Board of Directors

Wayne Monfries, Chair

Wayne Monfries

Former Vice President and Chief Tax Officer, Nike, Inc.

A graduate of Georgetown University, he has over 28 years of experience in tax and accounting. Wayne was a former Vice President for NIKE for nine years after beginning his career at the accounting firm, PWC (formerly Coopers & Lybrand) in Washington, D.C. He also held finance positions for the food manufacturer, Mars Incorporated, in New Jersey and London.

Ruth Beyer, Vice Chairwoman

Ruth A. Beyer, J.D.

Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Precision Castparts Corporation

Ruth A. Beyer, J.D. has been Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Precision Castparts Corp. since April 1, 2013. Prior to that, she was was Principal in the Portland office at Stoel Rives LLP, and served as the Managing Partner from 1995 to 2005. She serves as Chair of the Board of Regents of OSU Honors College and the Co-Founder of the OSU Women's Giving Circle. She serves as a Trustee of Marylhurst University and has been a Member of the Board of Directors of Morrison Center since 2006. Ms. Beyer is a past recipient of the Award of Merit from Multnomah Bar Association.

Ana Brar

Anna Brar
M.D. Candidate, Class of 2019

Ana Brar is currently a third year medical student at OHSU. Prior to medical school, she attended Oregon State University, where she studied Biochemistry and Biophysics, and served on the Student Alumni Association Board of Directors. She has served as a consultant for Area Health Education Center of SW Oregon. She is currently chair of the Oregon Medical Association Student Section, and recruitment chair for the OHSU chapter of the American Medical Association. Ana has professional interests in the business and management of healthcare systems, public health and policy, and translational research.

Stacy Chamberlain

Stacy Chamberlain

Executive Director, Oregon AFSCME Council 75

Stacy Chamberlain is a highly regarded leader in Oregon's labor movement, and currently serves as the Executive Director for Oregon AFSCME Council 75. She was elected AFSCME International Vice President in 2016 representing the Northwest Region. Stacy is dedicated to promoting equity in the labor movement, helping form Oregon Women Labor Leaders, a group established to help break down barriers and promote the advancement of women into leadership positions. An Oregon native, Stacy graduated from Portland State University and earned a law degree from Willamette University.

Prashant Dubey


President and CEO, The Sumati Group

Prashant Dubey joined the OHSU Board November 2013. He leads The Sumati Group, which is a strategy consulting firm with clients in the pharmaceutical, bioscience, and high technology sectors, including large global companies with some of the most recognized brands in the world. He has an extensive background in health care strategy and operations consulting. Prior to being appointed CEO of The Sumati Group, Dubey was a senior operating executive for public as well as private high-growth companies such as Baxter International, Fios, Covansys, ProSight, Tripwire and ABC Technologies.

Chad Paulson

Chad Paulson

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Blount International, Inc.

Chad Paulson is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law and holds an undergraduate degree from Oregon State University. He has about twenty years of legal experience, starting as a commercial litigation Associate at Miller Nash in 1998. In 2006 he joined Blount, handling a variety of legal matters presented to the global manufacturing company and was promoted to General Counsel in 2012. At Blount, Chad has managed domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, acted as corporate secretary for a publicly traded company, actively engaged and advised regarding strategic planning, and has developed and implemented compliance and governance programs for the company.

Danny Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

Danny Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

President, OHSU
Ex Officio

Danny Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., was named the fifth president of OHSU on May 8, 2018. He succeeded Joe Robertson, M.D., M.B.A., effective August 1, 2018. Prior to joining OHSU, Jacobs was the executive vice president, provost and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch. At UTMB, Jacobs was the chief academic officer, responsible for approximately 3,800 employees and trainees for its schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences. A surgeon by training, Jacobs' oversaw the institution's research programs, served as the head of the faculty group practice and was a principal partner, as an EVP, in the UTMB health care system. Jacobs grew up in rural Arkansas and is an avid cyclist who enjoys fly fishing and hiking. He is married to Nancy Jacobs, a nutritionist and Oregon State University graduate, with three grown children and three grandchildren.

Amy Tykeson

Amy Tykeson

Managing trustee for the Tykeson Family Charitable Trust

Amy Tykeson is managing trustee of a family foundation contributing to education, health care and the arts. She serves on regional boards and committees, including Economic Development for Central Oregon, the Central Oregon Regional Solutions Advisory Committee and Looking Forward. She served as CEO and president of BendBroadband for the past 34 years and through industry involvement and advocacy she has helped shape national telecom policy. Family-owned BendBroadband was sold in 2014. She has served on the board of directors of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, CableLabs, C-SPAN and Oregon Cable Telecommunications Association and has been a trustee for the Catlin Gabel School and The Nature Conservancy of Oregon.

Steve Zika

Steven J. Zika

CEO of Hampton Lumber

Steven Zika is the CEO of Hampton Lumber, a family-owned forest products business headquartered in Portland, Oregon, employing about 1,600 people primarily in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. Hampton owns approximately 118,000 acres of U.S. timberland, managed on a sustainable basis, certified through the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and also manages 120,000 hectares of provincial timberland in British Columbia. The company owns nine sawmills in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia with normal lumber production capacity in excess of 2 billion board feet. The company also has wholesale and distribution operations that deliver building products to customers all over the world, including its own lumber production and another 2 billion board feet of outside lumber and panels. Hampton’s vision is to grow the company globally using safe and sustainable business practices to benefit its customers and communities. Hampton enthusiastically educates the public on the value of sustainable forestry.