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Olivia Thomas - Executive Director<


Olivia ThomasOlivia Thomas has dedicated her career to helping children succeed in life and improving our communities. A resident of Clackamas County for twenty years, she’s excited to continue fulfilling this lifelong passion in her new role as Executive Director of the North Clackamas Education Foundation.

For thirteen years, Olivia worked at Portland State University, first at their School of Social Work, where she served as their first Development Director. Olivia then moved to PSU’s Center for Health and Social Inequality Research, where she was the Program, Planning and Grants Director and, for three years, the Interim Center Director.

Prior to her career at Portland State, she was a Development Director and then Program Director for the Opal Creek Educational Center, located near Mill City, which is now a thriving nonprofit that provides programs in cultural and natural history for schools, colleges and community groups. She has also served on the Board of Directors of Molalla RiverWatch and is currently a Board Member of Food/Waves, an organization dedicated to achieve food sustainability for low-income people in Clackamas County.

Olivia has taught graduate level courses in grant writing and has been instrumental in the success of a program dedicated to increasing the success of low-income college students whose parents did not attend college. Olivia has a Master’s degree in Social Work and completed her practicum in child guidance.

Olivia will take the reins of the Foundation from Ben Moorad, who came to us from the Executive Transition Services program of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon and who served as our Interim Executive Director for the past seven months.

Stephanie Rose - Community Engagement and Development Coordinator


Stephanie Rose Stephanie Rose is a long time education advocate and volunteer in the North Clackamas Community. Stephanie was born and raised in Milwaukie, and attended North Clackamas District schools. Her three children now enjoy attending school in the District at Bilquist, Alder Creek, and Putnam.
Stephanie started her work in education advocacy 10 years ago with Stand for Children, and quickly found a passion for improving the quality of education for students in her community and across the state. Since then, she has continued to work both professionally and as a volunteer to make a difference in ensuring an exemplary education for all children through lobbying, campaign work, and community outreach. She came to the North Clackamas Education Foundation directly after completing her work as Campaign Field Manager for the Clackamas Community College Bond Campaign.
Stephanie is finishing her Bachelor’s degree with a major in Political Science and a minor in Civic Leadership. She hopes to use her degree to impact the North Clackamas community in beneficial ways with education advocacy continuing to be at the forefront of her goals.