Officers & Directors


An elected board of directors oversees all phases of ARCS Foundation Oregon. Officers of the Oregon board include co-presidents, co-presidents elect in some years, VP treasurer and secretary.

Directors include VP Communications, VP Fund Development, VP Governance, VP Member Relations, VP Program, VP University Relations, and VP Scholar Relations. In addition, the co-presidents appoints one to four Members-at-Large to serve on the Board. The fiscal year is July 1–June 30, with the annual meeting in May.

Officers and Board of Directors - July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019


Co-Presidents Julie Branford and Sue McGrath
Co-Past Presidents Aletha Anderson and Joan Foley
Secretary Elizabeth Bell
VP Treasurer Gretchen Sturm
Assistant Treasurer Kate Joseph
Co-VP Communications Lara Cunningham and Paige Jackson
VP Fund Development Anne Yoo
VP Governance Kris Kern
Co-VP Member Relations Sheila Goodwin and Julie Headley
Co-VP Program Diana Gordon and Anne Weaver
Co-VP Scholar Relations Meleah Ashford and Anne Jarvis
VP University Relations Susan Smith
Member-at-Large Gigi Ditz
Member-at-Large Elise McClure
Member-at-Large Lee Ragen



Chair, Scholar Awards Luncheon  
Nominating Committee Sally Fish, Julie Headley, Sharon Nugent, Adrianne Peterson, Gretchen Sturm

Oregon Chapter Past Presidents


Sharon Hewitt 2004-2006; Ellen Richardson 2006-2008; Leslie Workman 2008-2010; Caron Ogg 2010-2012; Jean Josephson 2012-2014; Aletha Anderson 2014-2015, 2017-2018; Joan Foley 2015-2018