ORAEYC Governing Board


President: Hadiyah Miller

Hadiyah Miller works at the Childcare Resource and Referral of Multnomah County as the African American Family Childcare Network Coordinator, and Early Childhood Education Consultant. Black Child Development/PDX Board Early Childhood Chairperson.  Presently focused on Expulsion and Suspension Prevention of Black Children in early learning.

Past President: Rachel Elliot

Rachel Elliott, MA, is an Adjunct Professor for the Graduate School of Education with the emphasis on Early Childhood Education since 2007. Rachel's professional experience consists of a teacher of young children, Family Life Instructor, Education Content Specialist, and early childhood education trainer. She is currently the President-Elect for the Oregon Association for Young Children Governing Council and a Positive Discipline Certified Parent Trainer. Rachel has knowledge and experience in a variety of education pedagogies including the Reggio, constructivist, and Head Start approaches to learning.

Vice President: Sarah Myers

Sarah Myers, M.Ed, works for the Oregon Center for Career Development (OCCD) as the Oregon Registry Coordinator. In this role, she connects with educators and partners across Oregon, and truly enjoys building relationships to support professional development efforts that will increase quality of care for children and families. Additionally, she serves as a PD Specialist for the Council for Professional Recognition, to support educators through the CDA verification visit. Sarah is passionate about meeting individuals where they are at, listening to individual needs, and helping them maximize potential.

Secretary: Stephen Karmol

Stephen Karmol is currently the Education Director at Wild Lilac Child
Development Community, a nonprofit center he has had the pleasure to teach
and/or direct for over 10 years. In addition to serving Wild Lilac, Stephen
is also the co-president of the Portland Metropolitan Chapter and secretary
of the state Governing Council of OregonAEYC. As a Certified Master
Trainer, Stephen provides professional development through Childcare
Resource & Referral of Multnomah County as well as in a variety of other
settings throughout Oregon and Washington. He is excited to bring his
experience, passion, and dedication to creating positive social change to

Treasurer: Eileen Micke-Johnson

Eileen Micke-Johnson has been active with NAEYC for over 30 years spanning her extensive career in early childhood education.  She is currently an adjunct faculty at Rogue Valley Community College.  She is active in her local Southern Oregon Chapter and has held the position of treasurer for the Chapter for many, many years! She is excited to return to ORAEYC as treasurer after a 20 year break from holding the ORAEYC Treasurer position.

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