oregon Health Plan enrollment broker project with HealthChoice/ Benova, Inc.
Mylia’s expertise spans the health care spectrum and includes hospital and health care system management, strategic planning, public policy and administration. She was the Director of Program Development and Physician Services for Legacy Health and the Administrator of Women’s Health Services at Good Samaritan Hospital. She began her health care career as a registered nurse and nurse manager specializing in Hospital Emergency Departments and Intensive Care Units.
The OHSU Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions Project is a collaborative of Medicaid agencies from 12 states across the country that provides high quality evidence for use in state coverage and benefit design decisions. The Center for Evidenced-based Policy was established in 2003 and is focused on addressing policy challenges with evidence and collaboration.