Our Partners: Board of Directors & Staff

Our Board of Directors is highly-dedicated group of 19 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 2017 - 2018

Wendy Graunitz

Wendy Graunitz

Odette Adair

Odette Adair

President Emeritus
Robert Jones

Robert Jones

Vice President

Officers & Committee Chairs:

President - Wendy Graunitz, OnPoint Community Credit Union
Vice President - Robert Jones, Retired BLSD Principal
Treasurer - Brian Newton, Jones & Roth CPA
Allocations Chair - Angie Cole, COCC
Board Development Chair - Michele Emery, EARTH2O
Public Relations Chair - Dave Beltramini
Resource Development Chair - Stephanie Erickson

Odette Adair, Coldwell Banker Morris
Jennilynn Aston, Karnopp Petersen LLP
Jim Boss, US Bank
Eric Cornett, Century Insurance Group
Ron Gallinat*, BLSD School Board Representative
Ken Goodin, Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, P.C.
Gretchen Hawkins, First Interstate Bank
Rod Ketner, Lonza
Sam McCoy, Avid Cider Co.
Matt Montgomery, Principal La Pine High School
Jennifer Newton, Five Talent
Elisabeth Thomas, NAVIS

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


Michelle Johnson, Executive Director