River Cities

River Cities Chapter of Medical Assistant

The AAMA is a Tri-level professional organization.  The Oregon Society of Medical Assistants represents the entire state and is comprised of several local chapters.  The River Cities Chapter of Medical Assistants encompasses the Northwest corner of Oregon and represents the Portland Metropolitan area, as well as the Dalles, Hood River, Tillamook, and Estacada.  The RCCMA provides its members with monthly continuing education opportunities as well as additional workshops. The RCCMA also provides professional development support to member volunteers.  All of the RCCMA board meetings are open to members and all members are encouraged to attend and participate.  RCCMA provides professional support to working medical assistants, displaced medical assistants, students in medical assisting programs, as well as medical assisting educators.  The RCCMA is the largest chapter in the state of Oregon with over 800 members.

 AAMA (National) OSMA (State) RCCMA (Local)


River Cities Chapter of Medical Assistants Leadership & Teams

RCCMA President

·Gabriela Carrillo, CMA (AAMA)

RCCMA President Elect

·Paula Purdy, CMA (AAMA)        

RCCMA Treasurer

Johnny Adamson, CMA-A (AAMA)

RCCMA Secretary

Christy Oldenstadt, CMA (AAMA)

RCCMA Membership

Lucy Vang, CMA (AAMA)

RCCMA Communications

·         Johnny Adamson, CMA (AAMA)

RCCMA Education Team

·         Gabriela Carrillo, CMA (AAMA), – RCCMA CEU Chair

o    Questions regarding RCCMA CEU events or courses; please email gabriela.carrillo@multco.us/ paula@msmp.org 


Continuing Education Opportunities

The River Cities Chapter of Medical Assistants provides monthly continuing education opportunities for Medical Assistants working in the field as well as Medical Assisting Students.  You do not need to be certified to attend these classes.  For AAMA members, all monthly education sessions are free and for non-members we charge $10 to help cover administrative costs.

Monthly education takes place the second Saturday of the month at Providence Medical Center from 8:30am – 10:30am.

Please check the Events Page for more details.



If you or someone you know is considered an expert in their field and is interested in donating their time – we are always looking for speakers to fill our monthly CEU sessions.  Please contact Sarah Parker at Sarah@msmp.org to find out how you can participate in the RCCMA Education.