• Meet the Board of Education


  • Annette Mattson
    Board Chair
    Zone 4, 2017-2025

    Annette Mattson
    Annette Mattson

    Annette Mattson was elected to a four-year term on the MHCCD Board of Education in 2017, representing Zone 4, and was recently re-elected to serve an additional four-year term to 2025. She was also president of the Oregon Community College Association in 2019-2020 and is a board member of Children First for Oregon and Gresham United Methodist Ministries. Her past service in elected office includes 18 years on the David Douglas School Board, 7 years on the Oregon School Boards Association board and serving as OSBA president in 2009. Annette recently retired from Portland General Electric where she worked as a local government affairs and public policy manager and connected with the North Clackamas County Chamber of Commerce, the Clackamas County Economic Development Commission and the Clackamas County Business Alliance – and she has chaired the board of directors for each of these organizations. Annette has an associate degree in general studies from MHCC and a bachelor's degree in human development from Warner Pacific College.

    Annette Mattson may be reached by e-mail at Annette.Mattson@mhcc.edu.

    Andrew Speer
    Board Vice Chair
    Zone 3, 2019-2023

    Andrew Speer
    Andrew Speer

    Andrew Speer was elected to the MHCCD Board of Education in 2019 to a four-year term representing Zone 3. He is an economist by profession and has a background in economic modeling and financial analysis. He proudly served as an infantryman in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years and is an alumnus of MHCC, having graduated with his associate degree in economics before transferring to Portland State University to earn his bachelor’s and then master’s degrees in the same discipline.

    Andrew Speer can be reached by e-mail at Andrew.Speer@mhcc.edu.

    Diane McKeel
    Zone 1, 2017-2025

    Diane McKeel
    Diane McKeel

    Diane was elected to a four-year term on the MHCCD Board of Education representing Zone 1 in 2017, and was recently re-elected to serve an additional four-year term to 2025. Her background in service to her community dates back many years both as a volunteer and as an elected official. Diane served two full terms as the Multnomah County commissioner representing East County. She also served 10 years as the executive director of the West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce and is currently a partner in her family’s development Oxbow LLC. Her interests and leadership at the local, state and national levels has been invaluable to veteran’s programs, human trafficking prevention programs, our libraries and the economic development of our area. Diane holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and a graduate certificate in dental hygiene from Oregon Health and Science University. Diane and her husband, Mike, are longtime residents of East Multnomah County where they raised their three grown children.

    Diane McKeel may be reached by email at Diane.McKeel@mhcc.edu.

    Marie Teune
    Zone 2, 2021-2025

    Marie Teune
    Marie Teune

    Marie Teune was elected to a four-year term of the MHCCD Board of Education representing Zone 2 in 2021. Marie also serves on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Trail School District, and served in other positions for the Oregon Trail School District that include the Budget Committee and Chair of the Oregon Trail Education Foundation.  In addition, she has been active in the Sandy community with the Sandy area Chamber of Commerce Board, Sandy Area Buyers Pool Board, Trauma Intervention Program Volunteer, and President of the Sandy High School Booster Club.

    Marie Teune may be reached by email at Marie.Teune@mhcc.edu.

    Kenney Polson
    Zone 5, 2019-2023

    Kenney Polson
    Kenney Polson

    Kenney Polson was elected to a four-year term of the MHCCD Board of Education representing Zone 5 in 2015, and was re-elected to a second four-year term in 2019. Kenney works as a music teacher and is a professional jazz musician. His background in music education includes stops at Marylhurst University, Merced College, the International School of Beijing, Howard University and the American School of Rio de Janeiro. He has an associates of arts degree from Fresno City College, a master’s degree in jazz composition from Howard University and a master’s degree in education administration from Lewis and Clark College.

    Kenney Polson may be reached by email at Kenney.Polson@mhcc.edu.

    Diane Noriega
    Zone 6, At-Large
    2019-2023

    Diane Noriega
    Diane Noriega

    Diane Noriega was elected to the MHCCD Board of Education in 2019 to a four-year term as an at-large member. Having previously spent four years serving on the board between 2011 and 2015d, this will be her second time serving. Most recently, Noriega was vice president of the MHCC Foundation Board. Her professional background includes experience as the interim president, provost and academic vice president and professor at California State University Monterey Bay, and dean of the College of Education at Sacramento State University. She holds a doctorate from the University of California Santa Barbara, a master’s degree in Spanish language and literature from The University of California, Davis and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of California Santa Barbara.

    Diane Noriega can be reached by e-mail at Diane.Noriega@mhcc.edu.

    LaVerne Lewis
    Zone 7, At-Large
    2019-2023

    LaVerne Lewis
    LaVerne Lewis

    LaVerne Lewis was elected to the MHCCD Board of Education in 2019 to a four-year term as an at-large member. Previously, she served as an adjunct professor of criminal justice and accounting for the college. In addition to her background as an educator, LaVerne has experience in taxation, accounting, small business development and law enforcement. She holds a doctorate in education from Northcentral University, as well as master’s and bachelor’s degrees in accounting, adult and workforce education.

    LaVerne Lewis can be reached by e-mail at Laverne.Lewis@mhcc.edu.