County Salary Commissioners
Kelly Anderson has held director-level human resources and leadership positions for the past 20 years serving in nonprofit, retail, and healthcare organizations. She worked at Outside In for 15 years, leading her team's portfolio of total rewards, human resources, volunteer management, development, and internal and external communications. Most recently, she led the HR team at Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery. She holds a senior certified professional credential from the Society for Human Resource Management.
Dr. Koffi Dessou has been the Deputy Director of the Office of Equity and Human Rights at the City of Portland. He has over 31 years of experience in public administration, business administration, human resources management, nonprofit administration, and community-based leadership. He has been leading equity strategic innovations and performance for the City of Portland, including budget equity assessment, workplace equity strategies, and equity in employee performance review and compensation. He previously served as Interim Director of the City of Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights. He created and managed the City's Equity Training and Education Program in 2012. Before moving to America in 2008 with his wife and their four children, Koffi worked for the U.S. Department of State at the American Embassy in Togo for 16 years. He served consecutively as human resources assistant, manager of community development and democracy-human rights funding programs, specialist of political, economic and commercial affairs, and coordinator of International Military Education and Training programs. He led and coordinated the review of employee compensation plans for several years. Koffi holds the Doctor of Business Administration degree. He also leads community-based organizations in Oregon.
Heather Pedersen has over 27 years of professional HR experience in the private and public sectors. Serving in a variety of roles in many areas of human resources, Heather has spent the last 17 years serving as Clackamas County’s Classification and Compensation Manager where she staffs the annual Compensation Board for Elected Officials process.
LeeAnna Rappleyea has over 15 years of Total Rewards and HR experience starting as a benefits broker at Portland's oldest brokerage JBL&K where she worked with clients in multiple industries from public sector to local non-profit. For 5 years she led the Benefits and Compensation team at Wieden + Kennedy where she worked on total rewards strategies, audits and benefits advocacy. She currently is the Director of Benefits and Compensation for New Season Markets where she leads the Compensation, Benefits and Payroll teams.
Allie Szymoniak is a Senior Compensation Analyst at Columbia Sportswear Company. Prior to that, she worked as the Compensation Program Manager for New Seasons Market. She has 7 years of HR experience, with the last 5 focused on compensation.