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Committees and staff

Quality and Membership

The Quality and Membership Committee oversees the design and implementation of the clinical integration, quality improvement and patient safety programs. The committee reviews the overall performance of these programs as well as individual members; develops membership requirements; and monitors the activities of management concerning credentialing and maintenance of membership requirements and the success of these programs.

Chair: Joseph Frankhouse, M.D., LMG – Gastrointestinal Surgery
Vice Chair: Greg Hallas, M.D., The Vancouver Clinic

  • Garth Barbee, M.D., Northwest Acute Care Specialists
  • Deb Bartel, Portland Diabetes and Endocrinology Center
  • John Bauman, Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery
  • Bryce Bederka, M.D., LMG Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Jennifer Byrne, D.O., Columbia View Family Center
  • Albert Chaffin, M.D., Pediatic Associates of the Northwest
  • Candace Chapman, Broadway Medical Clinic
  • Michelle Collier, M.D., Columbia Anesthesia Group
  • Sharon Crowell, M.D., The Vancouver Clinic
  • Teresa Dooling, The Oregon Clinic - Portland Dermatology
  • Lori Farrell, M.D., LMG - Northeast 
  • R.J. Gillespie, M.D., The Children’s Clinic
  • Charles Hu, M.D., Legacy Inpatient Medicine Service – Mount Hood Medical Center
  • Michael Kaempf, M.D., The Urology Clinic 
  • Sandra Lewis, M.D., Northwest Cardiovascular Institute 
  • Michelle Sang, M.D., LMG – Portland OBGYN
  • Greg Saunders, M.D., LMG – Camas
  • Daniel Tseng, M.D.,Northwest Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Raghu Varier, D.O., Randall Children's Northwest Gastroenterology

 Staff liaison: Jenny Robinson, clinical integration operations manager, email or 503-413-5894

Finance and Contracting

The Finance and Contracting Committee oversees the design and implementation of managed care contracting and assists in organizational financial planning and monitoring. The committee also develops the incentive fund distribution methodology and administers the disbursement of funds through the member financial model.

Chair: Mal McAnich, M.D., AIM Health
Vice Chair: Sajal Dutta, M.D., The Oregon Clinic

  • Rae Arendt, Tualatin Imaging
  • Michael Booker, M.D., Family Medical Group
  • James Borden, M.D., LMG – Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • Mark Buchholz, M.D., Northwest Pediatric Critical Care
  • Murtaza Diwan, M.D., Portland Anesthesia Specialists
  • Linda Kennedy, Pacific Medical Group
  • Mark Mantei, The Vancouver Clinic
  • Dinelli Monson, M.D., Oregon Eye Specialists
  • Natasha Pereira, M.D., The Children's Clinic
  • Daniel Root, M.D., Oregon Sleep Associates
  • Deborah Rumsey, Children’s Health Alliance 
  • Michael Sheffield, M.D., The Oregon Clinic - GI South
  • Blayne Standage, M.D., LMG – General Surgery 
  • Bert Tavelli, M.D., NW Dermatology & Laser Clinic 
  • Christopher Thoming, M.D., Northwest Acute Care Specialists 
  • Damon Warhus, M.D., Women’s Healthcare Associates
  • Anthony Wei, M.D., Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery
  • Sian Williams, Oregon Anesthesiology Group

 Staff liaison: Merrin Permut, LHP executive director, email or (503) 413-5893.

Clinical Collaboration & Performance Improvement Subcommittee

The committee of Quality & Membership oversees the areas of patient, provider and administrator user experience, clinical collaboration and performance improvement within Legacy Health Partners to support the Clinical Integration Program. 

Chair: Albert Chaffin, M.D., Pediatric Associates of the Northwest
Vice-Chair: Dan Tseng, M.D., Northwest Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Carrie Atcheson, M.D., Oregon Anesthesiology Group
  • Heather Bardfield, R.N., Broadway Medical Clinic
  • Fred Coleman, M.D., Legacy Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine 
  • Teresa Dooling, The Oregon Clinic – Portland Dermatology
  • Janis Howatt, M.D., Broadway Medical Clinic
  • Ann Hulett, EyeHealth Northwest
  • Cynthia Jacobs, Metropolitan Pediatrics
  • Jennifer Kammer, Vancouver Radiologists
  • Vishal Khemlani, M.D., Spinal Diagnostics
  • Tad Lowder, D.O., LMG – Camas
  • Kristen Thomas., M.D., LMG Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Holly Tse, M.D., Legacy-GoHealth
  • Charles Wood, M.D., Broadway Medical Clinic

 Staff liaison, Amanda Scott, clinical integration program coordinator, email or 503-413-5580

Legacy Health Partners Staff
  • Merrin Permut, LHP executive director, email or (503) 413-5893
  • Nikolaus Kashey, M.D., medical director, email or (503) 413-5579
  • Jenny Robinson, clinical integration operations manager, email or 503-413-5894
  • Kristin Gilmer, member relations coordinator
  • Amanda Scott, clinical integration program coordinator
  • Lauren Tacke, administrative assistant
  • Theresa Connors, administrative assistant


For General Inquiries and Questions: Email LHP or call (503) 415-5109.

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