Foundation Board

2017-18 Executive Committee

  • Brenda Hansen – Chair 
  • Vacant – Chair-Elect
  • Micah Adams – Past Chair
  • Michelle Bassi – Secretary
  • Jamie Louie-Smith – 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 Chair. 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 Thurston High School student.

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.

Melaney Grenz – Night of 11,000 Stars Committee. Speech Pathologist, Springfield Public Schools.

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.

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. 

Kelsey Keough –  Night of 11,000 Stars Committee. Group Reservations Supervisors, Royal Caribbean.

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

Jamie Louie-Smith – Finance Committee Chair, member of Development Committee. Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer, Pacific Continental Bank.

Sue Rieke-Smith, Ed.D. – 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 WarnerNight of 11,000 Stars Committee, 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 Chair, 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.

Adam Zanotto – Development Committee. Real Estate Agent, Keller-Williams.

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