Meet Our Board


We are honored to introduce the compassionate and dedicated individuals who make up the Board of Directors of our alliance. Our board is the backbone of our mission, comprised of one board member from each affiliate’s board and the Executive Director of each affiliate. These exceptional leaders bring a wealth of experience and expertise to our organization, and their commitment to our mission is unwavering.

Our board members come from diverse backgrounds, yet share a common passion for providing the highest quality hospice care and support to those in need. They steer our organization with a compassionate heart, ensuring that we continue to fulfill our promise of comfort and dignity during life’s most challenging moments.

Chris “CJ” Hudson

Board President
Care Partners

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C.J. Hudson is a graduate of Western Washington University, where he received his B.A. in Business Marketing. C.J. has worked extensively in health insurance at carriers such as Moda and Kaiser Permanente before joining Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon, where he has spent the past twelve years. Currently specializing in Labor & Trust accounts, C.J. brings extensive knowledge to multi-employer arrangements.

C.J. is also a board member of the Labor Employer Relations Association, a group focusing on improvements in management and employee relations. He received his MBA in Healthcare Administration from Oregon Health & Science University in 2014 and has certifications as a Registered Employee Benefits Consultant and Certified Self-Funding Specialist.

Rachel Throne

Board Treasurer, Executive Director
Klamath Hospice and Palliative Care

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Rachel graduated from Northwest Nazarene University with the goal of becoming an attorney and ultimately working for the FBI. After completing an internship with the Idaho State Police, she filled a temporary position in their accounting department and realized she had a passion for numbers. She then earned an accounting degree at Boise State University (Go Broncos!) where she met her husband. After 9 years as Budget Analyst for the Idaho State Police, she and her husband moved to Klamath Falls to raise their sons and help with his family’s ranching business. It was then in 2005, she started as Financial Manager for Klamath Hospice and Palliative Care and later became the Executive Director in 2014.

Barbara Trione, RN, MBA

Board Secretary
Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care

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Barbara spent her earlier years in two foreign countries and numerous states, obtaining a nursing degree and practicing in five states before settling in Oregon in 1972. She worked at both Salem Hospital and Good Samaritan in Corvallis in critical care, both as a staff nurse and in management. During this time, Barbara obtained a second undergraduate degree in management, then an MBA, which began her journey in healthcare finance and administration.

After retirement, she has volunteered at various nonprofits, including Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care. She served on the Lumina board for two years before serving as the Board Chair in 2023. Barbara has served on the ONHA board since 2022.

Tom Hottman

Board Member
Klamath Hospice and Palliative Care

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Tom is among ONHA’s founding board members and has volunteered as a director for Klamath Hospice and Palliative Care since 2013. Following a 25-year career, he retired in June 2023 from Sky Lakes Medical Center, a Klamath Falls-based regional health care system. While there he served as manager of community health outreach, patient and employee surveys, and was director of the public relations and marketing department with responsibilities for internal and external communications. Prior to joining the medical center, Tom was an award-winning reporter and editor at the Herald and News newspaper in Klamath Falls.

Tracy Villarreal

Board Member, Chief Executive Officer
Care Partners

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Tracy is the CEO of Care Partners in Portland, Oregon and one of the founding board members of ONHA. She started her work in hospice first as a Board member, then as the Quality/Compliance and Psychosocial/Spiritual Care Manager for Care Partners before becoming the CEO in 2020. Tracy is a Licensed Social Worker and Quality professional with a passion for end-of-life-care who has been working with the older population in healthcare for over 30 years. Prior to coming to Care Partners, she worked for the State of Oregon as an Aging/Disability Services Manager, as a Social Worker in both home health and long-term care, and as a hospital discharge planner. Tracy has recently been appointed to the Oregon Hospice and Palliative Care Association (OHPCA) as a Board member serving a two year term.

Amy Baird, LCSW

Board Member, Executive Director
Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care

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Amy Baird serves as the Executive Director of Lumina Hospice and Palliative care in Corvallis, Oregon, and provides leadership for the Volunteer, Bereavement and Transitions programs. Prior to her role as Executive Director, Amy was the Social Services Clinical Manager at Lumina, providing leadership and care for Lumina’s social workers and chaplains. Earlier in her career, Amy was a social worker, working with families at all stages throughout her career. In addition to providing social work services to individuals and families, she is approved by the Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers to provide clinical supervision to social workers seeking their LCSW.