Meet the Team
Joe E Ness, MHA, RPhChief Operating Officer of OHSU Healthcare, Preceptor
Joe E. Ness joined OHSU Healthcare, as the Vice President, Professional and Support Services, in February 2013. Mr. Ness is responsible for the administrative operations of ancillary clinical services including Pharmacy, Imaging, Laboratory/Pathology, Rehabilitation Services, Transplant and Organ Procurement, Respiratory Therapy, Neurosciences Service Line, and Dialysis. Additionally, he oversees all Healthcare related food and nutrition, environmental services, facility and engineering operations. Since October, 2017, he has served in the role of Chief Operating Officer where he has executive leadership responsibilities for Professional Services, Nursing, Regulatory Services, Knight Cancer Institute’s Clinical Oncology Services, and major capital construction initiatives. Joe received his Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Washington in 1990. He completed his Masters of Health Administration from the University of Washington in 1992 along with a Pharmacy Administrative Residency.
Prior to joining OHSU, Joe was the Senior Vice President, Operations at PeaceHealth, a non-profit health care organization which operates ten hospitals in the Western United States. He is actively involved in the community. His efforts were recognized by the Washington State Pharmacy Association and Joe was awarded Health System Pharmacist of the Year.
Gina Hawley, MHA, DrPHVice President of Professional and Support Services, Mentor
Gina Hawley is the Vice President of Professional and Support Services where she oversees allied health, clinical, and support services programs for OHSU Healthcare including Respiratory Care, Diagnostic Imaging, Patient Experience encompassing Volunteer and Language Services, Neurosciences and Spine, Environmental Services, Food and Nutrition Services, Transplant, Rehabilitation Therapies, and Laboratory Services. Prior to, she served as the interim Vice President of Professional Services and Senior Director of Neuroscience and Spine at OHSU where she managed operations, finance, and strategic planning for the Neuro hospital service line.
Prior to OHSU, Gina was the Assistant Administrator for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital directing hospital operations and performance improvement. Gina's previous experiences include being a Senior Project Analyst, Clinic Manager, and Nursing Assistant for High Risk Obstetrics and Labor and Delivery.
Gina has her Bachelors and Masters in Health Administration from Creighton University and University of Minnesota respectively, and Doctorate of Public Health in Health Management & Leadership from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also teaches operations management for the OHSU Division of Management, and serves as an advisor and guest lecturer at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.