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OHSU Foundation Announces New Board Members

The Oregon Health & Science University Foundation has announced the election of new members to the OHSU Foundation Board of Trustees. Lori B. Flexer, C.F.A., M. Kem Hawkins, Tony L. Hopson Sr. and Roderick C. Wendt, have been newly elected to regular four-year terms on the OHSU Foundation Board of Trustees. Donald C. Houghton, M.D., and Helen T. Langley have been elected to the board as alumni representatives of the OHSU Schools of Medicine and Nursing, respectively. Constance M. Wood also joins the board representing the Marquam Hill Steering Committee.

Lori B. Flexer, C.F.A., is a senior vice president and portfolio manager at Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Inc., one of the largest privately owned investment advisory firms in the Northwest.  Flexer has been an active volunteer for OHSU's Campaign for Women's Health.

M. Kem Hawkins is president of Cook Group Inc., an international leader in health care devices.  Hawkins is a 23-year veteran of the Cook organization, which is a major supporter of the OHSU Dotter Interventional Institute.

Tony L. Hopson Sr. is president and CEO of Self Enhancement Inc., a non-profit Hopson founded to help at-risk inner-city youth. SEI has earned national recognition including being named a "Point of Light" by President George H.W. Bush.

Roderick C. Wendt is president and CEO of JELD-WEN, Inc., Oregon's largest privately held company and one of the world's leading manufacturers of windows and doors.  In 2002 the Klamath Falls-based company's foundation established the JELD-WEN Chair for Leukemia Research.

Donald C. Houghton, M.D., is president-elect of the OHSU School of Medicine Alumni Association board and chair of its Alumni Association Outreach Committee.  He is currently a professor of pathology in the OHSU School of Medicine and the medical director of Renal Biopsy Service at OHSU.

Helen T. Langley is a health care volunteer.

Constance M. Wood represents the Marquam Hill Steering Committee, a community advisory group. Wood is also a community volunteer.

"There is nothing more important to the success of OHSU's fund-raising effort than the dedication of our board," said Stephen T. Sanders, president of the OHSU Foundation. "We are indebted to the outstanding community leaders now joining the board for their commitment of time and expertise."

The OHSU Foundation is governed by a board of trustees comprising civic leaders and members of Oregon's business communities. Trustees are responsible for formulating long-range goals, policies and operating procedures.

The OHSU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that exists to secure private philanthropic support for Oregon Health & Science University. The foundation raises funds from individuals, companies, foundations and organizations, and invests and manages gifts in accordance with donors' wishes.

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