The people of Boost Oregon



The Board of Directors oversees and supports the work of Boost Oregon.  The Board monitors the organization’s financials and creates its strategic short-term and long-term goals.  In partnership with the Executive Director, the Board assists Boost Oregon in carrying out its mission of childhood vaccination education.


Dr. Joel Amundson


Joel Amundson, MD is a board-certified pediatrician.  Joel manages, operates and is chief bottle washer of his namesake clinic, Dr. Joel’s Clinic.  After work, Joel gives free community workshops to help parents learn more about their children’s vaccines.  While his main passion is improving medical care for children through thoughtful, evidence-based medicine, on the weekends he can be found doing all things Portland, including foraging for wild edibles, woodworking, and canoeing.


Sarah Convery


Sarah Convery accomplishes more by 6:00am than most people do all day.  A full-time mom to three kids under the age of four, she has the energy and endurance of a professional athlete (and she works out like one, too).  Sarah used to work as a registered nurse, and she brings to Boost Oregon a combined passion for parenting and nursing.  Sarah spearheads Boost's outreach to first-time parents because she loves supporting families on their journeys to good health.


Yoona Park


Yoona Park is a lawyer by day and a snack-toting soccer mom by night.  When she’s not writing a brief, she can most often be found toting a carload of kids cross-town and debating the relative merits of Justin Bieber with her two sons.  Yoona is excited to serve on the Board of Boost Oregon because she believes passionately that every kid deserves a shot at a healthy future.


Michele Rossolo

vice president

Michele Rossolo is a semi-reformed political operative.  She is currently a partner in a software start up focused on improving our options at the ballot box.  After nearly a decade motivating candidates seeking office, she now deploys that same skill set trying to get her husband and two young children to pick up the house and eat their veggies.  She is enthusiastic to be a part of Boost Oregon so all parents can feel comfortable making healthy decisions for their children. 


Dr. David Solondz


David Solondz, MD is a father and family physician. He is excited to bring his enthusiasm and experience in combining conventional medicine with complementary therapies to Boost Oregon. He cares deeply about the health and wellness of Oregon’s children with a focus on preventive care and well-being. When not handling drop off or pick up for his own children, he may be found tending to the garden or cooking. That is, of course, if he’s not out with his family in the outdoors camping, biking, skiing, or on some other adventure.




Elizabeth Milesnick


Elizabeth Milesnick is a technology lawyer and mother of two.  Without exercising on purpose, she hits about 12,000 steps each day of the weekend.  Elizabeth is excited to be a part of Boost Oregon because she wants to help others recognize the importance of vaccinations.  She looks to expand the reach of Boost Oregon to include every Oregonian in its vision for a healthy community.  




The Medical Advisory Board ("MAB") provides insight and expertise for Boost Oregon's educational resources and programs.  Members of the MAB are appointed by the Board of Directors and act in an advisory capacity in all medical and scientific matters related to Boost Oregon.  All MAB members contribute their expertise on a pro bono basis with no conflict of interest between their professional work and the volunteer work they do for Boost Oregon.


Nadine Gartner


Nadine Gartner is a mom, lawyer, and Executive Director of Boost Oregon.  Conceived from the depths of mother-anxiety and having the fortitude to change the conversation around childhood vaccination, Nadine created Boost Oregon.  When she is not mothering, lawyering, or promoting Boost Oregon, she is -- who are we kidding -- she is a working mom with two young kids.  She will find time for yoga and hiking in a few years.


Boost Oregon follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status. This policy applies to all of Boost Oregon's employees, volunteers, members, clients, and contractors. This policy also applies to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, outside vendors, members and customers, service clients, use of contractors and consultants, and dealings with the general public.