Board of Education

Board of Education

The Board of Education of Tillamook Bay Community College is responsible for governance of the college, primarily with the creation of policies, and for the evaluation of the effectiveness of those policies. 

Kathy Gervasi

Kathy Gervasi, Chair

Zone 3: City of Tillamook (precincts 1-6), Eastside and Trask

Term Expiration: June, 2025

Kathy graduated from West Liberty High School, Iowa in 1971 and attended Central College in Pella, Iowa, where she obtained a B.A. in Music Education, and a B.A. in Elementary Education. She received her Master’s in Education from Western Oregon University, and a degree in School Administration from Portland State University.

Kathy spent the early years of her career as a music teacher in Madrid, Iowa, before coming to Oregon in 1979. She worked as a 5th grade teacher, a K-5 music teacher, and the District Curriculum TOSA for McMinnville School District. She and her husband, Mark came to Tillamook in 1997, where he worked as the City Manager. She has extensive experience as an elementary principal in McMinnville, and at Liberty and South Prairie schools in Tillamook. Kathy retired in 2010.

Kathy’s hobbies include knitting, quilting, genealogy, and Mah Jong. She stays busy with her musical interests as a church musician, a TAPA pianist and performer, and a member of a marimba band. Active in the American Association of University Women (AAUW), she has served as President, Communication VP and Tech Trek AAUW Camp & Family/School Coordinator as well as some State AAUW committees.

Mary Faith Bell, Vice Chair

At large

Term Expiration: June, 2023

Mary Faith is a native Oregonian and has lived in Tillamook County since 2005. She attended Chemeketa Community College and transferred to Linfield College where she studied creative writing. “Community college was such a great experience for me,” she said, “I proved to myself that I could be successful as a college student and I felt encouraged and supported by great instructors with whom I developed relationships. My experience at Chemeketa gave me the confidence to apply to Linfield and the study skills necessary to thrive there.”

Mary Faith is a Tillamook County Commissioner. Previously, she was the director of communications and marketing at Tillamook Regional Medical Center and editor and general manager of the Tillamook Headlight Herald.

As a student at Tillamook High School, her son earned college credits at TBCC.

“I believe in giving back. I jumped at the opportunity to apply to the TBCC board of education because I owe a debt of gratitude to community colleges, for myself and my son. I love what community colleges offer and how they enhance the culture of rural communities.”

Mary Faith Bell
Mary Jones

Mary Jones

Zone 1: Beaver, Carnahan, Cloverdale, Hebo, Neskowin, Pacific City, and Union

Term Expiration: June 2023

Mary attended Aloha High School, before attending Portland State University. During college, she worked as a full-time administrative assistant in a commercial real estate brokerage in downtown Portland. Working early on in her career in construction, she has experience as a bookkeeper, administrator, and project manager. Since moving to Pacific City in 1990, she and her husband Jeff have developed the residential community now known as Nestucca ridge, and founded Pelican Brewery Co., the Inn at Cape Kiwanda, Shorepine Village, Pacific Seawatch, and Headlands Lodge & Spa. Mary takes great pride and appreciation in the team of people helping her run these businesses, build facilities, and raise funds for projects.

Mary spends her free time reading, kayaking, painting, sewing, and learning new ideas and strategies through attending conferences and seminars. She is training to hike a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail each year, and hopes to complete the entire trail over the next 10 years.

Andrea Goss

Zone 2: Fairvew, Netarts, Oceanside, South Prairie, and Westside

Term Expiration: June, 2023

Andrea Goss moved to the Tillamook area about 20 years ago and has been active in the community ever since, helping to create a better future for all of our residents. She has been working with organizations such as Tides of Change (formerly Womens Resource Center), CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), The Tillamook Dems, Citizens Review Board, CARE and AAUW. She currently works in the DAs office as a Victim’s Advocate. 

