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Michael Ralls, President, Email

Michael Ralls has worked in high school education for 24 years—11 as an English teacher, journalism advisor, and football coach. He worked for eight years as a counselor and five years as an administrator. He has worked in the North Clackamas School District for 13 years at Clackamas, New Urban, and Milwaukie High Schools. His passion is removing barriers that stand between students and their education. Michael has a bachelor's degree from George Fox University and master's degrees from both Lewis & Clark College and Portland State University.


Jamie Zentner, Secretary, Email

Jamie Zentner coordinates the school-based health center program at Clackamas County Public Health Division. She enjoys working with communities to develop and strengthen SBHCs and organize youth advocates. Before joining the County in 2008, Jamie was a health educator at a Federally Qualified Community Health Center where she helped low-income and ethnically diverse patients manage their chronic health conditions. She received a master’s degree in public health from Boston University and has been a board member since September 2012.


John Ng, Treasurer, Email

John Ng, CPA, CGMA currently serves as controller for Volunteers of America Oregon, a Portland-based nonprofit organization that provides a range of supportive and empowering services to the most vulnerable populations.  Prior to joining VOA in 2012, John was an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Financial Services practice in Japan.  John’s other nonprofit experience includes legal and social advocacy for homeless and low-income residents in San Francisco.  He also worked at a community development financial institution in Hawaii where he advised nonprofits and micro enterprises on accounting and business development projects.  John received a BA from the University of Oregon, and holds a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants.


Bill Thomas, Email

Bill Thomas, MSW, MSc. has been director of children and family services for the Washington County Department of Health and Human Services since 2004, and has been involved in the management of human services in both public and private agencies for over 35 years. Bill's wide-ranging experience encompasses planning and administration for aging, community action, family services, health, housing, mental health, and substance abuse programs. He has graduate degrees from Portland State University and the London School of Economics.


Tracy Dannen-Grace, Email

Tracy Dannen-Grace serves as director of community partnerships and philanthropy for Kaiser Permanente Northwest. She collaboratively leads many of the strategic objectives for the organization's community health programs. She also oversees the corporate philanthropy investments into the local communities where Kaiser Permanente serves. The philanthropic portfolio has grown from just over a million dollars per year to more than twelve million during Tracy's tenure, and she is an active member of local and national philanthropic membership groups. Before joining Kaiser Permanente in 2004, she was the founder and executive director of R.E.A.C.H. (Recreational and Educational Activities with Community Help), a nonprofit organization that served as an advocacy leader for vulnerable, low-income, and academically challenged students in Columbia County, Oregon. Tracy is a graduate of St. Mary's Academy, received a BS from the University of Oregon, and holds an MBA from Marylhurst University. She is also a graduate of The American Leadership Forum of Oregon and Leadership Portland. She is a fourth-generation Oregonian with deep roots in the community and has been involved in many civic activities. 


Jill Daniels, Email

Jill Daniels has worked with school-based health centers since 1986 when Multnomah County Health Department opened the first SBHC in the state at Roosevelt High School. She is a strong advocate for child and adolescent health and has seen SBHCs grow, develop, and thrive throughout the state of Oregon and nationally. Her career has included SBHC advocacy, community engagement, national and local policy development, evaluation and quality work, and leadership of the Multnomah County Health Department SBHC program. Jill has her master’s degree in Community Health Nursing from OHSU and currently provides SBHC and public health consultation with local and national organizations. 


Brittany Geertsen, Email

Brittany Geertsen is one of four managers within Virginia Garcia’s School Based Health Center program. She is the SBHC wellness coordinator and the direct supervisor of VG’s SBHC youth program. Prior to joining Virginia Garcia, Brittany worked with Planned Parenthood Shasta-Diablo as a reproductive health specialist as well as with the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of Peer Health Exchange as one of their leadership council members. She also served two years in the United States Peace Corps-Peru. During her time in Peru she managed, implemented, and developed several public health programs and projects as a community health facilitator. Previously she was the site supervisor of Impact NW’s Barnes Elementary SHINE Site. Brittany received her BS in social psychology from St. Mary’s College of California. She comes to OSBHA’s board with a strong passion for improving health outcomes among adolescents.