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Board of Directors
The board is accepting applications for board members who can genuinely bring a variety of perspectives on children's health including: Parents of school-aged children using an SBHC, and; Community Leaders with expertise in Communication and Marketing, Education and Health Equity and Policy, or Budgeting and Finance.
Bill Thomas, President, Email
Bill Thomas, MSW, MSc. is Director of the Washington County Commission on Children and Families (since 2004) and has been involved in the management of human services in both public and private agencies for over 35 years. Bill's wide-ranging experience encompasses planning and administration for aging, community action, family services, health, housing, mental health and substance abuse programs. He has graduate degrees from Portland State University and the London School of Economics.
Sandra Clark, Secretary, Email
Sandra Clark, MPH is a project director for the Tri-County Medicaid Collaborative, working to bridge prevention and community services with primary care to acheive health transformation for the Portland metro area. Sandra received care at her School-Based Health Center when she was a student at Parkrose High School, and went on to become a passionate supporter. Sandra's passion is supporting youth to engage their communities in efforts to end violence and attain access to health care where they are learning. When she's not working or volunteering, she enjoys cycling and running.
Michael Ralls, Email
Michael Ralls has worked in high school education for 24 years - 11 as an English Teacher / Journalism Advisor / Football Coach, 8 as a Counselor and 5 as an Administrator. He has worked in the North Clackamas School District for 13 years at Clackamas, New Urban and Milwaukie High Schools. His passion is removing barriers that stand between students and their education. Michael has a bachelor's degree from George Fox University and master's degrees from both Lewis & Clark College and Portland State University.
Vince Roux, Treasurer, Email
With 24 years of building expertise in health care finance and health care policy, Vince Roux, MBA, brings both on-the-ground experience with organizations like CIGNA, Kaiser and Family Care. He also serves as faculty at two universities, teaching the next generation of analysts in health care. With a desire to keep health care affordable, Vince believes individuals should have informed choices about their health care needs, educated about choices, and not limited by their financial needs.
Samantha Shepherd, Email
Sam is currently working for the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange constructing and implementing health coverage outreach and enrollment campaigns. Previously, she worked with non-profits, political action committees, and coalitions managing campaigns to target local, state, and federal health policy. She received her masters degree in Applied Sociocultural Anthropology from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and now resides in north Portland with her partner, cat, and two dogs.