Board of Directors

Members in the Board of Directors are volunteers for the APICS Portland Chapter. Their main role is to serve the membership by hosting relevant events, communicating to members APICS topics, connecting businesses, engaging students, and improving the chapter.

Directors serve one-year terms helping to maintain and grow the Portland Chapter and its membership. All director positions in the Board of Directors are appointed by the President and the rest of the board. Elections are held once a year during our Membership Night, which typically takes place in May, where the membership will vote on the Executive Board of Director positions (President, Executive Vice President, and Treasurer). Members on the board can serve up to three consecutive years in the same position, except for the President, who can only serve two consecutive years.


Board of Directors

Below is our current Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 board year.

Mariia Voss, MBA, MSF, CSCP
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  • Finance and Operations Manager at USUL Corporation
  • 6 years of operations and supply chain experience
  • Served on the Portland board for over 4 years
  • Loves hiking, outdoors, and anything travel related

Sherri MerrilL, CSCP
Executive Vice-President
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  • Sr Supply Chain Manager at Bob's Red Mill
  • 15 years of supply chain experience
  • Served on the Portland board for 3 years
  • Involved with a few non-profits
  • Enjoys volunteering at events in the local area with husband

Nancy Ortiz, CSCP
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  • Supply/Strategic Planning Consultant
  • 30 years of supply chain experience
  • Served on the Portland board for 1 year
  • Avid hiker (with dog!) and knitter

Frank O'Connor, CPIM-F, CSCP, CLTD, MBA
Director of Education
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  • Adjuct Professor at University of Portland and Oregon Institute of Technology
  • 30 years of supply chain experience
  • Served on the Portland board for 25 years
  • Loves cycling, hates hills!

Blake Smith, M.Sc, CPIM, CSCP
Associate Director of Education
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  • Director of Sales and Operations Planning at Craft Brew Alliance
  • 26 years of experience in supply chain
  • Served on the Portland board for 2 years

Jim Whyte II, CSCP, MIM
Director of Membership
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  • Supply Chain Analyst at Boeing
  • 17 years of supply chain experience in athletic wear and aerospace
  • Intermediate Mandarin Chinese fluency (HSK Certified)
  • Served on the Portland board for 7 years
  • Loves cycling centuries and running marathons

Danelle Shultz, BS Supply Chain Management
Director of Student Engagement
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  • Supply Chain Analyst at Adidas
  • 2 years of supply chain experience
  • Served on the Portland board for 2 years
  • Supply Chain is my comeback career, stay-at-home mom was my first!

Director of Events
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  • Sr Manager of S&OP at Northwest Hardwoods 
  • 20+ years of supply chain experieince 
  • Avid runner, cyclist, and general outdoor enthusiast 

Paul Wong, CPIM, CSCP
Director of Plant Tours
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  • Supply Chain Manager at CRKT
  • 10+ years of Supply Chain & Operations Management
  • Loves socializing, eating, and learning #apicspdx

Diane Garcia, CSCP
Director of partner engagement 
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  • Supply Chain Consultant & President of Lorraine Consulting, LLC
  • 13+ years of Supply Chain Management experience
  • Actively practices aerial silks

Kyle Garcia
Director of Communications
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  • Demand Planning Manager at Lacrosse Footwear
  • Served on the Portland board for 2 years

Indira Mohan, Be, MBA
Director of Social Media
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  • Stay-at-home mom, looking for opportunities!
  • 6 years of suppy chain experience
  • Served on the Portland board for 1 year
  • Former Operations Manager at Indian Engineering/Construction co.
  • Enjoys performing Bollywood dance shows in Portland

Brandon Badicke, BS Marketing
Director of Marketing
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  • Key Account Manager at C.H. Robinson
  • 11 years of supply chain experience
  • Served on the Portland board for 1 year
  • During an ocean sailing race, a whale breached and landed on our boat

Jonathan Sheck, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD
Director of Information Technology
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  • Supply Chain Process Engineer at C.H. Robinson
  • 15+ years of supply chain experience
  • Served on the Portland board for 3 years
  • Twin Cities member for 3 years
  • Helped craft the Logistics and Distribution course

Director of speaker engagements
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  • Senior BSA, ServiceNow Discovery Analyst at Nike, Inc.
  • Been an APICS member for 17 years
  • Served on the Portland board for 10+ years
  • 10 years of manufacturing ERP experience
  • Plays trombone in two local marching bands

Charlie Tang, MBA, BS Biochemistry
Past President
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  • Business Intelligence, Sales, and Financial Analyst at Blount International
  • 5 years of supply chain experience
  • Served on the Portland board for 4 years
  • Freelances as a Graphic Designer and Web Programmer
  • Is a karaoke enthusiast


Join an Amazing Team

If you have an interest or desire to meet with people, help run a small non-profit business, or are willing to donate some time to the chapter, being a part of the board could be a great fit for you. To be a part of the APICS Portland Chapter Board of Directors, feel free to attend one of our board meetings and tell us about yourself and how you would like to contribute. Our board meetings are completely open to the public and our membership. Do note that currently, all positions for the Board of Directors have been filled. However, do not let that discourage you from volunteering at a different capacity.


Our Legacy

We believe that part of what makes the APICS Portland Chapter so successful is that we are always building on our previous efforts and achievements. The chapter has grown and adapted over the years and we could not have made it to where we are today without the support of our previous board of directors. Below are the years of service on our board in the past 10+ years, starting with the most recent board members.

Board Member '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20
Brandon Badicke                        
Indira Mohan                      
Nancy Sheld                      
Blake Smith                    
Danelle Schultz                    
Jonathan Sheck                    
Kyle Garcia                    
Tony Davy                      
Doug Nelson                        
Sherri Merrill                  
Mariia Voss                  
Diane Garcia                  
Paul Wong                
Charlie Tang                
Caitlin Balderrama                    
Ashley Yamashiro                      
Lisa McCaffrey                    
Stephen Mahaffey                    
Sam Roller                        
Daniel Woodward                      
Kelli Flora                        
Patrick Dedrick                        
Lynnann Eagan            
Glenn Houtary                    
Jim Whyte II        
Brent Johnson                
John Mercer                        
Brian Holcomb                        
Lacey Hall                        
Jim Cross                        
Jon Beck      
Veronica Stana                  
Vanessa Eakin                  
Jack Laverty                        
John Dawson                      
Kimberly Thompson                        
Paula Hertz              
Ruth Miller                
Jeff Foley                    
KayLynne Bauman                        
Frank O'Connor
Dennis Phelan              
Nicole Pucci            
Erica Benisch              
Mark Vowles                
Randy Urness                
Christine Smith                      
Alan Gross                      
Wolfgang Steininger                        
Beth Oberg                        
Marc Harris                        
Mathew Fitzpatrick                        
  '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19  



Past Presidents

Presidency is a lot work. While each president of the APICS Portland Chapter sets the tone for their term, the goal between each term ultimately remains unchanged: to grow and develop the chapter, and bring out the best from the membership and board of directors. Below is a list of past presidents who have led the APICS Portland Chapter in the past 10 years:

  • Charlie Tang
  • Lynnann Eagan
  • Brent Johnson
  • Frank O'Connor
  • Jon Beck
  • Erica Dickson
  • Dennis Phelan
  • Randy Urness
  • Mark Vowles
  • Marc Harris