The Portland Conversation on Board Diversity

Leading the Way to Diverse & Gender-Balanced Boards

Each two-hour City/State Conversation includes a VIP Panel Session followed by a one-hour Strategic Networking Session with a Director Coach.

Portland Chairs
Peggy Maguire, J.D.

Peggy Maguire, J.D.

President Cambia Health Foundation - Moderator
Margaret.Maguire@regence.com

Peggy Maguire, J.D.

Peggy Maguire, J.D.

President Cambia Health Foundation - Moderator
Margaret.Maguire@regence.com
Pamela Neferkara

Pamela Neferkara

Founder & Principal Elmira Street Associates
pamela@elmirastreet.com

Pamela Neferkara

Pamela Neferkara

Founder & Principal Elmira Street Associates
pamela@elmirastreet.com
Moderator & VIP Keynote Panelists

Peggy Maguire, J.D.

President — Cambia Health Foundation - Moderator

As president of Cambia Health Foundation, Peggy works with a wide range of stakeholders to drive health care transformation through purposeful investments in whole-person care models that reduce disparities and result in better experiences for people and families. Peggy is passionate about helping people with serious illness and their caregivers lives well. In 2019, she founded the Oregon Coalition for Living Well with Serious Illness. She sits on the leadership council for the Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregivers and co-chairs the Roundtable on Quality of Care for People with Serious Illness at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), as well as the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Palliative Care Learning Collaborative. Peggy also serves on the board of directors of Grantmakers In Aging. Peggy is also active in the local philanthropic community where she volunteers her time as a board director or leadership council member of several non-profit organizations, including Friends of the Children, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Start Making a Reader Today (SMART), Habitat for Humanity, the American Heart Association and All Hands Raised. She serves on the Governor’s Healthy Schools Reopening Council. Peggy was recognized as a finalist in the Innovation category for PR News’ Top Women in Healthcare Leadership Awards in 2019. She was also recognized by Portland Monthly magazine as an Extraordinary Board Member in 2017 for her service to the community and leadership of the Cambia Health Foundation. She was honored by Dress for Success Oregon with its Athena Award in 2016, by the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington as a Woman of Distinction in 2015, and by the Portland Business Journal as a Woman of Influence in 2014. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lawrence University and her law degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. She has also completed the Stanford Executive Program and is a member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Alumni Association.
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Corporate Boards: Grantmakers In Aging

Tamara Lundgren

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer — Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.

Tamara L. Lundgren is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. SSI is one of the largest publicly traded (Nasdaq: SCHN) manufacturers and exporters of recycled metals, operating 100 facilities throughout North America, including seven deep-water ports located on both coasts of the U.S. and in Puerto Rico, a retail auto parts business with over five million annual retail visits, and a steel manufacturing business which uses recycled metals in its electric arc furnace to produce finished steel products. Ms. Lundgren joined SSI in 2005 as Chief Strategy Officer and held positions of increasing responsibility, including executive vice president and chief operating officer.Ms.Lundgren was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2008 and Chairman in 2020. Prior to joining SSI, Ms. Lundgren was an investment banker and lawyer with 25 years of experience in the US and Europe, including as a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase and Deutsche Bank in London and a partner in the Washington, DC law firm of Hogan & Hartson, LLP. Ms. Lundgren is a member of the Board of Directors of Ryder System, Inc., Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, a Trustee of the Committee For Economic Development of The Conference Board, a member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where she was former Chairman, and a member of the Chamber’s China Center Advisory Board. Ms. Lundgren is also a member of the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, a member of the Business Roundtable, and a member of the Wellesley College President’s Advisory Council. Ms. Lundgren earned a B.A. degree from Wellesley College and a J.D. degree from the Northwestern University School of Law.
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Corporate Boards: Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., Ryder System, Inc., Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Karen Lee

