(Oregonian (Portland, OR) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) July 16--NONPROFIT
The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes added Ben Campbell, the digital strategist for The Columbian in Vancouver, to its board of directors.
The Portland-based National Psoriasis Foundation elected Ron Grau of Boca Raton, Fla., to its board of directors. Grau, who has psoriasis, has been a member of the National Psoriasis Foundation South Florida Division since 2011 and serves on the Foundation advocacy committee, working with NPF staff, health care providers and other people living with psoriatic disease on local, state and federal psoriatic disease-related initiatives. Grau is the founder and chief technology officer for SDD Inc., a South Florida-based global software company with operations in over 40 countries.
LoanStar, a mortgage banking firm in Portland, has added Michael "Shannan" Pratt as the executive vice president. Previously, he was as a commercial banker at Capital One. In addition, Kelley Pellerin was added as a loan officer; James Draper as a financial analyst; Kimberly Buettgenbach as a compliance analyst; Kelva Stroud joins as a closer; and Christine Cruz as an underwriter.
Mountain West Financial, a California-based mortgage lender, opened a new branch in Lake Oswego and hired Nattaya Wells as its branch manager. Previously, she was a sales manager with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.
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