Columbia Gorge Health Council


The Columbia Gorge Health Council works to elevate the well-being of everyone living in the Columbia Gorge through:  Governing the Coordinated Care Organization (CCO), Allocating spending, Operating collaborative programs and Convening partners for health improvement efforts.


We envision a region of communities where all people enjoy improved health through equitable access to and engagement with coordinated resources.


Accountability, Collaboration, Process and Equity

Trey Rigert, MD

Board Chair

Al Barton

Vice Chair, Clinical Advisory Panel (CAP) Co-Chair

Elaine Castles, PhD

Community at Large, Wasco County

Elizabeth Foster, MD

Clinical Advisory Panel (CAP) Co-Chair

Lindsey Hopper, JD, MPH

PacificSource Community Solutions Inc.

Max Janasik

One Community Health

Karen Joplin

Hood River County

Dennis Knox, FACHE

Mid-Columiba Medical Center

Paul Lindberg

Community Advisory Council (CAC) Chair

Molly Rogers

Wasco County

Mayra Rosales

Consumer Member


Jeanie Vieira, RN

Treasurer, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital


“It has been an incredible experience to see new standards implemented, then go to the office and witness my patients’ lives change in significant and positive ways as a result.”

Dr. Kim Humann

Psychiatrist, MCMC

“We are working together with the Columbia Gorge Health Council and PacificSource to make sure people are being served in the best way possible,”

Susan Lowe

Consumer, CAC Member

“I receive positive feedback from our Latino families about the quality of the healthcare services. Providers are very patient, very respectful and they take time to listen.

Joel Pelayo

Consumer, CAC Member

“I’m grateful that we’re starting to see success from our work. Change this important takes time, but now we know it can be done.”

Karen Joplin

Commissioner, Hood River County