Provider Engagement Panel

What We Do

The Provider Engagement Panel (PEP), formerly known as the Clinical Advisory Panel, is a committee housed within the Central Oregon Health Council (COHC) and governed by the COHC’s Bylaws. The PEP provides a highly valued clinical perspective to the work of the COHC. Providers on the PEP represent a variety of healthcare organizations that serve the OHP population.


The purpose of the Provider Engagement Panel (PEP) is to support the COHC and its work in the following ways:

  • Engage providers in the work of the COHC;
  • Consider matters at the direction of the COHC;
  • Review and evaluate projects from a clinical perspective;
  • Provide the clinical perspective on transformation work;
  • Coordinate quality committees and set strategic goals in accordance with the Regional Health Improvement Plan (RHIP);
  • Establish community standards and utilization standards;
  • Provide the clinical perspective necessary to promote integration consistent with COHC goals; and
  • Serve as a forum for provider perspectives, collaboration, and information exchange.


All members of the PEP are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the COHC Board of Directors. Members of PEP have direct experience relevant to the provision of health care in clinical settings and, where applicable, a direct connection to their organization’s quality committee.

Members of the PEP include:

  • At least one liaison from the COHC Operating Council; and
  • Representatives from organizations or industries serving the OHP population.

Such representatives may include:

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Oral health
  • Rural clinics
  • Central Oregon Independent Practice Association
  • PacificSource
  • Hospitals (including critical access)
  • Long-term care
  • Specialty therapies
  • Alternative medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Specialty care
  • Behavioral health
  • Public health
  • Pharmacy

PEP Meeting Packets

PEP Members

Divya Sharma, MD (Chair)
COIPA & La Pine Community Health Center

Gary Allen, DMD
Advantage Dental

Michael Allen, MD
La Pine Community Health Center

Jovanna Casas, PharmD

Logan Clausen, MD

Muriel DeLaVergne-Brown, MPH, RN
Crook County Health Department

Alison Little, MD, MPH

Sharity Ludwig, BS, RDH, EPP
Advantage Dental

Jessica Morgan, MD
High Lakes Healthcare

Laura Pennavaria, MD
Homestead Family Medicine

Robert Ross, MD
St. Charles Medical Group

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