About Our Board

Jordan Bishko

E-mail: jordan.bishko@ridgeline.org 

Served since: June 2015

Occupation: Program Manager (JD, MBA)

Board duties: Policy and legal review

Community involvement:  Judge: UO New Venture Championship International Business Plan Competition

Clare Evans

E-mail: clare.evans@ridgeline.org

Served since: January 2024

Occupation: Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Oregon

Board duties: n/a

Community involvement:  Board Member

Ann Carney Nelson

E-mail: ann.carneynelson@ridgeline.org 

Served since: June 2020

Occupation: Business

Board duties: Budget committee

Community involvement: Ridgeline volunteering

Brad Knopp

E-mail: brad.knopp@ridgeline.org 

Served since: May 2017

Occupation: Student, parent

Board duties: Planning, facilities, budget, and hiring committees

Rachael McEachern

E-mail: rachael.mceachern@ridgeline.org

Served since: July 2022

Occupation: Parent, Nanny

Board duties: Site Council Representative

Community involvement: Ridgeline Room Parent & Volunteer

Charity Needham

E-mail: charity.needham@ridgeline.org

Served since: July 2022

Occupation: Child and Family Therapist

Board duties: Treasurer

Community involvement: Board Member

Jenny Noyce, Board Secretary

E-mail: jenny.noyce@ridgeline.org 

Served since: June 2020

Occupation: Writer, Editor, Parent

Board Duties: Vice President and Board Secretary

Community involvement: Ridgeline room parent, Ridgeline transportation committee, Our Community Birth Center board

Dave Rogacki

E-mail: dave.rogacki@ridgeline.org

Served since: July 2022

Occupation: Leadership Development Training Facilitator and Government Proposal Consultant

Board duties: Chair, Facilities Committee Member; Equity Committee Member

Community involvement: Ridgeline volunteering in support of RCO events

April-Kay Williams, Board President

E-mail: april-kay.williams@ridgeline.org 

Served since: December 2018

Occupation: Education

Board duties: Compliance officer, Ridgeline Equity Committee, hiring committee, Fundraising Committee Representative

Many thanks to all who have served as directors on our board. The wisdom, hard work, and generosity of our board have guided and shaped Ridgeline Montessori. Our staff and students, past and present, thank you!

Board Presidents Emeriti

Kathleen Hennessy

Joe Reiter

Mary Bauer

Ellen Wojahn

Adrienne Black

Jen Hornsby

Amy Sage

Recent Board Alumni

Nathan Bell

Stephanie Edwards

Andrew Gillespie

Jen Hornsby

Andy McConnell

Cheryle Myers

Matthew Trent

David Vázquez 

Nancy Willcox-Trent

Jennifer Wilson