Max Janasik joined One Community Health in August 2019 as our new CEO. Prior to joining One Community Health, Max spent 10 years at Cambia Health Solutions, where he served as vice president of innovation. During that time, Max helped promote a culture of innovation through intrapreneurship and led co-innovation for the 5,000-person health solutions company, enabling over 3,000 employees to engage in bringing ideas to life. He comes to One Community Health with significant business, technology and consulting experience, including new business creation, product design and delivery, market entry and business development. He also brings significant experience coaching, managing and mentoring employees. Prior to his innovation role at Cambia, Max served as director of eBusiness for Regence BlueCross BlueShield. Before shifting into healthcare, Max worked in online banking and payments product management for what are now Fiserv companies, and he provided supply chain and business consulting services with Arthur Andersen. As CEO at One Community Health, Max has made a commitment to further our mission of advancing health and social justice for all through, among other things, that crucial lens of innovation. He has a deep connection to our mission and our values, and a strong respect for the passion and dedication of our staff. Max holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in computer science from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis. He’s also a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Max and his wife, Becky, live in Hood River and have three children—one in middle school, two in high school. Outside of work, Max enjoys playing soccer, basketball, tennis, snowboarding and mountain biking and you might see him on the sidelines as he often volunteers to coach youth sports.
In November 2011, Belinda joined One Community Health as an accountant. A few years later, she was hired as chief financial officer. She is currently serving as our interim CEO as well. Belinda is an experienced financial executive with strong healthcare, audit and grant reporting knowledge. she also has a proven ability to understand business operations and financial systems. At One Community Health, she is highly respected for being detail-oriented in her work and having a genuine commitment to healthcare and helping others. She co-owned and ran a local software business for 20 years before going back to school in accounting. Belinda completed her post baccalaureate accounting certificate from Portland State University in Portland, Ore., with a bachelor degree from the University of California Santa Cruz, Calif. Outside of work, she can likely be found gardening in the summer or practicing her tenor saxs. Don't be surprised if you see Belinda playing out and about in a couple of local bands.
Elizabeth joined One Community Health as a part-time dentist in May 2004, expanding her role as dental director in August 2005. Since then, she has continued to broaden her responsibilities to clinical integration director overseeing our dental, medical, and behavioral health services. Before coming to One Community Health, Dr. Aughney was a general dentist in private practice in California, providing quality dental care to all ages and, in particular, helping ensure that children had enjoyable dental experiences and improving access for those under-served. She became a registered dental hygienist in 1981, then went on to graduate from the University of California School of Dentistry, earning her D.D.S. in 1991. As our clinical integration director, Dr. Aughney has many strengths but is perhaps best known for her strong communication skills, her passion for fulfilling our mission, and addressing challenges big and small.
Jennifer Griffith is far more than just a human resources director. As One Community Health’s chief people officer, Jennifer’s role is to grow and build our team members, focusing on not just developing our employees but shaping and sustaining an inspiring, truly mission-based culture that lives and breathes our core values. Originally from California, Jennifer came to us from Seattle and brought a strong background in both nonprofit and health-related businesses. Her bachelor’s degree is in business administration, and Jennifer earned a master’s degree in organizational development from the University of San Francisco. With more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources and her SPHR certification, Jennifer brings a wealth of skills and talents to her position, regularly demonstrating the ability to scrutinize facts and figures, identify gaps and needs, surface truth, source and implement solutions, and empower and encourage team members to improve, own and celebrate their success. In her free time, Jennifer loves to travel to new places, connect with her college-age daughter, and cheer on the Seattle Seahawks. Jennifer is excited to join the One Community Health team because of our mission, community and patient focus, and truly amazing team of compassionate care givers and mission-focused operational team!
Kathy Erlenbush came to us in 2008 with a strong background in the medical field, initially in the private sector. As One Community Health’s Patient Access Manager, Kathy plays the important role of staffing all our health centers with bilingual, qualified employees who interact with our patients personally, whether over the phone, through MyChart or at our front desk. Someone who values relationships, consideration, courtesy and empathy, she brings these and many other vital aspects to her own responsibilities on the job as well as to how she trains those on the patient access, medical reception and enrollment teams. Speaking of which, Kathy’s oversight of the enrollment services helps ensure we’re able to best support our insured patients as well as those who need assistance through the Oregon/Washington health care plans and Medicaid. In fact, she’s played a key leadership role in helping One Community Health become the “Medicaid Experts of the Gorge.” Originally from California, Kathy moved to Oregon as a teenager and enjoys spending time with her daughter who is a dental assistant in West Linn. When she’s not busy with family, Kathy likely to be found hiking, kayaking or fishing in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter with her best buddy, a Border Collie named “Remmy.” Kathy is also an aspiring children’s writer and has been pursuing this creative talent in her spare time, too.
Paul joined One Community Health in January 2011 and is responsible for all Information Systems management functions providing operational and administrative direction to the IT, Records, and Facilities teams. Paul performs professional management functions associated with operations, IT support, system enhancement and integration, applications training, resource management, security and quality improvement services. Paul has over 30 years technology operations experience, including healthcare and EMR experience with a primary care medical center, where he demonstrated his expertise in network/technology infrastructure, design/installation/support for new applications and construction projects, telecommunications, IT security, HIPAA, disaster recovery, data center operations and vendor management. Whether working onsite or from his houseboat in Portland, Paul is a reliable, talented and ever-present leader in his role serving and supporting us.
Jennifer came on board in 2012 and brings over 30 years in a director role for quality improvement, Health Information Management (HIM), Medicare and Medicaid compliance, risk management, utilization and revenue cycle management. Detail-oriented and team-driven, she's skilled in collaborating to ensure best practices and organizational outcomes for quality improvement systems, particularly in regard to our clinical measures. She also plays a direct role in helping ensure our goals are tied to being a Patient Centered Primary Care Home. Jennifer is accredited as a Registered Health Information Administrator and completed her bachelor’s in business administration from National University in San Diego. In addition, she has two associate's degrees—one in Health Information Management and a second in biology from SchoolCraft College in Livonia, Mich. Due to her qualifications and experience, she has consulted for other small businesses, working in myriad health care settings: outpatient, inpatient (rural & urban) and substance abuse facilities; HIM & Compliance software companies; PPO/HMO; and a college HIM program (faculty). When out of the office, Jennifer can be found gardening in the summer, skiing in the winter, and traveling whenever she can!
As Chief of Staff, Angela Michalek focuses on strategic initiatives and partnerships and, as such, is flexible to the needs of the organization. Angela and her team members emphasize patient-centered design, business process analysis, and effective project management in their work. They ensure the effective implementation of new programs and work closely with leaders and managers on associated skill-building and training. Angela joined One Community Health in 2015 and has more than 10 years of experience in public health and health care. Angela earned a master’s degree in policy and planning from the University of Michigan in 2010. Originally from Chicago, she spent five years at the American Hospital Association (AHA), which is headquartered there, working on national quality improvement programs. While at the AHA, Angela worked with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the Institute for Patient and Family-Centered Care, state hospital associations and more than 1,000 participating hospitals to decrease preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions. Prior to her career in health care, Angela was both an AmeriCorps and Peace Corps volunteer and worked with adjudicated youth in restorative justice community service and youth detention programs. While living as a Peace Corps volunteer in a Senegalese village, she sharpened her French language skills and learned the indigenous West African language, Malinke. Outside of work, Angela enjoys whitewater kayaking, snowboarding and mountain biking. Locally, she has served as a volunteer mediator/facilitator for Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center and a Court Appointed Special Advocate.