Meet Our Board of Directors

Sue O’Halloran | Chair

Gresham_Center_for_the_Arts_Sue_O_HalloranSue O’Halloran is President of Kohler Meyers O’Halloran, Inc., a commercial/residential/management real estate firm established in 1992, serving the greater East Metro area. Sue is a founding member of the Center for the Arts Foundation and serves as its current President. In other volunteer roles, she is the Chair of the City of Gresham’s Finance Committee and a member of the city’s budget committee; the current chair of Multnomah County Citizen Involvement Committee; Vice-Chair of Gresham/Mt.Hood Jazz Association which produces the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival; and a board member of the East Metro Economic Alliance. Sue is a founding member, past president, and served for 12 years on the Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation. Sue has been an active member of the East Metro and Oregon Association of Realtors, serving in many capacities, receiving several awards and recognition for leadership and service. Sue continues an active role in civic affairs and arts advocacy in the Gresham area.

Al Richard

Gresham_Center_for_the_Arts_Al_RichardA retired commercial insurance executive, Al volunteers his time helping several non-profit organizations throughout the year. He is a founding member of the Gresham Barlow Education Foundation where he served twelve years on the Board. In addition to serving on the Center for the Arts Foundation Board, he is a current member of the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce. Al Lives in Gresham with family of eight children all living and working in the area.

Robert (Bob) McDonald

Gresham_Center_for_the_Arts_Robert_Bob_McDonaldBob was born in Canada where he was educated in the public school system and is a 3 time graduate of the University of Manitoba.  He served 12 years in a public high school as a teacher, a counselor and a principal.  Education of children has been his lifelong passion and goal. During these 12 years Bob developed an interest in private education, and in 1978 he accepted an invitation to serve as principal of an elementary K-10 school in the Seattle, Washington area.  While in Seattle, Bob and his family became dual U.S. and Canadian citizens.  In 1989 Bob accepted an invitation to serve as principal of Portland Adventist Elementary School in the city of Gresham.  He served as principal of that school for 24 years, retiring in June, 2013, after a long career of 47 years serving children of his community. Many years ago Bob chose to become very active in the Gresham community by joining the Gresham Chamber of Commerce.  He has served as an Ambassador for the Chamber for at least 10 or more years, as well as President of the Ambassadors for 2 years.  He was invited to serve on the Board of Directors for the Gresham Chamber for 6 years, until his term expired in December 2013.  During those years of Board membership he was elected as President in 2010 and oversaw the transition to new leadership at the helm of the Chamber. He also served terms on the Chamber’s Finance Committee, the Executive Committee, and other supportive committees. Bob has sought to make a difference not only in the lives of children, but in the community in which he works. Bob is married to his wife, Lorraine, with whom he will soon celebrate 49 years of marriage.  He has 2 grown daughters and 2 granddaughters who reside in the Portland area. 

Cindy Lenig Cossu

Gresham_Center_for_the_Arts_Cindy_Lenig_CossuCindy is a respected leader, providing situational leadership for teams by directing, coaching, supporting, delegating, and mentoring others in a collaborative environment. Additionally, Cindy is an artist and instructor. She is best known for her vibrant contemporary acrylic paintings portraying both realism and playful impressionism. Cindy has been creating, drawing, painting, and exploring art since childhood. She studied art at Lewis and Clark College graduating with a Political Science degree. In addition, she continued her graduate studies focusing on Managing Training and Development at PSU. She continues to advance her drawing, painting, and graphic design skills with on-going education classes.

Kathleen Todd

Gresham_Center_for_the_Arts_Kathleen_ToddKathleen Todd has been interacting with volunteer groups, citizen boards, and citizen involvement committees continuously since 1979. These groups include the Spirit of Portland Awards selection committee, budget advisory committees, neighborhood associations, ad-hoc neighborhood issue groups, transportation & land use advisory committees, Tri-Met, the Historical Inventory Committee, strategic planning and development committees, and the Vital Aging Network.  She has been a member, officer, and chairperson, at various times, of all these types of groups. That which began as a volunteer effort became the core of her most recent position as Executive Director of the Multnomah County Office of Citizen Involvement.  In this position she worked to enhance opportunities for citizen participation in policy and decision-making within Multnomah County, there by increasing the openness of county government. Kathleen’s contributions to civic engagement were recognized most recently by the Multnomah County Commissioner’s when they declared January 29th as Kathleen Todd Day in Multnomah County. Shortly after her retirement from Multnomah County, Kathleen joined the Board of the Center for the Arts Foundation where she is looking forward to continuing her public service activities.

Rodger Jolly

Gresham_Center_for_the_Arts_Rodger JollyFollowing college and a stint in the Navy, Rodger followed the family tradition at Freightliner Corp. for several years. Moving into a new career in real estate, he formed his own company and instituted a real estate school. Rodge had many successful years as a home builder. He was founder and president of the Rockwood Lions Club and served many years on the board of directors for the Gresham Downtown Development Assn. In his retirement years he has chaired two homeowner’s association and served a third on its finance committee. He was a volunteer at the Gresham Jazz Festival and joined the Center for the Arts Board in March 2016. He enjoys doing stained glass and travels with wife Tami. A special delight is the fun with grandkids.