OSLC Board of Directors

Board members give tirelessly to OSLC. They attend quarterly meetings and serve on committees, participate in an annual planning session, and throughout the year provide OSLC Chief Operating Officer Rick Varnum with advice and support drawing from their rich and diverse expertise.

 

Ben Fogelson

OSLC Board Community Member

This is my home. Grew up here. I’ve traveled the planet and I know a great city when I see it. Friendly Street. College Hill. The University. South Hills. North Eugene, Ferry Street, Coburg, The Whiteaker. This is where I was born, and the neighborhoods of Eugene are an integral part of me. These are the places I’ve played, studied, worked and am raising a family. As experience would illustrate, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You’ll find I am a natural guide to the world of Eugene real estate.  Take a friendly, honest and outgoing University of Oregon graduate and add a decades-deep exposure to the nooks and crannies of our market on every economic and social level.  Next, throw in extensive personal success as a buyer, as seller, a landlord and an equity-conscious family homeowner. Finally, consider the satisfaction I get by serving you, my calm, level-headed professionalism and my dedicated lifestyle-approach to achieving your goals. Be it selling or buying or just getting an education on the market, I can help by imparting my intimate knowledge of Eugene, the kind only a native Eugenean can provide.

Colt Gill

OSLC Board Community Member

Colt Gill is the superintendent of Bethel School District in Eugene. Colt tries to make a difference in children’s lives: As a school district administrator, he is focused on improving school leadership and supporting instruction in the classroom so all students can achieve at high levels and realize success in the community after graduating with an Oregon Diploma. Colt grew up in Lane County, attending Springfield Public Schools and Lane Community College and earning degrees in elementary education and education policy management at the University of Oregon (UO). He has been an educator for 26 years, serving as a teacher, principal, district technology director, curriculum and instruction director, assistant superintendent, and now superintendent. Colt focuses on statewide leadership and policy issues by serving as chair of the Oregon Quality Education Commission. He is the past President of the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators and participates as an appointed member of the Oregon Funding Coalition Steering Committee, the Oregon Vision and Policy Steering Committee, and the Oregon Leadership Network Steering Committee. Locally, Colt serves as an adjunct professor at the UO, teaching a number of classes including Advanced Curriculum Design and Delivery, Instructional Technology Integration, and modules for the Initial Administrative Licensure Program. In the community, Colt serves on the Executive Board of United Way of Lane County. He also volunteers locally on the Boards of the Lane Early Learning Alliance and Trillium, Lane County’s Coordinated Care Organization (CCO), focusing on the well‐being of our community’s youth.

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Gordon Nagayama Hall, Ph.D.

OSLC Board Vice – President

Gordon Nagayama Hall, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Clinical Area of the Department of Psychology at the University of Oregon. He is interested in the cultural influences on psychological problems. He has found that concern about cultural norms helps prevent sexual aggression among Asian American men. Dr. Hall is currently investigating the effectiveness with Asian Americans of psychological treatments that are established for other groups. He is also interested in gene mapping approaches to genetic and cultural factors implicated in antisocial behavior. Dr. Hall served on the IRB from 2003-2004 when, at that time, he joined the Board of Directors.

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Kip Leonard

OSLC Board Community Member

Kip is a Eugene native. He was appointed to the District Court in 1986 and to the Circuit Court in 1989. As a District Court Judge, he instituted a program for early resolution of cases that has been replicated in other counties. He served as Presiding Judge of the Circuit Court from 1996 to 2000 and is currently the Juvenile Court Judge, hearing all juvenile delinquency and dependency cases. In Juvenile Court, he recently began the state’s first Juvenile Drug Court. He has served as Chair of the Lane County Public Safety Coordinating Council, a member of the Domestic Violence Council, and a board member of the Boys and Girls Club and is active with community sports programs for youth.

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Susan Wielesek, J.D.

OSLC Board Community Member, Secretary/Treasurer

Sue has been an attorney in private practice for over 26 years and is currently retired. Her practice focused on domestic relations. She served on the 4J School Board for eight years. She has served on the OSLC Board since 1986 and has consistently demonstrated her interest in all of the Membership’s needs and concerns. Sue is currently the Secretary of the Board, and serves on the Audit Committee and the IRB.

