Linda Bednarz

Board President

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.

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.

Brad Box

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.

Quinn Burke

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 Casebeer

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.

Kyle Dickinson

President Elect

Kyle is Joy’s husband and Mia and Nathan’s dad.  He serves as the Development Director for The Gate Youth Association and is called to build community around Kingdom causes.  His life verse is Jeremiah 29:7, “…work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare.”

Josh Kay

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.

Nancy Marshall

Nancy is Director of Human Resources at Corban University and 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.  Strong family history in the Sprague-area schools and Young Life.

Steve Nelson

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.

Kevin Thomas

Kevin has been happily serving the Lord for 20 years at Calvary Chapel Salem with a passion for outreach and missions. He lives in the Willamette Valley Vineyards neighborhood, as he likes to say, and has worked in commercial banking throughout his career.

Ray White

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.

Deb Wilding

Bio coming soon!

Jessica Vasquez

Jessica is a stay at home mom to her 4 year old daughter and 1 year old son. Along with her husband, she graduated from North Salem High School and currently lives in NE Salem. She attends St. Edwards Catholic Church in Keizer and is excited to be involved with the community.
Leadership Youth – Advisory Board

Eulena Banzer

Salem Academy H.S.

Board of Directors in picture above, from left to right: Deb Wilding, Linda Bednarz, Nancy Marshall, Quinn Burke, Ray White, Kyle Dickinson, Brad Box, Sheena Nash, Kurt Wittman, Jessica Vasquez, & Ryan Collier.
Not pictured: Alex Casebeer, Josh Kay, Steve Nelson, Kevin Thomas