Nate is a certified public accountant with over 10 years experience in different facets of accounting and financial analysis. He grew up in Seattle and graduated from University of Portland with Bachelor’s and Masters degrees in Business Administration. Nate and his wife Jennifer have 3 children, 2 of which attend HCCS. They both love the school immensely. He enjoys tennis, and Hawaiian vacations.
Jennifer Shih, Secretary
Jen has over 10 years of professional experience in nonprofit foundations, grant management, and public sector urban planning. She also has two years of experience teaching outdoor, play-based children’s classes. She holds a BA in Environmental Science from Willamette University and earned her MA in Urban Planning at the University of Southern California. Jen and her husband, Richard, have two children — a son who currently attends HCCS, and a daughter who can’t wait to start at HCCS when she is old enough to join her big brother. Jen and her family have been delighted to join the HCCS community, and Jen enthusiastically looks forward to supporting the school in her role as a board member.
Todd Watkins, Member
Todd is a registered professional civil engineer with over 20 years of experience in road and bridge construction, as well as operations and maintenance. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University and has worked for Washington County’s Department of Land Use & Transportation since 1998. Todd is a past President of the Oregon Chapter of the American Public Works Association where he served on the Board of Directors for over 10 years. Additionally, Todd is a past President of the Arco Iris Spanish Immersion Charter School where he served on the school board for 3 years. Todd and his wife, Shannon, have a daughter who attends HCCS.
Lili Yeo, Member
Lili has 20 years experience in consumer marketing with Fortune 200 companies and the last six years with Goumikids – a startup that she co-founded. Prior to Goumikids, she headed the China practice and led cross-functional teams to create market-relevant, profitable consumer experience solutions for emerging global brand clients. Lili holds an MBA from the Institute of Management Development (IMD), a BA in International Marketing from the University of Washington and a Certificate from Beijing University. She was also a guest lecturer at the Tianjin University of Finance and Economics on topics of International Marketing, International Trade and Cross–Cultural Communication. Lili speaks five languages, including Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, and Tagalog. Lili and her husband, Alan, have two children at HCCS.
Lee Heublein-Hsu, Member
Lee has worked in the area of PR and communications for the duration of her professional life. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, and likes the challenge of furthering her professional aspirations while using her skills and knowledge in a meaningful way that has impact. She held the role of Communications Director at Chinese American International School in San Francisco, and looks forward to bringing her experience in the area of dual language education to HCCS.
Frances Ippolito, Member
Frances is a patent judge for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Prior to her judicial appointment, she was an intellectual property attorney specializing in patent, trademark, and copyright litigation and prosecution. And, many years ago, she was a high school chemistry teacher who loved to spark her students’ interest in science through slightly dangerous science demonstrations (mainly involving fire). Frances earned her chemistry degree from Harvard University, a teaching certification through the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a law degree from the University of California Davis School of Law. Additionally, she has served previously on the board of directors for the Harvard Club of Silicon Valley and the Young Lawyers Association for the State Bar of California. Frances and her husband have two children, one of which attends HCCS.