Board of Directors 2020-2021

Serendipity honors the members of our Board of Directors for their commitment to our mission and their investment in the welfare of our students. They are our visionaries, our ambassadors, and our supporters. They continually create connections to the community and opportunities for our school. We are grateful for their time, talents, and generosity.


Paul Fields
Board Chair
Managing Consultant
Point B

David Brandon
Board Vice-Chair
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP

Erika Schwartz
Board Secretary
Speech/Language Pathologist
Beaverton School District & Speak Read Write

Dan Smith
Board Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer
Shari’s Management Corp

Pedro Nuñez, CPA
Immediate Past Board Chair
Principle & CPA
People First Consulting


Kim LaFever
Change Management Consultant
Positive Disruption

Melissa McDermott
Director of Primary Care Services
Salem Health Medical Group

Wendy Ricketts
Former Serendipity Parent
Autism Advocate

Lori Silverman
Director Student Services Centennial School District (retired)

Cynthia Smith
Education Site Manager for Head Start Programs
Mt. Hood Community College

Sidney Villanueva
Associate Attourney
Troutman Sanders

Nicole Zumwalt
Registered Nurse
Legacy Emanuel Hospital

Kat Hendrix
Statewide Partnerships Manager
Oregon Child Abuse Solutions

Michael Hsu
Oregon Parole Board