Board of Directors

Maria Pope, Chairwoman

Maria Pope

Senior Vice President of power supply, operations and resource strategy for PGE

Maria Pope joined PGE in 2009 as senior vice president of finance, chief financial officer and treasurer and served on PGE’s Board of Directors from 2006 to 2008.

Prior to joining PGE, Maria was the chief financial officer of Mentor Graphics Corp. She has also served in senior operating and finance positions within the forest products and international consumer products industries.  She began her career with Morgan Stanley in New York and Tokyo.

Maria serves on the boards of Umpqua Holdings Corporation and Pope Resources LLP and previously served on the boards of Premera Blue Cross, TimberWest, the Council of Forest Industries, FM Global and the Oregon Symphony.  She is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and earned her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.

David V. Yaden, Vice Chairman

David V. Yaden

Retired executive director of policy and planning at Tri-Met

David V. Yaden was appointed to the board of directors of OHSU in October, 2009. He also serves on the Oregon State Board of Higher Education. Now retired, he has more than 35 years experience in public affairs in Oregon. In addition to chairing the Sustainability Initiative Committee of the State Board of Higher Education, he is on the board and has been chair of Sightline Institute, a regional sustainability think tank based in Seattle. He has also been an independent public policy consultant and international environmental advisor; served as director of the Oregon Department of Energy; worked in corporate planning in the private sector; served as special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, and as chief-of-staff to a U.S. Congressman; owned his own public opinion research firm; and worked in various local government positions.

Ruth Beyer

Ruth A. Beyer, J.D.

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 was Principal in the Portland office at Stoel Rives LLP, and served as the Managing Partner from 1995 to 2005. She serves as Chair of the Board of Regents of OSU Honors College and the Co-Founder of the OSU Women's Giving Circle. She serves as a Trustee of Marylhurst University and has been a Member of the Board of Directors of Morrison Center since 2006. Ms. Beyer is a past recipient of the Award of Merit from Multnomah Bar Association.

Ana Brar

Anna Brar
M.D. Candidate, Class of 2019

Ana Brar is currently a third year medical student at OHSU. Prior to medical school, she attended Oregon State University, where she studied Biochemistry and Biophysics, and served on the Student Alumni Association Board of Directors. She has served as a consultant for Area Health Education Center of SW Oregon. She is currently chair of the Oregon Medical Association Student Section, and recruitment chair for the OHSU chapter of the American Medical Association. Ana has professional interests in the business and management of healthcare systems, public health and policy, and translational research.

Prashant Dubey

Prashant Dubey

President and CEO, The Sumati Group

Prashant Dubey joined the OHSU Board November 2013. He leads The Sumati Group, which is a strategy consulting firm with clients in the pharmaceutical, bioscience, and high technology sectors, including large global companies with some of the most recognized brands in the world. He has an extensive background in health care strategy and operations consulting. Prior to being appointed CEO of The Sumati Group, Dubey was a senior operating executive for public as well as private high-growth companies such as Baxter International, Fios, Covansys, ProSight, Tripwire and ABC Technologies.

Wayne Monfries

Wayne Monfries

Vice President and Chief Tax Officer, Nike, Inc.

A graduate of Georgetown University, he has over 28 years of experience in tax and accounting. Wayne has been with NIKE for the last nine years after beginning his career at the accounting firm, PWC (formerly Coopers & Lybrand) in Washington, D.C.

Joe Robertson, M.D., M.B.A.


President, OHSU
Ex Officio

Joe Robertson, M.D., M.B.A., appointed OHSU's president in 2006, has led numerous initiatives aimed at providing improved health care access to Oregonians. Other professional interests include the development of healthcare delivery systems and the application of cost accounting principles to medical practice, with the goal of reducing expenses for care while enhancing patient outcomes. He began at OHSU as a resident in 1979 and held numerous posts, including director of the Casey Eye Institute, and most recently, dean of the School of Medicine. Robertson is an acclaimed surgeon and researcher who has participated in numerous clinical trials.

Amy Tykeson

Amy Tykeson

Managing trustee for the Tykeson Family Charitable Trust

Amy Tykeson is managing trustee of a family foundation contributing to education, health care and the arts. She serves on regional boards and committees, including Economic Development for Central Oregon, the Central Oregon Regional Solutions Advisory Committee and Looking Forward. She served as CEO and president of BendBroadband for the past 34 years and through industry involvement and advocacy she has helped shape national telecom policy. Family-owned BendBroadband was sold in 2014. She has served on the board of directors of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, CableLabs, C-SPAN and Oregon Cable Telecommunications Association and has been a trustee for the Catlin Gabel School and The Nature Conservancy of Oregon.

Steve Zika

Steven J. Zika

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 with normal lumber production capacity in excess of 2 billion board feet. 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.