Our Board of Directors

Leaders representing industry, education,

and youth voice across Oregon

Board Officers

President

Cara Turano, Chief Community Engagement Officer of the Technology Association of Oregon

Secretary

Jackie Wirz, PhD, Executive Director of Saturday Academy

Treasurer

Kyle Ritchey-Noll, Education & Workforce Policy Director at Oregon Business Council

Board Members

Representing Oregon STEM Hubs

Myronda Schiding, Director of Northwest STEM Hub

Karla Clark, CC4A/STEAM Project Manager at Southern Oregon ESD

Heidi Larwick, Director of Connected Lane County

Representing Industry

Donna Maleki, Social Impact Project Manager at Intel in Portland, Oregon

Kyle Ritchey-Noll, Education & Workforce Policy Director at Oregon Business Council

Hema Sundaram, Chief Data Officer at Portland General Electric

John Underwood, President & CEO of HRDynamics Online in Southern Oregon​

Representing Education
Jared Cordon, Superintendent of Roseburg Public Schools

Matt Seimears, PhD, Dean of the College of Education at Eastern Oregon University

Christy Christopher, Director of Columbia Gorge STEM Hub and board member of Gorge Tech Alliance

Representing Youth Voice

Isabel Lastiri, High School Student at Vale High School and STEM Intern at Malehur ESD

Representing Nonprofit & Government

Heather Ficht, Executive Director at East Cascades Works

Rusty White, Program Director at Southwest Oregon Children's Foundation​