OHSU’s Board of Directors typically meets four to five times a year in public session. Notice, including the docket and related materials, will be available on this page. Videos of public meetings are also posted on this page.
ORS 192.690 gives the board authority to meet in private session, as needed, to discuss “sensitive business, financial or commercial matters of the university not customarily provided to competitors.”
Meet the board
Wayne Monfries, Chair
Senior Vice President, Global Tax at Visa
Wayne Monfries is Senior Vice President, Global Tax at Visa. Wayne joined Visa in April 2020. He previously was VP, Global Tax at TransUnion in Chicago, and prior to that served as VP & Chief Tax Officer for Nike in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Georgetown University, he began his career in public accounting with PwC in Washington DC before moving on to work for food manufacturer, Mars, Incorporated in New Jersey and London, England, where he held various roles in tax and finance.
Ruth Beyer, Vice Chairwoman
Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Precision Castparts Corporation
Ruth A. Beyer, J.D. has been Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Precision Castparts Corp. since April 1, 2013. Prior to that, she was Principal in the Portland office at Stoel Rives LLP, and served as the Managing Partner from 1995 to 2005.
Beyer serves as chair of the Board of Regents of the OSU Honors College and is the co-founder of the OSU Women's Giving Circle. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of Morrison Center since 2006. Beyer is a recipient of the Award of Merit from the Multnomah Bar Association.
Mahtab Brar is currently a fourth-year medical student at OHSU.
Prior to medical school, he attended Oregon State University where he studied biology and served on various committees, such as the Relay for Life Committee and Sport Club Committee.
After graduation, he worked as a ReConnect Fellow in Southern Oregon and continues to advocate for rural healthcare with the Area Health Education Centers around Oregon during medical school.
He is involved on campus and in the community through running free health screenings around the state, managing the OHSU Asylum Clinic, and as a founding member of the Sikh Youth of Oregon. Mahtab has professional interests in the management of healthcare systems, global health, and immigrant health policy.
James A. Carlson
James Carlson, who served as CEO of OHCA since 1997, retired from this position at the end 2020. He continues to be engaged with OHCA as a strategic advisor. With over 30 years of experience in health policy and association management, Jim is widely recognized as one of the leading long-term care and health policy resources in Oregon.
For more than three decades, Jim has worked closely with local, state, and federal policymakers; advocates; businesses; and coalitions to enhance access to quality care and services in Oregon.
Before first joining OHCA as director of government affairs in 1994, Jim served as associate director of government affairs for the Oregon Medical Association. He began his career as a legislative assistant for the U.S. House of Representatives.
He is a past member of the boards of directors of the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) and is a past-president of the American Society of Health Care Association Executives (ASHCAE).
Danny Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., FACS
Danny Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., was named the fifth president of OHSU on May 8, 2018. He succeeded Joe Robertson, M.D., M.B.A., effective August 1, 2018.
Before joining OHSU, Jacobs was the executive vice president, provost and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch. At UTMB, Jacobs was the chief academic officer, responsible for approximately 3,800 employees and trainees for its schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences.
A surgeon by training, Jacobs oversaw the institution's research programs, served as the head of the faculty group practice and was a principal partner in the UTMB health care system.
Jacobs grew up in rural Arkansas and is an avid cyclist who enjoys fly fishing and hiking. He is married to Nancy Jacobs, a nutritionist and Oregon State University graduate, with three grown children and three grandchildren.
Susan King, M.S., RN, CEN, FAAN
Emergency Staff Nurse
Former Executive Director of the Oregon Nurses Association
Susan is lifelong resident of Portland, Oregon. She has invested in both a professional nursing career as a clinician, administrator, lobbyist, health policy advisor and advocate — as well as a community activist on civic issues such as housing, neighborhood preservation and development, and election of leaders at the city, local, state and national level.
She is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Nursing and holds a Masters degree in Nursing from OHSU. In 2011, she was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing for her work on authority for Nurse Practitioners.
Her career in nursing has included delivering care to patients and families, and help shaping health care delivery and policy at the state and national level. She has experience holding regulatory and policy positions within Oregon as well as nationally.
From 1989 to 2017, she led the Oregon Nurses Association focused on the nursing workforce, promoting authority for Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists, addressing standards for hospital staffing and improving access to care for all.
Susan currently practices as a staff RN in a large Portland area Emergency Department.
General Counsel at Powin Energy
Chad Paulson is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law and holds an undergraduate degree from Oregon State University. He has more than twenty years of legal experience, starting as a commercial litigation Associate at Miller Nash in 1998 and practicing in-house for PacifiCorp, a public utility and Blount International, Inc., a global manufacturing company.
Chad is currently the General Counsel at Powin Energy. Chad has managed domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, acted as corporate secretary for a publicly traded company, actively engaged and advised regarding strategic planning, and has developed and implemented compliance and governance programs.
Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians Citizen and Tribal Board Member
Sue currently serves the 43 tribes of the North West as the Deputy Director at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB). She served NPAIHB from 2018 through 2020 as the CHAP Project Director. Previous to that, she served a small Alaska Tribal Health Organization as a federally certified, primary midlevel provider from 2000 to 2018, and as the Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) Director from 2008 to 2018.
Her education includes a B.S. in Health Administration and a graduate degree in Health Leadership. She served as the Alaska CHAP Directors Association Chair for four years and the Vice Chair for three years, and also served on the Alaska Area CHAP Certification Board for two years.
In 2005 she was a recipient of the IHS Director’s Award for her contributions to the revised Alaska Community Health Aide Manual. She currently serves as the Cow Creek delegate to the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) and to the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI).
In closing, she is grateful for the many experiences she has enjoyed in her professional career. Her husband of 40 years is her best friend and a great support. Their two sons have rich experience with the Navy, Air Force, and Alaska Militia and volunteer firemen. Their oldest now serves their tribe as the Cultural Coordinator and is completing his B.S. in Indigenous Studies. Their youngest son is an Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sergeant, 4N031/Aerospace Medical Technician and works in the local hospital as an ER Tech. He is currently completing his B.S. in Homeland Security/Emergency Management.
CEO of Hampton Lumber
Steven Zika is the CEO of Hampton Lumber, a family-owned forest products business headquartered in Portland, Oregon, employing about 1,600 people primarily in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia.
Hampton owns approximately 118,000 acres of U.S. timberland, managed on a sustainable basis, certified through the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and also manages 120,000 hectares of provincial timberland in British Columbia. The company owns nine sawmills in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.
The company also has wholesale and distribution operations that deliver building products to customers all over the world, including its own lumber production and another 2 billion board feet of outside lumber and panels. Hampton’s vision is to grow the company globally using safe and sustainable business practices to benefit its customers and communities. Hampton enthusiastically educates the public on the value of sustainable forestry.
Meeting agenda and presentation
Meeting agenda and presentations
Thursday, Jan. 29