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Community leaders serve on Youth Villages’ Oregon Board to actively promote and support our mission to help children and families live successfully and advocate proven solutions for the foster care/child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Board members play a significant role at the local level establishing Youth Villages as the leading provider of effective programs for troubled children and their families.


  • Bethany Bounds – Portland
    Community Advocate

  • Adam Crowell – Portland
    MetLife Insurance

  • Nicholas Ehlen* – Portland
    Melvin Mark Companies

  • Alistair Firmin – Lake Oswego (Chairman)
    Community Advocate

  • Ian Galloway – Portland
    Federal Reserve Bank, San Francisco

  • Joanne Horstkotte – Portland
    Emeritus Member, Community Advocate

  • H. Patterson Ritz* – Tualatin
    Footwear Specialties Intl.

  • Robin Henderson – Portland
    Providence Medical Group
  • Sister Guadalupe Guajardo
    Sisters of the Holy Name of
    Jesus and Mary

*Member of Youth Villages National Board of Directors

About Us
Youth Villages is a national leader in children’s mental and behavioral health bringing help and hope to more than 25,000 children, families and young people across the United States this year. The organization offers a continuum of evidence- and research-based programs, including its two national models: YVIntercept, which offers intensive in-home services, and YVLifeSet, which gives former foster youth a good start on a successful adulthood.
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