Chief Executive Officer — Pioneer Human Services

As Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer Human Services, Karen Lee leads one of the nation’s largest nonprofit social-enterprise business organizations. Under Karen’s leadership, Pioneer successfully operates several for-profit businesses that generate revenue to meet customer needs and bottom-line expectations that help fund its social mission – to empower individuals involved in our legal system and help them transition to healthy and productive lives. Karen leads Pioneer’s unique business model and its 1,000 plus employees in over 50 locations throughout the state of Washington. Pioneer serves approximately 9,000 people annually through its jail diversion, behavioral health treatment, housing, and job training programs with exceptional results. Pioneer’s major business enterprise, known as Pioneer Industries, is an aerospace manufacturing company with over 100,000 square feet in three factories in greater Seattle. Since her military career, Karen has had an impressive career both in business and the public sector. She served for five years as the Commissioner of the Washington State Employment Security Department. She also held several leadership roles while at Puget Sound Energy after transitioning from legal work as an associate attorney at K & L Gates in Seattle. Karen is a native Washingtonian and is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. She is Washington’s first female African American graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point. There she earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Russian Studies and a minor in engineering. She spent four years in the U.S. Army as a logistics officer stationed in Germany and Maryland. Karen has significant for-profit, non-profit, and gubernatorial appointed board experience. She is a director at Northwest Natural Holding and W. Lease Lewis companies, a trustee at Western Washington University, and a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Board of Directors. Previously she has served on the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Economic Advisory Council, the Washington State Student Achievement Council, and the University of Washington Alumni Association. Karen has been named one of “Seattle’s Women of Influence” by the Puget Sound Business Journal and has received an “Executive Excellence” award from Seattle Business Magazine.
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Corporate Boards: Northwest Natural Holding Company, Lease Crutcher Lewis, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Tsu-Jae King Liu

Dean, College of Engineering — University of California, Berkeley

Tsu-Jae King Liu was born in Ithaca, New York, and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering at Stanford University in 1984, 1986, and 1994, respectively. She was a scientist at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) before joining the UC Berkeley faculty in 1996 in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS). Liu is internationally known in academia and industry for her innovations in semiconductor devices and technology and is highly regarded for her achievements as an instructor, mentor, and administrator. She is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, and a board member for Intel Corp. Among her awards is the Ross M. Tucker AIME Electronics Materials Award for seminal work in polycrystalline silicon-germanium thin films, an NSF CAREER Award for research in thin-film transistor technology, the Intel Outstanding Researcher in Nanotechnology Award, the IEEE Aldert van der Ziel Award for distinguished educational and research contributions to the field of electronic devices and materials, and the DARPA Significant Technical Achievement Award for her role in the development of the FinFET, an advanced transistor design used in high-end computer chips. In addition to excelling in research, Liu has demonstrated a strong commitment to enhancing the educational experience of students. Her dedication earned Liu the EE Division Outstanding Teaching Award, UC Berkeley Distinguished Faculty Mentoring Award and the Semiconductor Research Corporation Aristotle Award.
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Corporate Boards: Intel

Mark B. Ganz

Retired CEO — Cambia Health Solutions

Mark has been a change agent in the ever-evolving health care community his entire life, and designing a seamless, end-to-end, health care experience around the needs of people and their families has become his personal passion and professional cause. Transforming the way people experience health care is the cornerstone of his vision for the industry and Cambia. He took the top post in 2003, and guided the company along a path of innovation – reimagining and reshaping health care to be more personalized, transparent, and accountable to individuals and families. Mark has an extraordinary record of involvement regionally and on the national stage, including chairman of the board for America’s Health Insurance Plans (2013-2016). Mark also serves on the board of directors for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and the following organizations: Portland General Electric Company; Oregon Business Council (also executive committee member); Greater Portland Inc. (a regional economic development corporation); University of Portland Board of Regents; Chair, Boy Scouts of America-Cascade Pacific Council, Prime Therapeutics; and The Conversation Project. In 2013, he was honored with a Governors’ Gold Award for his lifetime contributions to the state of Oregon in the areas of health care, economic development and leadership through community service. Mark’s commitment to community was also recognized when he was inducted into the Gonzaga Preparatory School Hall of Fame along with his brothers, Rick Ganz, SJ, and Bill Ganz, MD. In 2015, the National Eagle Scout Association awarded Mark the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (DESA) for his tremendous commitment and leadership within the community and health care industry. Recognition of Mark’s groundbreaking work to personalize health care led Portland Business Journal to name him Healthcare CEO of the Year for 2014. Mark earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
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Corporate Boards: Portland General Electric Company

