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

Chief 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


Amy Angel

Board Chair
Barran Liebman LLP- Partner

Brandon Bridwell

Chair Elect
EY - Business Development Leader

Cary Jackson

Haven Investments

Sally Leisure



Tanasia Bishop

RAHS Graduate
PSU Student

Margaret Gervais Hinshaw

Proprietor of The Insight Center

Stephen Green

Social Entrepreneur

Alicia Heddon

HarborTech Mobility
Business Development Manager

Anthony Herrington

Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Employee Networks

Kevin Harrington

Equilibrium Real Estate Investments
Director and General Counsel

Cathi Howell

Community Leader

Dante James

City of Portland
Director Office of Equity and Human Rights

Peter Komfolio

Daimler AG
Information Technology Analyst

Zachary McKay

RAHS Graduate
PPC Student

Vanessa Morgan

V & B Philanthropy

Eric Sprunk


Tric Vakknen-Rogers

Community Advocate

Patricia Rojas

El Programa Hispano Catolico

Kristin Valente


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.

Melanie Aleman de la Garza

Community Leader

Julietta Bauman

Community Leader

Deanna Bitar

Bitar Properties

Douglas Bouland

Community Leader

Ashley Campion

Community Leader

Ed & Cheryl Casey

Cheryl’s on 12th

Jeff Chase

Community Leader

Brigitte Dortmund


Matty Ellis

Community Leader

Ann Gerson

Community Leader

Ashley Heichelbech

Commercial Reality Advisor NW

Diana Hoff

Renaissance Foundation

Grant Jones

Pearl Real Estate

Heidi Kayser

Cambia Health Solutions

Heather Killough

Community Leader

Dan Kinney

Community Leader

Deneen King

Community Leader

Ross Lienhart

Community Leader

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