Board of Directors


Pancho Savery

Pancho Savery, Chair

Professor, Reed College.

Jason Hilton

Jason Hilton, Treasurer

Vice President of Finance, Northwest Health Foundation.

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Dixie Villa, Secretary

Assistant Vice President & Operations Manager, US Bank.


Eryn Karpinski Hoerster

Eryn Karpinski-Hoerster, Immediate Past Chair

Principal Attorney, Garvey Schubert Barer, P.C.

Favorite PHAME moment: "I love the PHAME choir the most--there’s something about singing together that’s good for the soul, and listening to the members of the PHAME choir brings me joy!"



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Lauren MacBeth

Director of Annual Giving, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare.

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Tracie Mesa

Executive Assistant to Oregon & SW Washington Regional President, Wells Fargo.

Favorite PHAME Moment: "Seeing PHAME's version of The Wizard of Oz.  I knew PHAME had great talent, but when I saw this production, I was hooked!"

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Chrissy McNair

Bio and photo coming soon! Drawing by student Katie Carlsen.

Anne-Marie Plass

Anne-Marie Plass

Cafe Attendant, Starbucks; Volunteer, Midland Library and Multnomah County Animal Shelter; self-advocate.

Favorite PHAME moment: "There are many, but I would have to say that my favorite PHAME moment would be when I began going there and seeing and hearing the students and how they supported each other and me. I was nervous when I first started, but I am more involved and not so nervous now."

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Sean Premo

Broker, Premier Property Group.

Favorite PHAME moment: "The 2017 Gala. I remember being so inspired by the vibe of the room with how many folks were there to support the cause, the wonderful art produced by the students and the stories I heard from the parents I spoke with over dinner. I knew immediately it was something very special and something that was absolutely necessary."

David Shepley

David Shepley

Team member, Advance Central Services/The Oregonian, and self-advocate.

Karen Weisz

Karen Weisz

Vice President, HR Business Partner, Nike.

Gretchen Wernert

Gretchen Wernert

Director of IT Business Relations, The Standard.

Favorite PHAME moment: "My defining moment for PHAME was the premier of ‘In This Together,’ the documentary about the PHAME tour. I will never forget the excitement you could feel as I walked into the Hollywood Theater. I was blown away by the number of people in the audience. The film itself was awesome–the individual student stories made me laugh and brought me to tears, the effort and dedication that went into the tour inspired and amazed me and the exposure to the student body was life changing."


If you are interested in learning more about PHAME's Board of Directors, or if you would like to express interest in being considered for board or committee membership, please contact Executive Director Jenny R. Stadler at