LeadingAge Oregon Staff

Ruth Gulyas, MHA, CEO
503.684.3788 Ext. 302
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Ruth has over thirty-five years experience in the field of long-term care and has been CEO of LeadingAge Oregon since May 2002. Prior to this, she was Director of Assisted Living with the LeadingAge (formerly American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA)) in Washington, DC. Previous to going to DC, Ruth spent thirteen years with the state unit on aging in Alaska planning, developing and implementing home and community-based services (HCBS) for the elderly. Ruth has a Master of Health Administration and Certificate in the Study of Aging from the University of Washington, Seattle as well as a Retirement Housing Professional Certification and Assisted Living Manager Certificate.

Merry Killam, Education and Communications Director
503.684.3788 Ext. 303
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Merry joined the LeadingAge Oregon team in March 2016. As Education and Communications Director, she plans, coordinates and directs educational training and conferences.  In addition, she oversees production of the assocation newsletter, represents LeadingAge Oregon on task forces and work groups, and serves as a resource for members seeking regulatory or technical assistance.

Rob West, Membership Services Manager
503.684.3788 Ext. 305
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