Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of The Portland Montessori School works with the school administration, the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) and other school stakeholders to ensure the school fulfills its mission and purpose. The following individuals currently serve on our Board of Directors:

Jenny Kim, President

Ms. Kim brings business development and project management expertise to the school’s board. Her non-profit experience includes working with the American Cancer Society, the Southern California Special Olympics and the Southcentral LA Youth Opportunities Program. Ms. Kim has two daughters attending the school: one in our elementary program and one in our primary program.

Dalibor Smejtek, Vice President

Mr. Smejtek leads a product development engineering team for TE Connectivity (formerly Tyco Electronics). Mr. Smejtek is the father of a student in her fourth year of our elementary program.

Ormond Fredericks, Secretary

Mr. Fredericks manages the Washington County Child Abuse Hotline for the State of Oregon Child Welfare Division. He has a child in her first year of our elementary program.

Trish Nimelman, Treasurer

Trish Nimelman is the chief finance officer for the integrated dental insurance and care delivery organization at Kaiser Permanente NW. She has held finance executive roles in a variety of industries, recently served on the board of the Beverly Cleary School PTA and is excited to bring her financial management expertise to the PMS board as its Treasurer. Trish's son is currently a fourth year student in the elementary school program.

Carrie MacLaren, Member

Ms. MacLaren is an attorney who specializes in land use and real estate and serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon School of Law. Her legal background is invaluable to the board. Her non-profit experience ranges from working with the Oregon Primary Care Association to the Multnomah County Food Policy Council and 1000 Friends of Oregon. Ms. MacLaren is a native Oregonian who is passionate about the environment.

Jennifer Baumann, Member

Ms. Baumann’s background includes 18 years of experience in non-profit management and fundraising. She is currently the Campaign Director for Oregon Episcopal School. She has also worked in development positions at Lewis & Clark College, Oregon Health & Science University Foundation, Tuality Healthcare Foundation as well as smaller social service and healthcare organizations. She received her B.A. in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Portland State University. She has one son in his second year of the primary program.

Mary Kay August, Member

Dr. August is a retired Psychologist who specialized in the assessment, care and treatment of infants, toddlers and young children. Her area of practice focused on Developmental Disabilities with a particular interest in children with Autism. She has two grandchildren in the primary program.