About CCO Oregon
Over the past two years CCO Oregon has hosted a series of lunches, breakfasts and forums around the state. CCO Oregon collaborates with CCOs, CCO members, consumers, providers and other health reform advocates to share information, network, explore best practices, and coordinate with state effort to improve health outcomes and reduce the cost curve. Over the next few months, we'll be working to connect CCOs and Consumer Advisory Committees with each other, host "best practices" conference calls, and share up to the minute information on CCO meetings, actions and activities.
CCO Oregon is funded through the events it holds throughout the state. Over a dozen local Oregon organizations have contributed funding to CCO Oregon in the past 12 months. CCO Oregon does not contribute money to any politician, lobbyist or any other advocacy group. CCO Oregon invites all CCOs and related organizations in Oregon to sponsor its events, serve on its advisory panel, and enjoy all the benefits of CCO Oregon.
Organizational direction at CCO Oregon is led by its Steering Committee. Steering Committee members represent organizations that have contributed to the initial CCO Oregon events, which provided seed money through which the organization could develop.
Ben Hoyne: Executive Director
Ben Hoyne currently serves as the Executive Director for CCO Oregon. Prior to coming to CCO Oregon, Ben worked in various policy roles for several non-profit and for-profit organizations, as well as serving as Policy Director for a Portland Mayoral candidate.
He has lived throughout the country and worked in a variety of fields, including working as a commercial electrician and a kayak instructor. He has lived and worked in large cities and small villages, had both blue collar and white collar jobs, lived in the South, the Northeast, the Midwest, the Rocky Mountains and Alaska, before settling in the Pacific Northwest.
Through all he has experienced, Ben has gained a greater understanding for the effects of government on people and their livelihoods.
In 2011, he completed two master's degrees at American University in Washington, DC. Ben received both a MBA and a MA in policy. He focuses on how policy affects business and business affects policy.
Ben holds a bachelor's degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Washington and a BA in Spanish from the University of Vermont. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese.
In his free time he enjoys exploring Oregon's great outdoors, kayaking on its rivers, and playing Brazilian music on a local community radio station.