Foundation Board

2017-18 Executive Committee

  • Brenda Hansen – Chair 
  • Vacant – Chair Elect
  • Micah Adams – Past Chair
  • Michelle Bassi – Secretary
  • Jeff Heriot – Treasurer
  • Hadee Sabzalian – Executive Committee/At-Large
  • Susan Rieke-Smith, Ed.D,  Springfield School District Superintendent

2017-18 Board Members

Micah AdamsPast Chair, Development Committee member, Night of 11,000 Stars Committee member. Assistant Vice President and Business Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo; served the Active 20-30 Club for seven years; Springfield High School alumnus (class of 1990) and parent of a Mt. Vernon Elementary School student. Rotarian.

Michelle BassiSecretary. Attorney with Thorp, Purdy, Jewett, Urness & Wilkinson, P.C. Creates agenda and keeps board in line with policies and procedures, by laws and other official protocol.

Jacob Berns – Marketing Committee member. Lead Marketing and Communications Specialist for SELCO Community Credit Union.

Terry Beyer – Chair the Alumni Committee and serves on the Innovative Educator Grant Committee. Retired Oregon House of Representatives District 12, Representative. Springfield High School graduate, 1969. Mother of three SHS graduates.

Mary Farrington ­– Chair of Innovative Educator Grant Committee, Programs Committee member. Provides connections and advice for grant applications and foundation support. Grant Writer, Erb Memorial Union, University of Oregon.

Brenda HansenBoard Chair, Innovative Educator Grant Committee, Development Committee and the Night of 11,000 Stars Planning Committee member. Exclusive Agent, Horace Mann Insurance. Mother Thurston High School graduate. Springfield Chamber of Commerce board member, member of Springfield Chamber of Commerce Education Committee. Member of Oregon Battle of the Books Committee. Thurston High School graduate, 1986.

Jeff Heriot, CPATreasurer, Chairs Finance and Governance Committee. Director of Administration and Accounting Manager at Harrang Long Gary Rudnick PC Attorneys at Law. Parent of two Springfield High School alumni.

Jake Hoffman – Innovative Educator Grant Committee, Alumni Committee member. Owner, Grocery Outlet on River Road. Graduate of Springfield Public Schools.

 Kari Isham Supports all events. Serves on the Program and Initiatives Committee, Alumni Committee. Teacher on Special Assignment, SPS. Graduate of Thurston High School.

Travis Joseph –  Programs and Initiatives Committee. President/ CEO American Forest Resource Council. 

Shelly KrehbielMarketing Committee and Innovative Educator Grant Committee.. Group Manager, Royal Caribbean. Success by Six United Way volunteer.

Judy Leahy – Development Committee member. Retired teacher and counselor with LookingGlass. Community volunteer. Mother of three Springfield High School graduates.  Office volunteer.

 Jamie Louie-Smith – Development Committee Chair, member of Finance Committee. Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer, Pacific Continental Bank. Mother of two students at Mt. Vernon Elementary.

Superintendent Sue Rieke-Smith, D.Ed. – Connection to the school district board, administration, staff and students; Development Committee member. Superintendent, Springfield Public Schools.

Hadee SabzalianAt Large Representative, Night of 11,000 Stars Committee and Development Committee. Corporate Relations Manager, FOOD for Lane County. Father of two Springfield Public Schools students. Event advisor.

Terry SchererPrograms and Initiatives Committee. Springfield High School alumni, two children are former SPS students. Wildish Theater board member. Retired SPS Educator.

Scott SmithChair, Marketing Committee. Consultant. Scott retired after working 35 years in banking and credit unions. Education is very important to Scott and he previously served on the Everett Community College Foundation Board. Of special interest to Scott is making improvements so that Springfield schools are “relevant” for our children. Scott was born in Seattle and met his wife Chris in Boise, after living all over the Northwest they decided Springfield was the place for them to settle down and make their home along the McKenzie River. Scott and his wife Chris have two daughters and five grandchildren. They enjoy golfing, cooking, photography, gardening and camping in their RV.

Kelli WarnerChair, Night of 11,000 Stars, member of Innovative Educator Grant Committee, Marketing Committee. Public relations professional with Turell Group. Mother of two Springfield students.2015-16 Annual Fund Campaign Chair.

Erik Vos – Finance Committee. CFO, Timber Products Company.

Cindy WhittingtonPrograms Committee and Innovative Educator Grants reader. Owner/Operator McDonalds,  RMHC (Ronald McDonald House) Advisory Board member, Advocate of Education.

Bruce Webber Finance Committee. Senior Vice President – Manager, Banner Bank.