Advisory Board

Bell Kevin 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 eleven years with his wife Theresa Bell and their two sons, Morgan (12) and Mason (11).  Kevin has been involved with MESA for 9 years.
  David Squire, Chair
Lightspeed Technologies – Dave Squire offers 45 years of executive leadership experience in Oregon high tech, and 30 years of active involvement in the community in education, workforce development, and economic development.  Mr. Squire held leadership positions at Tektronix, InFocus, E-Machines, Planar Systems, Digitalk, Lightware, and InControl Solutions. His last position was Vice President of Engineering for Lightspeed Technologies, an Oregon manufacturer of classroom audio systems for K-12 classrooms.  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 Moyo Jasiri.  He served 6 years as an elected member of the Portland Community College Board of Directors. He served one year as chair and was active on bond committee that successfully passed a $380,000,000 bond. He was the PCC representative on the Oregon Community College Association board and heavily involved in lobbying related to the governor’s current education reform program.Mr. Squire brings an extensive background in entrepreneurship, and has successfully brought over 50 products from conception to market, with experience developing processes to support fast time to market and high quality. He served as president of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of the Northwest, a non-profit that worked with start-up companies to develop community involvement programs.Mr. Squire is recently retired and now serves on the boards of Oregon MESA and Saturday Academy and is a Fellow at Oregon Learns—a project of the Oregon Business Council dedicated to working with the state of Oregon to design public education for learners from birth through grade 20.
Michelle York
George Middle School – Michelle York currently works as a STEM Lab School Project Director and an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) elective at George Middle 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.
 LR-1691-Anderson_2013_Original  Dr. Timothy Anderson
Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University
 JenniferRuwart_WWW  Jennifer Ruwart
CEO, Rogerthat – With a career spanning more than 20 years and four continents, Jennifer has helped dozens of start-ups and nonprofit organizations bring their visions to life. A true collaborator, she has designed community involvement and online entrepreneurship programs, written numerous training curricula, developed new revenue streams, and directed the launch of cutting edge and award-winning interactive websites. Over the years Jennifer has worn many hats, including strategist, development director, program director, founder, executive director, board member and serial entrepreneur.
 dr-yuki-monteith  Dr. Yuki Monteith
Retired, Public Schools Administrator – With over 25 years of education experience, Dr. Montieth brings a wealth of knowledge in the K-12 education system serving in a variety of capacities including as a teacher, principal, director of school improvement, and assistant superintendent in Portland area schools.  She is a strong advocate of MESA including during her years with the Parkrose School District.  Dr. Monteith is currently enjoying her retirement life.


















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