Recently the Education Fund’s Executive Director, Rebecca Hanson and Education Fund member, Teresa Harris spoke to the Portland Business Journal to share how our programs and services help our members move up in their careers while remaining with their employers. After Teresa experienced arthritis in her hands, leaving her unable to perform her work as a Dental Assistant at Kaiser Permanente, she took advantage of her Ed Fund benefits to go back to school. With the Ed Fund’s support – including support for tuition and books to earn an associate’s degree in computer information systems – Teresa was able to become a Medical Coder remaining with Kaiser Permanente.

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