Steve Loosley

Steve was born and raised in Roseburg and has worked in Douglas County throughout his family business career, beginning as a laborer and equipment operator to general manager and owner. His family sold its road construction company to Knife River in 2000, and currently, they develop residential and commercial property. Steve serves on several nonprofit boards, including the Community Cancer Center and Umpqua Community College, where he is the Chair. Steve and his wife of 39 years, Shelley Briggs, have one daughter, Katherine, who works in London as a management consultant.

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Lisa Yop

Lisa Yop is the Nurse Manager of the Education Department for the Roseburg VA Health Care System. Lisa began her VA career at the Roseburg VA in the Emergency Department in 2007. She earned her Associate of Science in Nursing from Hartnell College and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing, Leadership and Management from Western Governors University. Lisa has been a Registered Nurse for over 22 years and 13 years with the Veterans Health Administration. Lisa has an extensive background in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing as well as Peri-Operative Care and Primary Care.

Throughout her nursing career, Lisa has held many roles to include Clinical Nurse, Charge Nurse, Educator, and Manager. She oversees the Roseburg VA Education Department, which facilitates many programs, including student onboarding for Associated Health Professions. Lisa also serves as the Nurse Recruiter for the Roseburg VA Health Care System. She is abreast of the health care shortages for both the regional area for the Roseburg Health Care System and rural Oregon and across the Nation.

Lisa is originally from California and moved to Roseburg, Oregon, in 2007. In late 2008 a VA career opportunity took her and her family to Idaho for two years then back to California with the plan of returning to Roseburg. Lisa and her family returned to Roseburg in 2017 as their permanent home. Her husband is a local real estate broker, and her three children attend local colleges and Roseburg High School. Lisa has been very involved in the Roseburg community in both her career and personal life. Lisa has developed strong relationships between the Roseburg VA and local community medical partners to offer robust clinical experiences for allied health students and residents.

Katie Harris

Katie Harris leads the Rural Health Reform Initiative at OAHHS to support Oregon’s small and rural hospitals. She also provides leadership on federal issues and overall program management to a variety OAHHS projects and initiatives, including the the OAHHS strategic plan and the Oregon Research & Education Foundation. She works with policy and advocacy staff on policy implementation strategies including scope development, project planning, and assessment.

Ryan Tribbett

Ryan Tribbett is the President of Ryan Tribbett Company and has worked extensively with association management and public relations projects at the state and local levels.

Ryan has spent over two decades working on legislative and business issues related to economic development, transportation infrastructure, apprenticeships, labor law, contracting code, capital construction funding, local governments, LNG terminals, and procurement.

Ryan’s coalition-building skills have led to the development of key state programs like Connect Oregon, where millions have been invested in roads, rail, bridges, and ports, to move business commodities to domestic and global markets. Most recently, Ryan helped clients secure a $10 million capital construction funding allocation for the Southern Oregon Medical Workforce Center and $2 million for the Curry Health Network Brookings Emergency Room, as well as the establishment of a new tax credit for Oregon’s shortline railroads, and passage of both of Oregon’s largest and environmentally friendly transportation packages, totaling over $6 billion in transportation project investments.

Ryan has served as a policy advisor and chief of state in the Oregon State Senate, as well as a campaign manager and field director on campaigns.