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Michael Leahy

Health sciences Professor Michael Leahy is the former vice president and health plan manager with Kaiser Permanente in Portland, and chaired the Oregon Health Council that recommended the creation of the Health Services Commission and the Oregon Health Plan. Prior to joining Linfield, Leahy was the founding CEO of OCHIN, a leading health information technology organization that serves community health centers in the Western United States. A longtime advocate of healthcare reform, Leahy is a frequent contributor to The Lund Report, a website dedicated to creating a more accountable and transparent healthcare system in Oregon.