Board of Directors
Jay Waldron, Chairman
Jay Waldron joined the OHSU board October 2007. He is an attorney practicing in the areas of environmental and energy law with Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt, a regional, multi-service law firm. Waldron recently completed six years as president of the Port of Portland Commission. He also has been the chairman of the American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section's environmental law committee.
Maria Pope, Vice Chairwoman
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.
Oregon AFSCME executive director
Ken Allen has been the Oregon AFSCME executive director since 1995. He is a member of the board of Inside Oregon Enterprises and is a former Port of Portland commissioner.
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.
Suzy Funkhouser joined the OHSU board October 2014. She is an M.D. candidate in the OHSU School of Medicine.
Joe Robertson, M.D., M.B.A.
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.
Chief Governance Officer and Corporate Secretary for NW Natural
MardiLyn Saathof was appointed to the board of directors of OHSU in October, 2009. In addition to her current position at NW Natural, she has worked for Tektronix, Inc. as Assistant General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Before that position, she served as General Counsel to Oregon’s Governor Kulongoski and was also his Business and Economic Development Advisor. Saathoff has played a variety of legal roles in her career, including operations counsel at Tektronix, as well as a supervising attorney for the Oregon Department of Justice, Business Transactions Section. Saathoff began her legal career at Stoel Rives, LLP, where she focused her practice in corporate, securities and finance.
Frank Toda, Ph.D.
President of Columbia Gorge Community College
Frank Toda has been President of Columbia Gorge Community College since 2001, and is a nationally known educator. He was the only individual college president from Oregon to be invited to the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges and was recognized as one of the first college presidents to embrace the President’s initiatives to grow American entrepreneurship. He also served 10 consecutive terms on the review board for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award – a board that reports directly to the President of the United States. He has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Southern California, as well as a master’s in systems engineering.
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.
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.