Advisory Board

George Austin

George recently retired after a 45-year association with Lewis and Clark College’s Department of Communication. His areas of focus were public speaking and interpersonal, organizational and small group communication. With his wife, Carol, he led overseas study programs for the college in Australia and India, as well as in Washington, D.C. George formed his own organizational development consulting and training practice in 1981. He specializes in the areas of organizational communication, leadership development, team building and strategic planning.

Sonia Buist, MD

Sonia is currently Professor of Medicine at OHSU. She obtained her medical degree at St. Andrews University in Scotland, did her residency at the University of Colorado Medical School, and completed fellowships in pulmonary medicine and pulmonary physiology at the University of Oregon Medical School. Her primary areas of research are the epidemiology and management of asthma and COPD and, in particular, the overlap between asthma and COPD in the older adult. She has been the Principal Investigator of the Portland Center of the U.S. Lung Health Studies I, II, and III and is presently Chair of the Executive Committee of the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease.

Martin Donohoe, MD, FACP

Martin is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health at Portland State University and senior physician at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Hospital. He received his BS and MD from UCLA, completed internship and residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Stanford University. His career has included clinical practice in academic medical centers, community hospitals, and clinics for homeless and un/underinsured patients. Martin has taught courses in public health, medical humanities, social justice ethics, women’s health, and the history of medicine at UCLA, UCSF, Stanford, OHSU, Clark College, and Portland State.

Ben Duncan

Ben is the Chief Diversity and Equity Officer for Multnomah County Health Department and former Board Chair of OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon. His work focuses on the relationships between health and social, economic, and environmental conditions though both public policy and community based empowerment work. Ben also works with the Diversity and Quality Team and is currently Chair of the Oregon Governor's Environmental Justice Task Force.

Yuri Hiranuma, DO

Yuri is in part-time private practice as an Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Specialist in Portland. She was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan, and came to the US to attend college. After graduating from Eastern Oregon State College, she received her DO degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri. After the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster she began to get acquainted with radiation exposure issues. Being in a unique position to gather information in Japanese, she keeps informed of what's going on in Japan and publishes translations of the results and any other relevant information that may be available only in Japanese on her blog.

Charles Hudson 

Charles is a former Oregon PSR Bard member and currently works as the Intergovernmental Affairs Director at Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. He is a member of the Mandan-Hidatsa Nation.

Zeenia Junkeer, ND

Dr. Zeenia Junkeer is a board certified naturopathic physician who grew up in Beaverton, Oregon. Zeenia is a founding director of Naturopaths Without Borders, a non-profit supporting prevention-based, community-led holistic initiatives in Haiti, Mexico and the US. She is also Director of Equity and Community Engagement for NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon and the Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health. Zeenia has a B.S. in Justice Studies and Social Inquiry with a concentration in Child and Family Studies from Arizona State University. As an adjunct faculty at the National University of National Medicine, Dr. Junkeer’s classes focus on popular education methodology, social/racial/gender justice frameworks, and the role of power and privilege.

Philip Newman, MD, FACS

Phil received his undergraduate degree from Kenyon College and his MD from the University of Cincinnati. He interned at UCSF and did General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery training at UCLA Harbor General Hospital in Torrance, CA. Phil spent the following year as a Major in the US Army as the Chief of Professional Services of the 18th Surgical Hospital in Quang Tri, Vietnam (1970-71), an experience that significantly altered his understanding of human conduct and the futility of armed conflict. 

Bonnie Reagan, MD, RN

Bonnie is a retired family physician from Portland. Her career has been varied; first a high school teacher and then a pediatric nurse practitioner, she eventually became a physician, specializing in women’s care, including obstetrics, and pediatrics. She was the chair of a hospital Ethics Committee and was also on the OHSU Task Force that helped frame policy for the Death with Dignity Act. Bonnie was the 2010 Oregon Family Doctor of the Year and a finalist for the national award. In April 2013 she co-founded Oregon BRAVO Youth Orchestras, a program bringing rigorous group music instruction to underserved children in Portland as a tool to transform their lives, and the program now serves over 350 children in North Portland.

Peter Spencer, PhD

Peter received baccalaureate and doctoral degrees from the University of London and, beginning in 1971, carried out postdoctoral research in the neurosciences at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he later served as Professor of Neuroscience, Neurology and Pathology, and Founding Director of the Institute of Neurotoxicology. In 1988, he moved to Portland to found the Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET), a new research institute of OHSU that he directed for more than 20 years. He is presently Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine, CROET Senior Scientist, and Founding Director of the OHSU Center for Global Health.

Karen Steingart, MD, MPH

Karen was a founding member and the first president of Oregon PSR. She received her MD from the New York University School of Medicine and her MPH at the University of Washington, and her primary research interest is in the performance of systematic reviews on tuberculosis diagnostics and treatment and the translation of this evidence into policy. She has participated in several World Health Organization Expert Group meetings to develop policies on tuberculosis and has served as a mentor for physicians and students interested in performing systematic reviews.

Frances Storrs, MD

Fran retired from a career as an academic dermatologist at OHSU and has been active in national and local dermatology associations. She has a long-standing interest in civil liberties and peace, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the ACLU. Fran chaired a committee for the City of Portland that resulted in a ballot measure and institution of an oversight committee for the Internal Affairs Division. She has been President and Board member for the City Club of Portland and a Board member for Outside In, Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, and the Portland Baroque Orchestra. 

Maye Thompson, RN, PhD

Maye is the former Environmental Health Program Director at Oregon PSR. Her PhD in nursing focused on women's health and policy. She has been an environmental health advocate for decades, first as a volunteer, then on staff with Oregon PSR. Her interest in environmental health was piqued early in her nursing career when she worked with farm workers in California's Central Valley.

Jan Wyers, PC

Jan is an attorney working in Portland, doing mediation and arbitration as well as taking trial practice cases in personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning and family law. After closing his private practice of 23 years in 1999, he served seven years as a circuit court judge in Multnomah County, from 1999 until 2006. Then he served four years as senior judge, handling hearings and trials in 15 Oregon counties.