• Meet the Board of Education


  • Tamie Arnold
    Board Chair, 2015-2019

    Tamie Arnold
    Tamie Arnold

    Tamie Tlustos-Arnold was elected to the MHCCD Board of Education in 2015 to a four-year term. She started her educational journey as a student at MHCC where she obtained her Associate’s degree and served as the President of the Associated Student Government. After MHCC, she transferred to Walla Walla College School of nursing where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is currently pursuing her master’s Degree in healthcare administration at OHSU. Tamie is a practicing RN for a local healthcare organization and is a small business owner. She is an active community leader and serves as a city councilor for Fairview and the Vice President of the West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce.

    E-mail: tamie.arnold@mhcc.edu

    Michael Calcagno
    AT-LARGE, 2015-2019

    Michael Calcagno
    Michael Calcagno

    Michael Calcagno is an active member of the community and is dedicated to improving the lives of people in need. He serves on the Board of Education at Mt. Hood Community College, Powell-Division Transit Steering committee and Gresham's Community Development and Housing committee. Michael is also a proud volunteer with Family of Friends as a youth mentor. He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Oregon after which he worked as a broadcast news reporter in Boise, Idaho and Portland, Ore. Michael now runs a small business offering video production services. He lives in Gresham with his wife Kathryn, an elementary school teacher in the David Douglas district.

    E-mail: michael.calcagno@mhcc.edu

    Diane McKeel
    Vice Chair, 2017

    Diane McKeel
    Diane McKeel

    Diane was elected in 2017, to a four-year term representing Zone 1. 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 ten years as the executive director of the West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce and is currently a partner in her family’s development group, 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 OHSU. 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 e-mail at diane.mckeel@mhcc.edu.

    James Zordich
    ZONE 2, 2013-2021

    James Zordich
    James Zordich

    James Zordich was elected to a four-year term of the MHCC Board of Education representing Zone 2 in 2013. Mr. Zordich holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Industrial Education from California State University at Los Angeles. He is a Curator (Emeritus) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, with a specialty in Technological History. He was also a president of the Horseless Carriage Club of America, and a member of the Southern California Historical Society Board of Directors. Jim is the liaison to the MHCC Foundation.

    James Zordich may be reached at e-mail at jim.zordich@mhcc.edu.

    Teena Ainslie
    ZONE 3, 2015-2019

    Teena Ainslie
    Teena Ainslie

    Teena Klawa-Ainslie was elected to the MHCCD Board of Education in 2015 to a four-year term. She now serves on the Long Term Care Advisory for the State of Oregon. She retired from the David Douglas School District after working as staff advisor to the Exploring Division unit for 14 years. She has studied at several colleges and universities in Oregon, including Mt. Hood, and earned her certification in Career and Vocations from the University of Oregon.

    E-mail: tmkainslie@mhcc.edu

    Annette Mattson
    Zone 4, 2017-2021

    Annette Mattson
    Annette Mattson

    Annette Mattson was elected to a four-year term on the MHCC board in 2017, representing Zone 4. Annette currently serves on the boards of Children First for Oregon, Zenger Farm and the Clackamas County Business Alliance. She was a member of the David Douglas School Board for 18 years and on the Oregon School Boards Association Board of Directors for 8 years, including serving as OSBA President in 2009. She was also Chair of the Clackamas County Economic Development Commission in 2008 and the North Clackamas County Chamber of Commerce in 2007. Annette recently retired from Portland General Electric where she worked as a local government affairs and public policy manager. She is a former student of Mt Hood Community College and has a BS in Human Development from Warner Pacific College. Annette and her husband live in east Portland and have 4 adult daughters in the metro area.

    Annette Mattson may be reached by e-mail at annette4mhcc@gmail.com.

    Kenney Polson
    ZONE 5, 2015 – 2019

    Kenney Polson
    Kenney Polson

    Kenney Polson was elected to the MHCCD Board of Education in 2015 to a four-year term. He works for Portland Public Schools as the dean of students. 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 Associate 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 & Clark College.

    E-mail: kenneypolson@hotmail.com