Posted in Board Members, April 11, 2008

The Tuality Healthcare Foundation is pleased to welcome three new members to its 2008 board of directors:

Jeannette Hamby holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in nursing.  Additionally, she has a doctorate degree in nursing education.  Since moving to Hillsboro, Hamby has been a public health nurse and an educator at Tuality Healthcare, a community activist, and a politician.  She entered the political arena as a member of the Hillsboro School District Board, where she served for eight years until her election to the Oregon State House of Representatives.  After one term in the House, she made a successful bid for the Senate.  As an Oregon state senator, she was well known for her work on juvenile crime.  Hamby also served as a board member for the Greater Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce and as a Rotarian.  She was a board member and co-founder of the Business Education Compact, and served on the boards of the Oregon State Bar Association, Children’s First of Oregon, Wednesday’s Child, and Jackson Bottom Wetlands Educational Environment Center.

Marilynn Helzerman and her family have lived in Hillsboro for more than 30 years.  Her husband, Ralph, is an ophthalmologist at the Hillsboro Eye Clinic in downtown Hillsboro.  Marilynn in now retired and has served on numerous community boards over the years, including the Tuality Health Alliance.  She also has worked on many community projects including the Tuality Healthcare Foundation’s Cancer Campaign.  Helzerman is active in the Hillsboro Rotary Club, is currently the chair of the newly created Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council, and serves on the Hillsboro 2020 Vision Implementation Committee.  She looks forward to working on the Foundation board, supporting healthy educational opportunities and facilities for the community.

Sara Hopkins-Powell, Ph.D., is the executive dean for the College of Health Professions, and vice-provost at Pacific University.  She earned her doctorate degree in higher education and public policy at the University of California, Berkeley in 1992, where she previously earned her master of public health degree in 1976.  With more than 33 years of experience in healthcare and academic administration, Sara has served as an educator, consultant and manager in a variety of settings, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Hopkins-Powell previously worked at Southern Oregon University in Ashland as a professor of political science, provost, and for a one-year term as interim president.  Prior, she worked at UC Davis Medical Center and School of Medicine.

Hopkins-Powell is playing a key role in a new collaborative healthcare environment emerging from the long-standing partnership between Tuality Healthcare, Pacific University and Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center.  It is an exciting model in which the organizations work together to create access to new opportunities in the community for teaching, learning, and healing.  The College of Health Professions includes programs in pharmacy, physician assistant studies, dental hygiene, occupational therapy, physical therapy and professional psychology.