Executive Council

The Executive Council (Board) is responsible for managing the long term health of the chapter, managing its finances and maintaining its charter.

CHIFOO’s current Board comprises seven officers supported by a few Members at Large.

Executive Chair

Fellene GaylordThe chair is the principal officer.  The Chair leads the Chapter and manages its activities in accordance with the policies and procedures of the ACM. The Chair presides at all CHIFOO chapter and Executive Council meetings. With the advice of the Chapter’s Executive Council, the Chair appoints all members of committees of this Chapter and all Committee chairs.  The chair also attends the Local SIGs workshop at the annual CHI conference.

Fellene Gaylord, Sirius Media LLC
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Vice Chair

Edward StojakovicThe Vice Chair presides at meetings in the absence of the Chair, assists the Chair in the management of the Chapter, and performs other duties that may be assigned by the Chair.



Edward Stojakovic, Moda
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Leo FrishbergThe Treasurer is the chief financial officer of the Chapter. Duties of the Treasurer include: managing the finances of the Chapter according to the policies and procedures of the ACM, including collecting dues and paying all bills; keeping full and accurate accounts of receipts and expenditures of the Chapter; completing and submitting the Annual Financial Report to ACM Headquarters; administering the CHIFOO Post Office box;  handling memberships and admission fees from monthly meetings and from the Chapter web site; performing other duties as may be assigned by the Chair.

Leo Frishberg , Phase II
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Sean O'BrienThe Chapter Secretary keeps the minutes of all business and Executive Council meetings of the Chapter.  Other duties of the Secretary include: maintaining the records of the Chapter, including membership roster and email distribution lists;  serving as primary CHIFOO email contact, including responding to inquiries; and performing other duties that may be assigned by the Chair.

Sean O'Brien, HP
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Program Chair

Taireez Niswander

The Program Chair, with the advice of the Executive Council, selects the members of the Program Committee, determines the topic theme for the yearly Chapter programs; determines and organizes program speakers; introduces speakers at the monthly program meetings. The Program Chair shall also perform other duties that may be assigned by the Chair.

Taireez Niswander, University of Portland
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Communications Director

Kathryn Adams KupunihiThe Communications Director supports communications of the Chapter to members and allied associations. Duties of the Communications Director include: publishing the CHIFOO Announcements; publishing the CHIFOO jobs list; overseeing publication of program information; coordinating promotional information with the webmaster; and performing other duties that may be assigned by the Chair.

Kathryn Adams Kupunihi, Avocational Design & Sirius Media LLC
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Members at Large

Members at Large are CHIFOO members who have volunteered to serve at the request of the Board for special projects and provide ongoing support throughout the year.  These are appointed positions; members are encouraged to volunteer.

Not Pictured: Rick Nobleman