After a fiercely competitive application and vetting process, Oregon Governor Kate Brown today announced the members of the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board. The Board is empaneled under Ballot Measure 109, approved by Oregon voters in November 2020, which will create a program allowing the manufacture, delivery, and administration of psilocybin at supervised, licensed facilities within Oregon.
Now that the members have been announced, the board will meet within the next few weeks, and in June 2021 is supposed to report their science and research findings. In July 2021, the Oregon Health Authority will begin the rulemaking process, and in June 2022, the advisory board will make recommendations for rules and regulations.
Here is the list of the members:
Public Health Director Designee: Andre Ourso, OHA
State Health Officer Designee: Dr. Tom Jeanne, OHA
Oregon Health Policy Board Designee: Barb Hansen
State Employee w/ Public Health Expertise: Ali Hamade, OHA
Local Health Officer: Dr. Sarah Present, Clackamas City
Addictions Medicine Specialist: Kevin Fitts, Portland
Licensed Psychologist: Dr. Kimberley Golletz, Corvallis
Licensed Physician: Dr. Todd Korthius, OHSU
Licensed Naturopath: Mason Marks, Portland
Mycologist: Jessie Uehling, Oregon State University
Harm Reduction Specialist: Angela Carter, Portland
Psychopharmacologic Specialist: Dr. Atheir Abbas, OHSU
OLCC: Nathan Rix
Oregon DOJ: David Hart
Chief Petitioner Designee: Tom Eckert
Public: Stephanie Barrs, Bend
Public: Dr. Rachel Knox, Portland
In April 2021, Green Light Law Group will be proud to welcome Sam Chapman, Executive Director at Healing Advocacy Fund and one of the main forces behind Measure 109, to our webinar series, for an informative discussion. If you have questions for Mr. Chapman, feel free to submit them to us and we will try to get them answered during the webinar. Date TBA!
You can contact Andrew DeWeese at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-488-5424.