Kristen Dillon is a family physician with experience in system-level health care transformation and clinical care for rural communities. Most recently, she worked for PacificSource as the director of a Coordinated Care Organization, Oregon’s innovative model for regional Medicaid managed care. In this role, she led health care transformation and operations in the Columbia Gorge and neighboring rural, frontier, and tribal regions. Her focus included development and implementation of initiatives supporting advanced primary care, behavioral health integration, and aligned payment models. She also worked with health systems across Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial lines of business as the medical director for regional partnership.
Dillon also worked as medical director for the public clinic in Sherman County, Oregon. She has served at the community and state levels as chair of the state’s Health Plan Quality Metrics Committee, chair of the Oregon Rural Practice-Based Research Network, and board chair of a Federally Qualified Health Center. She was also the founding medical director of the Columbia Gorge’s community-engaged research network.
Dillon completed undergraduate study at Dartmouth College, majoring in chemistry and Asian studies. She earned a medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed a family medicine residency at the Family Medicine Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and in 2016, she was named Oregon’s Family Doctor of the Year.