Vision Action Network Board of Directors
The Board of Directors has responsibility for setting organizational direction, making policy, overseeing finances and raising funds. It provides strategic leadership and vision to help establish priorities and lends support to VAN's staff with regard to implementation. The Board also provides vision to help set priorities for the community.
Dick Stenson (Chair)
Former President & CEO, Tuality Healthcare
Dick Stenson retired as President and CEO of Tuality Healthcare, an independent, not-for-profit, community-governed healthcare system serving western Washington County. While Dick led the organization, it was ranked among Oregon Business magazine's 100 best companies to work for seven years. Stenson has been active in several other local organizations as well, including serving on the boards of the School Based Health Center Task Force, Hillsboro Community Foundation, Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, Community Action Organization, Virginia Garcia Foundation, and Washington County Commission for Children and Families. He also serves on boards or committees of several regional and state-wide health related.
Mike Duyck (Vice-Chair)
Fire Chief, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Mike Duyck is the Fire Chief of Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue a combination agency with 429 career firefighters and support staff, and approximately 60 volunteers which serves a population of approximately 450,000 citizens within nine cities and portions of three counties. Chief Duyck joined Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue in 1995, and became TVF&R's Fire Chief on September 1st, 2010. He is Chair of the IAFC Sustainability Committee, serves as the Vice-President of the Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA), and is Vice Chair of Oregon's State Interoperability Executive Council. He is also involved in several local, statewide, and national fire service initiatives including emergency communications and dispatch, mobile healthcare, fire service innovation and technology, intergovernmental affairs, interoperability, government efficiency, and economic development. In his personal time Chief Duyck and his wife Ann enjoy watching his daughters' basketball teams, and spending time on their small family farm.
Sherilyn Lombos (Immediate Past Chair)
City Manager, City of Tualatin, Oregon
Sherilyn Lombos has been city manager for the city of Tualatin since December 2006. As the Tualatin City Manager she is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the city of 26,000 residents including police, library, streets, water, sewer, parks, recreation, planning and development. Sherilyn oversees a workforce of over 150 employees, manages a budget approaching $100 million and works with the 7-member elected council on a variety of issues affecting the community and region. Prior to the city of Tualatin, Sherilyn served as the Deputy City Manager in the southern California city of Manhattan Beach.
Saideh Haghighi (Secretary)
Office of Equity Director, Hillsboro School District
Saideh Haghighi was born and raised in New York City where she attended City University of New York and obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Cultural Anthropology. Saideh conducted her fieldwork in Nogales, Mexico where she worked with COMADRES, a local community based foundation which focuses on the education and empowerment of women. She has a Masters of Arts from State University of New York in ESOL & Bilingual Education and her educational administrative licensure at Lewis and Clark College. Her travels have also taken her to Columbia, Peru and eventually Guayaquil, Ecuador, where she lived and worked as an EFL Director for a K-12 program for 10 years. Saideh's most recent travels brought her to the state of Oregon where she has worked as a bilingual assistant, ESL teacher and ESL coordinator and case manager at a high school for 5 years. She then took the position of Director for the Office of Hispanic Outreach for the Hillsboro School District. Most recently she was appointed Director for the Office of Equity and Human Resources with the Hillsboro School District and has her Ed. D. in Educational Leadership for Social Justice at Lewis and Clark College. The focus of her dissertation is transformational leadership for social justice with an emphasis on paradigm shifts leading towards equitable outcomes for all students.
Mark Ankeny (Treasurer)
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Pacific University
A former public school teacher who taught in regular, special, and gifted education for 11 years, Mark has spent the last 25 years as a professor and leader of teacher and administrator education programs at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Having served as Dean of Education at Westminster and Pacific, Mark is known as a leader who strategically starts needed programs. Having earned his PhD in Educational Policy and Management, his research emphases are educational history and organizational development. Mark earned his PhD in Education at the University of Oregon. Since 2012, Mark has served as Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Pacific University. Having served in the past on a variety of community boards, Mark currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Friendsview Retirement Community in Newberg and is an active participant in the ministries of the Friends Church in the Northwest.
Bob Davis (At-large)
Washington County Administrator
Bob Davis is currently County Administrator of Washington County and has worked with Washington County since 1983. Prior to coming to Washington County, he worked for San Luis Obispo County, California and the City of Lakewood, Colorado. Bob earned his Masters in Public Administration at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Sister Adele Marie Altenhofen
President, SSMO Ministries Corp.
