OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Family and Sports Medicine Physician, The Portland Clinic; Team Physician, Portland Winterhawks and the University of Portland; Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine, OHSU.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: D.O., Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine; B.S., United States Coast Guard Academy

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Oregon Medical Board, 2008-present; Chair, Oregon Medical Board, 2011; Vice Chair, Oregon Medical Board, 2010; Director, Mt. Hood Community College, 1999-present; Chair, MHCC Board of Directors, 2005-2007; Vice Chair, MHCC Board of Directors, 2003-2005

Ralph has a proud record of respected work for East County citizens and has demonstrated leadership success in numerous public and private positions:

  • “Dr. Yates is a respected voice of clarity and common sense. He cares deeply about MHCC and his community. I trust his judgment and value his leadership.” Senator Rod Monroe
  • “I've served on the MHCC Board with Ralph for 12 years. His commitment and experience will be vital as the college selects a new President and continues to deal with lower revenue.” Bob Morris, MHCC Board of Directors, Past Chair

Committed Community Volunteer:

  • Chair, National Board of Directors, American Diabetes Association Research Foundation, 2009-present
  • Vice Chair, ADA Research Foundation, 2008-2009
  • Board of Directors, ADA Research Foundation, 2006-present
  • Founder and Chair, Summit to Surf, ADA fundraising cycling event, 1996-2006

Ralph will work to:

  • Continue transparent fiscal integrity
  • Continue to build and maintain mutual trust and respect between MHCC and its community
  • Continue efforts to strengthen and expand educational opportunities
  • Continue to address needed repairs of college facilities
  • Continue Board efforts on effective governance and planning
  • Continue to provide ethical and professional leadership to the Board, College, and Community

Ralph is endorsed by many, including:

Senator Rod Monroe, MHCC Board
Bob Morris, MHCC Board, Past Chair
Jim Kight, Mayor, City of Troutdale
Patricia Smith, Mayor, City of Wood Village
Mike Weatherby, Mayor, City of Fairview
Jim Francesconi, Former Portland City Commisioner

(This information furnished by Ralph A. Yates)

The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.