Health Share of Oregon announces local clinician and Medicaid executive as CEO

Health Share of Oregon’s Board of Directors has selected James Schroeder, PA-C, MPAS, as Chief Executive Officer. Schroeder will succeed Maggie Bennington-Davis, MD, as Interim CEO. Bennington-Davis will resume her role as Health Share’s Chief Medical Officer.


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A PA (physician assistant) by trade, Schroeder has most recently held various executive roles for Kaiser Permanente, including Vice President of Safety Net Transformation and Executive Director of Medicaid. Schroeder also serves as Lieutenant Colonel in the Oregon Air National Guard, leading a team of clinicians and medics.

“At this crucial time for Health Share and the coordinated care model, we are very excited and honored to welcome James and his wealth of expertise and passion for serving communities,” said Marni Kuyl, Chair of Health Share’s Board of Directors and Director of Washington County’s Department of Health and Human Services. “At the same time, I want to extend our sincerest thanks to Maggie for her leadership over the past year and a half—we are a better organization and accomplished so much under her direction.”

Added Bennington-Davis, “I am thrilled with this decision—James truly lives his life to serve others and he’ll be an important asset for both Health Share and our communities.”

Schroeder officially joins Health Share February 19, 2020. In addition to his medical background and Medicaid expertise, Schroeder has a track record for collaborative leadership through his role as Executive Director of Healthcare Systems at CareOregon, as well as through various executive-level positions including CEO of Family Health Services—an FQHC based in Idaho—and as founder and CEO of Neighborhood Health Center in Portland.

“I’m thrilled at the opportunity to join a team that is clearly dedicated and passionate about serving communities and achieving the goals of the coordinated care model,” said Schroeder. “At the same time, I’m humbled by the challenges ahead and look forward to our work, together, to realize the goals of CCO 2.0 and our vision of a healthy community for all.”

This press release was provided by Health Share of Oregon.