New Trustees


Reed welcomes two alumni to the board of trustees.

Deborah D. Kamali ’85 is an obstetrician and gynecologist at UCSF Women’s Health Center. She previously worked at Women’s Care, a group practice affiliated with Somerset Medical Center in New Jersey. She began her career on the faculty of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Deb graduated from Reed with a BA in biology and earned an MD from OHSU. She has served as chair of Reed’s Strategic Planning Partners and has participated in Working Weekend and as a career network volunteer. Deb and her husband, Kevan Shokat ’86, have three children, including Kasra, who graduated from Reed in 2014, and Mitra, who has just completed her first year.

Dylan Rivera ’95 is a public information officer for the Portland Bureau of Transportation, where he advises Commissioner Steve Novick on media and communications. He is passionate about urban development and the importance of transportation for quality of life. Before entering public service, he was a newspaper reporter for 14 years, most of them at the Oregonian.

Dylan earned his BA from Reed in political science. He has been a career network volunteer, has served on the alumni board, and has participated in Working Weekend and the Oral History Project. He has advised Reed students and alumni on entering the communications field. As a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, he is working on opportunities for ensuring access to Reed for minorities and economically disadvantaged students. Dylan and his wife, Ramona Perrault, have one child. 

He was appointed for a four-year term as an alumni trustee.