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Interested In Becoming A Part Of Our Team?View our current open positions. Please follow all instructions to apply.
Application deadline: November 25, 2013
Current Team MembersPaula Hester, Executive Director, Email
Paula is an energetic organizational leader, innovative coach, an inspirational public speaker. She is grounded in “the mission”, wherever you find her—working to foster groups, organizations, and systems to better understand and meet people’s needs and enhance their lives. For nearly 30 years, Paula has worked as executive in non-profits focused on children and families, achieving multiple public policy improvements that help better serve children and families. Through her leadership, whether it is at the local, state or national level, outcomes for individuals and families are enhanced. Paula loves to travel with her husband, spend time with their seven children and four grandchildren, and serve as a volunteer in her church.
Maureen Hinman, Policy Director, Email
Maureen has worked in public health or health care in some capacity since 1997. Part of a family of educators, she was raised in a rural community, has provided health education internationally, and was the administrator of a safety net clinic with a primary focus on youth. She also has program and operational experience with Injury Prevention, Maternal and Child Health, and Women’s and Reproductive Health programs at the State of Oregon. Currently, Maureen leads strategy development for policy and advocacy.
Tammy Alexander, M.Ed, Member Services Director, Email
Tammy began working in the school-based health care arena in 1993, working as the Adolescent Health Coordinator/SBHC Coordinator for the Oregon Health Division for over 5 years. Since then, Tammy has continued her work in the field in many different capacities. She has served on both the national and state board of directors for SBHCs, and continues to provide technical assistance and training at the national, state and local levels.
Tammy is excited about the new Hallways to Health program at the Network as it supports a partnership between the SBHCs and the host school to improve health and enhance school climate by focusing on obesity prevention, social and emotional health, and school employee wellness.
Karen Wilson, MPA, Operations Director, Email
Karen manages the day-to-day operations of the Networks and provides valuable assistance with budgeting, financial reporting, and human resources. During the past seven years, Karen has provided grant writing and financial analysis for non-profits. Karen graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Business Administration and from George Mason University with a Masters of Public Administration, where she focused in nonprofit management. Currently she leads the financial planning and strategy work, as well as organizational improvement.
Suzanne Flory, MPH, Program Manager, Email
Suzanne has worked in community health since 2007. She joins the Network with an extensive background in positive youth development and public health. She has worked closely with the homeless youth population in Portland, managed K-12 after school programs for youth living in affordable housing communities, and developed adolescent sexual health training for Saint Paul Ramsey County Public Health. Originally from St. Paul, MN, Suzanne received a BA in sociology from Lewis and Clark College and an MPH in Community Health Promotion at the University of Minnesota. Suzanne currently coordinates the EC Brown CORE mini-grant program and Outreach and Public Education Program with Cover Oregon.
Suzanne Hidde, M.S., Program Manager, Email
Suzanne has bridged the education and public health fields for the past 30 years. After beginning her career as a health and physical education teacher in Wisconsin, Suzanne came to Oregon on a fellowship from the University of Oregon. She quickly made the Pacific Northwest her home. In various roles she trained and coordinated statewide education and training cadres; served as an Executive Director of a non-profit HIV/AIDS organization, and was a founding member of a youth advocacy organization for LGBTQ youth. Suzanne is making her return to Oregon, having recently been the Washington State Education Agency HIV/Sexual Health Program Supervisor. Through all of these positions Suzanne has kept a focus on social justice and civil rights, blending health and school systems to meet the needs of populations who often lack access to education and services.