OUR BOARD & STAFF

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

Board Officers & Staff

James Hetland

James Hetland

Chair
Helman Teacher, AMS and Walker Parent

Justin Donovan

Vice-Chair
Devoted Husband, Proud Father of 3 Boys, Soccer Coach, 20 + Year Real Estate Broker for Ashland Homes Real Estate.
John Williams

John Williams

Treasurer
Former Schoolboard Member, Education & Biotech Entrepreneur

Leah Saturen

Secretary
Ashland School Parent
erica thompson

Erica Thompson

Executive Director
Nature Lover, Craft Enthusiast, Cat Mom

Rachel Koning

Rachel Koning

Marketing Coordinator
Two-Kid Mom, Trail Runner, Aspiring Pilot

Members at Large

julie caldwell

Julie Caldwell

3rd generation Ashland School Alumni, Grandmother, District Substitute Teacher, Gardner/Tree Lover
Lindsay Gates

Lindsay Gates

Interim Principal at Bellview Elementary School
Pam Shay

Pam Shay

MSA, Retired High School Principal

Catherine Lutes

Ashland School District Enthusiast
Mia Peterson

Mira Peterson Adams

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

Erin Finklea

Middle School Teacher, Retired, SOU Alum
Tanya Blakeley

Tanya Blakely

Education Studies Supervisor Guide/Instructor, CCJ Program Coordinator
Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart

Business Owner, ASD parent
Elaine Hamlin

Elaine Hamlin

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

Tracy Naumes

Attorney, Juvenile Law & Mommy of 2 Littles
don ewalt

Don Ewalt

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

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.

MAKE A GIFT