Maybelle Center Board of Directors

Leadership, Vision, and Passion

Mary Shortall

Board President

Mary is the former Director of Multnomah County Aging & Disability Services where she provided leadership and management of long-term care services, independent living, and protective services for the elderly and disabled. She has over 40 years’ experience working in state and county levels of government in Oregon and Minnesota. She received her BS in Social Work & Psychology from College of St. Teresa, MS in Rehabilitation Counseling from Univ. of Minnesota, and a MA of Public Administration from DePaul University.

Dave Demots

Board Vice-President

Dave brings almost two decades of business ownership and over 25 years of marketing experience to the board. Prior to ownership of DHX Advertising – a full service marketing communications company in Portland – Dave served as Vice President at Group II Marketing Communications and was National Marketing Manager at Hanna International. Dave is also a partner in a manufacturing company in Canby, OR. His experience in the non-profit sector includes Board involvement with Donate Life Northwest and Donate Life America. Dave earned his BA in political science from Pacific Lutheran University and his MBA at Willamette University.

Paul Clithero

Board Secretary

Paul is a retired broadcast media executive with over 25 years of management experience in local radio and television. His experience includes being VP/General Manager of KINK FM, Sales Manager at KATU-Channel 2, and General Manager of Pamplin Broadcasting. Paul has a long history of community service through his work on the Boards of local non-profits, including Central City Concern and Comprehensive Options for Drug Abusers. He received his BA from Occidental College in American Studies.

Debbie Lamberger

Immediate Past Board President

Debbie’s background includes a mix of healthcare management and direct social service. She is currently the Ambulatory Care Manager at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and helps oversee outpatient clinical operations. Previously, Debbie worked as the Catastrophic Financial Case Manager at OHSU, assisting families facing life-changing medical crises. Debbie received her BS in Sociology from PSU and her MPA from PSU Mark O. Hatfield School of Government.

Steve Connolly

Board Member

Steve retired in 2014 after practicing business/corporate law in Portland for 37 years. He has served on the St. Mary Cathedral School Board, Jesuit High School Alumni Council, Board of Directors of the Mother and Child Education Center, Catholic Charities Sponsorship Committee, and various committees of the Multnomah Bar Association. Steve received a BS in Political Science from Oregon State University and a JD from Gonzaga Univ. School of Law.

Zach Harris

Board Member

Zach’s background and experience includes healthcare administration and business development. Zach is currently the Director of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and oversees the ambulatory operations of Oregon’s largest pediatric hospital. Zach returned to Portland in 2014 after spending four years away working with non-profit health systems in Arizona and Texas. Zach was born and raised in Portland and received his BS in Sociology and MBA from Oregon State University where he also played collegiate football.

Jon Hofmeister

Board Member

Jon is President of Perpetua Power Source Technologies, Inc., a renewable energy company he founded in 2005. Previously, Jon was a key contributor at K2 Technologies, Inc., which grew substantially before being acquired within 2 years of its founding. He has worked as a civil engineer at URS Corp. and Oregon Dept. of Geology & Mineral Industries. He received his BS from Stanford in Civil Engineering/Engineering Geology, MS in Civil Engineering from Univ. of Washington, and an MBA from the Univ. of Oregon, Reims School of Management, and London Business School.

David Houglum, Ph.D.

Board Member

David is currently the Dir. for Leadership in the Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation at the University of Portland where he creates educational experiences for students to serve and lead. He also is a Franz Center Leadership Fellow and has faculty appointments in the School of Business and School of Education at U of P, and serves as a leadership coach and instructor. Additionally, he is an instructor of Organizational Leadership with Gonzaga University. David has a BS in Psychology from Pacific Lutheran University, MA in Organizational Leadership and a PhD in Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University.

Tom Johnston

Board Member

Tom is retired, after 10 years with Merrill Lynch, as the CFO of the Western U.S. Region Real Estate Division, and as the owner/broker for a national real estate franchise.  During those years, he was also a reserve police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.  Tom received his BS from Portland State University.

Christy Kimberlin

Board Member

Christy is Vice-President in the Commercial Real Estate Division of US Bank’s Deposit and Payment Solutions Group. Her experience with US Bank spans over 15 years. She has also been active in a variety of community activities, including the Association of Financial Professionals, Boys & Girls Club, Lake Oswego Rotary, Meals on Wheels, Oregon Food Bank, and Commercial Real Estate for Women. Christy received a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Frances Lynch, Ph.D.

Board Member

Frances is a public health researcher and senior investigator at the Center for Health Research at Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Lynch received her PhD in Health Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Masters of Public Health Policy from the Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and BS in Economics from the Univ. of California at Berkeley. Her work focuses on the organization and financing of mental health and substance abuse services.

Carol Mitchell

Board Member

Carol is a retired registered nurse, whose career of 44 years encompassed critical care nursing, education in academia and acute care, and nursing administration.  She founded and was President of Carol Mitchell and Associates, providers of continuing education for healthcare professionals for 20 years. Her business venture was followed as Director and Assistant Administrator at Providence St. Vincent. A native of Portland, she graduated from OHSU with her BSN and MN degrees.

Kellen Norwood

Board Member

Kellen is an attorney at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, and his practice centers around labor and employment litigation, with an emphasis on the defense of public and private educational institutions. Kellen was born and raised in Portland and attended St. Pius grade school and Jesuit High School before pursuing his post-secondary education at Portland Community College, the University of Oregon (BA and MA in English Literature), and Lewis & Clark Law School (JD).