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.

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

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

Profile coming soon!

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.

Sheena Nash

Sheena, a Dental Hygienist, resides in the Forest Ridge Neighborhood in Keizer with her husband AJ and sons Ryder and Duke.  God and her heart inspire her to help create a brighter future for her children by making Salem-Keizer the City of Shalom.

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

Coming soon!

Leadership Youth – Advisory Board

Aneesh Namburi

Blanchet H.S.

Eulena Banzer

Salem Academy H.S.