Mack Hogans

Chief Executive Officer and President — Mack L. Hogans LLC, Consulting Services/Retired SVP, Weyerhaeuser

As CEO and President, Mack provides services to CEO’s, businesses, and organizations in leadership; strategy; M&A; governance; public policy; DEI; succession; natural resources and environmental policy; and philanthropy. Mack retired as Senior Vice President after 25 years with Weyerhaeuser Company. He led: Government Affairs; Corporate Communications; Environment, Health and Safety; Law; E-Business; and Procurement Supply Chain. He was chair of the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation; a forester; and Building Materials Distribution Branch Manager. Mack is a trusted advisor to leaders of companies and organizations. He has been an Affiliate Professor at, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, and a Guest Lecturer at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington. He is Lead Independent Director and Chair of the Governance and Nominations Committee of Boise Cascade Company; on the board of Red Dot Corporation; and US Ecology where he chairs the Governance Committee. He is on the board of the American Forest Foundation (serves as its Treasurer), and was appointed to The State Board of Community and Technical Colleges by the governor of Washington. He is a past board member of US Bank Washington; past Chair of Cambia Health Solutions; The Washington Business Roundtable; Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club; Regence Blue Shield; Pacific Lutheran University; University of Puget Sound; and Chair of The US Endowment for Forestry and Communities. He served on the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship board for 11 years. Mack has received many recognitions for his leadership, including, “2020 NACD Directorship 100™” Honoree”, the 2020 “Puget Sound Business Journal Director of The Year” award, and Modern Healthcare “Excellence in Healthcare Governance” award. Before joining Weyerhaeuser, he worked for the U.S. Forest Service, Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, and the National Park Service. Mack attended Tuskegee University, holds a Bachelor of Science in forestry and natural resources from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Science in forest resources from the University of Washington. He is also a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program, Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
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Corporate Boards: Boise Cascade Company, Past member of US Bank, and Past member Cambia Health Solutions

Director Coaches
Corporate Boards:
Nautilus Inc. and MMC Corp
Corporate Boards:
Nautilus Inc. and MMC Corp

Patty Ross

Board Director, Strategic Advisor — Former Vice President, Nike

Corporate Boards:
H.D. Fowler Company, Henkels & McCoy Group, Inc., The Bostwick-Braun Company
Corporate Boards:
H.D. Fowler Company, Henkels & McCoy Group, Inc., The Bostwick-Braun Company

Eileen O’Neill Odum

Independent Board Director — Former President CEO/COO in Fortune 500 Companies

Corporate Boards:
BBullock@perkinscoie.com
Corporate Boards:
BBullock@perkinscoie.com

Brent Bullock

Partner — Perkins Coie, LLP

Corporate Boards:
Parker Hannifin, Wabtec Corporation, Syneos Health, Chart Industries
Corporate Boards:
Parker Hannifin, Wabtec Corporation, Syneos Health, Chart Industries

Linda Harty

Independent Board Director

Corporate Boards:
Ultra Clean Technology, Mastersranking.com, International Women's Forum
Corporate Boards:
Ultra Clean Technology, Mastersranking.com, International Women's Forum

Jackie Seto

Principal — Side People Consulting

Kathy Long Holland

President — Long Sherpa Design

Corporate Boards:
Cliffs Resort, Humania
Corporate Boards:
Cliffs Resort, Humania

Kay Thompson, PhD

Independent Board Director

Heidi Pozzo

President — Pozzo Consulting

Corporate Boards:
MediaSmith, Digital Prism Advisors, and GearBrain
Corporate Boards:
MediaSmith, Digital Prism Advisors, and GearBrain

Pam Horan

Co-Founder — Horan MediaTech Advisors

Leadership Committee

Peggy Maguire, J.D.

President Cambia Health Foundation - Moderator

Peggy Maguire, J.D.

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Michelle Ellis

Senior Vice President and Client Executive in Global Risk Management Marsh

Michelle Ellis

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Gilian Fenner

Vice President and Client Executive Marsh

Gilian Fenner

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Pamela Neferkara

Founder & Principal Elmira Street Associates

Pamela Neferkara

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Trish Garner

State Public Policy Chair American Association of University Women of Oregon

Trish Garner

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Bonnie Treichel

Chief Solutions Officer Endeavor Retirement

Bonnie Treichel

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

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