Ms. Berger is currently the owner and CEO of Berger Seed, a fifth generation agricultural business that engages in local and international business dealings. She has experience with finance, sales, and product development, and is currently responsible for making all major business decisions on behalf of Berger Seed. Ms. Berger's volunteer activities include serving on the Washington County Developmental Disabilities Council and the Hillsboro School District's Parent Advisory Council for Special Education. She also serves on the Oregon Grass Seed Bargaining Association Board and Oregon State University's Austin Family Business Advisory Council. She has an Associate of Applied Science in radiologic technology.
Ms. Zander currently works as the Chief Administrative Officer at Berger Seed, where she has worked for more than five years. Prior to working at Berger Seed, she worked as a project manager for Ascentium Corporation, an interactive marketing and technology consulting firm where she managed a wide range of projects, including projects involving IT infrastructure and software development. Ms. Zander eamed a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a minor in financial management from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.
Ms. Asher is a licensed speech-language pathologist experienced in treating children and adults with severe communication disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, and cerebral palsy. She has more than fifteen years of experience working with both private and state agencies, families, care providers, and school districts to develop communication and social support. She works with adults, as well as with children.
Ms. Marmion has been practicing trust and estates lawyer for nearly twenty years. She is a member of the Oregon State Bar and serve as the secretary of the Executive Committee for its Estate Planning Section. Ms. Marmion's legal practice also involves advising with respect to special needs law and she has authored a number of published articles and is a frequent speaker on this topic. She eamed her Bachelor of Arts in political science and Irish studies from Boston College, her law degree from Seton Hall School of Law, and her Master of Law in taxation from New York University School of Law.
Ms. Kaufmann has significant volunteer and job experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She worked for a number of years as a counselor at a summer camp for children with disabilities, supervising and assisting camp members with their special needs, and has recently worked as a class room aid and as a skills trainer, working with children and young adults with disabilities. Her volunteer experience includes interning at an experimental education unit and at an early intervention preschool. Ms. Kaufmann earned a Bachelor of Arts in elementary special education with a minor in psychology from Seattle Pacific University.
Sandra Rogers, Ph.D.
Dr. Rogers is an occupational therapist and professor in the occupational therapy program at Pacific University where she teaches neuroscience, pediatrics, and research. She has worked as an occupational therapist for over 20 years. Her clinical work has primarily been with children and adults who have neurodevelopmental or neurodegenerative challenges. She has been a strong advocate for programs that serve youth and provide specialized services for disadvantaged youth in her community and has worked closely with at risk high schools to develop programming that will support youth in making a transition from school to adult living and has extensive student supervision experience. She serves as a board member for Ant Farm and Fuling Kids International, where she plays an active role in fostering growth and development and fundraising. Sandra received her bachelors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master of Science in Therapeutic Science, a masters in psychology, and a Ph.D. in kinesiology from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Ms. Johnson currently works as a skills trainer, working with a young adult male who is autistic and predominantly non-verbal. She previously worked as a classroom aide working in a preschool classroom with an autistic student. Ms. Johnson is currently taking post baccalaureate speech and hearing science classes at Portland State University (PSU) and intends to attend graduate school to pursue a career in speech-language pathology. She also volunteers at PSU's Autism and Child Language Disorders Lab and previously volunteered at Horizon Christian Elementary School to work with a student who has cerebral palsy and an anxiety disorder.