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.
Josephine Jacavone, MS, APRN, CNS, CCRN
Stroke Coordinator Providence Medford Medical Center Medford, Oregon. Josephine has 30 years of experience in clinical practice, quality management, program development and education with a focus in critical and acute care nursing and stroke care. Throughout her career, she has worked with multidisciplinary teams to establish processes which improve patient outcomes. Publications include articles in Advances in Nursing Science, Critical Care Nurse, and Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advance Nursing Practice. She enjoys volunteering for community health education events.
Laura Hockert, RN
Currently she is Charge Nurse, Stroke Response Nurse, and Staff Nurse in the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit at OHSU in Portland, Oregon. She has 23 years Neuro experience, 10 of which include NeuroTrauma. She also has participated on the formulating team for OHSU's Stroke Response Nurse Role.
Ted Lowenkopf, MD
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.
Janice Jones, RN, BSN, CRRN
Honorary Board Member
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.
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.