Portland Community College

PCC Foundation Portland Community College Foundation

Board of Directors

A volunteer board of directors, who represent a wide range of business and community interests, leads the PCC Foundation. Many serve on individual Foundation committees.

Jennifer Monnig, President

Jennifer Monnig

Jennifer Monnig is a 16-year veteran of Intel, where she works in the Talent Organization division, driving experience and systems integration and defining customer, partner and employee experiences and associated tools to optimize consistency. Prior to her current role, she led the Work Practice Innovations team, focused on creating transformative change in the ways Intel works around the world.

Previous positions include Deputy Chief of Staff for the senior vice president and chief Human Resources officer and as the lead of Intel’s Talent Intelligence & Analytics division. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from Albion College, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame. For the past 14 years, Monnig has been the head sprint coach at Century High School.

Kim Morgan, Vice President

Kim Morgan

Kim Morgan leads Innovation Partnerships and Business Development at Nike. While Kim currently executes partnership strategies with Nike Innovation and for many prior years served as a venture capitalist for Motorola, she also has an unusual additional set of skills. Kim was a decorated Naval combat helicopter pilot and flight instructor responsible for the leadership of training and combat missions in support of operations Enduring Freedom and Desert Fox.

Kim grew up in Oregon, left for college to attend Notre Dame, then moved abroad and stateside for 20 years. Kim and her husband, Meurig, returned to Portland in 2014 to raise their twins. In addition to the BA in Finance obtained at Notre Dame, Kim has an MBA from the University of West Florida.

Kim is an avid triathlete and outdoors woman and enjoys racing and raising money for causes she cares about, including the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training and The Wounded Warrior Project.

Kim was prompted to get involved in the PCC Foundation when she attended its Gala. “As soon as I heard the inspirational stories from the scholarship students, I was hooked and wanted to be a part of something that has the potential to make a huge impact on people the community,” she said. Kim says the scholarship funds change lives and create a ripple effect of positive change.

Ernest Stephens, Treasurer

Ernest Stephens

Ernest Stephens is the Chief Executive Officer of Morant McLeod, a business consulting firm that helps businesses manage change, create funding, develop strategies and grow.

He has 20 years of experience in leadership, compliance, operations, strategy, continuous improvement and finance having worked as a CEO, COO, CFO and entrepreneur.

Ernest served on the boards of Portland Housing Center, Molly’s Fund, Outside In, Ronald McDonald House and City Club. Ernest has an MBA from Suffolk University.

Jen Peet, Secretary

Jennifer Peet

Jennifer Peet is Associate General Counsel at Cambia Health Solutions and Echo Health Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on driving systemic health care transformation. 

She spent 15 years representing the Oregon State Treasury investment division, and served as Senior Assistant Attorney General for the State of Oregon. She is a Portland Business Journal Woman of Influence for 2019.

Jennifer serves on the board of Portland Women in Investment Management. She has a J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School and an undergraduate degree from Miami University.

 

Francoise Bourdonnec

francoiseFrançoise Bourdonnec is Senior Director of Operations for Intel’s Technology, Systems Architecture & Client Group. In this role, she leads cross-Intel teams to drive solutions to major, multi-faceted business issues. Bourdonnec was previously Chief of Staff/Director of Operations during the integration of Altera after its acquisition by Intel. She joined Intel in 1991, serving as Operations Manager for the Platform Engineering Group, Chief of Staff for Intel’s CTO, and Director of Home Experience Research in the Digital Home Group. She has also held positions in Intel’s Motherboard business, Marketing, and Materials.

Bourdonnec holds master’s degrees in Anthropology from Portland State University and International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, as well as a Finance degree from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris.

“PCC creates opportunities for Portlanders to access further education and job training,” she says. “I value equality of opportunity, and I’ve been impressed with PCC’s thoughtful, systematic and effective approach in addressing barriers to educational access. I’d like the opportunity to contribute to that effort.” Bourdonnec is a PCC alum and a Future Connect Industry Professional. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and puzzles of all kinds.

Jans Dykhouse

JansJans Dykhouse is Assistant Vice President of Sales Operations and Dental for The Standard. He leads sales operations, account management of employee benefits business, and the dental and vision product portfolios at The Standard. He joined the company in 1999 and has served in multiple roles including senior director of Sales Operations and Service and second vice president of Employee Benefit Sales Operations. Dykhouse earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Oregon and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is also an alum of Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota.

“My personal experience with community college was in preparation for a four-year degree,” he says. “It was community college, not high school, that inspired me to be more curious in STEM fields and find success. I want to help PCC create this same excitement and curiosity in students.”

Tony Erickson

Tony EricksonTony Erickson serves as Chief Operating Officer for Oregon Aero Inc., where he manages the company’s daily operations. For the past 29 years he has worked with the Scappoose-based manufacturing company, which designs advanced comfort and safety systems for the aviation industry, law enforcement and the military. Most recently, Erickson was the company’s Vice President of Research & Development, and prior to this role he had served in a variety of management positions for the company’s Research & Development, Seat, and Helmet Systems departments. In addition to representing Columbia County on the Foundation board, he is the Vice Chair of the North West Regional Education Service District (NWRESD), President of the board of the United Way of Columbia County and Chair of the Workforce Investment Board for northwest Oregon.

