Local people guide our work

Yamhill CCO is informed by its community and guided by leadership whose focus is on the member

Board of Directors

Local people, business leaders and medical experts make up our Board of Directors. They believe in our work and are dedicated to a healthy community.

The current Board of Directors for Yamhill CCO is:

  • Dennis Gray (Chair) – Physicians Medical Center
  • Jordan Robinson (Vice Chair) – Lutheran Community Services
  • Gil Munoz (Secretary/Treasurer) – Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center 
  • Lori Bergen (Past Chair) – Willamette Valley Medical Center
  • Gary Dawson – Community Advisory Committee
  • Jeff White – Community Advisory Committee
  • Dan Dale, MD – Physician/Community Member
  • Lindsey Manfrin – Yamhill County Health and Human Services
  • Paul Kushner –  Community Member at Large
  • Suey Linzmeier (ELC Co-Chair) – Head Start of Yamhill County
  • Raji Mathew, DDS – Smile Keepers
  • Mary Starrett – Yamhill County Commissioner
  • Joe Yoder – Providence Newberg Medical Center
  • Jes Dimas, LCSW, LICSW, LSSSW – Community Roots Counseling, LLC

Many backgrounds with one common purpose

Members of the YCCO Board of Directors are from a wide range of local organizations and community agencies. The varied backgrounds, each with a different perspective, adds value to the group.

Board members represent these organizations:

  • Providence Newberg Medical Center
  • Physicians Medical Center
  • Yamhill County Health and Human Services
  • Willamette Valley Medical Center
  • Community Member At Large
  • Head Start of Yamhill County
  • Smile Keepers
  • Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
  • Providence Newberg Medical Center
  • Lutheran Community Services
  • Yamhill County Board of Commissioners
  • Community Roots Counseling

The Board meets monthly to guide and oversee our work. They also confirm our mission and verify we achieve our goals.

Would you like to attend or read the minutes? Send us a message at info@yamhillcco.org

Quality and Clinical Advisory Panel (QCAP)

The Yamhill CCO Quality and Clinical Advisory Panel is responsible for promoting clinical and system practices to achieve the Triple Aim: improve care, improve health, lower cost. QCAP provides oversight and direction to the organization’s quality program, clinical initiatives that drive care transformation and associated quality and performance metrics.

The Quality and Clinical Advisory Council

QCAP consists of representatives from the following agencies: 

  • Virginia Garcia
  • Physicians Medical Center
  • Capitol Dental
  • Physicians Medical Center
  • Physicians Medical Center
  • Yamhill County Health and Human Services – Public Health
  • West Hills Health Care
  • Yamhill County Health and Human Services
  • Miller Chiropractic Health Clinic
  • Capitol Dental
  • Providence Medical Group, Newberg
  • Providence Newberg Medical

Meeting Information:
Fourth Tuesday of each month
Via Zoom

Want to get in touch with the Chair or request minutes or agendas? Email info@yamhillcco.org

The Early Learning Council (ELC)

Our community leaders work together to support you and your family. The Early Learning Council consists of parents, medical professionals, educators, and social service providers. . They advise the Yamhill CCO Board and work together to build a community that supports families and prepares children for success in school and in life.

The Early Learning Council:

  • identifies children and families who may need support
  • offers input to family support services
  • supports families of all cultures and ethnicities
  • expands early learning opportunities
  • monitors the success of the Early Learning Hub and identifies areas for improvement
The Early Learning Council

The following agencies are represented on the ELC:

  • Yamhill County Health & Human Services
  • Willamette Valley Medical Center
  • McMinnville Public Library
  • Lutheran Community Services/A Family Place
  • Child Care Resource & Referral
  • DHS/Child Welfare
  • Willamette Education Service District
  • Newberg School District
  • McMinnville Kiwanis
  • DHS/Self-Sufficiency

Meeting Information:
Second Thursday of every month (except July and August)
via Zoom

Meetings are open to the public. 

For more information or to request an application to join, contact Early Learning Program Manager Jenn Richter at (503)376-7421.

Community Prevention and Wellness Committee (CPW)

By intervening early, we can achieve community-wide wellness for generations to come. That’s why we support programs that are proven to impact not only our members but the whole community with local investments in population health programs.

Community Prevention and Wellness

The Community Prevention and Wellness Committee is made up of representatives from several local non-profit organizations and agencies. As local residents, they have in-depth knowledge of the unique needs of our community and are committed to making it healthier.

The agencies that represent the CPW include:

  • Yamhill County Public Health
  • Health and Human Services
  • Juliette’s House
  • SmileKeepers
  • Lutheran Community Services
  • Ford Family Foundation

Email ejohnson@yamhillcco.org to learn more.

Community Advisory Council (CAC)

The Community Advisory Council meets every month. They review the current health and future wellness of our community. They advise the YCCO Board of Directors and provide useful input to the health plan. 

The Community Advisory Council (CAC) develops the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). Projects to meet the Plan’s goals are managed by the CAC, too.

Projects to improve our community include:

  • Programs to help people plant gardens
  • Oral health education
  • Increasing activity and nutrition for kids and families
  • Sharing travel vouchers with people who need them

Learn more about the Community Health Assessment and Community Plan

Learn More

Help improve the health of your community!

Lend your voice, become a council member

The Community Advisory Council is people like you who care about our community. You understand what it’s like to be an OHP member.

YCCO members, caregivers, YCCO staff, community members and people from other local programs serve on the Council. CAC welcomes all ages, genders, orientations, languages, races and abilities. If you want to be part of the council, please contact us. We want to hear from you!

Contact the CAC Chair

Questions about the CAC? Contact us!

Third Tuesday of each month
Via Zoom

Your input is welcomed! Contact us to attend a meeting or just share your feedback. Meetings are open to the public and have time for public comment.

Request to attend meeting

Give input to the CAC

Looking for minutes?

If you would like to access Board Meeting Minutes, email info@yamhillcco.org to request.