/OHD Staff
OHD Staff 2017-08-24T17:26:41+00:00

Kellie Lapp
Executive Director

Kellie started her non-profit career right out of high school taking a position as Office Manager for a small non-profit. Kellie attended college in Oklahoma, married her college sweetheart and started a family.
Kellie joined Oregon Health Decisions in 1994 and began specializing in Advance Directive education. After helping Oregonians for more than ten years she knew the emphasis should not be on completing a form, but on creating a conversation. Simply completing an Advance Directive and “checking the boxes” was not enough. People were often times confused and left wanting more information. The focus for completing Advance Directives needed to change. Kellie believed people needed to start TALKING about their health care wishes first – before filling out the forms.
OHD’s Board of Directors committed to providing better education and tools. In 2005, OHD purchased the rights to develop a proven Advance Directive program for the state of Oregon. This allowed Kellie to pursue her passion developing and implementing the KEYConversations™ Advance Directive Program for the state of Oregon.
Kellie continues to focus on program development, operations and special projects. Working closely with staff and OHD’s Board of Directors, she strives to help Oregonians to better understand how to TALK about and DOCUMENT their health care decisions.

Amy Veatch
Director of KeyConversations™
Amy joined OHD in 2008 to help coordinate the development of the KEYConversations™ pilot program. She brings more than 15 years experience to Oregon Health Decisions, previously, working for Providence Newberg Medical Center as both Community Health Program Manager and the Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator. After helping to successfully implement the KEYConversations™ pilot program, she is now focused on Advance Directive education for hospitals, health care organizations, community groups and health care professionals throughout the state of Oregon.
Amy represents OHD as a member of the Oregon POLST Task Force helping to facilitate a consistent message for both Advance Directive and POLST education. In her free time, she enjoys writing, photography and spending time with her husband and two children.

Pattie Fosse
Office Manager
Pattie has been with OHD since 2009. She was born and raised in Oregon. After a 16 year career in the dental field, Pattie agreed to come out of retirement to run the office. When you call OHD, it is most likely her friendly voice you will hear. She keeps the office running smoothly and the Executive Director organized.
Outside of the office, Pattie enjoys spending time with family and friends, and crafting on the side.