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Board of trustees

orangutan Jolene crouching with hands around bamboo

Board Officers

Kim Overhage, Chair
Community volunteer, retired engineer

Sharla Settlemier, Immediate Past Chair
Community volunteer, retired Nike

Melanie Billings-Yun, Vice Chair
Professor - retired, Georgetown and Portland State University

Charissa Anderson, Treasurer
Sr. V.P. West Bearing Investments, a division of Ferguson Wellman Capital Management

Barbara Wegner, Secretary
Retired, Regional Director of Access Services, Providence Health Systems, zoo guide since 2005

Board Members

Melissa Bobadilla
Attorney, Bobadilla Law P.C.

Laurie Christensen
Community volunteer, retired ophthalmologist

Kevin Hanna
President and CEO, Lions Capital Mortgage

Nina Harrington
Controller, Schlesinger Companies

Susan Hartnett
Community volunteer

Allegra Hodges
Strategy Integration, Portland General Electric

Jeremy Horner
V.P., Individual Disability Insurance, The Standard-Standard Insurance Company

Tom Hughes
Former President, Metro Council

Lance Inouye
CFO, NFN Investments, LLC

Josef Kiesenhofer
Regional Sales Director, GlaxoSmithKline

Niels Marquardt
Ambassador in Residence, Lewis and Clark College

Ron Petersen
Community volunteer, retired cardiologist

Bandana Shrestha
State Director, AARP

Hannah Smith
Senior Power Trader, Avangrid Renewables

Randy Tesar
Community volunteer, retired veterinarian

Becky Tymchuk
Community volunteer, Tymchuk Consulting

Kim VanSyoc
Executive Director, Banfield Foundation

Nancy Jo Visenberg
Community volunteer

Doug Wade
Executive Vice President and CFO, Warner Pacific University

Chelsea Williams
Financial Analyst, Ampere

Yang Yang
CFO, Travel Portland

Gina Zejdlik
Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Atlas Agro

Ex-officio Members

Dan Jarman 
Trustee Emeritus 

Mark Loomis 
Trustee Emeritus

C. Kregg Hanson
Trustee Emeritus 

Rob Erickson 
Trustee Emeritus 

Sigrid Button 
Trustee Emeritus in Memoriam

Tracey Clark
Trustee Emeritus

Councilor Ashton Simpson 
Metro Council District 1 

Councilor Christine Lewis 
Metro Council District 2

Councilor Gerritt Rosenthal
Metro Council District 3 

Heidi Rahn 
Oregon Zoo Director 

Julie Fitzgerald 
Executive Director, Oregon Zoo Foundation