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Edward Olivos

OSLC Board Community Member,

Edward M. Olivos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education Studies at the University of Oregon. Edward’s research is focused on Latinos and education, specifically the impact immigration; language, parent involvement, and school climate have on this community’s success in schools. Edward has worked at all levels of education, having spent 10 years as a bilingual elementary school teacher in San Diego and the last seven as a tenure-line professor in higher education. As Head of the Department of Education Studies, he is responsible for budgetary, curriculum, and personnel decisions that affect the department. He is also active across the University serving on steering committees, search committees, and advisory boards.

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Rosie Pryor

OSLC Board Community Member,

Rosie Pryor is Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at Oregon Community Credit Union. She has over 35 years of experience in marketing, communications, and strategic business planning. Prior to joining the Credit Union, she was Director of Marketing and Strategic Planning at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield and she worked in municipal government from 1985 to 2000 (first at the City of Eugene and then as Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the City of Springfield). Rosie has served eight years on the Lane Workforce Partnership Board of Directors. In June 2010, she was appointed by Governor Kulongoski to the Oregon Workforce Investment Board. In 2011, Rosie was elected to the Lane Community College Board of Education. She also serves on the LCC Foundation Board. Rosie has a B.S. Degree in Journalism and a M.S. in Education Administration from the University of Oregon.

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Elizabeth (Liz) Rogers

OSLC Board Member

Liz is currently the senior Information Technology professional at the Symantec site in Springfield, which employs approximately 1,100 people.  In her role as Director of IT Strategic Planning and Compliance, Liz has responsibility for overseeing the allocation of over $300 million in annual IT funds and has instituted a set of global processes to ensure the effective management of the organization’s resources, budget, project portfolio and regulatory compliance requirements.

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William H. Sack, M.D.

OSLC Board Community Member

William H. Sack, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), served as director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from 1974 to his retirement in 1997.

He began his career in medicine as a Lt. Commander for the U.S. Public Health Service in 1963 where he practiced in the Division of Indian Health in Montana. In 1969, he became an instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard University-Massachusetts General Hospital until 1973 when he moved west to become Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at OHSU. He was appointed as Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics in 1977, and in 1985, Professor of Psychiatry.

Over the course of his long career, Dr. Sack has consulted widely and participated extensively in many professional and community activities. He is an energetic researcher and has published prolifically in the fields of psychiatric disorders among Native American children and adolescents and the longitudinal effects of childhood trauma on Cambodian adolescent refugees.

He continues to pursue research interests in retirement, treats private patients, and consults as a forensic child and adolescent psychiatrist.

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Patricia Sheppard

OSLC Board Community Member

Patricia Sheppard, is married, has two children, one grandchild and another on the way, yahoo!! She is the co-founder and long time director of Educational Environments, Inc., a private preschool and kindergarten established in Eugene in 1969, whose foundation was premised on behavior learning theory. She retired in 2003, and the school is still going strong. Mrs. Sheppard is currently the chair of two other non-profit boards, the Northwest Youth Corps, and Educational Environments, Inc. She has been a hospice volunteer since 2003 for Cascade Hospice, formerly McKenzie-Willamette Hospice. She has a B.S. degree, magma cum laude, from the University of Oregon. She loves the rivers and mountains of the Northwest, and skiing, hiking and whitewater rafting. Travel to warm tropical climates during the winter is currently a high priority.

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Sam Vuchinich, Ph.D.

OSLC Board Community Member – President

Sam Vuchinich, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at Oregon State University. His current research interests focus on family influences on the development of mental health disorders in childhood and adolescence. Most of his work has been related to conduct disorders in ages 10 through 16. He is developing grant proposals on programs for the prevention of late-onset conduct disorder in at-risk adolescents. He is particularly interested in comparing the unique contributions of child, parent, and family components to such prevention programs using multilevel models.