Sister Adele Marie Altenhofen joined the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon (SSMO) in 1982 and has served as President of the SSMO Ministries Corporation since 2006. Sister excelled in her undergraduate studies in Mathematics and Spanish at the University of Portland while also playing on the women's basketball team. She also earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching and a Masters in Educational Administration. A native Oregonian, Sister is the eldest of four children and treasures time spent with her family, congregation and friends. Besides an obvious enjoyment of sports, Sister's other recreational interests include travel, guitar and china painting.
Executive Director, Community Action
Renee Bruce joined Community Action in 1990 and oversaw most of Community Action's poverty reduction programs before assuming the Executive Director position in November, 2015. Renee serves on the following boards and committees; Community Housing Fund, Northwest Regional Education Service District, CASH Oregon, Washington County Anti-Poverty Strategies Committee and the Early Learning Washington County Steering Committee. Renee holds a bachelor's degree in Child Development & Teaching from Michigan State University.
Executive Director, Centro Cultural de Washington County
Maria moved to Washington County in 1969 from California where she grew up until 1997 when she moved to Washington,DC. Her background is in employment and training, criminal justice, and organizational development, including policy analyst with the U.S. Department of Justice, policy director for Portland Mayor Tom Potter, and Vice-President of Equity and Inclusion at United Way of the Columbia-Willamette. Maria is passionate about transparency, access, and continuous improvement in government. Currently, Maria serves as the Executive Director of Centro Cultural de Washington County. Since 1972, Centro Cultural has served Latino families with programs designed to create self-sufficient, engaged, and active citizens. Maria also serves on the Boards of Community Action, is Vice-President of the Human Rights Council of Washington County Board of Directors, City of Cornelius Economic Development Council, and on the Washington County Transportation Futures Study Advisory Committee.
Campus President, PCC Rock Creek
Sandra joined PCC in the Spring of 2014, she brings to Washington County a uniquely strong and diverse background in academic leadership, student services, and creating and sustaining partnerships with business, industry, and local communities and schools. Sandra earned a doctorate in Community College Leadership from Oregon State University, a master's degree in Human Development Counseling from Sangamon State University in Springfield, Ill., and a bachelor's degree from George Williams College in Downers Grove, Ill.
Honorable Oscar Garcia
Circuit Court Judge, Washington County
Oscar Garcia serves as a Circuit Court Judge for Washington County. He was appointed to the bench in February of 2012 and was elected to the position in the November 2012 general election. Prior to serving as a circuit court judge, he was a trial attorney in private practice. Judge Garcia's office was located in Hillsboro Oregon. He also honorably served as a military officer in the US Army Reserve and Oregon National Guard. Judge Garcia graduated from the University of Oregon, School of Law, in 1995. His bar membership includes the Oregon State Bar, Federal District Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Judge Garcia is a long time Washington County resident.
General Manager/Owner, Central Bethany Development
Roy Kim is Managing Partner of the Central Bethany Development Company in Portland. He earned his undergraduate degree in civil engineering from UC Berkeley and his Masters in civil engineering from Stanford University.
Mary Monnat (Treasurer)
President & CEO, LifeWorks NW
Mary Monnat has been President/CEO of LifeWorks NW since 1998. She joined LifeWorks NW as a chemical dependency and mental health therapist in 1983 before moving through various management positions. Mary earned her Masters in Human Development from St. Mary's College in Winona, Minnesota. She is currently a Board member at Health Share of Oregon, St. Andrew's Nativity School and the Women's Commission on Alcohol and Drug Issues of Oregon. Mary previously served as President of the Oregon Alliance of Children's Programs.
Executive Director, Worksystems, Inc.
Andrew McGough has been the Executive Director of Worksystems since 2006. He brings nearly 20 years of workforce development experience to the organization and is a recognized expert in workforce program development and performance management, as well as a frequent speaker at national, state, and regional events. Andrew is active on several local and state Boards and is President of the US Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council.
Chief Operating Officer, Providence St. Vincent
Nancy Roberts has worked for Providence Health and Services since 1984 and has served as chief operating officer at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center since July, 2013. Prior to her current position she performed dual roles as the Providence system director for Epic (electronic health record) deployment, and as IS senior director for portfolio management across the Providence system. Her long career with Providence has included many different roles and contribu-tions, including the development of wellness services, managing the heart service line, bringing operational excellence tools and services to Providence and leading regional efforts in surgical safety, quality and patient experience. She holds a Bachelors of Science in health education from Lewis and Clark College and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Washington.