Mylia Christensen is the Executive Director of the Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation, an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality and affordability of health care in Oregon by leading community collaborations and producing unbiased information. Q Corp is one of 16 organizations nationwide selected to participate in Aligning Forces for Quality, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Q Corp is also a Chartered Value Exchange and member of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI). In addition to her role at Q Corp, Mylia currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for NRHI, which is a national organization representing over 30 member Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives.
Mylia has worked in almost all facets of health care, from clinical settings to hospital and health care system management, strategic planning and administration. Mylia joined Q Corp from the OHSU Center for Evidence-based Policy where she was the Project Director for the Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions Project. Prior to joining the Center, Mylia was a Vice President at AON Employee Benefit Consulting. She also served for six years as the Administrator of the State of Oregon’s Public Employees’ Benefit Board, responsible for Oregon’s largest employee benefit program. In the early nineties Mylia was a Vice President of Operations and Regional Director for the Oregon Health Plan enrollment broker project with Benova, Inc. Her extensive experience also includes Director of Program Development and Physician Services for Legacy Portland Hospital System and the Administrator of Women’s Health Services at Good Samaritan Hospital. She began her health care career in emergency services and critical care nursing.