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Dana M. Weinstein

OSLC Board Community Member

Dana M. Weinstein earned her J.D. from the University of Oregon Law School in 1979. She has had a continuous private practice in Eugene since 1980 with emphasis on Family and Juvenile law and has been a Pro Tem Circuit Court Judge since 1993. Over the years, she has represented many clients involved in OSLC and OCP programs and has requested services for clients from OSLC and OCP as she felt these services were among the best available resources. Dana has served on the boards of many organizations, including Lane County Legal Aid (President for 10 years), Right to Privacy PAC, Temple Beth Israel, and Jewish Federation of Lane County. She has also presented at Oregon State Bar continuing education meetings.

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Hyoun Kim, Ph.D

OSLC Research Scientist Representative

Dr. Kim received her Ph.D. from the Ohio State University and has been working at OSLC since 1999. Her research interests center around the development of psychopathology in adolescents and young adults from at-risk backgrounds, including depression, delinquency, drug use, health risking sexual behavior, and intimate partner violence. Her work has focused on understanding the developmental trajectories and transmission of these health risking behaviors across generations, with a strong focus on mediating effects of self-regulatory systems and social influence processes (especially romantic partners’ influence) on the development of health risking behaviors during emerging adulthood. She has been serving as co-investigator on multiple longitudinal studies of at-risk adolescent populations, including two long-term longitudinal studies of at-risk young men and their romantic partners (Oregon Youth Study and OYS-Couples study) in which the etiology of and effects of romantic relationships on the developmental pathways of psychopathology have been examined. She is also serving as co-investigator on a preventive intervention research to examine the effects of the Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO) intervention on developmental trajectories of problem behaviors in delinquent females during adolescence on young adult outcomes. In addition, Dr. Kim is closely involved in two randomized control efficacy studies to test effects of the Kids in Transition to School (KITS) program which was designed to increase school readiness among at-risk populations including children in foster care.

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Lee Owen

OSLC Staff Representative

I was born in Northeastern Oregon, moved around with my family some, and then in 1970 settled into our family home near Monroe, about 30 miles Northwest of Eugene, where I still live today. I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 28 years, and have a live-at-home grown son. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Oregon State University in 1993, the same year I started working at OSLC. Initially I was hired as an IPC coder for LIFT and an assessor for the Oregon Divorce Study. In 1995 I got a job as an assistant data analyst with SIBS and OYS. Later, I completed the graduate sequence of statistics in the U of O psychology department. I also completed a graduate course in structural equation modeling at Oregon State. During my time at OSLC, I have served the organization in several different ways, including memberships in the Communication Council, the Media Team, SRCiS, the Technology committee, and as editor of the internal newsletter for five years. I love OSLC, both for the uniqueness of the work environment, and the ultimate higher good that the Center serves.

Kip Leonard,
Board Position: OSLC Board President
Board Term: 1/1/2015 to 12/31/2016

Gordon Hall, PhD
Board Position: OSLC Board Vice President
Board Term: 1/1/2015 to 12/31/2016

S. Susannah Wielesek, JD
Board Position: OSLC Board Secretary
Board Term: 1/1/2015 to 12/31/2016

Patricia Sheppard,
Board Position: OSLC Board Treasurer
Board Term: 1/1/2014 to 12/31/2015

Colt Gill,
Board Position: OSLC Board Community Member
Board Term: 1/1/2014 to 12/31/2015

Lee Owen,
Board Position: OSLC Board Staff Rep
Board Term: 1/1/2015 to 12/31/2017

Edward M. Olivos, PhD
Board Position: OSLC Board Community Member
Board Term: 1/1/2014 to 12/31/2015

Rosie Pryor,
Board Position: OSLC Board Community Member
Board Term: 1/1/2014 to 12/31/2015

Elizabeth Rogers,
Board Position: OSLC Board Community Member
Board Term: 1/1/2015 to 12/31/2016

William Sack, MD
Board Position: OSLC Board Community Member
Board Term: 1/1/2014 to 12/31/2015

Hyoun Kim, PhD
Board Position: OSLC Board Scientist Rep.
Board Term: 1/1/2015 to 12/31/2017

Samuel Vuchinich, PhD
Board Position: OSLC Board Community Member
Board Term: 1/1/2014 to 12/31/2015

Dana Weinstein, JD
Board Position: OSLC Board Community Member
Board Term: 1/1/2014 to 12/31/2015