Our board members and staff have a meaningful, personal commitment to the Ashland Schools Foundation

Board Officers & Staff

james hetland

James Hetland

Helman Teacher, AMS and Walker Parent
Pam Shay

Pam Shay

MSA, Retired High School Principal
cheyenne nichols

Cheyenne Nichols

Bellview Parent, Passionate Cook and Baker, Program Manager at Maslow Project

Tracey Naumes

Attorney, Juvenile Law & Mommy of 2 Littles
erica thompson

Erica Thompson

Executive Director
Nature Lover, Craft Enthusiast, Cat Mom

Rachel Koning

Rachel Koning

Marketing Coordinator
Two-Kid Mom, Trail Runner, For-Fun Pilot

Members at Large

julie caldwell

Julie Caldwell

3rd generation Ashland School Alumni, Grandmother, District Substitute Teacher, Gardner/Tree Lover
Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart

Business Owner, ASD Parent
Mia Peterson

Mira Peterson Adams

Mother of Two, Teacher in the Ashland School District
Erin Finklea

Erin Finklea

Middle School Teacher, Retired, SOU Alum
Catherine Lutes

Catherine Lutes

MA, Retired Middle School Administration, Dog Mama

Julie Oda Grantham

Elementary Librarian and Equity & Inclusion Advocate, Mom of Three, Avid Reader and Doodler, Passionate About Creating Inclusive Spaces
Elaine Hamlin

Elaine Hamlin

Retired Founder/Director School for Troubled Teens, School Crime Researcher, Family Therapist
don ewalt

Don Ewalt

Director of KDP Certified Public Accountants LLP, CPA
Specializing in Not-For-Profit & Governmental Entities
amanda jacques

Amanda Jacques

Nature Lover, Bonus Mom of Two, Devoted Wife and Local Dental Professional


Dustin Way

About Our Board

Our members support the Foundation and its purpose, to provide financial support to the Ashland School District through the following functions:

(1) To enhance the educational opportunities for students of the Ashland School District.

(2) To acquire financial resources for students, faculty, and staff of Ashland School District in their efforts to improve educational opportunities.

(3) To assist in expanding the property or equipment of Ashland School District.

(4) To carry out other supportive activities for the Ashland School District.

The Board is a dedicated group of about 15 volunteers who reflect the diversity of our district and its educational needs. ASF strives for representation from each of our public schools, as well as the larger community. Members oversee the administration of ASF and its staff, and operate under the guidance of the Executive Committee, which consists of annually elected officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer) and the Executive Director.

Board members commit to an initial 3-year term, and can renew on an annual basis for up to three additional years. Members participate in monthly board meetings, serve on at least one committee (see list below), attend Foundation events, and make personally meaningful financial contributions annually to the Foundation (no specific amount required). New members are elected by the current Board each spring and begin their terms with the first meeting of the school year the following August.

If you’re interested in knowing more about the ASF Board or potentially joining as a member, please email the Executive Director at asf@ashland.k12.or.us or call (541) 482-8197.

Your involvement matters

When we’re engaged in the advancement of public schools, we all win together.