Andrea began her higher education, as a young mother, at a Community College and was grateful for that resource. She is looking forward to being part of TBCC, which she says is an amazing asset for the county and for each student. Andrea wants to be part of the exciting growth of TBCC in the next few years

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Tamra Perman

Tamra Perman

At large

Term Expiration: June, 2025

Tamra has lived in the Pacific NW most of her adult life, including Vancouver BC, Vancouver WA, and finally in Tillamook since 2015. She is married to Todd Perman, a Netarts Bay oyster farmer. Tamra grew up in the Texas panhandle where she attended college earning a B.S. in Chemistry from West Texas A&M University. She is currently the Director of Continuous Improvement (CI) at the Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA), and has more than 20 years of experience within manufacturing and service industries, including Frito-Lay, Sara Lee Foods, Navistar, and American Airlines. A commitment to engaging people at all levels is the basis for both Safety and CI at TCCA. She and her team support safety, change management, application of lean tools, and cross-functional CI projects.

Tamra spends her non-working hours by enjoying shucking and serving oysters at her and Todd’s raw bar, occasionally running on the beach, gardening, and outdoor family time at the Oregon coast. She has completed the Hood to Coast relay several times but the local Three Capes relay is her favorite.

Betsy McMahon

Zone 5: Nehalem, Pine Grove, Rockaway Beach, Wheeler, and Manzanita

Term Expiration: June, 2023

Betsy graduated from Rushford High School in Rushford, Minnesota. She went on to obtain a B.A. in French Education and Art from Hamline University, and her M.A. in French Literature and Language from Syracuse University. Her community college roots include graduate work in Intercultural Communications at Portland Community College, which lead her to obtaining a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and another M.A. in English. Throughout her education, Betsy has taught in France, China, The Netherlands, and Yugoslavia. She taught under the Fulbright Grant in Bosnia-Hercegovina, and held administrative positions in International Programs at Concordia University in Portland, and St Thomas Academy and Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Minnesota.

Betsy enjoys yoga, walking, biking, French cuisine, and dancing, and has extensive experience traveling in both Europe and Asia. She is a 25-year member of the Sierra Club, a 20-year member of the Nature Conservancy, and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Oregon Community Theater Alliance, and the Nehalem Valley Historical Society. Betsy has two daughters, and she and her husband Brian have been married for 20 years. She has five granddaughters and two grandsons.

Betsy McMann
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Shannon Hoff

Zone 4: Bay City, Garibaldi, Kilchis, Maple, and Foley.

Term Expiration: June, 2023

 Coming from a challenging childhood, Shannon found herself living independently at age 15. Traditional high school programs were not feasible, so she earned her GED through Portland Community College. She obtained a position with US Bank and had an 18-year career. In 2001, her grandmother’s death made it clear she was called to be in the nursing profession. Once again, Shannon’s life story was touched by a community college. She graduated with her Associate Degree in Nursing at Clackamas Community College in 2004. 

Shannon talks about how it was her two community college experiences that gave her the confidence to pursue her bachelors and master’s degree in nursing. Her nursing career has included Medical and Burn ICU, Hospice care, and then as a Hospice Director.

Today, Shannon can be found in a new adventure at Tillamook Adventist Hospital as the Clinical Educator and Residency Program Manager. Shannon married her best friend, Greg, and they share four adult children and three grandchildren. She loves living on the Oregon Coast.  

Board Meetings

Board meetings are typically, but not always, the first Monday of the month, with the exception being there is no meeting in July or August. Please check back for notices of meetings to determine time and place, or contact Ross Tomlin, College President, for date and location verification.

Ross Tomlin

Contact Ross Tomlin, Ed.D.

Phone: (503) 842-8222 ext. 1015

Board Policies and Administrative Rules

Board Policies – The policies adopted by the College Board of Education have been written to be consistent with the provisions of law, but do not encompass all laws relating to the College’s activities. Board policies will be reviewed by a Policy Review Committee every two years with changes approved by the Board.

Administrative Rules – The College has a number of procedures and operational rules that are implemented operationally on a daily basis. These procedures are policy driven and are approved by the College Council as “Administrative Rules.”  A complete review of the Administrative Rules takes place every other year.

