Leadership

Nadejda
Razi-Robertson

PhD, LCSW
MANAGING DIRECTOR
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  • Project Management/Coordination/Oversight

  • Practice Facilitation

  • Doctorate in Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) (with a focus on addressing the opioid crisis in medical settings)

  • Consultation/Technical Assistance

Jim Shames
MD
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
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  • Board Certified in Family and Addiction Medicine

  • Medical Director and Health Officer for Jackson County (Since 2002)

  • Founder of Oregon Pain Guidance Group (www.oregonpainguidance.org)

  • Awarded Doctor-Citizen of the Year by the Oregon Medical Association

Laura Heesacker
LCSW, MSW
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
INTEGRATION DIRECTOR
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  • Behavioral health clinician, consultant and practice facilitator

  • Founding member of Oregon Pain Guidance (OPG)

       Areas of Specialty:

  • Integrated behavioral health in medical settings

  • Persistent pain management 

  • Treatment of complex opioid dependence in primary care

  • Behavioral health value based payment 

Andrew Suchocki
MD, MPH
MEDICAL DIRECTOR
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  • Medical Director, Clackamas Community Health Centers, Oregon

  • Family Physician with a specialty in preventative medicine

  • Consultation and educational outreach

       Areas of Specialty:

  • System change in primary care around opiate prescribing and culture

  • MAT system design and capacity growth in primary care

  • Collaboration with community partners and specialty care for risk reduction related to SUD

Simon Parker-Shames
MPH
HEALTH INFORMATICS EXPERT
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  • 10 years experience working with EHR’s, data analysis, & medical IT

  • Technical assistance of EHR tool implementation strategies and data collection

  • Simple EHR tools to support opioid management in primary care

       Areas of Specialty: 

  • Easy ways to manage a roster of patients on opioids 

  • Quick-start options for reporting and tracking opioid use in Epic and configuration recommendations

Michelle Marikos
PEER SUPPORT
SPECIALIST
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  • Faculty for OHSU Project ECHO

  • Consultant, Center for Disease Control

  • Steering Committee, Oregon Pain Guidance Group

       Trainings:

  • “The Journey of Chronic Pain, From Hell and Back”

  • “Difficult Conversations Between Doctors and Patients: Two Sides of the Same Coin”

  • “The Missing Tips and Tricks for Living with Chronic Pain and Tapering off of Opioids: The Skills We Never Learned But Should Have”

Denise Acker
OPERATIONS MANAGER
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  • Operations / project management / strategic planning

  • Facilitates cross-sector county leadership teams in assessing substance use disorder care coordination needs and strategic planning

  • Convenes  multidisciplinary teams to develop workflow manuals for integrated behavioral health programs and integrated primary care programs providing Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) in coordination with SUD treatment services, Community Justice, Child Welfare and Self-Sufficiency services