PRO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
UPCOMING BOARD FUNCTIONS
Board on Summer Break
Board Retreat (Board Meeting 5pm Fri)
October 14th @ 5 pm
Board Meeting (Web)
November: 4th @ 5pm
Board Meeting (in Person)
December2nd @ 5pm
January 27th @ 5pm
Board Meeting (in Person)
February 10th @ 5pm
Board Meeting (Web)
Date and Location TBA
JOIN THE BOARD!
We are currently accepting board applications,
please email us at email@example.com or contact the Chair of the Board with questions or to submit your application.
Process for joining the Board of Directors
- Fill out and turn in an applicaton
- Attend two board functions as a guest to show intent of joining board (please arrange these with the chair of the board.)
- After your application has been submitted and you have attended two board functions, the Board of Directors will vote on your application to join the board (this may include a face to face interview with the board.)
Board of Directors
Chair: Teri Fisher
Co-Chair: Shari Williams
Conference Chair: Becky Goodman
Treasurer: Holly Jackson
Co-Treasurer: Shari Williams
Secretary: Jessica Nelson
Marketing/Communications: Mikayla Goodman
Membership: Marie Alarcon
Spanish Liaison: Maria Garcia
Facilitator Liaison: Barbara Potts
Seat Member: Betty Ferguson
Board Member contact information
and bios are listed below
Our PRO board goals have been to continue increasing access to quality training in the community at chapter events, as well as our annual conference. The board has worked hard to get the conferences approved for Set 2 trainings to meet the needs of the providers growing on the registry. We will continue to reduce spending and create fundraising events to increase training dollars for all the chapters. One of our 2017-18 goals, is to increase the board with a diverse representation from the metro area with 1-2 members serving on the board from each metro area chapter, so that we improve communication with the chapters and grow a better team. We also recognize that the child care industry has changed and we need to offer more support for provider's that are employers as well as the hard working employees working in the field. The child care provider's community has grown and PRO is here to help support them.
Chair- Board of Directors
I began working in the field of Early Childhood education in 1988 as a teacher for the Head Start program in Coos Bay. I worked for the Head Start program for 15 years, and then made the very difficult decision to leave to pursue another career. In 2011, I came back to the field and opened my own In-home preschool/childcare program in North Portland. Since that time, I have earned a Step 9 on the Oregon Registry, a 3-Star QRIS designation, and completed my Director’s Credential. I love laughing with the children, watching the children grow and develop, and owning my own program. I am thrilled to be a member of PRO. I am excited about the work that PRO does and am enthusiastic to help support other providers. I also love traveling to new places, watching television, and reading before bedtime.
Co-Chair & Co-Treasurer
Shari has been the owner of All About Kids Day Care in Gresham for the last 14 years. Shari and her husband have been marred for 32 years; she has now has five grown children as well as four grand children.
Owning a child care was a dream of mine as long as I can remember. I grew up with a neighbor hood friend and we planned to one day buy a house and open a childcare. After my first child, I opened an in-home child care in 1988. I opened my first daycare in NE Portland and also joined PRO as a member about the same time (it was a friend of my mother-in-law that first told me about pro). PRO has always had a big place in my heart; I joined the PRO Board in 2012 and I enjoy working on the conference committee, meeting other providers with a passion for children, I love to learn from other providers, and enjoy going to trainings.
Maria has a family childcare in Aloha, Oregon. Maria serves on the board as the liaison between the West Side Spanish chapter and the board. Maria lives with her husband in Aloha, Oregon. Occasionally her husband also assists with tasks for PRO, and we are very thankful for his willingness to help.
Personal: firstname.lastname@example.org 503-309-8775
Marie been a teacher for over 35 years and is currently working in a family in-home child care in East Portland. Marie has been the Member Coordinator for PROsince 2015 and loves to make people feel connected. She is happy to be a team member of the Pro Board. In her off time she enjoys fishing with her husband of 19 years and long drives.
Barb has provided childcare in her home for the past 28 years. She joined PRO in 1989 when a chapter opened up in Benton County and has been an active member of PRO ever since. She has been serving as a Facilitator/Co-Facilitator as well asvarious other roles ever since. The chapter has kept her networking with many family childcare providers over the years. Formerly a classroom elementary teacher of 8 years, she found that networking with other childcare providers in the field was a valuable and necessary way to stay healthy. She has been a PRO Board member since 2016 and used her experience from being active on other boards and as a provider educator through LBCC and a 2nd Helping trainer toward the goal of keeping home childcare as a valued and respected part of today's workforce. She wants to support providers in the challenges of providing care in today's society.
Hi I am Becky Goodman. I have been a daycare provider since 2002. I own and operate two family childcares in Gresham, called Amazing Minds Learning Center 1 & 2. I have been volunteering for PRO for over 15 years. I started working with my chapter in East Portland as a Facilitator and did that for a few years. I joined the PRO board originally in 2009 and served until 2011 and rejoined in 2013 until present. What I love about working with the community of providers is everybody gives time when they can and volunteers at different levels and capacities that works for them around their busy lives running businesses and taking care of their family. Networking with my friends at PRO is valuable to me, I have learned a lot form working with them and knowing they are there for me when I need them. My favorite activity within PRO is working on the Conference Committee, it is a lot of fun and rewarding to fund-raise money to support the chapters.
I have operated a certified home-based family child care in North Portland for 18 years. I became a member of Pro in 2002 and I have served as facilitator off and on for a number of years. I have a three star Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) rating.
Hi,My name is Jessica and I run a certified play inspired preschool program in Happy Valley, I started my program 7 years ago when my youngest son was 3 months old. Now my boys are 7 and 9. I became a PRO member 4 years ago when we moved to Happy Valley. I really wanted to network with other providers, since I was new to the neighborhood. I became the Lead Facilitator for our Clackamas Chapter about 2 years ago. I recently joined the board and became the Secretary for PRO. I enjoy getting to know other providers and helping to provide quality training's that help us become better educators. PRO is an amazing organization that works hard to assist providers in lots of ways. I'm happy that I can help, and be a part of it.
Hey there, my name is Mikayla Goodman. I have lived in a childcare setting my whole life and I love it. I have worked for my mom, Becky Goodman, since I was fifteen and I plan to continue to work in this field for a very long time. I am currently working towards my Bachelors Degree in ECE and hope to own an in-home childcare as well. I have volunteered at the past five PRO Conferences and joined the PRO Board in the Spring of 2017.