OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
FBO is a nonprofit organization and a project of Oregon philanthropy, supported by The Ford Family Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, the Collins Foundation, the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, and the Oregon Community Foundation. As a collaborative effort, our Board upholds a commitment to bridging vantage points, leveling access to power, and looking beyond the horizon for Oregon’s children and families.
Carol is the CEO of The Collins Foundation. Adopted with her twin from South Korea and raised in Maryland and rural Oregon, she is driven by a passion for equity and deep inclusion and a conviction that each of us has a role in creating a just society for everyone. Prior to joining The Collins Foundation, Carol served as a program officer and as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager at Meyer Memorial Trust. She has also worked as a farmworker, domestic violence advocate, health educator, nonprofit consultant and trainer, and policy and community engagement manager for the Oregon Health Authority’s Office of Equity and Inclusion. Carol has served on the boards of Seeding Justice (formerly the McKenzie River Gathering Foundation), the Hambleton Project, and the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, and is currently a board member of the Pride Foundation.
Truman serves as the President of The Collins Foundation, a board member of The Collins Companies, and as a trustee of Willamette University and the Collins Medical Trust. He earned his undergraduate degree from Willamette University in 1986 and his Master's degree in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1987. He worked for 25 years as a software developer in the field of electronic design automation.
Michelle is the President and CEO of Meyer Memorial Trust. She began her career as a community organizer in New York and is particularly passionate about social, economic and environmental justice for people of color, women, indigenous peoples, and low-income communities. She has previously served in the Obama administration as assistant administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as a program officer at the Ford Foundation, and as dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School in New York. Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University, a JD from Fordham Law School, an honorary doctorate from Fordham University, and a MPA from Baruch College, where she was a National Urban Fellow.
Based in Klamath Falls, Jessie is a longtime leader and advocate working at the intersection of youth development, food systems, and community-wide well-being. She is a program manager with the Southern Oregon Educational Service District, working alongside community members to support student success through the Southern Oregon STEAM Hub, dual-credit coordination, and the Klamath Promise initiative. She is also a former small business owner, has worked in the Oregon Department of Human Services, and led the first Blue Zones Project community in the Pacific Northwest. Born and raised on her family’s multi-generation farm and ranch, Jessie is a board member for the Ross Ragland Theater and Cultural Center, serves on the SMART Reading Leadership Council for South Central Oregon, and helped create Klamath Farmers’ Online Marketplace (KFOM). Her two children are now the fifth generation on their family farm.
Toya is Executive Director of Stand for Children, Oregon and a board member at Meyer Memorial Trust. As one of the primary authors of Ballot Measure 98 and a leader who played a pivotal role in the Student Success Act, Toya strives to ensure schools are equitable for all. Her determination to help students succeed is rooted in her own upbringing, as the first member of her extended family to graduate from college, and in her previous experience as a middle school teacher in Baton Rouge and in Washington, D.C., an education policy staffer for former Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, and as an advocate with the Alliance for Excellence in Education.
Anne is the President of The Ford Family Foundation. She joined the Foundation after 19 years at The Aspen Institute (New York), where she founded and directed the Aspen Roundtable on Community Change, a national resource center that advises policymakers, funders and practitioners on strategies for improving outcomes for low-income children, families and communities. Anne holds a master’s degree in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University and a bachelor of arts degree in English from Tufts University. She serves on the Portland Branch Board of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank and the Governor of Oregon's Early Learning Council.
Carina Miller is a proud Warm Springs, Wasco, and Yakima mother. She lives on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Central Oregon and aims to use teachings from her upbringing to help transform the world into a more equitable and sustainable future. She currently works for the Warm Springs Community Action Team and previously worked for her tribe's Children's Protective Services, where she ran the independent living program and handled assisted guardianship cases. She also worked as a Head Start teacher, production assistant for TV news, and served as a Tribal Council member for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs from 2016-2019. A co-founder of multiple organizations, she holds a degree in Ethnic Studies from the University of Oregon.
Martha is the Executive Director of the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. Before joining the Foundation, she was President and Co-Owner of The Collins Group, a consulting firm providing management and fundraising counsel throughout the Northwest, and also held management positions with arts organizations in Minneapolis and Portland. She currently serves on Oregon’s Educator Advancement Council, and has served in a volunteer role with numerous cultural and charitable groups, including the Regional Arts and Culture Commission, Oregon Cultural Trust, Northwest Business for Culture and the Arts, and the Oregon Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
D.L. is an educator with over 25 years of experience in teaching, diversity training, and public speaking. He works as an Equity Specialist with the Medford and Ashland School Districts, and as a leader with the Black Southern Oregon Alliance, a community-based organization. He has also taught communication courses at the university and high school levels, including public speaking, journalism, media and civil rights history, and public relations. D.L.’s leadership includes service with the Oregon Cares Fund for Black Relief and Resiliency, the Oregon African American/Black Student Success Advisory Committee, the Governor’s Healthy Schools Reopening Council, the Oregon Racial Justice Council’s Education Recovery Committee, and the Jackson County United Way Board of Directors.
Lane is a partner in the law firm Shetterly Irick and Ozias in Dallas, Oregon, and a board member of the Oregon Community Foundation. He previously served seven years in the Oregon Legislature, including as Speaker pro tem of the House, before resigning to become director of the Department of Land Conservation and Development. Lane also volunteers on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the Northwest Oregon Leadership Council, the Oregon Environmental Council, and Salem Health. He graduated from Western Oregon University and from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College.
Bill is a board member of the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation. His career has spanned banking, real estate development, and, for a brief time, community newspaper publishing. He is also on the board of Oregon Public Broadcasting, and is a past board member of The Nature Conservancy, the University of Oregon Foundation, the Clackamas Community College Foundation, and Trillium Family Services, among many others. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and a MBA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Carrie co-owns and operates Thompson Timber Company in Corvallis, and serves on the board of The Ford Family Foundation. She previously worked as an elementary and middle school teacher for Corvallis Public Schools, and holds a current Oregon Teacher’s Certificate as she continues to substitute teach in the Corvallis and Philomath areas. In addition to managing a family foundation and a family-owned private equity fund, Carrie serves on the board of the Corvallis Youth Symphony Foundation. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington.
Max is the President and CEO of Oregon Community Foundation. As a lawyer, former legislator, and leader of the Oregon Department of Corrections, Max’s professional and volunteer experiences have been directed towards both preserving and improving the state that he loves. Under Max’s leadership, OCF is transforming individual philanthropy into sustained, community-driven impact, forging partnerships with thousands of nonprofit organizations and other philanthropic funders on initiatives and projects that invest in innovation, convene stakeholders, and catalyze positive change. His commitment to research and data-driven solutions has resulted in the creation of one of the largest research and evaluation teams of any community foundation in the country.
FBO Member Foundations
The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation envisions an Oregon where the arts thrive in supportive communities, and educational systems support the effectiveness of teaching and learning in every classroom.
Meyer Memorial Trust works with and invests in organizations, communities, ideas, and efforts that contribute to a flourishing and equitable Oregon.
Oregon Community Foundation is a statewide community foundation whose mission is to improve the lives of all Oregonians through the power of philanthropy.
The Ford Family Foundation invests in supporting "successful citizens and vital rural communities," making grants to public charities and agencies predominantly benefiting communities in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, California.
The Collins Foundation invests in Oregon nonprofit organizations, both rural and urban, that are dedicated to improving quality of life and well-being for the people in their communities.
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