Our History

Portland OIC is a non-profit education management organization, established for 42 years in North Portland, serving over 560 students and work trainees annually, across three programs: Rosemary Anderson High School, Rosemary Anderson Transitions, and Work Opportunities Training.

At Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc., we reconnect alienated at-risk youth affected by poverty, family instability and homelessness; with high school education through Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS), and with career training through POIC Work Opportunity Training programs (WOT).

We continue to mentor and support our graduates in post-secondary education until they reach the age of stable maturity at 25, through our Rosemary Anderson Transitions program (RATR)

Staff & Leadership

Executive Staff
Joe McFerrin II

Joe McFerrin II

President & CEO jmcferrin@portlandoic.org

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to far, go together.” - Dr. Joy DeGruy

Bob Brandts

Bob Brandts

Chief Operating Officer bbrandts@portlandoic.org

“I love being a part of helping to alter the course of young people’s lives. And I really enjoy working with the great team of people we have here at POIC.”

Rodney O'Dell

Rodney O'Dell

CFO rodell@portlandoic.org

“We are a small organization and work closely together as a team. All of our individual efforts provide a tangible contribution to the successes that we achieve at POIC+RAHS.”

Julia Mitchell

Julia Mitchell

Director of Community Outreach & Compliance Officer jmitchell@portlandoic.org

“I get to do what’s near and dear to my heart: working with children...”

Key Staff

POIC Program Directors
Kim Filla

Kim Filla - Director of Family Outreach & Community Programs


Lanya McClintock

Lanya McClintock - Director of Employment & Training


Adriel Person

Adriel Person - Director of Youth Services


RAHS Principals

Erica Stavis

Erica Stavis

Director of Education | Principal

“The most important attitude that can be formed is that of the desire to go on learning” - John Dewey

Carl Reinhold

Carl Reinhold


“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me!” -Ralph Ellison

Madison Zettle

Madison Zettle


"You must be the change you want to see in the world" - Gandhi


POIC Board of Directors


Kristin Valente

Board Chair
EY LLP Partner

Amy Angel

Chair Elect
Barran Liebman LLP Partner

Cary Jackson

Haven Investments

Sally Leisure



Brandon Bridwell

Business Development Leader at EY LLP

Margaret Gervais Hinshaw

Proprietor of The Insight Center

Stephen Green

Social Entrepreneur

Dante James

City of Portland
Director Office of Equity and Human Rights

Geoff Kane

Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation - Branch Manager, Loan Officer

Paul Marrs

Premier Mortgage Resources
Senior Loan Officer/Managing Partner

Zachary McKay

RAHS Graduate
PPC Student

Vanessa Morgan

V & B Philanthropy - Founder

Joe Nunn

Retired Educator/JJ Nunn & Assoc.

Eric Sprunk

Nike, C.O.O.

John Stilwell

Stilwell Properties LLC - Owner

Tric Vakknen-Rogers

Community Advocate

Lisa Zauner

Perkins Accounting
Shareholder, CPA

Chuck Zwick

Precision Castparts Corp.
Corporate Director of Technical Programs and Employee Engagement

Rosemary Anderson

POIC+RAHS Co-Founder

RAHS Advisory Council

Our Advisory Board comprises a wide range of business and community leaders from within Portland, who actively drive the strategic growth of the school, supports the development of career experience opportunities for our students and graduates, and manage fundraising events.

Hillari Bauer

Portland Business Journal

Julietta Bauman

Community Leader

Deanna Bitar

Bitar Properties

Ashley Campion

Community Leader

Ed & Cheryl Casey

Cheryl’s on 12th

Erin Chowdhury


Brigitte Dortmund


Ann Gerson

Community Leader

Ashley Heichelbech

Commercial Reality Advisor NW

Diana Hoff

Renaissance Foundation

Cathi Howell

Retired Arts Educator

Grant Jones

Pearl Real Estate

Heidi Kayser

Legacy GoHealth Urgent Care

Heather Killough

Community Leader

David King

David King Films LLC

Deneen King

Community Leader

Ross Lienhart

Community Leader

Jeff Macomb

Christenson Electric

Lee Mendelsohn

Root Whole Body Health, Inc.

Holley Shepard

L & H Foundation

Ed Sherman

Community Leader

Tiffany Stark Grabenhorst

TG Fundraising

Marcia Stilwell


Charlie Te

Albina Community Bank

Michael Telfer