The PacificSource Executive Team

Ken Provencher, President and CEO

 
Ken Provencher

Ken Provencher serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of PacificSource, just the fifth CEO in the company's 85-year history. Immediately before his appointment to the post in 2001, Ken served as Vice President of Operations.

Prior to joining PacificSource in 1995, Ken served as vice president of VHA Upstate New York, a 15-hospital healthcare system. His background also includes experience as administrative director for United Health Services Network and director of finance and operations for HMO of North Carolina, a Blue Cross/Blue Shield subsidiary. Ken has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 25 years.

In addition to his post with PacificSource, Ken serves on the OMIP/State Reinsurance Board and the Oregon Health Leadership Council, a collaborative effort of health plans, hospitals, and physicians formed to improve quality and reduce costs in Oregon's healthcare system. He is also a member of the Oregon State University Community Advisory Council and serves as a mentor in the American Health Insurance Plans Executive Leadership Program. His past board participation includes the United Way of Lane County, 100% Access, and The Foundation for Medical Excellence. Ken is a frequent guest lecturer and panelist for healthcare issues.

Ken is actively involved in youth sports and is a longtime coach of youth basketball and baseball. He is a member of the Corvallis Little League Board of Directors and served as its president from 2000 to 2003.

Ken holds a master of business administration degree in healthcare management from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his bachelor of arts degree from Providence College.

Peter Davidson, EVP and Chief Financial Officer

 
Peter Davidson

Peter Davidson serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for PacificSource. In that role, he directs the financial planning, accounting, investment, and reporting practices for PacificSource and its subsidiaries. He also provides executive oversight for the organization's actuarial, underwriting, analytics, legal and compliance, IPN, and government relations activities.

Prior to joining PacificSource in 2008, Peter served as the chief executive officer of Oregon Medical Group, a regional healthcare company that includes a 105-provider multi-specialty group practice.

Peter serves on the Directions Board. His past board participation includes the Lane Transit District Budget Board, the Lane Community College Foundation Board, and the Cascade Health Solutions Board. 

Peter is licensed as a certified public accountant and holds a B.A. in biology from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He has more than 15 years of experience in healthcare management and administration.

Erick Doolen, EVP and Chief Operating Officer

 
Erick Doolen

Erick Doolen serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He joined PacificSource in 2005 and is responsible for PacificSource's operational areas including customer service, claims, enrollment, billing, information technology, analytics, human resources, and facilities. Previously, Erick spent 11 years working at Hewlett-Packard in several manufacturing and technology leadership roles, including director of information technology for a global organization supporting several manufacturing facilities.

In addition to his responsibilities at PacificSource, Erick is the co-chair of the Oregon Health Leadership's Administrative Simplification Executive Committee, leading efforts across health plans and providers to simplify the administrative aspects of healthcare in Oregon. He also served on the Oregon Administrative Simplification Workgroup, which was responsible for developing recommendations to the Oregon Health Policy Board on administrative simplification. In 2012, Erick joined Oregon’s Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC) and was appointed Chair of HITOC in 2015. He also serves as the co-chair for the Oregon Credentialing Advisory Group advising the Oregon Health Authority on the implementation of a common credentialing solution for the State of Oregon.

Erick holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Washington University. Erick enjoys working out, golf, and travel in his spare time.

Sharon Thomson, EVP of Community Strategy and Marketing
 

Sharon Thomson

Sharon Thomson serves as Executive Vice President of Community Strategy and Marketing. A healthcare industry veteran with 25 years of experience, Sharon joined PacificSource in 2015.

In her role, Sharon oversees provider network management and government and community relations. She also builds crucial relationships with the communities, businesses, hospitals and health systems, physicians, and others responsible for the health of the Pacific Northwest. In addition, she leads all of PacificSource’s marketing efforts, including brand management, communications, public relations, advertising, and wellness and health promotion.

Sharon comes to PacificSource from Team Priorities, a consulting firm she founded to help businesses develop highly engaged and productive teams. She has also held executive positions at Kaiser Permanente and Group Health Cooperative, two of the nation’s largest non-profit health insurance and care providers.

Sharon has a Master’s degree from the University of Washington and a Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University.

