ABOUT POIC & RAHSOur 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 & LeadershipExecutive Staff
Joe McFerrin IIPresident & CEO firstname.lastname@example.org
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to far, go together.” - Dr. Joy DeGruy
Bob BrandtsChief Operating Officer email@example.com
“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'DellCFO firstname.lastname@example.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.”
Erica StavisDirector of Education | Principal
“The most important attitude that can be formed is that of the desire to go on learning” - John Dewey
“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me!” -Ralph Ellison
NORTH COLUMBIA CAMPUS
"You are greater than your circumstance. Your circumstance is temporary. You are eternal". – H’vn Lee Skyes
"You must be the change you want to see in the world" - Gandhi
LeadershipPOIC Board of Directors
Kristin ValenteBoard Chair
Ernst & Young LLP Partner
Amy AngelChair Elect
Ernst & Barran Liebman LLP Partner
Brandon BridwellBusiness Development Leader at EY
Margaret Gervais HinshawProprietor of The Insight Center
Stephen GreenSocial Entrepreneur
Dante JamesCity of Portland
Director Office of Equity and Human Rights
Geoff KaneLoan Officer
Paul MarrsPremier Mortgage Resources
Senior Loan Officer/Managing Partner
Zachary McKayRAHS Graduate
Vanessa MorganV & B Philanthropy
Joe NunnRetired Educator/JJ Nunn & Assoc.
Eric SprunkNike, C.O.O.
John StilwellStilwell Properties LLC
Tric Vakknen-RogersCommunity Member
Chuck ZwickPCC Structurals, Inc.
VP of Human Resources
Lisa ZaunerPerkins Accounting
Rosemary Anderson(Honorary Member)
Retired, Portland OIC