Our Partners: Board of Directors & Staff

Our Board of Directors is highly-dedicated group of 12 community citizens who have volunteered to support the Foundation for three-year (renewable) terms. The general board meets monthly to direct the fundraising and giving programs for the Foundation according to our mission, vision and funding priorities. The Board operates under the guidance of the Executive Committee, which comprises annually elected officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer), Committee Chairs, the Superintendent and Executive Director. Each board member is also asked to serve on at least one sub-committee (Allocations, Board Development, Finance, Public Relations and Resource Development).  For more information and to inquire about serving on the Board, please email education.foundation@bend.k12.or.us

Board of Directors 2022 - 2023

Officers & Committee Chairs:

President, Odette Adair, Coldwell Banker Bain
Vice President, Lisa May
Treasurer, Brian Newton, Jones & Roth CPA
Allocations Chair, Angie Cole, COCC
Board Development Chair, Wendy Graunitz, OnPoint Community Credit Union
Public Relations/Marketing Chair, Sara Odendahl
Resource Development Chair, Lisa May

Members:

Sarah Billeter, Cascade Sotheby's International Realty
Jaime Goldman, Community Member
Ben Haag, First Interstate Bank
Robert Jones, Retired BLSD Principal
Maureen Kadleck, Lonza Pharma & Biotech
Matt Montgomery, High Desert ESD
Shimiko Montgomery - School Board Representative*
Richard Nkansah, Lonza Pharma & Biotech
Angie Pranghofer, Community Member

BLS School Board Representatives* -- Open
*non-voting due to their affiliation with the Bend-La Pine School District or School Board.

Staff

Jessie Norman, Program/Office Coordinator