This spring, we are excited to welcome four new board members to the College Possible Oregon Advisory Board: Callie Forrest, Erin Krug, Geneva Stegemoller and Karen Healey. Each new board member brings with her a wealth of professional expertise and a commitment to College Possible’s mission for students. We are grateful for the time and dedication of each new member.
College Possible works to empower students from low-income backgrounds to become college graduates and connect them to a community of supporters. In their new roles, our new board members will be responsible for helping College Possible maintain a strong, trusted presence in the college access and success space in Oregon, with the goal of scaling college graduate support each year.
Callie Forrest is the scholarship program manager at The Renaissance Foundation. She graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor’s degree in human services. After college, she served two terms of service as an AmeriCorps member with College Possible Oregon. She loved her time working with 40 wonderful students at Reynolds High School and counts it among her most meaningful work. She then worked as a program coordinator with College Possible, helping to launch a virtual advising initiative at the Oregon site. After departing College Possible, she worked in human resources, volunteer management, and program management. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, gardening, and hanging out with her pug.
Karen Healey is a senior consultant at Slalom, an international consulting firm, where she focuses on building high-performing teams. Before Slalom, Karen had a career in marketing, leading marketing teams for organizations focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy. Her community work includes serving as a member of the education committee of 99 girlfriends (a women’s giving collective) and serving on the board of Friends of Multnomah Public Library. Past volunteer experience includes volunteering with SMART Reading, as well as serving on the board of Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together local affiliates. In her spare time, you will find Karen reading, hiking or cooking (although not at the same time).
Erin Krug serves as president of Quinn Thomas, a marketing communications and public affairs agency serving clients in healthcare, higher education, and energy across the northwest. Erin’s expertise is in healthcare and technology communications and serves as strategic advisor to clients, while also leading all aspects of the business. Erin joined Quinn Thomas after many years in Washington, D.C. and London, where she was a communications professional for a key federal agency, global communications firm and a Fortune 100 company. Relocating to the Pacific Northwest, she was director of marketing and brand communications at Kaiser Permanente, running integrated communications campaigns. Erin is passionate about volunteering and extending pro bono marketing and advocacy services to her community. Erin is a 2019 graduate of the Portland Business Alliance Leadership Portland Program and has a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications from Towson University in Maryland. She lives in northwest Portland with her husband Steve and daughter, Cameron.
Geneva Stegemoller is a wealth management consultant with The Partners Group. She has been with The Partners Group for 10 years and in the industry for 24 years. Geneva is very passionate about helping young individuals find their career path through The Partners Group mentoring program and as a “Big” with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Geneva came to Oregon 15 years ago by way of Kansas City, Missouri. Go Chiefs! She has three children, ages 25, 22, and 19. When she is not at work, you can find her playing golf, wine tasting or in the kitchen cooking for family and friends.