Board of Directors

 

Lori Fedje, RD, MIKE Program Board President

Lori Fedje, RD

President

Chair, Governance Committee
Lori Fedje, a Quality Improvement Consultant with Legacy Health, is a long-time supporter of MIKE Program. Her connection began with Michael Hartnett, MD, with whom she worked as a renal dietitian. Lori’s extensive professional experience includes authoring and editing numerous books and papers; developing and facilitating improvements in operational management, public speaking and nutrition education. She has served on numerous boards and committees, including the National Kidney Foundation. Lori joined MIKE Program’s Board of Directors in March, 2013.

Miles Seeley, MD

Miles Seeley, MD

Vice-President

Member, Education and Mentoring Committee
Miles Seeley, MD, is a retired physician of obstetrics and gynecology. His 33 years of medical service began at the West Hills Women’s Clinic near Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. In 1991, he led a joint merger to partner with three other local women’s health clinics to form Women’s Healthcare Associates, PC. Miles served as the first president of the new partnership. Prior to joining the Board, Miles volunteered with MIKE Program on the Governance Committee and Education and Mentoring Committee. He chaired An Autumn Evening 2014. Miles joined MIKE Program’s Board of Directors in October, 2015.

Emily Bradford, CPA, CFE

Emily Bradford, CPA, CFE

Secretary/Treasurer

Chair, Finance Committee
Emily Bradford is a Senior Manager, Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner at Geffen Mesher & Company in Portland. She received a master’s degree in financial analysis from Portland State University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Oregon. Her industry expertise includes forest products; manufacturing, distribution and technology; and professional services. Emily joined MIKE Program’s Board of Directors in January, 2012.

Tyrell Comeaux

Tyrell Comeaux, MS, RDN, LDN

Chair, Education and Mentoring Committee
Tyrell Comeaux is the Food and Nutrition Manager for Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. He first joined MIKE as a mentor during the 2013-2014 academic year. The Louisiana native holds a master’s degree in applied nutrition from Northeastern University and recently completed a dietetic internship with the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He received his associate’s degree in management at Chattahoochee Technical College, and holds a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Life University. Tyrell is also a registered and licensed dietitian. In July of 2014, Tyrell joined MIKE Program’s Board of Directors, and has contributed his time and efforts to continue to build and work towards the mission of MIKE.

Elizabeth Dinh

Elizabeth Dinh

Chair, Marketing and Fund Development Committee
Elizabeth Dinh is a news anchor with KPTV – Fox 12 Oregon. She’s worked in television news for more than 12 years, serving as a reporter and anchor in Texas, Florida and Washington before joining the Fox 12 Oregon team in February 2016. Elizabeth is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in broadcast communications. As a kidney recipient from her husband Kevin in 2012, Elizabeth was keen to be a part of an organization which promotes kidney health. Elizabeth joined MIKE Program’s Board of Directors in February 2017.

Rebecca Porter

Rebecca Porter, RN, MSN, CDN

Member, Governance Committee
Rebecca Porter is an Area Director with U.S. Renal Care. She previously served as a Group Facility Administrator with DaVita HealthCare Partners. Rebecca holds a master’s degree in nursing from Western Governors University. She has completed three Tour DaVita 200-mile cycling events to help raise awareness and funds for nonprofit support groups. As a certified dialysis nurse, Rebecca has volunteered with MIKE to introduce youth to health career options during their tours of area dialysis clinics. Rebecca joined MIKE Program’s Board of Directors in October, 2016.

Celia Trusty

Celia Trusty, RD, LD

Member, Education and Mentoring Committee
Celia Trusty is an account executive—renal with Pentec Health. A registered dietetic nutritionist specializing in renal care, Celia travels the Pacific Northwest to train and coordinate with physicians and nurses for renal nutritional therapies. She is a member of the National Kidney Foundation Advisory Board, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Renal Dietetics Practice Group and the Northwest Renal Dietitians. Celia is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in nutrition. She first volunteered with MIKE as a guest speaker, blood pressure clinic guide and served as a preceptor for two dietetic interns in OHSU’s Graduate School in Human Nutrition in 2016. Celia joined MIKE Program’s Board of Directors in February 2017.

Robert Winthrop, MPA

Robert Winthrop, MPA

Member, Finance Committee
Robert Winthrop is a Financial Consultant with Kaiser Permanente and a Senior Fellow with the Portland State University, Hatfield School of Government, Center for Public Service. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison and New York University, where he earned a master’s in public administration and public finance. He is also a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, as well as on the Board of the Congregation Beth Israel Brotherhood and the PSU Public Safety Advisory Committee. Robert brings public sector, healthcare and financial expertise to complement the Board’s newly-adopted five-year plan. He helped successfully acquire a Kaiser Permanente Gives Volunteer Grant for MIKE in 2015. Robert joined MIKE’s Board of Directors in March 2016.

Cheryl Neal, MD

Cheryl Neal, MD

Founder/Ex-Officio

Cheryl Neal serves in an active Ex-Officio role with MIKE Program’s Board of Directors.Dr. Neal founded MIKE in 2003 to mentor young people toward healthier lives. Dr. Neal serves as the full-time volunteer, unpaid Executive Director of MIKE. Dr. Neal is a retired Portland-area internist, who trained in nephrology at Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. She is a graduate of the OHSU School of Medicine (formerly the University of Oregon School of Medicine). Inspired by the work and convictions of her late husband, Portland kidney specialist Mike Hartnett, MD, she oversees a grassroots effort to empower young people to advocate for and adopt healthier behaviors, especially in communities most susceptible to chronic diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, which lead to kidney failure. Dr. Neal serves on the Advisory Council of the Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) Education Center, based in Washington, DC.