Board of Directors

Our board members are dedicated to creating opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities to be independent, active members of our community.

Tina Gutierez-Schmich, President

Equity Director, Bethel School District

Selene Jaramillo, Vice President

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Lane County Public Health

Cinda Gangle, Secretary

Client Advocate

Michelle Hanks, Treasurer

CPA, Horsfall & Fipps, P.C.

Erik Hasselman, Past President

Chief Deputy District Attorney, Lane County

Scott Bales, Board Member

Owner, Royal Refuse

Kelly Beckley, Board Member

Attorney, Beckley & Bons, P.C.

Tim Keeley, Board Member

Retired, Assistant Superintendent, Bethel Schools

Frank Lawson, Board Member

General Manager, Eugene Water & Electric Board

Bonnie Merten, Board Member

Owner, bjm Presentations

Jim Torrey, Board Member

Retired, Former Eugene Mayor

Dr. Tara Paluska, Board Member

Professional Director, Permanente Dental Associates

Ron Redding, Board Member

Retired, Vice President of Marketing, NuNaturals

Sue Wickizer, Board Member

Retired, Director of Special Services, South Lane School District


Honorary Board and Emeritus Members

John Alvord

Marie Baker

Ron Crasilneck

Ruth Harris

Joe Richards

Willa Alvord

Ted Baker

Frosty Cummings

Shirley Newell

Gary Wildish