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Upstream Community Benefit: Investing in Social Determinants

Panelists
Molly Haynes, MPH, RD, Director - Community Health, Kaiser Permanente
Molly leads the planning and execution of comprehensive community-based investments that improve the health of the communities in our region. After earning a degree from the University of Puget Sound, Molly served in the US Army for four years as a registered dietitian. Realizing her passion for prevention, she completed her Master's in Public Health from Portland State University.

Pam Mariea-Nason, MBA, Executive - Community Health Division, Providence Health & Services
Pamela Mariea-Nason, RN, MBA, is the Executive - Community Health Division, Providence Health & Services. She previously served as Director of Health Policy & Community Engagement at CareOregon and Chief Operating Officer at Tuality Health Alliance Pam received her Bachelor's of Nursing from Oregon Health & Science University and her MBA from University of California - Irvine.

Zeke Smith, Chair, Oregon Health Policy Board

Zeke chairs the Oregon Health Policy Board. Additionally, ​​​​Zeke Smith is the Chief Impact Officer of the United Way of the Columbia Willamette, where he leads the community impact strategy through grant-making, volunteerism, community convening and policy work. Previously, Zeke served as the Chief of Staff to Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith from 2007-2012. ​ Zeke is a graduate of Lewis & Clark College.

Moderator
Jesse Beason, Vice President of Public Affairs, Northwest Health Foundation

Jesse leads the Foundation’s work in communications, public policy, government relations and partnership development. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2013, Jesse served as Executive Director of Proud Ground, as Senior Policy Director of Housing, Culture and Planning for then-Commissioner Sam Adams and in public affairs at Metro.

Jesse is a graduate of Neighborhood Partnerships’ Future Leaders Initiative, a Marshall Memorial Fellow of The German Marshall Fund of the United States, and recognized by Portland Business Journal as a top 40 under 40 and Portland Monthly as a Rising Star. He was a 2014 cohort member of the African American Leadership Academy. Jesse is a graduate of Lewis & Clark College.