Troy Kirk, SVP of Group Sales

 
Troy Kirk

Troy Kirk serves as PacificSource's Senior Vice President of Group Sales. He provides oversight for sales, administration, and service of large and small employers and associations for our fully- and self-funded lines of business. He joined PacificSource in 2005 and is responsible for developing and implementing goal-oriented sales, marketing, and communication strategies. Troy has an extensive background in the employee benefits field, and previously served as vice president of sales and marketing for Regence Life and Health Insurance in Portland, Oregon. During his 20 years in the industry, Troy also served as a sales executive for Standard Insurance Company in Seattle and Boston.

Troy holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Linfield College. He is actively involved in youth sports and enjoys coaching youth baseball.

Dr. Edward McEachern, EVP and Chief Medical Officer

 
Dr. Edward McEachern

Dr. Edward McEachern serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for PacificSource. In that role, Dr. McEachern provides operational and strategic leadership to the clinical enterprise of the company and also works to maintain strong relationships with PacificSource’s provider partners to improve the health outcomes in populations the organization serves in Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.

Dr. McEachern originally came to PacificSource from Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance in Boise, Idaho, where he was chief medical officer and executive director of operations. Prior to that role, he helmed a venture capital fund that focused on healthcare, and served as chief medical officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio.

Dr. McEachern is also an associate professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine and an assistant professor at Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. He holds six patents, authored seven books, published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles, and has served as a healthcare consultant for the U.S. State Department and Peace Corps.

Outside of work he enjoys music, cycling, hiking, rafting, camping, fishing, and spending time with his wife and teenaged triplets.  

Dan Stevens, EVP, Oregon Regional Director

 
Dan Stevens

Dan Stevens serves as PacificSource’s Executive Vice President and Oregon Regional Director. In this role, he provides executive oversight for the Oregon market. Dan joined PacificSource in 2010 and is based in our Bend, Oregon, office.

Dan’s broad portfolio includes more than 25 years of management and executive leadership, largely at the dynamic intersection between managed care and healthcare delivery. His past roles have included clinic and hospital administration, the development of community based systems of care, and senior leadership over managed care product, provider, and sales strategies. Prior to joining PacificSource, Dan worked for more than 15 years in the Portland, Oregon, market and held a variety of leadership roles within an integrated healthcare delivery system.

Dan is a member of the Central Oregon Health Council and the Bethlehem Inn Board of Directors. Other community and governance activities have included past roles as a board member for Volunteers in Medicine, and for Health Matters of Central Oregon. He was also a long serving member of the Board of Directors for United Way of Deschutes County, and was the organization’s volunteer Board President in 2016.

Dan earned his MBA from Portland State University, and a master of public health degree in epidemiology & biostatistics from Oregon Health and Science University. His undergraduate degree is from Bowdoin College in Maine.

Matthew Bell, VP, Idaho Regional Director

 
Matthew Bel

Matthew Bell serves as Vice President, Idaho Regional Director for PacificSource Health Plans. Based in our Boise, Idaho office, Matt is responsible for business development and operations in the state of Idaho. Matt began his duties with the organization in December 2017. 

Prior to joining PacificSource, Matt most recently served as Regional Account Executive focused on outreach and network development for University of Utah Health Care. In that role, he was based in Boise, Idaho, and served a multi-state region. Prior to holding that position, he was a Senior Partner with White Cloud Analytics in Boise. He also has 13 years of experience with St. Luke's Health System in Boise, serving in progressively responsible roles, culminating as System Vice President for Strategic Planning.

Matt earned his Master of Healthcare Administration degree at the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s of Science in political science at the University of Utah. Outside of work, when he isn't coaching or attending his son's lacrosse and football games, he enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and playing golf.

Todd Lovshin, VP and Montana Regional Director

 
Todd Lovshin2

Todd Lovshin serves as Vice President and Montana Regional Director. Based in our Helena, Montana office, Todd is responsible for business development and operations in the state.

Todd joined PacificSource in 2012, bringing with him more than 15 years of experience in government relations and employee benefits. His past roles include vice president of corporate development and government relations at Montana-based Allegiance Benefit Plan and the first Insure Montana program manager for the Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance. Todd has also served on numerous advisory panels, including the Exchange Stakeholder Council, the Montana State Employee Benefits Group Advisory Council, and the Montana Comprehensive Health Association.

Todd, a Butte, Montana native, is active in the local community theatre and spends time with his family exploring the great state of Montana and all that it has to offer. 

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Last updated 12/6/2018