Board of Directors 2019/2020

Executive Committee

Joanna Russell

Board President,

Joanna Russell has over 16 years of experience in post-secondary education and is the President of Sumner college. She oversees both Portland area campuses, and has a background that includes admissions, student affairs, and curriculum development. Joanna was involved in the development and approval of the first for-profit sector practical nursing program in the state of Oregon, and was responsible for the overall facility design, program development, and launching of two allied healthcare campuses and nine new healthcare programs.

Kim Ierien

Board Vice President,

Kim Ierien has held the position of Campus President with Concorde Career College, Portland, Oregon, sine September 2009, where her responsibilities include ensuring student and employer satisfaction, human resources, and maintaining compliance with federal, state and accreditation requirements. Prior to being named Campus President, Kim was Director of Career Services for four years and Academic Dean for 10 years. She holds a B.S. in Human Development and an AAS in Radiology Technology.

Wayne Matulich

Executive Director,

Wayne Matulich has over 50 years of experience in all areas of corporate management and leadership. He has held positions in operations, business development, information systems management and systems and application development. For the past 16 years, he held the position of Campus President where he was able to transform several progressive Private Career Schools.  Wayne is the current Executive Director of Northwest Career Colleges – Oregon.

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