Kevin Bell, Board President
Bonneville Power Administration
Kevin Bell is an attorney with the Bonneville Power Administration, practicing in the areas of federal contracting and procurement policy. His previous experience was with Comcast Cable Corporation. He has lived in the Pacific Northwest for nine (9) years with his wife Theresa Bell and their two sons, Morgan (10) and Mason (9). Kevin has been involved with MESA for 5 years.
David Squire, Chair
Dave is currently Vice President of Engineering for Lightspeed Technologies an Oregon manufacturer of classroom audio systems for K-12 classrooms. He has worked as an executive in number of high tech companies including Tektronix, InFocus, E-Machines, Lightware and InControl Solutions.
He has been actively involved in the community in education, workforce development and economic development. He has served on the boards of the Lintner Center for Advanced Education, the Oregon Quality Initiative, Worksystems Inc., the Leadership & Entrepreneurship charter high school and was President of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of the Northwest. He is currently on the boards of Portland Community College, Oregon MESA and Moyo Jasiri.
Dr. Timothy Anderson
Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University
A recent testament to the value of Tim Anderson's research on benchmarking occurred recently when a PSU graduate student asked him for help in assisting his new employer—a bank with more than 100,000 employees—to assess the performance of their employees. Anderson and the student developed a model that the bank is now using on an ongoing basis for target setting and performance evaluation for many of its service employees.
Tim is known internationally for his work on benchmarking. He's currently working on assessment models for technology forecasting in new product development that, in preliminary stages, showed a 30% improvement over existing methods.
Originally an electrical engineer, Tim gravitated toward engineering and technology management after working with companies such as Qwest, Honeywell, and Oki Electric. He joined the Portland State faculty in 1995.
Cesar Chavez School
Michelle York currently teaches middle school math and an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) elective at César Chávez K-8 School in Portland. In her 17 years as an educator, Ms. York has integrated career and technical education into her curriculum and supported school-wide programs such as MESA, Science Fair, and Pentagames to increase student awareness of and participation in STEM related activities.
Ms. York earned her Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Notre Dame of Maryland and prior to that worked in non-profit health organizations in Washington, DC. She has spent the majority of her life, however, in the state of Oregon and attended both the University of Oregon and Oregon State University to earn her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. Her interest and passion for engineering and math problem solving comes from a childhood spent in an engineering family and she continues to share the joy of discovery with the next generation.