The NCEF Team
Board of Directors,
Rory graduated from Michigan State University in 2000 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business and started his career working in the Hospitality Industry. He managed restaurants and country clubs in Michigan before relocating to Oregon in 2004.
In 2010, Rory received a Master's Degree from Portland State University in Public Administration and Health Administration. He then went to work for Kaiser Permanente in the Continuing Care Services Department, where he was a Quality Improvement Specialist, focusing on implementing technology solutions to reduce the cost of care. Rory also worked for Providence Health and Services in a similar role.
Rory has lived in Milwaukie for the last 5 years, and in late 2017 started Nerdstogo, a computer service for residential and commercial customers. Rory has three kids: Conor (11), Chase (10), and Toby (1). He joined the NCEF board as a way to continue to make a difference to the education system for his kids and others.
Yvonne has been a CPA for 21 years. All three of Yvonne's children attended NCSD schools: Milwaukie Elementary, Rowe Middle School and Milwaukie High School, and she has been active in school and community volunteering over the years.
Yvonne is passionate about supporting public education and views the Foundation as the vehicle to provide equity for students.
Gary is an orthodontist and owner of ChapmanSmiles Orthodontics in Clackamas since 1991. He completed his dental training in Nebraska and his specialty training at OHSU. He is a volunteer instructor for Teen Street Survival, an educational opportunity for young drivers to learn advanced driving skills that may help them avoid bad situations. He played an integral role in bringing this program to Portland in 2009.
Gary served on the YMCA of Clackamas’ Board of Directors from 2005 to 2010. He has provided numerous sponsorships and other types of support for NCSD education and athletic needs since 1991.
Alyssa has been a leader in Human Resources in the Portland metro area for a decade, most recently holding leadership positions at a Portland-founded tech startup.
Access to education has always been central to Alyssa's values. As a student in the North Clackamas School District, she founded a girls' mentoring program to support her fellow youth in building confidence, creating strong study habits and exploring the opportunities available through higher education.
Alyssa attended Portland State University for her bachelor's degree, double-majoring in Human Resources and Leadership Management. She completed her Master of Global Labor and Employment Relations degree at Pennsylvania State University in 2019.
Alyssa feels that education unlocks the unlimited potential of our youth and deeply believes in NCEF's mission of providing equity and access to education.
Elizabeth was born and raised in Portland. She has degrees in Medical Assisting, Healthcare Management, and Healthcare Administration.
She has held the position of Office Manager, ALF Administrator and Interim Executive Director at a long-term care facility in Clackamas. She currently works as a Human Resources Specialist at a CCRC and is the Senior Mentor of their Emerging Leader Program.
Elizabeth has two small children, one in 1st grade at a North Clackamas school and the other a couple of years shy of pre-school. The primary reason she moved to Clackamas was the quality of education.
In her rare spare time, she enjoys hiking, soccer, and other outdoor activities.
Michael has been with OnPoint Community Credit Union for 12 years and holds a Bachelor's degree from Oregon State University.
A proud Milwaukie High Alum, life has come full circle, as Michael's 8-year-old is now an NCSD student at El Puente. Michael is also the proud father of an 18-month-old.
Dr. Shirish (Doc) Patel is an OB/GYN physician who has traveled the world, volunteering with the global charity Mercy Ships and with Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta.
He owns a hospitality business in Clackamas. He is an active member of the North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce and a Rotarian with Clackamas Rotary.
Stephanie Rose is a long-time education advocate and volunteer in the North Clackamas Community. Stephanie was born and raised in Milwaukie, and attended North Clackamas District schools: Bilquist Elementary, McLoughlin Jr. High and Rex Putnam High School.
Her parents graduated from Rex Putnam High School and Clackamas High School, and her three children have also attended North Clackamas Schools, going through Bilquist Elementary, Alder Creek Middle, and Rex Putnam High. Her two oldest children are now proud graduates from Putnam High School, graduating in 2018 and 2020, and her youngest will begin attending Putnam in the 2020-21 school year.
Stephanie started her work in education advocacy 15 years ago with Stand for Children, and quickly found a passion for improving the quality of education for students in her community and across the state. Since then, she has continued to work both professionally and as a volunteer to make a difference in ensuring an exemplary education for all children through lobbying, campaign work, and community outreach.
She came to the North Clackamas Education Foundation directly after completing her work as Campaign Field Manager for the Clackamas Community College Bond Campaign, and has since served as Campaign Field Manager for the North Clackamas Schools Bond Campaign, passed by voters in 2016. Stephanie also volunteers for the Parent & Community Leadership Alliance, serving on the steering committee and as Co-Chair for the Legislative & Funding Committee.
Stephanie received her Bachelor of Science in Political Science; Public Administration and a Minor in Civic Leadership from Portland State University. Stephanie continues to use her knowledge and passion to impact the North Clackamas community in beneficial ways with education advocacy continuing to be at the forefront of her work.
Jennifer Hungerford is an active volunteer in the North Clackamas School District. Her two children will begin school at LaSalle High School in the 2020-21 School year, after attending Happy Valley Elementary and Happy Valley Middle School. At Happy Valley Elementary, Jennifer was active in PTO, volunteering in many school-wide events and classroom projects.
Jennifer was a valuable volunteer in the North Clackamas Schools 2016 successful capital bond campaign, helping to keep the community engaged and informed. She recently joined the steering committee of the Parent and Community Leadership Alliance, where she co-chairs the Academic Enhancement Committee.
In addition, Jennifer has been a practicing attorney for almost 20 years, working in employment law as well as representing public school districts and nonprofits. Jennifer is a former Board Member of Transition Projects and currently co-organizes the Portland Neurofibromatosis Walk for the Children's Tumor Foundation.
Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and Sociology at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, and obtained her Juris Doctor Degree at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. She is passionate about the Foundation's work in bridging the gap for all students in the NCSD community.
Marie Biondolillo is a Portland-based copywriter and marketing professional from Northwest Washington and the Bay Area.
For several years, Marie acted as marketing manager and grants writer for Open Signal, Portland’s media arts center and cable access station. She's also worked with Tech for Campaigns, the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention and SPIE, the international society for optics & photonics.
As the daughter and granddaughter of public school teachers, Marie understands the challenges faced by staff at schools that are inadequately funded. She's passionate about growing NCEF's donor base, so that North Clackamas teachers get the tools they need to do their best work.