Oregon Local Leadership

Youth Villages Local Staff

Andrew Grover
Executive Director – Oregon

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Kandi Shearer
Assistant Director – Community-Based Programs

Shauna Lugar
Director – Development

Local Board

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.

Sister Guadalupe Guajardo
Chair
Province Leadership Team
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

Jaquelyn Reyes Alonzo
YVScholar

Mariel Combs
Defenders of Wildlife

Bill de la Cruz
Principal Consultant
De La Cruz Solutions
David Durocher
Community Advocate

Nicholas Ehlen
Commercial Real Estate Broker
Melvin Mark Brokerage Company

Ian Galloway
Senior Research Associate & Oregon State Community Development Field Mgr
Federal Reserve Bank, San Francisco
Alice Galloway
Community Advocate
Robin Henderson
Chief Executive, Behavioral Health
Providence Medical Group
Joan Horstkotte
Emeritus Member
Ann Mestrovich
Talent Acquisition Partner
The Standard

Elijah Pahl
Director, Quality Addiction Medicine & Mental Health
Kaiser Northwest

Linda Jackson-Shaw
Community Advocate

H. Patterson Ritz
CEO
Footwear Specialties Intl.

D. Colby Schlicker
Founder
Agency X

Charles Swindells
Attorney
Charles Swindells Law

Ambassador Board

Youth Villages Oregon’s Ambassador Board raises awareness about the mission and values of Youth Villages in Oregon, assists with fundraising and events of the organization, and provides strategic leadership through outreach to, and engagement with, Oregon’s future leaders.

Interested in learning more about our Ambassador Board? Contact Jonathan Whitmore at Jonathan.Whitmore@youthvillages.org or call 503-675-2206.

Sam Bridgnell
Business Services Representative
First Citizens Bank
Ethan Eisenstein
Account Executive – Mid Market
Smarsh
Candace Elliott
Marketing Support Manager
First Tech Federal Credit Union
Nikki Gardner
Keller Williams Realty Professionals
Rachel Parrott
DE&I Speaker, Strategist & Consultant
Angela Perry
Community Advocate
Rudy Quintanilla
Senior Operations Manager
TE Connectivity
Hana Watari
Pacific University Graduate Student
Daniel Whitmore
Staff Accountant
Merina+Co