Marion Haynes

Marion

Marion Haynes is Vice President of External Affairs for Comcast in Oregon and Southwest Washington. In this role, she is responsible for strategic communications, community investments, and political and regulatory engagement and relationships at the local, regional, and state levels. Previously, she worked at the Portland Business Alliance, serving as Vice President of External Affairs and Vice President of Government Relations and Economic Development. Haynes has also worked at PGE and the Oregon Business Association. She holds a Juris Doctor from Lewis & Clark Law School.

“I’ve had the opportunity to hear stories from students that participate in Future Connect that are really inspiring,” she says. “I’m also interested in workforce training as I think this will be critical in the face of changes in the future of work and artificial intelligence.”

Karen Kervin

Karen KervinKaren Kervin is the Vice President/Community Affairs Manager for U.S. Bank’s Northwest Region, where she manages U.S. Bank Foundation grants in the region. Prior to joining U.S. Bank in 2013, Kervin was Chief Marketing Officer for the Portland law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.

In addition to serving on the PCC Foundation Board, she is immediate past president of City Club of Portland and serves on the board of United Way of the Columbia-Willamette.

Kervin is passionate about the work of PCC, which makes college and career training accessible to thousands of people each year. She is very impressed with the college’s programs and people. She knows that the time and resources she invests are well spent, which is what she looks for when deciding where and how she contributes.

Her hope and advice for PCC students: “If you want to further your education, whether for college credit or career training, there is no better place to pursue your goals than PCC. Take advantage of all that PCC has to offer as it is an investment in your future.”

Kervin and her husband Tom have two grown children, Katie and Patrick.

Susie Lahsene

Susie Lahsene

Susie Lahsene is a Principal with Lahsene and Associates, a freight, infrastructure policy and planning firm; she is retired as the Director of Policy and Planning for the Port of Portland, Oregon. There she managed land use policy, transportation strategy and fund acquisition for the Port’s transportation facilities, terminals and industrial land base for more than twenty years. Originally from the Washington DC area, she holds a B.A. in Urban Studies and a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, both from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg Virginia. She also has an M.B.A. from the University of Portland in Portland OR. She served as the Foundation Board President from 2017-2019.

Lahsene reasons for PCC Foundation Board service are twofold. Her son was the beneficiary of a PCC education in mechanical engineering. She also believes there is a lot of opportunity to connect people with jobs and business on the waterfront. She hopes the PCC Foundation ensures resources are available for students to learn a trade or skills that can result in employment in well-paying harbor jobs and industry. She gives back to PCC because it provides a very important role in the educational system. PCC’s path provides students the opportunity to receive a solid foundation for a career or the chance to go on to a university. She hopes PCC gives students the knowledge, educational foundation and confidence to pursue their dreams – whatever they may be.

Rowena Paz Norman

Rowena Paz NormanRowena Paz Norman (she/her) is a 2023 MBA Candidate at Portland State University. She previously was the Director of Impact Partnerships at WW, leading WW’s global social impact partnership strategy and development.

Before WW, Rowena was at Feeding America developing technology partnerships to find innovative solutions to end hunger. Rowena began her career at Google as a sales executive in emerging markets. Rowena served as board chair for Hunger-Free Oregon.

She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California San Diego and is a proud Portland Community College alum.

Afton Walsh

Afton WalshAfton is the Community Outreach Director and Project Manager for WALSH Construction Co. with over 12 years of experience in construction working with education and non-profit partners. As Community Outreach Director, Afton builds further upon WALSH’s existing community and business relationships and is responsible for directing the equity work related to training, contracting, apprenticeship/workforce training and Section 3 hiring. Afton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University and a MBA from the University of Washington.

Afton believes deeply in the power of education to improve the lives of individuals, families, and more generally, the resilience of our community. As passionate about building community and supporting education as she is about her work, she is excited to be a part of the PCC Foundation. She is a native and lifelong Oregonian. She now lives in Portland with her husband and is devoted to her two young (and very busy) sons.

Kristi Wilson, PCC Board of Directors, Ex-Officio

Kristi Wilson
Kristi Wilson is a proud Portland Community College Alumna and community college advocate.  She has worked for the City of HIllsboro for over 20 years, where she has served in a variety of roles, including utility worker, volunteer coordinator, water resources technician and youth programs coordinator. Most currently, she is the Workforce Development Manager in the Economic Development Department.  She is known as an innovative collaborator that builds strong community connections to business, education and community-based partners to create and build workforce systems and programs.  She serves on a variety of Career Technical Advisory (CTE) committees and is dedicated to connecting people with clear and viable pathways to quality jobs.

Wilson actively supports the Hillsboro School District, Girl Scouts, Hillsboro Parks and Recreation and Hillsboro Soccer Club. She holds an Associates of Science degree from PCC and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Portland State University. She lives in Hillsboro, Oregon with her partner Chris and their two children Addisen and Kinsley.

Christina Kline, Executive Director, Ex-Officio

Christina Kline

Christina Kline serves as the Executive Director of the Portland Community College Foundation. In this role, she works closely with the Board of Directors and the Foundation team to grow critical support for student success. Kline has been at the Foundation since 2016 and previously served as Assistant Foundation Director, supporting the College’s first-ever comprehensive campaign, The Campaign for Opportunity.

She has fifteen years of experience in the nonprofit sector and institutions of higher education, focusing on development and marketing. Kline has worked at Boys & Girls Aid, Linfield College, Arizona State University Foundation and Make-A-Wish America. She holds a master’s degree in nonprofit studies from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s of science in mathematics and journalism from the University of Oregon. She also serves as an adjunct instructor for nonprofit leadership at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College.