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Joseph J. Hernandez
Joseph J. Hernandez
Joseph J. Hernandez named Chief Human Resources Officer (Photo) - 05/18/20

Hillsboro – Northwest Regional ESD has named Joseph J. Hernandez as the incoming Chief Human Resources Officer. He brings more than 10 years of experience in corporate, higher education and governmental settings, currently serving as the director of human resources at YWCA Clark County. He is also an adjunct professor at Portland Community College and Clackamas Community College.

“Hernandez has proven himself as an empathetic, strategic leader in human resources,” says Dan Goldman, superintendent of Northwest Regional ESD. “His passion for supporting employees’ growth and sense of belonging will be a great addition to our agency.”

Hernandez will replace Robyn Bean who will retire in June. Bean has served 26 years at Northwest Regional ESD, including eight years as chief human resources officer.

Hernandez has dedicated much of his career to advancing racial equity in the workplace. In addition to his professional experience, he has volunteered as a mentor in a Faculty Diversity Internship Program to aid in increasing underrepresented groups in community college teaching. He serves as an NAACP Clark County Juneteenth Committee Member. He also serves as a Board Member for the Clackamas Community College Foundation to support scholarship funding.

He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Portland and a Master of Business Administration from Marylhurst University. He speaks Spanish fluently.


Northwest Regional Education Service District is the largest of Oregon’s 19 education service districts. It serves 20 school districts in Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook and Washington counties. These school districts serve nearly 104,000 students. Through state funding, contracts, and private and public grants, the agency provides a wide range of specialized services to educators and their students. Services include early intervention and early childhood special education; K-12 special education; equity training; instructional and school improvement programs for students, educators, child care providers and community members; professional learning networks made up of educators and students that focus on 9th grade success, early learning and school culture and climate; outdoor school; dual-credit, GED and online educational options; and technology, administrative and business services.

 

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