Bob Snee – Committee Director
Portland, Oregon

Robert M. “Bob” Snee is an attorney in private practice. Bob grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and received his B.A. from Syracuse University. He then moved to Oregon and received his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College. Bob is admitted to practice in Oregon, the United States District of Oregon, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

When Bob established his own law practice nearly 28 years ago, the philosophy of understanding and minimizing risk to protect his clients was first and foremost, and continues to be a driving force.

Bob resides in Portland with his wife and their two children who are currently in high school. In addition to being a volunteer Little League Umpire, Bob is on the Board of Directors of Mastery Learning Institute, a nonprofit operating six charter schools in Oregon.


Paul Thomas, M.D. – Committee Chair
Portland, Oregon

Dr. Paul Thomas is a pediatrician in Portland, Oregon. He received his M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School and pediatric residency at UCSD, and is a board-certified fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and board-certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and Addiction Medicine. He taught residents and medical students at Emanuel Children’s Hospital from 1988-1993. He was a full-time pediatrician at Westside Pediatrics from 1993 until 2008 when he opened his own practice, Integrative Pediatrics, LLC.

Dr. Thomas has been active in pediatric programs at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Emanuel Children’s Hospital and is at times clinical faculty at OHSU in Portland, Oregon. He was named Top Family Doctor in America by Ladies Home Journal in 2004, and awarded “Top Pediatrician in America” in 2006, 2009, and 2012, 2014 by Castle Connolly, and was voted one of Portland’s Top 10 Pediatricians for 2014.

Dr. Thomas was born in Portland Oregon, grew up in Southern Africa, speaks some Shona and Spanish and is married with ten children (seven are adopted).

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