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Jean Thorne

Title: Director, Oregon Department of Human Services

Born: Portland, June 16, 1954

Education: B.A., sociology, 1976, Portland State University; master's in public administration, 1979, PSU

Career highlights: Medicaid analyst, Oregon Mental Health Division, 1985-1987; director, state Office of Medical Assistance Programs, 1987-1995; acting director, Oregon Department of Human Resources, 1995; Oregon governor's office, 1995-2002; interim administrator, Office of Medical Assistance Programs, October to December 2002

Salary: $123,756

Family: Husband Ray; son; stepdaughter; granddaughter; dog Besse

Hobbies: Gardening, reading