Olivia Thomas - Executive Director<
Olivia 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 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.