Kathryn T Holleran (Kate) (Board Chair) has worked in natural resources management for over 30 years. She is a Senior Natural Resources Scientist with Metro, with a particular interest in forest ecosystems and restoration. She also teaches in the Natural Resources Technology program at Mt Hood Community College and serves on its technical advisory committee. Kate and her husband Mark Connell raised three sons in Sandy, Oregon. She has been an active community volunteer including her current focus on reducing hunger in the Sandy area.
Midge Meade (Treasurer) and her husband moved to Oregon in 1991 to raise their four children within the qualities that make Oregon, and specifically, Sandy, Oregon, special; wooded lots, clean water and air, easy access to Mt Hood wilderness and the city of Portland. Since 1992 Midge has worked as a Registered Nurse at Mt Hood Medical Center in Gresham. She enjoys doing anything outdoors, volunteering and helping to reduce the barriers people face in securing a healthy, productive lifestyle.
Mike Walker (Secretary) Mike has lived in Sandy since 1985. He moved here from Colorado to become the Public Works Director for the City of Sandy. His wife, Kathleen, and he have two daughters – Emily, a Freshman at Lewis & Clark and Anya, a sophomore at Sandy High School. His community service gigs included a stint as chair of the Oregon Trail School District Facilities Task Force, member of the Value Oregon Trail Education (VOTE) group that advocated for the new High School bond and as a member of the School District Bond Oversight Committee.
Joseph Thai (Joe) served five years active duty in the United States Military, four years in the United States Marine Corps, and one year in the Oregon National Guard. He is an active volunteer at the Sandy Community Action Center. He moved to Sandy in 1995. He and his wife are currently in their last term of nursing school, and will be LPN’s by the end of April. He also volunteers at the Compassion Sandy event every year, and plans to be involved in Medical Teams International.
Olga Gerberg For the past twenty years Olga has worked as an advocate for health access serving as a link between healthcare providers and low income individuals. Olga graduated from la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City as a registered nurse, and from Portland Community College as a Chemical Dependency counselor. As a bilingual and bicultural health professional she has worked with Catholic Charities, El Programa Hispano, Cascade Management and is the current Program Service Manager at Familias en Accion. Olga currently trains health professionals and community leaders in Palliative Care and Empoderate, a cultural competence program.
Her passion in life is to serve and to empower Latinos through education and support. She believes that education is the best gift we can provide to our members in our communities. Olga also has extensive experience working with schools, missionary groups, community service clubs, and with immigrant farm labor families. Olga is the founder of the first Spanish speaking Kiwanis community service club in the country. She serves as an Advisory Board member for STOP with Kaiser Permanent Colorectal Cancer Research, OCCP OR, Cancer Center Programs, CAB Community Action Board Clackamas, Human Solutions and is currently on her second term as a City Council Member for the City of Sandy, Oregon.
Diane Kelso is a retired Registered Nurse after working in the industry for 40 years. She has more time now to tend to her blueberry and peach farm and additional acreage that her husband and she are converting from pasture to forest land. She is a native Oregonian and her husband, Peter, is a transplant from Arizona. They both enjoy volunteering in their local community at Guide Dogs for the Blind and the Sandy Actor’s theatre. In addition, they especially find the Sandy Community Action Center to be an awesome resource for the community and are both very active volunteers.