OES Welcomes Three New Board Members

OES Welcomes Three New Board Members

We are pleased to welcome three new people to the OES Board of Trustees beginning on July 1 of this year. Each are longtime OES community members and their board term will last for three years.

 

 

Farnosh Ghasemi

Farnosh Ghasemi is a school psychologist at the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. She is actively involved as a volunteer at OES, having served as the co-chair and chair for the OES Fund in the years 2020-21 and 2021-22. With a doctoral degree in leadership in Educational Psychology, Farnosh specializes in providing comprehensive support to school teams, families, and students. Her core principle is advocacy, and she assists school teams in utilizing data to improve the school climate and ensure equality in supporting students from various backgrounds. Additionally, she serves on the Multnomah-Clackamas Regional Educator Network, working toward enhancing systems that provide equitable support to teachers statewide. Farnosh, along with her husband, Mazi Azadpour, are parents to two sons who are currently enrolled at OES.

John Holloran

John Holloran is a former OES faculty member. A PENN alum ‘90, John earned a Masters in history ‘94 and a Doctorate in intellectual history from the University of Virginia ‘00. John and his husband Rick Rees arrived at OES in 2003 where they taught together for the next eighteen years. John taught students in history, English, and Digital Photography courses. He served as History Department Chair for eight years, All School Director of Studies for six, and a year as Interim Academic Dean for the Upper School. In addition to spending his time writing, John is an enthusiastic supporter of OES and avid volunteer photographer of school events; he currently serves on the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame and Strategic Planning Committees.

 

Krystal Ngene

Krystal Ngene is currently the Staffing Director at NPN (Nonprofit Professionals Now). Krystal has spent over 10 years at organizations in various stages of growth, including start-up, nonprofits, governmental, established, and turnaround settings. She works with businesses to improve their infrastructure by identifying the root cause of issues hindering processes, strategy implementation, and employee activation. In previous roles, Krystal has led community engagement and equity and inclusion projects for area nonprofits and served as the Executive Director for a culturally specific organization. She has also worked for the City of Portland managing recruitment and hiring. Krystal is an active OES volunteer who also co-chairs the Inclusion Committee and the Tapestry Affinity group; Krystal received a B.S. Ed. in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University and her MSW from Portland State University. Krystal and her husband David Ngene, have one son, Kossi Ngene ’33 in 3rd grade and their niece, Y’Lana Rabon ’25, in 11th grade, is a boarding student at OES.