Board of Directors

Pictured: some current and past members of the Jackson Street Board of Directors

Lynn Egli, President
Elected to board: January 2018
Occupation: Director of Budget & Financial Administration for the Office of Enrollment, University of Oregon
Lynn and his wife Roberta have gradually grown into supporters of Jackson Street, first through a personal relationship with a former resident and several staff members. They see Jackson Street as a critical resource to youth and families for the mid-Willamette Valley.

Gary Lasater, Vice President
Elected to board: January 2017
Occupation: Retired Youth Worker
During Gary’s Career, he served as a juvenile probation officer, juvenile court director, homeless family shelter director, and mental health trainer for Oregon Youth Authority. He believes all youth can be successful if given the right skills and positive support. Gary absolutely believes in the concept of Positive Human Development.

Sarah Grotelueschen, Secretary
Elected to board: January 2017
Occupation: Management Consultant at Deloitte
During college, Sarah helped at-risk youth overcome their personal circumstances to achieve success in school. She believes that in order to provide positive contributions to society, our youth need to know and feel that people in the world care about them and are here to help them. Jackson Street helps the youth it serves by connecting them with people who care and providing them access to the tools they need to achieve their dreams.

Jennifer Beaumont
Elected to board: January 2019
Occupation: Director of Hospitality, Corvallis Knights Baseball
As an adoptee and former foster parent, Jennifer views adversity in youth culture form a unique perspective. Having worked and volunteered with many youth-centered organizations over the past 20 years, Jennifer sees the special value of the services provided by Jackson Street, especially the quality. She is a strong believer that seed planted today will grow in to amazing possibilities in the future. Jennifer wants youth from all walks of life to know that your past does not have to dictate your future.

Ken Galardi
Elected to board: March 2018
Occupation: Engineer; Jacobs, CH2M
Ken’s background in engineering and construction are impactful for an organization that provides shelter to at-risk youth. He enjoys using his skills to help at-risk youth become successful adults, and contributing to an organization that is meaningful to him.

Rita Hamann
Elected to board: January 2019
Occupation: Albany community member

Dina Lindquist
Elected to board: January 2018
Occupation: Retired
Prior to retirement Dina served in executive human resources roles at HP. She has wide-ranging board experience, including with the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation. She volunteered extensively in the public schools and has deep compassion for the complex rites of passage in adolescence and the difference Jackson Street Youth Services makes in the lives of young people.

Kela Lynn
Elected to board: January 2019
Occupation: Family Advocate and Trainer
Kela is a social worker with over 20 years of experience; she’s also a wife and mom. In all of these areas, she knows the great power of relationships as a change agent for healing. She sees that Jackson Street cultivates safe and healthy relationships with youth in so many ways — mentoring, education, shelter, life skills, food, and friendship!

Royce Markley
Elected to board: January 2019
Occupation: Student, founder
Royce is a graduate student studying Professional Mental Health Counseling at Lewis and Clark College. He is a long-time foster care advocate and the author of the FosterFight blog. As a former Jackson Street resident, Royce understands the importance of the services provided to the most vulnerable youth. A place to feel safe and supported is crucial in producing positive outcomes for these youth.

Alicia Moselle, Treasurer
Elected to board: January 2014
Occupation: Business Lender at Bank of the Pacific
Alicia’s interest in Jackson Street Youth Shelter comes from a desire to help youth open their eyes to positive opportunities in their lives and their communities.

Amy Spangler
Elected to board: January 2019
Occupation: Attorney
Following college, Amy served two years with AmeriCorps, serving at-risk youth through shelters, food pantries, and in schools. She knows how important a support system, resources, and positive role models are in helping youth become successful adults. Jackson Street connects youth with the supports they need to thrive.

Carrie Thompson
Elected to board: April 2015
Occupation: Retired teacher; substitute teacher
After spending a short time with the Aspire program, Carrie learned that many youths in our area are facing adverse situations prohibiting them from reaching their potential. She says, “I also became aware of Jackson Street and learned more about the mission, staff, and people in the organization. The caring and knowledgeable staff is providing opportunities for our youth to reach their potential and become successful people. I am grateful to be part of the mission to end youth homelessness in our area. Youth are our future!”

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“I was broken inside. I felt worthless and unwanted.”

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PO Box 285 Corvallis, OR 97339

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