Lori James-Nielsen, M.H.A.
Lori James-Nielsen, RN, BSN, MHA, has over 25 years of clinical and leadership experience in a variety of community hospital settings. Throughout her career, she has operated as a staff educator, manager, and director for nursing units and cardiac care, and has been involved in creating clinical integration models to support organizations and independent providers in developing exceptional clinical programs and improve value for patients. In her most recent roles, James-Nielsen served as the Chief Strategy Officer at Salem Hospital and as Vice President of Operations and Integrations at OHSU Partners. If the constant state of change in health care was not enough, she and her husband Dave have a blended family of six grown children, including three girls still in college. She enjoys watching her daughter play volleyball, hiking, and a newfound hobby of kayaking.
Joe Hardman, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Joe Hardman is a general internist who has been practicing at OHSU for nearly 10 years. His primary clinical focus is outpatient primary care internal medicine. He has also worked on the inpatient teaching service at OHSU. Dr. Hardman received his medical degree from UC San Diego School of Medicine and completed his residency and chief residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. He enjoys hiking, cooking, music, photography, and spending time with his wife and two children.
Michelle Kirkland, M.H.A.
Executive Director of Ambulatory Services
Michelle Kirkland, MHA, has been a healthcare leader for over 10 years with experience across community and academic hospital settings. Originally from the southeast, Michelle has spent the majority of her career in South Carolina providing leadership to primary care and specialty clinics. Her past roles include serving as Director of Community Hematology and Oncology, OHSU, Director of Physician Practices, AnMed Health/Cannon Memorial Hospital, and Operations Manager, Greenville Health System. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two wonderful children.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Cheryl Gebhart brings a unique background that spans across senior leadership roles not only within human resources, but also in nursing where she still maintains her RN license. Her most recent role was at Providence as their Director of Human Resources for Regional Shared Services, and her past positions include roles such as Director of HR for Providence Medical Group, Health Plan and Newberg Hospital, Chief HR Officer at Willamette Valley Medical Center, and Director of HR and Nursing Education Director at Mid-Columbia Medical Center.
Vice President, Ancillary Services
Steve Krautscheid has deep roots in Hillsboro, growing up on Jackson School Road when it was mostly farmland. He served as Tuality’s director of facilities & properties until he was promoted to ancillary services administrator in 2013. Krautscheid is a proponent to community-based hospitals like Tuality. He calls Tuality an asset of the community. He enjoys spending his spare time with his family: wife Loretta, a professor at the University of Portland; daughter Beth, a medical school student at OHSU; and sons Mark and Nick, who are attending the University of Portland.