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Oregon Advisory Board

Our Oregon Advisory Board is comprised of business and community leaders who meet quarterly to build broader support for Stand for Children's mission.

  • Jack Friedman, CEO, Providence Health Plans (board chair)
  • Jennifer Andres, Community Volunteer
  • Debbie Craig, Trustee, Meyer Memorial Trust
  • Gun Denhart, Founder, Hanna Andersson Corporation
  • Edith Dorsen, Managing Director, the Women's Venture Capital Fund
  • Chris Dudley, Partner, Filigree Advisors
  • David Edwards, Founder & CEO, Imperiad Entertainment
  • Elizabeth Eiting, Community Volunteer
  • Ryan Finley, Founder, SurveyMonkey
  • Mary Finley, Community Volunteer
  • Serilda Summers McGee, Program Manager, Diversity Talent Planning, Kaiser Permanente
  • David Pollock, Private Equity Investor
  • Patrick J. Simpson, Partner, Perkins Coie
  • Grant Watkinson, Retired President, Coastwide Laboratories

State Strategy Team

Representatives from each of our chapters make up the State Strategy Team. They meet monthly to guide the development of our statewide strategies. For more information, contact Toya Fick, Government Affairs Director, at

  • Lloyd Bernstein, Beaverton
  • Chris Brantley, Salem
  • Ann Burgess, Bethel
  • Sarah Case, Lane County
  • Courtney Clements, Lake Oswego
  • Jennifer Curran, Lake Oswego
  • Donna DeForest, Bethel
  • Dena Hellums, North Clackamas
  • Claire Morgan, Hillsboro
  • Eileen Nittler, Lane County
  • Julie O’Dwyer, Oregon City
  • Karen Starchvick, Medford


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