NWPBISN Board Members
Paul Andrews, Ed.D., Board Treasurer, is the Executive Director of Children’s Programs at High Desert ESD in central Oregon. He has been a teacher and administrator for more than 20 years in Washington, Alaska and Oregon. He has been a special education teacher for children with significant disabilities (kindergarten through age 21), a consultant for rural and remote schools, an autism specialist, an Assistive Technology specialist, a special education director, and most recently a school improvement director.
Chris Borgmeier, Ph.D., Board Vice President, is an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education at Portland State University. Dr. Borgmeier works with teachers, school staff and administrators to improve behavior management and discipline practices in schools.
Celeste Dickey, Board President, is a Senior Research Assistant in the College of Education at the University of Oregon and worked for 25 years as a teacher and counselor.
Verne Ferguson, M. S., Board President-elect, is the Director of Special Services for the Oregon City School District. He has 34 years of educational experience as an elementary teacher, middle school counselor, special program coordinator and central office administrator. He has led the PBIS implementation in the Oregon City School District for the past 8 years.
Carol Frodge M.S., Board Member, has been a math and science teacher and school administrator for more than 25 years in Washington and Ghana, West Africa. She is a member of the international Leadership for Learning: Cambridge Network which focuses on educational leadership and school improvement. She recently left a principal position where she led a Title 1 school to earn the 2011 Washington Achievement Award for Closing the Achievement Gap. She is a Fierce Conversations trainer and an advocate for excellence in education for all students.
Pam Hallvik, Ed.D., Board Member, is a School Improvement Specialist Administrator for the Northwest Regional ESD, with 30 years in education as a teacher, TAG coordinator, Assistant Principal, Principal, School Improvement/PBIS Coach, trainer and consultant.
Patricia Robles, M. Ed., Board Member, is a PBIS Coordinator for the Highline School District working with school leadership teams and administrators implementing PBS. She has 22 years of educational experience with the last twelve years spent in the Highline School District as a special education teacher, educational assistant, and PBIS school and district coordinator.
Sho Shigeoka M.S., Board Member, is the Equity Coordinator for the Beaverton School District. In her role, she is responsible for the development and delivery of professional development focused on increasing cultural competency of educational leaders with the goal of producing equitable outcomes where race and other factors no longer serve as predictors for student success. Prior to assuming her current role, Sho served as a school counselor in middle and high schools, a program coordinator to increase the recruitment and retention of students of color at Oregon State University, and the director of Women’s Center at the University of Oregon.
Flint Simonsen, Ph.D., Board Member, is an Associate Professor of Special Education at Eastern Washington University. He has worked extensively with over 100 schools in Central and Eastern Washington in their efforts to implement Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support.
Lori Lynass, Ed.D. Executive Director, has helped hundreds of schools with their implementation of PBIS. Previous to working for NWPBISN, Lori was a Research Scientist at the University of Washington where she was involved in researching PBIS and RTI. Her interest areas include school and district readiness for PBIS, Tier 2 Programs and PBIS for the Classroom. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Washington, Seattle University and Seattle Pacific University.
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