Board Members

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Rebecca Taylor, President

Prior to founding Altair, Rebecca spent her career in strategy, product development, marketing, and software development. She holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BS from Carnegie Mellon University. Before moving to Portland, Rebecca served in senior management positions at Palm and Loudcloud and was a consultant at McKinsey & Co. and Oracle.
Rebecca is passionate about improving the lives of children living in foster care. She has been a CASA since 2006 and serves on the Board of Directors for Children First for Oregon. She used to have spare time where she enjoyed trail running, reading massive non-fiction tomes and watching kitschy 80s movies. In 2005, she traded spare time for children and couldn’t be happier. 

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Sherice Torres, Director

Sherice Torres is an inspirational leader with nearly 25 years of experience in marketing, brand management, strategic planning, and change management. She is currently the Vice President of Marketing at Facebook Financial. Sherice also serves as President of the New York chapter of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications — and is also on the New York steering committee for the Network of Executive Women. In 2006, she was honored as one of The Network Journals 25 influential black woman in business. Ms. Torres received a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

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Jocelyn Mozak, Secretary

Jocelyn is a self-described perfectionist who takes pride in doing the best she can in all aspects of life. As owner of her own business, wife and mother of two boys, Jocelyn is a seeker of balance. She strives each and every day to serve her family and her clients with integrity and passion.

Born and raised on the East Coast, she attended Cornell University, graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. Following graduation, she worked at Intel as a Senior Hardware Designer. Jocelyn’s hard work and discipline earned her a full scholarship to Stanford University, where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.  She returned to Intel and worked seven more years before striking out on her own. She now owns Mozak Design LLC, where she specializes in creating WordPress websites for her clients.

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Lee Taylor, Director

Lee is a Senior Director of Finance at Nike, leading the Revenue and Margin Management planning for the Global Apparel and Equipment product engines.  He holds a BS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Stanford University.  Prior to moving to Portland, Lee held business strategy and international business development roles at Charles Schwab and product development roles at American Management Systems.  Lee is an avid fitness enthusiast who now channels that energy into keeping up with his two active boys.

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Katrina Bruland, Treasurer

As a founding parent and teacher at Altair, Katrina Bruland has been a touchstone for our organization. Our students have universally loved Ms. Bruland’s lessons. She seamlessly blends science and art with a healthy dose of fun and creativity to create an educational experience that children remember forever.