Sharon Kitzhaber, Jill Thorne Join Oregon Health Sciences Foundation Board

03/09/99    Portland, Ore.

Sharon A. Kitzhaber, first lady of Oregon and a founder of the Oregon Safe Kids Coalition, and Jill Thorne, former executive director of the Oregon Trail Coordinating Council and a public service leader focused on statewide economic development, have joined the Oregon Health Sciences Foundation's 1999 Board of Trustees.

The appointments complete the 55-member roster of trustees selected to guide OHSU's fundraising efforts in the coming year. The board includes representatives from urban and rural areas throughout Oregon, and is led by newly elected Chairman George Passadore; Immediate Past Chairman John Eskildsen; Vice Chairman Mark Hatfield; Treasurer Ronald Parker; Secretary Joan Austin; and David Mitchell.