Board of Directors
Nancy has worked in public relations, non-profits and human resources for the past 36 years with a focus on program and people development. Her passion for the mission of SLF stems from the great joy she finds in connecting people-of-faith and people-of goodwill to serve and strengthen our community. Nancy has a strong family history in serving the Sprague-area schools and Young Life.
Josh is a fifth-generation Salem native and commercial real estate broker, active in the historical, political and non-profit sectors of Salem. Josh‘s family founded the Thomas Kay Woolen Mills, now the Willamette Heritage Center, a source of great inspiration for Salem’s continued growth and prosperity. He attended South Salem High School and Linfield College. A staunch community advocate, Josh lives in the Morningside neighborhood in southeast Salem with his wife Lillian.
Brad is a CPA and passionate about buildings. He leads the finance team for a Salem-based construction company and is active with his family at Salem Alliance Church and Grant Community School.
Linda is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has worked in the mental-health field for 30 years serving disabled and often impoverished individuals. She is excited to follow a calling to serve on the SLF board so she can have a broader, faith-based impact on meeting the needs of her community. Linda and Warren live in the SWAN neighborhood in South Salem.
Quinn is a Salem native, graduate of South Salem High School and an MBA from Willamette University. He served four years as the VP of Union Gospel Mission of Salem, followed by two years as the operations manager for a residential development company, and is now a real estate agent with Harvey Realty Group. He and his wife, Katy, worship at Life Church in West Salem, live in the CAN-DO area (downtown) and are proudly raising their family in Oregon’s best community.
Alex, Executive Management, Capitol Auto Group, has a passion for the automotive industry but an even larger passion for the community and the neighborhods of Salem. A fourth-generation Salem native, Alex serves on multiple non-profit boards in Salem and brings leadership, management and team-building skills to the SLF mission. He lives in the Fairmount Neighborhood of south-central Salem.
Ryan W. Collier
Ryan is the owner and principal attorney at Collier law, a small firm focusing on Wills, Trusts, and Probate. Ryan and his wife Holly have three sons and live in the Wright neighborhood of South Salem. Ryan has been a board member since 2001 and President twice.
Glen is recently retired from pastoring the Oak Park Church of God for over 27 years. He and his wife, LaRene, have two children, Aimee and John, both graduates of McKay High School, where Aimee is now a math teacher; and eight grandchildren, including four currently in the Salem-Keizer school district. He loves how SLF has so beautifully brought people of faith and good-will together to have such a positive impact in so many ways in the greater Salem community.
Darcie Jones has worked as a Professional School Counselor and Counseling Department Lead for Salem-Keizer Public Schools. She is married to Bob Jones, also a career educator for the District. As a fourth-generation Salemite, Darcie has a passion for our community to be healthy and vibrant, and has seen firsthand the power of people-of-faith partnering with civic and community organizations to support children and families fulfill their highest potential. Bob and Darcie have been members of Salem Alliance Church for more than 30 years and have served extensively with Young Life. They were both raised in South Salem, currently reside in Keizer, and are the proud parents of four adult children.
Walter is the Food Services Manager at Union Gospel Mission. He lives and worships in West Salem, and has two adult sons who live in Texas.
Diane has been the Executive Director of the Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry since 2007. She has served on numerous non-profit boards and is excited to return to the board of SLF. Diane is a member of Salem Alliance Church and lives in the Woodscape neighborhood of South Salem.
Skip is a Deputy Chief with the Salem Police Department. During his time with the Police Department and as a fellow community member, he has continued to seek ways to serve in strengthening our community. Skip and his wife raised both of their children in Salem and feel blessed to have had the opportunity to do so. Skip is looking forward to continuing his community involvement by serving with SLF.
Steve is the director of recruitment and staffing for the Salem-Keizer School District. A life-long educator, Steve has a passion for serving our local community and youth. Steve worships at Court Street Christian Church, where he serves on the Outreach Ministry Team.
Kris has worked in education for 36 years as a science teacher, coach and administrator. She recently retired and is working part-time supporting Stephens Middle School. Kris has served as a church youth leader, Young Life leader, and Vacation Bible School director and currently worships at Our Savior’s Lutheran. She and husband Jeff reside in South Salem while their two daughters, Kara and Hannah, live in Portland and Pensacola respectively. Kris enjoys hiking, running, skiing, golfing, reading, traveling and entertaining.
Ray is a Business Intelligence Supervisor at Salem Health. His interests are in building community, connecting with people, and engaging the next generation. He and his family are active at Salem Alliance Church and they reside in the Gubser neighborhood.
Kurt J. Wittman
Kurt is a Relationship Manager/VP with agricultural-lender Northwest Farm Credit Services, serving a diverse mix of agribusiness clients throughout the Willamette Valley. He and his wife Pam live in the West Hills Estates neighborhood of West Salem and worship at Queen of Peace Catholic Church.