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OHSU Board of Directors announces presidential search committee, executive search firm

The OHSU Board of Directors today announced it has finalized the members of the OHSU Presidential Search Committee and selected a nationally recognized executive search firm to support the recruitment process.

“I am confident the search committee will deliver a diverse and highly talented pool of applicants for the board’s consideration,” said David Yaden, OHSU Presidential Search Committee chair and member of the OHSU Board of Directors. “We will be assisted in this work by Korn Ferry, an executive search firm with a strong background in both health care and higher education.”

The search committee will hold a kickoff meeting in early December and will begin working toward the board’s appointment of a new president by July 1, 2018.

“The goal is to bring finalists to campus in April for meetings and interactions with our internal and external communities,” Yaden said. “At that point, the process and names of finalists will be public.”

Search process updates will be posted to the OHSU Presidential Search website. Questions and input are welcome and can be submitted to

OHSU Presidential Search Committee members

  • David Yaden, chair, OHSU Presidential Search Committee, OHSU board member
  • Wayne Monfries, OHSU board member
  • Amy Tykeson, OHSU board member
  • Ana Brar, OHSU student board member 
  • Ann Edlen, chair, OHSU Foundation Board of Directors
  • Diana Gernhart, senior vice president, OHSU Healthcare chief financial officer
  • Marc Freeman, Ph.D., director, Vollum Institute
  • Susan Bakewell–Sachs, Ph.D., R.N., dean, OHSU School of Nursing
  • David Wilson, M.D., director, OHSU Casey Eye Institute; chair
  • Brian Druker, M.D., director, Knight Cancer Institute
  • Brian Gibbs, Ph.D., vice president, Equity and Inclusion, associate professor, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
  • Jennifer DeVoe, M.D., chair, Department of Family Medicine, OHSU School of Medicine
  • Susan Hayflick, M.D., chair, Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics, OHSU School of Medicine
  • Derick Du Vivier, M.D., president, OHSU Faculty Senate, and assistant professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine, OHSU School of Medicine
  • David Robinson, Ph.D., OHSU executive vice-provost
  • Michael Schill, J.D., president, University of Oregon
  • Rahmat Shoureshi, Ph.D., president, Portland State University
  • Matt Hilton, Call Center representative, OHSU Information Technology Group, Local AFSCME president
  • Clarice Gerlach, R.N., Cardiovascular, Intensive Care Unit, local Oregon Nurses Association president
  • Paul Stewart, chief executive officer, Sky Lakes Medical Center
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