Board of Directors
Tina Jenq, Board President
Tina is a plastic surgeon and Principal of Oregon Cosmetic and Reconstructive Clinic PC. Tina has worked as a plastic surgeon in the Portland and regional community for 8 years. In the last 4 years, she served as President and President-elect of the Providence Medical Executive Committee at Milwaukie Hospital. In this role, she aligned hospital and physician interests through regional initiatives to improve reliability of healthcare delivery and strengthen the organization’s culture. She is conversationally fluent in Mandarin, and has two children that have both attended NWCA since preschool, with her eldest son just graduating from 5th grade. She hopes to bring her experience in organizational structure and culture building to her position as board president.
Michael Jugo, Secretary
Michael is the Chief Executive Officer of Bowspirit Solutions, Inc., through which he works as an emergency physician and as a medical consultant in China. He has studied the Chinese language for close to twenty years and has lived and worked throughout China and Taiwan. Michael spearheaded the creation of California’s first Mandarin immersion public charter program in the San Francisco Bay area called Yuming Charter School and brings his first-hand knowledge in creating and sustaining a successful Mandarin immersion school. Michael brings his relevant experience to the NWCA Board.
Heather Singmaster, Voting Member
Heather is Associate Director, Center for Global Education at the Asia Society. Her work focuses on international benchmarking and integrating global competence into Career Technical Education (CTE) programs as well as state and national policy. Heather previously worked at the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Office of the United States Trade Representative.
Chris Perkins, Advisory Member
Chris Perkins is presently lead software developer with Intel Inc. Before joining Intel he was the CEO and co-founder of As Is Software, Inc (DBA Media Lab, Inc). He led that small (8 employees) company for 17 years and has a lot of experience surmounting the challenges that small organizations encounter. Chris and his wife Jingzi have a daughter who has been at NWCA since Pre-K. Their family has lived in Argentina and visits China regularly to visit family.
Mark Wilson, Advisory Member
Mark Wilson has been a Senior Debug Engineer for Intel Corporation over the last two decades. He is tasked with identifying the root causes of Intel’s most critical server and data center issues (i.e. making sure your kitten videos play on your favorite social media app or search engine). Mark, his wife LaTosha and two daughters JaKayla and Layla have been part of the NWCA family since 2011. Mark also runs two small businesses dealing with teaching and mentorship as well as leading an all-volunteer security ministry for a large Portland area church. As an adviser Mark will utilize his problem solving and process optimization skills to help guide NWCA, while also getting his hands dirty on the Building Committee.