OCF announced today that Mariann Hyland has been hired as the Foundation’s Vice President of People & Culture, where she will lead the development of a culture engagement strategy to advance OCF’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
“Oregon’s low income communities, communities of color and rural communities do not receive the same opportunities available to other Oregonians, and this opportunity gap has far-reaching implications for personal achievement and well-being as well as for community vitality,” said Max Williams, OCF president and CEO. “Mariann’s experience in advancing change across and within organizations will help OCF more effectively embed equity in our work throughout the state.”
Mariann has more than 20 years of experience in institution-wide leadership at nonprofit educational and regulatory institutions in Oregon, and has a track record of establishing diverse, inclusive, and engaged workforces and organizational cultures. She will provide meaningful professional development for OCF staff and strengthen the connections between local communities and OCF’s offices across the state.
“Oregon, and our nation as a whole, is experiencing widening disparities along racial, ethnic and socioeconomic lines, and I am looking forward to helping The Oregon Community Foundation close these gaps,” said Mariann. “I am thrilled by the opportunity to work with talented, caring people who are committed to helping Oregonians and our diverse communities thrive .”
After starting her career as a law associate at Stoel Rives in Portland, Mariann held positions as the director of public safety, risk management, and contracts at Chemeketa Community College; the director of affirmative action and equal opportunity at Oregon Health & Science University; the director of diversity and inclusion at the Oregon State Bar; and the assistant vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Oregon.
Mariann joins OCF as the Vice President of People & Culture on July 31, 2018.