Elaine Skalabrin, MD
Stroke Program Medical Director and Neuro-Hospitalist at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, Oregon since 2010. While medical director at University of Utah in 2000, she helped design and develop the Stroke Center toward achieving national recognition as a comprehensive stroke center. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed a neurology residency at the University of Virginia, where she was chief resident. Dr. Skalabrin has completed two fellowships – one in stroke at Stanford University and one in neurocritical care at UC San Francisco.
Syed Omar Kazmi, MD, RPNI
Dr. Kazmi joined Salem Health in July 2018 as Stroke Medical Director and since then has instituted a stroke program which is rapidly growing. He earned his medical degree from the Aga Khan University in Pakistan and completed his Neurology residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX where he was chief resident. He then pursued a fellowship in Neurocritical care at the same institution. Dr. Kazmi believes that increasing stroke awareness is of paramount importance in order to improve outcomes at a community level, state level and national level.
Janice Jones, RN, BSN, CRRN
Providence Medford Medical Center Medford, Oregon. Graduated from Oregon Health & Science University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Her career focus has been in stroke and rehabilitation. Janice obtained her Certified Rehabilitation RN (CRRN) in 2014 as well as becoming a relief charge nurse. She has have worked on the stroke/neuro and Inpatient Rehabilitation unit since 2011, where her passion in caring for Stroke survivors has grown.
Ted Lowenkopf, MD
Past Board Member
Stroke Program Medical Director at Providence Brain and Spine Institute, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Portland, Oregon. He is a member of the Oregon Stroke Network since its inception and past OSN Board President. Dr. Lowenkopf is current Chair of the Oregon State Stroke Committee.
Katie Harris, PhD
Retired Administrator National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Neurological Diseases and Stroke, Redmond, Oregon. She was the scientific review administrator at National Institutes of Health (NIH), predominately at the National Institute for Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS). Dr. Harris set up review for grant applications in neurological diseases. She has 27 years of experience in overseeing stroke research, identification of leaders in the field, education, clinical trials, clinical trials review criteria, policy, access to care, and other aspects of stroke care (SPOTRIAS review). Katie served on the Program Committee of the American Heart Association Stroke Council, and with Bruce Coull, edited “Clinical Trials in the Neurosciences."
Donna L. Hunter
Northwest Virtual Achievers, LLC Donna has worked in healthcare since late 1970’s with a focus on cardiology and critical care, starting in the mid-west and moving out to Oregon with her family in 1999. She became involved with non-profit nursing and medical organizations through her contacts at Providence St. Vincent over 10 years ago. She has expanded her home based virtual administrative support to non-profit organizations to create the Northwest Virtual Achievers, LLC, offering virtual and on-site office and administrative support.