Dr. Douglas Eliason, DO CPE
County Medical Examiner
Dr. Eliason is a practicing family physician and retired army colonel with 30 years of military service and military medical experience. He has served as the physician Medical Examiner for Marion County since July of 2017. He also has interest in disaster preparedness, community health and population medicine. Dr. Eliasion sees the importance of giving back to the community and takes time to teach patients and mentor future medical students.
Specialty: Family Practice Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine
Medical Education and Training: Undergraduate degree (University of Iowa), Medical school (University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Iowa)
Chief Medical-Legal Investigator
Chief Anderson’s background includes 20 years of law enforcement experience in patrol, detectives, vehicle crash reconstruction, and Medical Legal Death Investigation. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master’s of Science in Public Safety Leadership. Prior to his career in law enforcement Chief Anderson served 9 years with the US Army as a helicopter crew chief.
Chief Anderson enjoys time with family, back packing, fishing, cycling, and kayaking.
"It is my pleasure to run such a great program for the citizens of Marion County. My goal is to take care of families suffering the loss of a loved one, to answer the difficult questions, and to link families to resources to help during their difficult time."
Investigator Rigsbey has been with the Marion County Medical Examiner's office since October 2017. Previously, she worked for a small Coroner's office as an investigator and autopsy technician, and also worked as an analyst in an environmental lab.
In college, Investigator Rigsbey completed a degree in Criminal Justice which sparked her interest in the death investigation. After completing an internship in death investigation and Forensic Pathology, she knew it was what she was meant to do. Rigsbey ended up studying Pre-Medicine and received a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology.
Investigator Rigsbey loves this career field because it requires having a broad understanding and application of science, including physics, biology, medicine, pharmacology and chemistry, anthropology, and physiology. It's challenging and she learns something new everyday. Rigsbey appreciates that with this work, we are able to advocate for the deceased and provide support to families.
I have been with Marion County since May of 2018. I hold a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in forensic anthropology from Boston University. I have been a certified medicolegal investigator since 2013. Prior to moving to Oregon, I worked for 6 years in the Colorado Coroner system as an Investigative Intern and later as a Deputy Coroner. I obtained registry certification from the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI) in 2015. I also spent several years as part-time adjunct professor teaching forensics and anthropology at Metropolitan State University in Denver. During this time I also worked as a forensic analyst with the MSUD Human Identification Laboratory.
My job is not always easy, but it has always been a very rewarding career. I strive every day to give a voice to those who can no longer speak for themselves, for even in death they have stories to tell us. Finding clues to understand how they lived and died allows me to provide answers to those they left behind. Ultimately, this is the best part of my job. Every day provides a new experience, and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to serve this community.
Robert Jung attended Chemeketa Community College graduating in 1976 with an Associate of Science degree in Fire Protection Technology. He worked for Marion County Fire District #1 from 1976 to 2009, retiring as the Assistant Chief of the department. He immediately started working for the Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office as an investigator. He is certified from the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office as a Medicolegal Death Investigator. He has three grown children and four granddaughters.
Lisa Lewis is an experienced Medical Legal Death Investigator for Marion County. She is also a seasoned Registered Nurse who works in a busy Intensive Care Unit in the community with advanced credentialing in Critical Care and Trauma. She is a valued member the ICU team by acting as a Charge Nurse as well as a member of the hospital's Rapid Response Team.
Lisa enjoys serving her community and the marriage of the medical AND legal aspect of death investigation, assisting law enforcement with determining the cause and manner of death while creating a sense of closure for the families. Having been an RN for nearly 25 years, gaining experience with the legal aspect of this job has been invigorating.
Prior to her industrious nursing career, Lisa was a dancer and choreographer and performed and traveled with a troupe in Los Angeles for several years. Lisa continues to enjoy many different venues of dancing for recreation.
Lisa also competed with a local women's roller derby league enjoying the camaraderie, physicality and athleticism aspect of the sport.
It's an honor to serve my community in this position, thank you!
Years as an MDI: 3
Degrees - Associates Degree in Criminal Justice; Bachelors Degree in Accounting; and Executive Master's Degree in Public Administration
Certified police officer for 22 years
I do this job to assist in providing evidence to help convict the guilty and protect the innocent. I also want to assist families who have lost a friend or family member feel confident and have peace of mind their loved one's case or situation was thoroughly investigated.
Ken Mulkey is a 35 year veteran in fire and EMS, his career began in 1984 working for a private ambulance company that was in Portland and worked as an EMT on basic life support transfer ambulance. In 1986 he become a State certified Paramedic and was then placed on an advanced life support ambulance until 1987 when he was hired with Marion County Fire as a career firefighter/paramedic. Ken also worked for Clackamas County Fire from 1997 – 2014.
Ken holds an Associate’s degree in Human Resources from Chemeketa Community College as well as an Associates in Fire Science from Portland Community College, and a Bachelor’s degree from Ashford University in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Ken holds many other certifications in fire, EMS, FEMA and Homeland Security. In July of 2018 Ken became an Oregon certified Medicolegal Death Investigator
Ken states, "It is my nature to serve and assist those in their time of need as evident by my 35 years working in emergency services. As a first responder my objective was that of providing care to the patient which did not focus a lot on the needs of the family and survivors however, as a medical-legal death investigator I now believe I can offer that support and closure".
Annie is a practicing Physician Assistant (PA) and former PA/Captain for the Oregon National Guard that also served overseas in Afghanistan. She has spent most of her medical career in Trauma Medicine. Annie uses her trauma experience to help families deal with the loss of a loved one during a stressful time.
She also takes time to wander in the mountains and shorelines of the world with her family to camp, rockhound, and take photos. Many of her nature photos have had national recognition.
Education: University of Portland Bachelors of Science. OHSU for Masters of Physician Assistant. Masters of Professional Photography.