Board Policies and Administrative Rules are available to the public at the link below and by clicking public site. A password and username is not required.

Board Notices & Board Packets

DateNoticeDateBoard Packet
11/28/22Notice11/28/22December 5th, Board Packet
10/31/2022Notice10/31/2022November 7th, Board Packet
9/26/2022Notice9/26/2022October 3rd, Board Packet
9/22/2022Notice9/22/2022September 29th, Special Board Pakcet
9/2/2022Notice9/2/2022September 12th, Board Pakcet
6/22/2022Notice6/22/2022June 27th, Board Pakcet
5/27/2022Notice5/27/2022June 6th, Board Packet
4/25/2022Notice4/25/2022May 2nd, Board Packet
3/29/2022Notice3/29/2022April 4, Board Packet
2/28/2022Notice2/28/2022March 7, Board Packet
1/31/2022Notice2/1/2022February 7, Board Packet
12/28/2021Notice12/28/2021January 3, Board Packet
11/26/2021Notice11/26/2021December 6, Board Packet
10/25/2021Notice10/25/2021November 1, Board Packet
10/11/2021Notice10/25/2021Board Workshop
10/4/2021Notice10/4/2021October 11, Board Packet
9/2/2021Notice9/2/2021September 10, Board Packet
7/1/2021Notice7/1/2021July 12, Board Packet
5/28/2021Notice5/28/2021June 7, Board Packet
4/26/2021Notice4/26/2021May 3, Board Packet
3/29/2021Notice3/29/2021April 5, Board Packet
2/22/2021Notice24/22/2021March 1, 2021 Board Packet
1/25/2021Notice2/25/2021February 1, 2021 Board Packet
Date Notice Date Board Packet
12/28/2020 Notice 12/28/2020 January 4, 2021 Board Packet
11/30/2020 Notice 11/30/2020 Dec. 7, 2020 Board Packet
10/26/2020 Notice 10/26/2020 Nov. 2, 2020 Board Packet
9/28/2020 Notice 10/05/2020 Oct. 5, 2020 Board Packet
9/04/2020 Notice 9/04/2020 Sept. 14, 2020 Board Packet
7/23/2020 Notice 7/23/2020 July 30, 2020 Board Packet
5/21/2020 Notice 5/21/2020 June 1, 2020 Board Packet
4/27/2020 Notice 4/27/2020 May 4, 2020 Board Packet
3/30/2020 Notice 3/30/2020 April 6, 2020 Board Packet
2/24/2020 Notice 2/25/2020 March 2, 2020 Board Packet
1/28/2020 Notice 2/3/2020 February 3, 2020 Board Packet
12/30/2020 Notice 1/6/2020 January 6, 2020 Board packet
12/3/2019 Notice 12/3/2019 December 9, 2019 Board Packet 
10/29/2019 Notice 10/29/2019 November 4, 2019 Board Packet 
9/30/2019 Notice 9/30/2019 October 7,2019 Board Packet 
8/29/2019 Notice 8/29/2019 September 9, 2019 Board Packet
6/24/2019 Notice 6/24/2019 July 1, 2019 Board Packet
5/24/2019 Notice 5/24/2019 June 3 2019 Board Packet
04/29/2019 Notice 04/29/2019 May 6 2019 Board Packet
03/25/2019 Notice 03/25/2019 April 1 2019 Board Packet
02/25/2019 Notice 02/25/2019 March 4 2019 Board Packet
01/28/2019 Notice 01/28/2019 February 4 2019 Board Packet
12/21/2018 Notice 12/21/2018 January 7 2019 Board Packet
11/26/2018 Notice 11/26/2018 December 3 2018 Board Packet
10/29/2018 Notice 10/29/2018 November 5 2018 Board Packet
9/24/2018 Notice 10/01/2018 October 1 2018 Board Packet
08/30/2018 Notice 08/30/2018 September 10 2018 Board Packet
07/05/2018 Notice 07/05/2018 July 12 2018 Board Packet