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 practices internal medicine, is the author of Public Health and Social Justice (Jossey Bass/Wiley, 2013), runs the public health and social justice website, and is the host of the television show Prescription for Justice. 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. Martin has taught at UCLA, UCSF, Stanford, OHSU, Clark College, and Portland State, and frequently lectures. The content on his website is open-access, meaning all slide shows can be used by anyone (with appropriate citation).
Ben Duncan (he /him / his)
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.
Chisao Hata is a performing artist, educator, and social activist. She creates collaborations with artists of color, incorporating themes of Asian American identity, social justice and community engagement through movement, drumming, ritual, and poetic text. Chisao’s work in the arts and social change has been recognized by the Lila Jewel Women Artists of Oregon, Dance Coalition of Oregon, and the former IFCC (Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center) through Master Fellowship and Life Time Achievement awards. As a dance educator for Portland Public Schools, she designs and directs Arts Integration curriculum and original performances for K-12 schools.
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 is a former Oregon PSR Board of Directors 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 (she / her)
Dr. Zeenia Junkeer is a board certified naturopathic physician who grew up in Beaverton, OR. 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 BS 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.
Susan Katz, MD
Susan went to college at Brown University before moving to Portland 40 years ago. She taught biology and chemistry and worked as a research assistant before attending medical school at OHSU. After medical school, a Pediatrics residency, and a Child Psychiatry fellowship, Susan moved to McMinnville where she had a private practice for 20 years. She has a great interest in environmental health, especially toxins and neurodevelopment. Susan has studied links between environmental factors and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, autism, and learning disabilities. Susan served as Oregon PSR’s Board President, then Vice-President, before joining the Advisory Board in 2017.
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 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.
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.