The OHSU Foundation has appointed Greg Ness as its new board chair, along with four new ex-officio members of the board of trustees.
The OHSU Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of trustees comprising civic and business leaders who help develop goals and policies for the foundation to ignite the power of philanthropy in support of OHSU’s missions.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have strong business and community leaders with a passion for OHSU’s statewide mission to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians on our board of trustees,” said Jill Eiland, interim president of the OHSU Foundation. “Board volunteer leaders like Greg Ness and our new trustees not only serve, but they also give their time, talents and treasure to OHSU in countless ways that make a difference in the lives of our patients, learners and employees.”
Ness, who most recently served as board vice chair, has been a member of the OHSU Foundation Board for more than 10 years and has served on numerous committees, including chair of the investment committee. He is currently co-chairing the foundation’s presidential search committee, together with OHSU President Dr. Danny Jacobs. A well-known business leader in the Portland community, Ness is the chairman of StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. and The Standard. He retired as CEO on July 1, 2021, after serving Standard Insurance since 1979.
Joining the OHSU Foundation board as ex-officio members are Eric Marvin, current vice chair and incoming co-chair for the Doernbecher Philanthropy Board; Kelly Schrader, co-chair of the Doernbecher Philanthropy Board; Norah Verbout, Ph.D., a graduate of OHSU (2008, Physiology & Pharmacology) and director of strategic partnerships at Aronora; and Penney Hoodenpyle, a 1963 graduate of the OHSU School of Nursing and active alumnus.