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 Rohanna Buchanan with advice and support drawing from their rich and diverse expertise.

 

Kip Leonard, J.D.

OSLC Board President

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.

 

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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David Brewer, J.D.

OSLC Board Community Member

David Brewer retired from the Oregon Supreme Court in 2017, where he had served as judge since 2013. Prior to that, he served for over a decade on the Oregon Court of Appeals, as Chief Judge from 2004 to 2012. Born in Modesto, California, Brewer earned his B.A. from Sonoma State University in 1974 and completed his J.D. at the University of Oregon School of Law in 1977. He began his law career and later became partner at Lombard, Gardner, Honsowetz & Brewer. Both of his alma maters have recognized Brewer with Distinguished Alumnus Awards. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Oregon Campaign for Equal Justice since 1995 and on the University of Oregon Law School Dean’s Advisory Council since 1997. Brewer has been married for 37 years and has three children and three grandchildren.

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Elizabeth (Liz) Duncan

OSLC Board Community Member

Liz is currently the Vice President of Technology at Oregon Community Credit Union. Prior to this, she was a senior Information Technology professional at the Symantec site in Springfield. Liz is a systems management expert with experience overseeing the allocation of over $300 million in annual IT funds and instituting of global processes to ensure the effective management of organizations’ resources, budget, project portfolio and regulatory compliance requirements.

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Ben Fogelson

OSLC Board Community Member

Ben Fogelson is the principal broker of InEugene Real Estate. He is a friendly and outgoing native Eugenian and University of Oregon graduate. He and his wife are raising two children in Eugene. Ben has decades-deep exposure to the nooks and crannies of the local real estate market on every economic and social level. He is also an art enthusiast who opens his downtown office space each month to feature an artist for the First Friday ArtWalk.

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Colt Gill

OSLC Board Community Member

Colt Gill was appointed as the first Education Innovation Officer for the State of Oregon. Prior to that, he was the Superintendent of the Bethel School District in Eugene. His current focus is on improving graduation outcomes for students in Oregon. 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 over 25 years, serving as a teacher, principal, district technology director, curriculum and instruction director, assistant superintendent, superintendent, and adjunct professor at the UO. In the community, Colt serves on multiple boards and steering committees, in education, education leadership, and public health.

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Edward Olivos, Ph.D.

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 several 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 retired from her position as 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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Patricia Sheppard

OSLC Board Treasurer

Patricia Sheppard is married and has two children and two grandchildren. 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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Dana M. Weinstein, J.D.

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 programs and has requested services for clients from OSLC 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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Susan Wielesek, J.D.

OSLC Board Secretary

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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Kip Leonard, JD
Board Position: OSLC Board President
Board Term: 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2018

Gordon Hall, PhD
Board Position: OSLC Board Vice President
Board Term: 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2018

David Brewer, JD
Board Position: OSLC Board Community Member
Board Term: 1/1/2018 to 12/31/2019

Elizabeth Duncan
Board Position: OSLC Board Community Member
Board Term: 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2018

Ben Fogelson
Board Position: OSLC Board Community Member
Board Term: 1/1/2018 to 12/31/2019

Colt Gill
Board Position: OSLC Board Community Member
Board Term: 1/1/2018 to 12/31/2019

Mark Campbell
Board Position: OSLC Board Staff Representative
Board Term: 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2018

Edward M. Olivos, PhD
Board Position: OSLC Board Community Member
Board Term: 1/1/2018 to 12/31/2019

Rosie Pryor
Board Position: OSLC Board Community Member
Board Term: 1/1/2018 to 12/31/2019

Lisa Saldana, PhD
Board Position: OSLC Board Scientist Representative
Board Term: 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2018

Patricia Sheppard
Board Position: OSLC Board Treasurer
Board Term: 1/1/2018 to 12/31/2019

Dana Weinstein, JD
Board Position: OSLC Board Community Member
Board Term: 1/1/2018 to 12/31/2019

S. Susannah Wielesek, JD
Board Position: OSLC Board Secretary
Board Term: 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2018