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Ms. Carolyn Lawson

Wrong Carolyn Lawson?

Principal Executive and Manager H

Email: c***@***.us
Local Address: Salem, Oregon, United States
OHA
 
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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • master's degree , information systems
    Harvard University
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In the fall, a new OHA-DHS ...
www.oregonlive.com, 19 Mar 2014 [cached]
In the fall, a new OHA-DHS chief information officer, Carolyn Lawson, dramatically changed the project with Goldberg's approval. She canceled a plan to hire a "system integrator" firm to serve as general contractor for the exchange, instead giving all the work to Oracle as the main IT vendor.
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In an Oct. 22, 2012 email to Goldberg and Lawson, the Legislature's IT oversight analyst, Bob Cummings, also expressed concern, noting that "It is important to be able to show the federal government exactly how all grant funds are being spent, and to be able to tie all major IT expenditures to a detailed (statement of work)."
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It accused Lawson of " abusing and misusing state resources " by creating "an environment where millions of dollars are wasted through information technology contracts that do not have appropriate levels of vendor accountability, or the appropriate amount of independent oversight."
In an earlier interview, Goldberg said subordinates had complained about Lawson, but he considered them personality conflicts.
An OHA spokeswoman, Rebeka Gipson-King said Goldberg discussed the whistleblower complaint with Kelley-Siel, who forwarded the complaint to Lawson.
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In an e-mail to Cummings, Lawson called the accusations "at best, a misrepresentation."
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Cover Oregon: Carolyn Lawson considers suing state, cites "systematic pattern of defaming"
Carolyn Lawson, who was forced ...
www.pcworld.com, 19 Mar 2014 [cached]
Carolyn Lawson, who was forced to resign in December, this week filed a tort claim notice, which is a required precursor to filing a lawsuit against the state.
Lawson oversaw the initial development of Cover Oregon, the state-level exchange created in connection with President Barack Obama's national health care policy reforms.
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Those officials and others "responded to the criticism by organizing, encouraging, allowing, tolerating and/or engaging in a substantial cover-up" meant to protect "selected individuals" while "unfairly and untruthfully pointing the finger at others," including Lawson, adds the letter, which was obtained by the Oregonian newspaper.
Lawson became CIO at the OHA in July 2011.
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Although Lawson expressed discomfort at doing such things and asked for the opportunity to publicly share what she believed were the reasons for the site's problems, the potential defendants instead "privately threatened and publicly scapegoated" Lawson before ultimately firing her, the letter claims.
The alleged cover-up was based on two contentions, according to the letter. One was that due to mismanagement by Lawson, in May 2013 OHA failed to deliver a properly working health site to Cover Oregon staffers, who were "shocked" by the state of the project.
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At one point, Wentz used threatening language toward Lawson, it adds.
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"Somebody has to be held to blame for this," Wentz allegedly told Lawson.
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As a result of her experience, Lawson "has suffered grievous financial, reputational and emotional injury" and is entitled to damages, the letter states.
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If Lawson files a lawsuit, it may not be the only one.
Carolyn Lawson, the former ...
www.bendbulletin.com, 18 Mar 2014 [cached]
Carolyn Lawson, the former chief information officer for the Oregon Health Authority, alleges that she was asked to resign in December because she objected to making public statements she deemed false. Her claim says managers at the Health Authority and the insurance exchange, known as Cover Oregon, "privately threatened and publicly scapegoated" her.
Oregon is the only state that still doesn't have an online capability of allowing the general public to quickly enroll in insurance under the new federal health care law. Lawson and her staff were responsible for overseeing the early technology development for Cover Oregon.
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Lawson alleges Wentz told her it was part of her job to deliver "talking points" that Lawson believed were "misleading and/or not entirely truthful."
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Lawson alleges Wentz told her it was part of her job to deliver "talking points" that Lawson believed were "misleading and/or not entirely truthful."
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The claim says Lawson viewed that statement as a threat.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) â€" Carolyn ...
koin.com, 3 Mar 2014 [cached]
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) â€" Carolyn Lawson, the Oregon Health Authority's senior IT manager who resigned in the wake of the state's health-insurance exchange fiasco, says she is not to blame for Cover Oregon's botched rollout.
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State officials have previously blamed Lawson for failing to hire a systems integrator as the general manager on the exchange project.
But Lawson defended that decision, saying a systems integrator was too expensive. Instead, she says what hindered the technology's development was Cover Oregon's inability to settle on business requirements for the exchange.
She also blamed inferior work by Oracle Corp., the state's main technology contractor.
Board of Directors - Leadership - PROJECT PIPELINE, now known as FORTUNE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION - OFFICIAL WEBSITE
www.projectpipeline.org, 13 June 2011 [cached]
Carolyn Lawson Director, eServices, Office of the Chief Information Officer, State of California
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