Meet the Board
Elliot Berkman, PhD, is father to two boys in the lower school. He is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon, where he runs a research lab studying the neuroscience and psychology of goals, motivation, and behavior change. At UO, Elliot publishes research papers, writes textbooks, and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology, neuroscience, and statistics. He also directs Berkman Consultants, LLC, a boutique consulting firm that uses insights from research to help clients manage change. He has a PhD from UCLA and undergraduate degrees in psychology and mathematics from Stanford University.
Elliot’s experience with independent schools goes back to his childhood in Los Angeles, where he attended Stephen S. Wise elementary, an independent Jewish school, and then Oakwood High school, a member of the National Association of Independent Schools like Oak Hill. His focus on the board is to ensure that the school remains committed to its vision of academic excellence. He serves on the Governance Committee of the OHS Board and as the Board Secretary.
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Meet the Board
Randi Bowers-Payne is originally from Vancouver, Washington, but has called both the Midwest and Southeast home. She began her career as a labor organizer then as a Regional Director for an International Student Exchange program. Later she attended Michigan State University College of Law and became a member of the Michigan bar working as the Human Resources and Legal Services Director for a local school district and Regional Education Service Agency. In 2013, Randi and her family relocated to the Pacific Northwest where she initially worked for the Eugene School District as Risk Services and Human Resource Administrator. Later she joined the City of Eugene where she led as Director of the Employee Resource Center. In this role, she is responsible for leading the City's Total Worker Health® (TWH) programs including: Human, Labor and Employee Resources, Claims and Liability, Health and Financial Benefits, Safety, and Emergency management. In 2022, Randi left her role at the City and currently serves her community full time. She continues to evaluate the next steps of her career transition and remains deeply passionate and engaged in community wellbeing and equity. Randi loves spending time with her Husband, their son Henrik, and their goldendoodle, Atticus. Randi enjoys travel, the outdoors, design, and DIY'ing.