LEADERSHIP TEAM

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CATHY YASUDA

CHAIR

Cathy Yasuda is the Executive Director for the Treasure Valley Community College Foundation. She has a long history with TVCC starting 25 years ago as the Public Information Director. Prior to working at the college, Ms. Yasuda worked in the print, radio and TV industry for about 10 years.  She serves on numerous community Boards and Committees and has fundraised in the non-profit sector for over 20 years. 

 

Ms. Yasuda has a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications and Speech from the University of Oregon.

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Sandra Shelton

VICE CHAIR

Sandra Shelton serves at the Executive Director of Malheur Council on Aging and Community Services. She has worked in Metal Health.

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MEGAN GOMEZA

SECRETARY

Megan Gomeza works for Valley Family Healthcare. She has worked in rural frontier mental health since 2006 at Lifeways and Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, and is a Malheur County native. 

 

Megan holds an Bachelor's Degree in General Agriculture, and a Masters’ of Social Work from NNU with a focus on Management, Community Planning, and Public Administration. 

Barb Higinbotham

BARB HIGINBOTHAM

TREASURER

Barb Higinbotham is the Executive Director of Community in Action. she has worked in private and public non-profit organizations for over 25 years. 

Barb is a Treasure Valley Community College alumni.

 

Kelly Poe

KELLY POE

DIRECTOR

Kelly Poe, Malheur County Education Service District, is a longtime community member. She is actively involved in two, local collective impact initiatives: Poverty to Prosperity and Cradle to Career.

 

Kelly is the former director of the Malheur County Commission on Children and Families.

Tim Heinze

DIRECTOR

Tim Heinz is the CEO of Valley Family Health Care. He works tirelessly to improve the health outcomes in Eastern Oregon and the West Treasure Valley.

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Tracy Buster

DIRECTOR

Tracy Buster is an RN and the Family Planning Coordinator at the Malheur County Health Department.  She has been at the health department since 2011 and has worked as a home visitor and with immunizations and family planning.  Prior to that Tracy worked as an OB nurse at St. Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario for 13 years.  Tracy has a BSN from Rockhurst College of Nursing and a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Northwest Nazarene University.

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JANE PADGETT

DIRECTOR

Jane Padgett is the Business Integrity Coordinator, Community Development Coordinator, and Volunteer Program Manager for the Oregon Department of Human Service.

 

She has worked for the department since 1992 and has more than 30 years of professional experience.

 

Joe Recla

JOE RECLA

EMERITUS DIRECTOR

Joe Recla is the Executive Director of Four Rivers Health Care (FRHC). He is also a founding member of 4RHC and the founder of Community Building Supply, a retail arm of FRHC. Joe owns Commercial and Residential Rental Property and has 38 years of retail experience.

 

Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a teaching certificate from Boise State. He is an Ontario native – born at Holy Rosary Medical Center - former member of the Idaho Army National Guard, Ontario High School graduate and Treasure Valley Community College alumni.

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DAVID ARMSTRONG

DIRECTOR

David Armstrong works for Rogue Credit Union in their Information Services Department. Previously, he has held positions as Executive Director of Tri-County Love INC and Ministry Assistant at a local church.

David holds a BBS in Biblical Studies from Calvary Chapel Bible College.