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OHSU Foundation announces new board members

Members serve as advocates for OHSU’s statewide missions
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The OHSU Foundation welcomes new board members: Erik Amos, Eric Dishman and Robin Gantt.

The Oregon Health & Science University Foundation recently announced the appointment of three new members to its board of trustees: Erik Amos, Eric Dishman and Robin Gantt. All began their board terms July 1, 2021.

The OHSU Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of trustees comprising civic and business leaders who advocate for OHSU’s missions and develop goals and policies for the foundation.

close-in portrait of Erik Amos, a smiling Caucasian male wearing glasses.
Erik Amos

Amos is vice president and treasurer at Columbia Sportswear Company, a leading innovator in active outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment. He is responsible for Columbia’s tax, treasury, credit, risk and indirect procurement functions.  He is a certified public accountant (inactive), a member of the Oregon Business and Industry board of directors and previously served as vice president of the Lake Oswego School District Foundation.

Close-in head shot of Eric Dishman, a smiling adult Caucasian man in glasses.
Eric Dishman

Dishman is the chief innovation officer for the All of Us Research Program,  a million-person, lifelong study at the National Institutes of Health. The program is creating one of the most diverse datasets of clinical, behavioral, social and genomic data for use by researchers worldwide. The Obama administration recruited Dishman away from his role as vice president and Intel Fellow of Health & Life Sciences to be the founding director/CEO of the program until 2019. He served briefly on the OHSU Foundation board from 2015-2016 before moving to federal service.

Portrait of Robin Gantt, a smiling Caucasian woman with long wavy hair and bangs.
Robin Gantt

For more than a decade, Gantt held several roles, including chief financial officer and treasurer, with Evraz North America, formerly Oregon Steel Mills, Inc. More recently, she served as CFO of Northwest Pipe Company, and retired from her post in March 2020. She is a certified public accountant and has previously served as treasurer and finance and audit co-chair on the OHSU Doernbecher Foundation Board.

Portrait of Matt McNair, a Caucasian adult male with brown hair wearing a suit jacket.
Matt McNair, OHSU Foundation, 2018. (Courtesy of Matt McNair)

“The combination of talent, experience and energy that Erik Amos, Eric Dishman and Robin Gantt bring will undoubtedly help the OHSU Foundation to advance its goal of supporting OHSU to improve the health and well-being of community members across Oregon, in Southwest Washington and beyond. We are delighted to welcome them to the board,” says Matt McNair, OHSU Foundation president.

Trustees who departed the board as of July 1 were Pat Green, Don Kania, Rob Shick, Jason Waxman and Rod Wendt.

“The departure of dedicated and insightful colleagues is always bittersweet,” says McNair. “These trustees have been sources of wise advice and counsel, lending their collective expertise to a wide variety of philanthropic support and advocacy work. We celebrate their success and thank them for their tremendous commitment, insight and service.”

About the Board

The OHSU Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of trustees comprised of civic and business leaders. Members are advocates for OHSU’s vital mission and have the capacity and willingness to influence others to support the organization. Trustees are responsible for formulating long-range goals and policies for the Foundation. Board members exhibit a broad range of skills and experience in order to effectively carry out their fiduciary responsibilities. We seek diversity in ethnicity, gender, geography and profession to bring a variety of perspectives and voices to the board.

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