Meet the Team

We have a hard working Board of Directors that consists of talented and dedicated individuals from the community, a valuable President’s Advisory Council of supportive and active community members. Please peruse our site for more information about our fundraising events, partnerships, grants and opportunities that – with your help – we make possible for children in our community!
Aron Carleson

Aron Carleson

Executive Director

Aron has been the Executive Director since 2007. She has also served the community on the Hillsboro City Council, Chamber of Commerce Leadership Advisory and Public Policy Councils and in many other local organizations. Aron has dedicated her professional and private life to improving education for Hillsboro students.
Matthew Brennan

Matthew Brennan

Development Director

Matt oversees fundraising and communications for the foundation. Before joining the staff in 2019, Matt served as Board President, chaired the annual Gala & Auction committee and also helped facilitate Tony’s Tourney, a golf tournament fundraiser for HSF. A Glencoe alum, Matt is proud to be raising his two sons in the same community in which he grew up.
Mary LaMotte

Mary LaMotte

Donor Relations

Mary manages the foundation’s bookkeeping and donor database. She came to HSF as part of the Intel Encore Fellow Program and joined the staff in January 2018.


Our Valuable Board of Directors



Nathan Sosa

Nathan Sosa

President

Nathan joined the Board in 2015. He serves on the Strategic Planning Committee and trains / works with high school students during the annual Phone-a-Thon. He is also a youth mentor and engages in numerous volunteer activities.
Harvey Berkey

Harvey Berkey

Vice President

Harvey has been a Board member since 2012 and serves on the Innovative Grant committee. He is excited to inform the public about the important work of the Foundation in supporting local students.
Chuck Gebhardt

Chuck Gebhardt

Treasurer

Chuck is a certified public accountant and oversees the financial health of the foundation.
Nadine Zimmerlund

Nadine Zimmerlund

Secretary

Nadine worked in the Hillsboro School District as an instructional assistant, special education teacher, special education director, elementary school principal, director of instruction and assessment and executive director of curriculum, instruction and assessment. She is very committed to supporting public education and the youth of our community. She has served on the Hillsboro Schools Foundation Board for 12 years.
Laura Bekken

Laura Bekken

Past President

After retiring from Hillsboro School District in 2008, Laura joined the board of the foundation and is dedicated to supporting our schools and working to enhance the experience of every Hillsboro student.
Annette Campista

Annette Campista

Board Member

Annette is the Vice President and Regional Director of Small Business Banking at Umpqua Bank.
Greg Carlson

Greg Carlson

Board Member

Greg Carlson was born and raised in Hillsboro, attended Glencoe High School, and is the owner of Hillsboro’s own Carlson Roofing. His eight-year old daughter attends Mooberry Elementary School. He enjoys traveling, camping, fishing, boating. Greg is eager to help kids have more opportunities in the district.
Nancy Causton

Nancy Causton

Board Member

Nancy is a Physical Therapist and Personal Trainer at Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club.
Michael Fuller

Michael Fuller

Board Member

Michael Fuller is a Portland attorney and an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School. He graduated from Century High School in 2001. Michael joined the board to help low-income Hillsboro students achieve the American Dream.
Glenn Healey

Glenn Healey

Board Member

Glenn Healey is a New York Life agent with two college-age children. His youngest graduated from Century High School in 2017. A veteran, Glenn was the first in his family to earn an undergraduate followed by a graduate degree. He brings 25-years of experience working for and alongside small, medium, and large not-for-profit & profit-based businesses. Glenn is excited to partner with others whom share a passion of empowering youth through education and a desire for life-long learning.
Annmarie Jacques

Annmarie Jacques

Board Member

Annemarie is an architect, photographer, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at PSU’s School of Architecture. She joined HSF in May of 2016 and is committed to sharing her teaching experience to promote learning in her new hometown of Hillsboro, having moved from Clemson, South Carolina in August 2015.
Alfredo Jimenez

Alfredo Jimenez

Board Member

Alfredo joined the HFS board in 2016 and serves on the Strategic Planning and Phone-a-thon committees. He is committed and focused on how the foundation can support our Hillsboro schools and children within our community.
Carol Loughner

Carol Loughner

Board Member

Carol has been a long-time supporter of the HSD with both of her sons attending K-12 schools in the District. In addition to her work on the HSF board, Carol is active with HACC, Sequoia Art Gallery and the Hillsboro Community Youth Choirs, spreading the word with those non-profits and elsewhere about the need to keep Hillsboro schools strong via the work and efforts of HSF.
Kathi Robinson

Kathi Robinson

Board Member

Kathi joined the HSF Board in 2016 and serves on the Phone-a-thon and Gala Committees. Before retiring from HSD, she was an HSF Innovative grant recipient bringing 7th- 9th grade TAG students to the high schools to meet other students with similar interests.
Jaime Rodriguez

Jaime Rodriguez

Board Member

Jaime works as a HCNW Career Coach and Worksource Advisor at Portland Community College.
Shannon Rose

Shannon Rose

Board Member

Shannon is a Principal Broker at Encompass Realty and is our new co-chair for the annual HSF Gala committee. Both of her children have graduated from Century High School.
Sue Voigt

Sue Voigt

Board Member

Sue Voigt has been involved in education most of her life. First as a student then a teacher and finally as an administrator. She retired from the Forest Grove School District in 2008. Being on the HSF board is a means for her to support quality education in Hillsboro and give back to HSD where her two sons received their education. Sue serves on the Gala committee as the volunteer coordinator.
Beth Graser

Beth Graser

Hillsboro School District Board Liaison

Beth Graser has been serving as the Chief Communications Officer for the Hillsboro School District since July of 2009. Beth grew up in Hillsboro and was one of the valedictorians of her graduating class as Glencoe High School before heading off to Duke University where she competed on the varsity track team and graduated magna cum laude. Her husband and their four sons all went through the Hillsboro School District and graduated from Glencoe as well. She is passionate about education and about serving the Hillsboro community.


President’s Advisory Council



MaryAnn Barnekoff

MaryAnn Barnekoff

Betsy Biller

Betsy Biller

Trudy Brennan

Trudy Brennan

Marilynn Helzerman

Marilynn Helzerman

Tom Hughes

Tom Hughes

Kurt Koehler

Kurt Koehler

Deanna Palm

Deanna Palm

Adam Schmidt

Adam Schmidt

Michael Tinnesand

Michael Tinnesand

Katy Walker

Katy Walker

Judy Willey

Judy Willey

Volunteer

Our HSF Volunteer League is looking to expand our team of individuals who are passionate about education and want to donate their time and skills.

Meet the Team

Made up of a dedicated and diverse group of individuals, the HSF Board and President’s Advisory Council provide leadership and oversight to foundation’s activities.

HSF at Your School

Since 2001, HSF has invested nearly $4 million in Hillsboro Schools. Find out which programs have been funded at your school.

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