Katie Riley, Ed.D.

Board Chair and WCK President/CEO

Assistant Professor Emerita, Dept. of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, OHSU

katie@washingtoncountykids.org

Katie Riley, President of Washington County Kids, is an Oregon native who has been active in county and state public health, and education. She retired from OHSU as a faculty member and Director of Education for the Public Health and Preventive Medicine department where she directed their Master of Public Health track, taught classes on Women’s Health Epidemiology and Adolescent Risky Behavior Epidemiology, and conducted research on substance abuse treatment.

Katie received her doctorate from UCLA where she worked as an administrator before returning to Oregon. She lives in Hillsboro with her husband State Senator Chuck Riley.

Katie is a community leader. She served on the Washington County Commission on Children and Families and as Chair. Past service includes President of the Oregon Public Health Association, board member of the Northwest Regional Education Service District, Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health, Hillsboro Empowers Youth, Family Promise of Washington County, and member of Oregon Insurance Division’s Advisory Committee. In addition to chairing Washington County Kids, she currently is a board member of Sequoia Mental Health Services, the Northwest Regional ESD Foundation, and the Hillsboro Inukai Family Boys and Girls Club. She also enjoys oil painting and travel.

Claire Morgan

Vice President/ Secretary

Teacher, Hillsboro School District (retired)

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The magnificent Pacific Northwest was the starting point for Claire, having grown up in Bend, Oregon. As the eldest of eight children, she was exposed to the delights of working with children, and eventually it became her career.

After graduating from Marylhurst University she found her dream job of teaching kindergarten, first, and second grade students. In retirement, after 32 years as an educator, Claire had time to explore many activities: Racewalking Team (Portland-to-Coast and Cascade Lakes relays — 14 years),Toastmasters International (4 years), Inside/Out Group at MacLaren Juvenile Correction Facility (mentoring and developing life skills presentations — 19 years), and co-chair of the Hillsboro chapter of Stand for Children (lobbying for education — 5 years).

In late 2015 she discovered Washington County Kids. Having taught younger children, and as a parent and grandparent, Claire knew firsthand the necessity of these programs and their value for children and their parents. The children realize opportunities to gather new knowledge and experiences, and their parents have the assurance of diligent care.

In her free time, Claire and her husband are fond of exploring museums, spending time with their two grandchildren, and traveling.

Yasmin Ruvalcaba

Treasurer

Arts & Culture Manager, Centro Cultural

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Arts administrator with a focus on program and events development, as well as operations management. Focus on strong community engagement and outreach, with a specialized focus on Latinx communities 

Maureen Barnhart

Teacher, Hillsboro School District (retired); former President, Hillsboro Education Association

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Maureen Barnhart is a retired teacher who is honored to be on the Board for the Washington County Kids. In her 37 years of experience (28 of them in the West Union and then Hillsboro Unified School District), Maureen appreciates the WCK dedication to developing structures of support for out-of-school programs. We have experienced a diminishment of resources for education, and our children and youth—indeed our community as a whole–deserve both the return of support for schools and the enrichment opportunities of these programs to develop our future citizens and work force.

A resident of Oregon since 1976 and of Unincorporated Washington County since 1980, she lives on 12 acres of forest and wetlands north of PCC Rock Creek, where she and her spouse Jim are dedicated to increasing and maintaining habitat for the wildlife of Rock Creek.

Kathy Parent

PMO Director, Nike, Inc. (Retired); Early Childhood Education

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Strong leadership skills, program planning and execution expertise, networking skills.  Background in Early Childhood Education (Southern Oregon University)

Reiko Williams

Member, Board of Directors, Kinship House; Director of Regional Equity Initiatives and Partnerships for the Multnomah Education Service District

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Steering Committee Members

  • Susan Bender Phelps, Founder and Owner, Odyssey Mentoring, LLC
  • Roberto Bermejo, Director, Inukai Family Hillsboro Boys and Girls Club
  • Bridget Cooke, Executive Director, Adelante Mujeres
  • Amy Corbett, Chief Program Officer, Metropolitan Family Services
  • Kathy Cvetko, Founder & Owner, Math Gamers
  • Don Domes, Technology Education Educator, Consultant, Advocate, Technology Association of Oregon
  • Erin Hubert, CEO, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Portland Metropolitan Area
  • Tom Hughes, Past President, Metro; Past Mayor, Hillsboro
  • Maria Caballero Rubio, Executive Director, Centro Cultural de Washington County
  • Lexie Weaver, Consultant

Interested in joining our Steering Committee? Get in touch.