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Class of 1989

  • CAS class correspondent: Andrea Ball BA ’89

    “Hello, everyone! Welcome to the new and improved L&C Class Notes. I’ll be contacting folks throughout the year asking for updates, celebrations, promotions, life changes, etc. It has been fun reconnecting with many of you—and we are all up to some amazing things!” —May 15, 2017

  • Harsha Abeyaratne
    HA
  • Dean N. Alterman JD ’89
    DA
    • 06/15/2015

      Had his book How to Build a Real Estate Law Practice published by the Real Property, Trusts, and Estates Section of the American Bar Association in April. Alterman, a partner with the Portland firm Folawn Alterman & Richardson, has been practicing in real estate law for more than 25 years.

  • MA
    • 02/15/2017

      Michelle Anderson BA ’89 created the “culture change agency” WeekdayRx with Stephanie Krimmel. The agency’s motto is “Better Human, Better Leader.” (Covert Leadership is their sub-brand.) Anderson recently wrapped up a pilot culture-change program for a large Fortune 500 company that focused on empathy, active listening, curiosity, and promoting humanity in the workplace. She has also published a short book, A Brief Guide to Being Human in a Messy World (CreateSpace, 2017), which serves as a guide to kickstarting positive change. Anderson uses humor and a lot of superhero analogies. She is interested in creating a movement to motivate people to be kind and pay it forward. She and Krimmel believe, “First be human. Then be Batman.” They are also creating a podcast called Being Human.

  • AB
    • 02/15/2017

      Andrea Ball BA ’89 is care management and population health librarian at the University of Washington. She works mainly with doctors and nurses, helping them find the best evidence to support patient care. She’s very interested in quality improvement projects and is taking an online graduate certificate program from Villanova University in business process management. There may be another career change in her future. Ball, who lives in Tacoma, Washington, has no children, but she does have a “very handsome” 15-year-old basset hound named Louie.

  • CB
    • 02/15/2017

      Christina Bialas BA ’89 was promoted to director of behavioral health at Bridgeway Recovery Services in Salem, Oregon, after working there for four years. She is also clinical supervisor for the corrections treatment team.

  • LeAnne Bremer JD ’89
    LB
    • 02/01/2013

      Was appointed secretary of the board of directors for the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. She also received the Spirit of Clark County Award for her contributions to improving county operations by streamlining the permitting process. Bremer is the partner in charge of Miller Nash’s Vancouver, Washington, office, where her practice focuses on land use law, real estate, and government affairs.

  • Eden Rose Brown JD ’89
    EB
    • 02/01/2015

      Was recognized as an Oregon Super Lawyer for the ninth consecutive year.

  • CC
    • 10/14/2016

      Carla Cavenago-Salazar BA ’89 and her husband, Carlos, have completed their dream beach house, located in the sunny northern beaches of Peru, their native country. They plan to rent it out and will be offering special rates to the Lewis & Clark family. For more information, see casaanandaperu.com.

    • Journey to Divine Feminine: A Memoir

      Carla Cavenago-Salazar BA ’89, a member of the undergraduate college’s Board of Alumni, narrates her journey from personal struggle to spiritual awakening and the unfolding of the creative force within.

      Posted 05/15/2017
  • CH
    • 02/15/2017

      Cristina Lindquist Heffernan BS ’89 has two sons, Charlie, 13, and Tom, 16. She is very glad to have found meaningful work in education. She and her husband, Neil, have created ASSISTments, an online tutoring program that gives immediate feedback to teachers, students, school administrators, and parents. In fall 2016, an independent research organization reported ASSISTments increased math performance and helped close persistent achievement gaps. Due to this validation, Heffernan and her husband were invited to present about the study results at the White House in December 2016.

  • RL
    • 02/15/2017

      Richard Lewis BA ’89 was appointed in September 2016 to the planning commission for the City of Long Beach, California. Lewis is the principal of Urbana Development, a commercial real estate development company. He lives with his husband and two children in Long Beach.

  • JL
    • 10/13/2016

      Was named president and CEO of a newly formed health care philanthropy, Legacy Health Endowment (LHE). LHE provides funding and technical support for nonprofit health care facilities in California’s Stanislaus and Merced Counties. Immediately before joining LHE, Lewis served as president of the Institute for Healthcare Innovation while concurrently serving as the chair and CEO of the St. Paul’s Foundation Health Care Project in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Lewis also spent 20 years at the Heinz Family Philanthropies as its president and COO.

  • LP
    • 10/14/2016

      Liz Prato BA ’89, a Portland-based author, editor, and teacher, presented a workshop and reading from her short story collection Baby’s on Fire (Press 53, 2015) at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita, Oregon, last fall. Prato is the editor at large for Forest Avenue Press.

  • RR
    • 03/03/2015

      Celebrated 25 years of practicing law and moved Robert Russell Law Office to a new location: 516 NE Chkalov Drive, #49, Vancouver, Washington. Russell can be reached at 360-882-8990.

  • JS
    • 02/15/2017

      Jackson Shea BS ’89 and his wife, Toni, have two kids: a 20-year-old son attending the University of Oregon and a 21-year-old daughter living in Seaside, Oregon. Shea works in enterprise storage for IBM and recently went to Mexico City for a month to perform pro bono work through IBM’s Corporate Service Corps. Shea credits his philosophy and communications work at Lewis & Clark for helping with his career, since, he says, “I took no computer science classes and failed calculus when I took it at Lewis & Clark (aced it after L&C but never bothered getting a computer science degree).” Locally, he has helped out at the Mount Hood Kiwanis Camp for the developmentally disabled.

  • JS
    • 02/15/2017

      John Stephenson BA ’89 is still enjoying more than 20 years of marriage to Hu Mei Lien. Their son, Samuel, received a full-ride scholarship to attend Wabash College in Indiana. Their adopted daughter, Halona, is a freshman at Morrison Academy in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, where the family lives on a four-acre farm running youth camps, Bible studies, and small organic farms. They moved from Shanghai in 2011.

  • CT
    • 02/15/2017

      Carl Thong BA ’89 recently graduated with an MA in theological studies from the University of Northwestern at St. Paul in December 2016. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in strategic leadership at Corban University in Salem, Oregon, as well as serving on several nonprofit boards, including Church World Service and Family First Global. On the weekends, he practices tae kwon do with his wife, Jessie, and two kids, Natalie and Ethan.

  • JW
    • 02/15/2017

      Jen Welsh BA ’89 was named the community libraries director at Stark County (Ohio) District Library. She is in charge of public services at the main library, nine additional branches, and the mobile services department.