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OPPIA Board Members

 

Vice Chair
Renée House
Project Manager,
Oregon Department of Education
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Board Chair
Andrea Comer

Change Management Practitioner,
Oregon Department of Education

Andrea's love for process improvement began when she started working for state government in 2013. Over the last decade she has spent time at Oregon Judicial Department, Department of Transportation, and Department of Education. Much of her public service has been spent aligning the work of various programs, projects, councils, and advisory groups to execute their mission and maximize overall effectiveness for the communities they serve.

Andrea is a Change Management Practitioner, Certified Continuous Improvement Manager, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and a trained Facilitator.

Renée began working for the Oregon Department of Education in 2016. During this time she has worked with many offices within the agency to improve upon and create new processes in an online and collaborative environment. In 2022 she became Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified and started to lead continuous improvement projects to implement process improvements within the Procurement team. She enjoys collaborating with others and is passionate about collecting data in a meaningful way and using it to inform change. 

 

Renée enjoys getting lost in a good book, exploring new cuisines, and discovering the plentiful hiking opportunities within Oregon.  

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Past Chair
Brandon Cobb

Operational Improvement Leader, Oregon Department of Education

Brandon started his career in state government in 2009. Several of these years were spent working in DHS and OHA, where he provided training and coaching on Lean methodologies of continuous improvement. He has managed various continuous improvement projects helping teams to define their purpose, develop meaningful metrics, and set performance measures.

Brandon is passionate about helping state government find ways to improve its operations, no matter how complex the system might be. He believes that anyone, regardless of their position title can find ways to make processes better. In his spare time, Brandon enjoys spending time with his family and coaching high school football.

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Treasurer
Matt Rosen
Homeownership Division Planning and Policy Analyst, Oregon Housing and Community Services

Matt has worked with and for government agencies since 2006 to utilize data in answering two critical questions: “Are we doing the work we said we would do?” and “Are we having the impact we expect our work to have?” As an Analyst for OHCS, Matt administers the programmatic and system assessment and evaluation for the division, and formulates improvement plans, as necessary. Prior to working in state government, Matt served in several non-profits where he engaged his analytical and advocacy skills to improve and promote person centered services and supports to vulnerable youth; neighbors experiencing homelessness; and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

Though originally from the suburbs of Kansas City, Missouri, Matt and his family move to Oregon in 2017 from Washington, DC. Matt regularly takes advantage of our amazing natural resources and is an emerging long-distance triathlon racer and whitewater kayaker.

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