Advisory Board

Martin Donohoe, MD, FACPMartin_Donohoe_pic_2.jpg

Martin practices internal medicine, is the author of Public Health and Social Justice, 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 & 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 homeless clinics. Martin has taught at UCLA, UCSF, Stanford, OHSU, Clark College, and Portland State, and frequently lectures.

Ben_Duncan_pic.jpgBen Duncan (he/him/his)

Ben brings nearly two decades of working at the intersections of social, environmental, and economic systems and racial and ethnic disparities. He facilitates public and non-profit management focused on policy and program design, organizational culture change, and best practices in Environmental Justice and DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion). Ben develops effective and inclusive processes in complex political and organizational environments and in partnering with organizations of all levels — from executive leadership to frontline employees and communities to develop collaborative solutions.

Brian_Gibbs_pic_cropped.jpgBrian K. Gibbs, PhD, MBA

Brian's career spans the fields of academic medicine and health professions including public health and occupational therapy. His expertise in recruitment and retention of faculty and students of color into health professions, community-based participatory research, and teaching in complex institutional settings include OHSU, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, and Florida A & M University School of Allied Health Sciences. Brian recently served as Vice President of Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer at OHSU and is currently Vice President & Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at University of Massachusetts Memorial Health.

Andy_Harris_2.jpgAndy Harris, MD (he/ him/ his)

Andy is emeritus professor at OHSU, where he founded Professionals’ Training in Global Health to train health professionals to volunteer in low-income countries. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist who practiced in Salem for three decades. He is a graduate of Yale University, University of Virginia Medical School, and University of Wisconsin ophthalmology residency. He has worked on medical missions and taught in Labrador, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Moldova, China, India, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Sierra Leone. Andy served on the PSR National Board of Directors for 13 years and as National PSR President in 1998.

Chisao_Hata_pic.jpegChisao Hata

Chisao is a performing artist, educator, and social activist who creates collaborations with artists of color, incorporating themes of Asian-American identity, social justice, and community engagement through movement, drumming, ritual, and poetry. Her work has been recognized by the Lila Jewel Women Artists of Oregon, Dance Coalition of Oregon, and the former Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center through Master Fellowship and Lifetime Achievement awards. She designs and directs Arts Integration curriculum and original performances for K-12 schools as a dance educator for Portland Public Schools. 

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Charles Hudson 

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, and he created the Many Dances Family Fund at the Oregon Community Foundation with his three sons, Kent, Cray, and Stone. The fund is named in honor of his great grand-mother Many Dances, a strong, resilient Native woman.

 

Zeenia Junkeer, ND (she/her/hers)Zeenia_Junkeer_pic.jpg

Zeenia is a Board-certified Naturopathic Physician who grew up in Beaverton, OR. She 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 Director of Equity & Community Engagement for NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon and Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health. She has a BS in Justice Studies & Social Inquiry from Arizona State. As adjunct faculty at National University of Natural Medicine, her classes focus on popular education methodology, social/racial/gender justice frameworks, and the role of power and privilege.

Susan_Katz_pic.jpgSusan 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.

Yukiyo_Kawano_photo_(compressed).jpgYukiyo Kawano

Yukiyo is a third-generation hibakusha (atomic bomb survivor) who grew up decades after the bombing of Hiroshima. Her work is personal, reflecting lasting attitudes toward the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. She received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Art, and her work has been seen in the US, Japan, and Australia. She has lectured around the world and received grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation's, RACC, Oregon Arts Commission, and many others. Since 2016, her project Suspended Moment has been selected by the New York Foundation of the Arts for fiscal sponsorship.

Jenny_Lee_photo.jpegJenny Lee (she/her/hers)

Jenny is the Deputy Director at the Coalition of Communities of Color. She previously worked as the Advocacy Director at the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), and the Advocacy Director at CCC. She has dedicated her career to racial, social, and economic justice. Throughout her work, Jenny has engaged in a range of advocacy strategies, including legislative and electoral advocacy, grasstops organizing, policy research, communications, and litigation. Jenny holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a BA in philosophy, French, and political science from the University of Oregon.

Regna_Merritt_photo_(compressed).jpgRegna Merritt

A retired Physician Assistant, Regna built and directed Oregon PSR’s Healthy Climate Program from 2012-2019. She worked as co-director of the regional Power Past Coal coalition (2017-2019) and served on leadership teams of Stand Up to Oil, Power Past Fracked Gas, and other local coalitions that successfully prevented the development of new fossil fuel infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoyed work with elected officials to maintain a stable climate and establish model policies that protect communities. She continues to support Oregon PSR’s Healthy Climate Action Team. With Kelly Campbell, she received National PSR’s Visionary Leaders Award in 2019. Regna previously served as Executive Director of Oregon Wild.

Damon Motz-Storey photoDamon Motz-Storey (they/them/theirs)

Damon spent five years on the Oregon PSR staff team in a variety of roles, first as a Quaker Voluntary Service fellow in 2016-2017 and then as our Healthy Climate Program Director from 2017-2021. Damon was involved in a wide variety of campaigns and projects such as organizing the 2017 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship, serving as a communications coordinator for the Portland Clean Energy Fund ballot measure in 2018, and acting as co-director for the Power Past Fracked Gas coalition. In the Oregon State Legislature, they helped halt exemptions for nuclear power plants, block legislation that would reward waste incineration with renewable energy credits, and win the nation's strongest 100% clean electricity standard. A lifelong Quaker, Damon also serves on the Board of Directs of Quaker Voluntary Service and the American Friends Service Committee. In late 2021, Damon left Oregon PSR's staff to become the Communications and Development Manager with Coalition of Communities of Color.

Joel_Nigg.jpgJoel Nigg, PhD

Joel is a research and clinical psychologist in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University. He specializes in understanding the roots of common neurodevelopmental conditions in children, particularly attention deficits and hyperactivity and impulsivity. His interests in the role of toxic chemicals and other environmental influences on children’s brain/behavior development overlaps with priorities of Oregon PSR. In addition, he has been active for two decades in efforts to address climate change through community and volunteer efforts.

John_Pearson.jpgJohn Pearson, MD

John retired from his practice in Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology in 1999. He had been Chief of Pediatrics for Kaiser Permanente in Portland for the previous ten years. He is an adjunct professor at OHSU (Pediatrics). A member of PSR since the 1960's, John was active on the Board of Directors of Oregon PSR from 2003-2021 before joining our Advisory Board, was Board President in 2007-2008 and again from 2010-2012, and has contributed significantly to our outreach and education efforts, particularly with regard to the impact of war on human health and the environment. He also continues to work on eliminating nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants.

Bonnie_Reagan_pic.jpgBonnie 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_pic.jpgKaren 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.

Fran_Storrs_pic.jpgFrances 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.