OCID Advisory Structure

Governance Committee

The OCID Governance Committee (membership below), has 3 primary functions in guiding the OCID work:

  1. Advise the project on the prioritization, development and focus of policy research questions for OCID analyses;
  2. Advise on policy needs to inform the development, improvement, and dissemination of OCID data analyses and products;
  3. Maintain OCID as a resource for public policy making purposes, and recommend strategies to maximize the knowledge and value derived for public benefit.

The OCID Governance Committee will inform and be informed by the work of the Governor’s Office and the Department of Administrative Services Chief Data Officer as well as OCID’s State Analyst Forum and the engagement with community partners where possible.

State Analyst Forum

OCID’s State Analyst Forum brings state office and agency policy and research staff together to collaborate on state data efforts, share experience, and expertise. The participants include OCID’s state data partners from the following offices: Budget and Management; Legislative Fiscal; Legislative Policy and Research; Chief Data Officer; Integrated Client Service; and the State Longitudinal Data System.

Community Engagement

The OCID team is continually exploring equity and engagement strategies to build connections with and learn from policymakers and other state leaders, as well as diverse groups of child well-being policy stakeholders across the state. The team has developed an initial equity and engagement framework to guide the project’s engagement, analytic, and reporting decisions.

Governance Committee Membership

The membership of the Governance Committee includes Oregon state legislators from both chambers and both parties, directors or deputy directors from state agencies contributing data to OCID, and representatives from the Governor’s Office.

Current OCID Governance Committee Members

Governor’s Office
Rachel Currans-Henry, Health and Human Services Advisor

Oregon Legislature
Representative – open position
Representative Lisa Reynolds
Senator Dick Anderson
Senator Elizabeth Steiner

State Agencies
Andrea Bell, Oregon Housing and Community Services Department
Molly Haynes, Oregon Health Authority
David Mandell, Oregon Department of Early Learning and Care
Dan Farley, Oregon Department of Education
Joe O’Leary, Oregon Youth Authority
Fariborz Pakseresht, Oregon Department of Human Services