Living a mission that transforms lives.

 

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Board of Directors

Board Officers
Shannon Eckmann, Chair, Building Champions
Leah King, Secretary, Fidelity National Title
Michael Schrader, JD, Vice-Chair, Orrick
John Wied, Treasurer, The Walsh Group

Board Members
Joan Tate Allen, Windermere Stellar 
Janet Campbell, Cambia Health Solutions
Jennifer Cunnington, Stearns Lending
Judi Davis, Judi Davis Photography
Brian Goff, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist
Jason Haggart, NW Natural
Heather Killough, Community Member
Michael Knapp, River Capital
Amy Parkhurst, CARE Oregon
John Peterson, Piper Jaffray
Madeleine Rose, Windermere Stellar
Katie Schoen, Lawrence PR
Susan Stratton, Coast Real Estate Services
Karen Vineyard, Wells Fargo
Pat Welch, Boly:Welch
Dr. Derenda Schubert, Executive Director, Bridge Meadows

 

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Executive Team


Derenda Our People.001.jpegDerenda Schubert, Ph.D
Executive Director

Dr. Derenda Schubert is a psychologist with professional experience including counseling children and families as well as creating and managing programs in the realms of foster care, mental health and developmental disabilities. Prior to joining the Bridge Meadows team she was the Chief Operating Officer of Trillium Family Services and a Board Member of Bridge Meadows.

 

 

Renee MoseleyRenee Moseley, LCSW
Associate Director

Renee joined Bridge Meadows in June 2010 after having moved from Los Angeles, CA. Renee obtained her MSW from UCLA in 1993, specializing in Child Welfare. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she has provided mental health services, workshops and program management to county and community based agencies focused on child abuse and neglect. In 2000, Renee entered the HIV/AIDS field and devoted the next 9 years to managing & providing psychosocial services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. She is excited to blend her passion of social service and entrepreneurship in her work with Bridge Meadows.

 

Bio pics.003.jpegLani E. Faith, MMFT
Director of Resource Development

Lani has a Bachelor degree in Psychology and Sociology, and a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her professional experience includes a decade in higher education administration, development, marketing, event management and various leadership positions in the Not-for-Profit sector. She has also enjoyed several years of public speaking and teaching. Lani is a late discovery adoptee - learning for the first time of her own adoption story at age 27.

 

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Staff

Nicole Cristoforo
Community Manager

Nicole came to Bridge Meadow in October of 2015. She has blended two of her strengths, human relations and property management, to bring the right combination of compassion and knowledge to our community. Nicole’s affinity for helping others coupled with her experience working with elders has made her a great addition to our multigenerational team. Prior to joining Bridge Meadows, she worked with elders in independent living, assisted living and memory care. When she is not at work, Nicole loves to spend time with her family and her 2 rescue dogs, Chance and Oscar.

 

Alicen Freeman
Bridge Meadows Executive Assistant

Alicen’s commitment to being a servant leader and passion for innovative business solutions, made her a natural fit at Bridge Meadows! She grew up in Walla Walla –“A town so nice they named it twice!” and graduated in business management and theology from Whitworth University. Her curiosity, creativity and desire to serve others has led her to pursue a unique blend of for-profit and non-profit professional experiences in marketing, finance, and international business. Prior to joining Bridge Meadows, she served as a humanitarian aid worker in South Sudan refugee camps and also worked as a Business Administrator at a cultural center in Antalya, Turkey. From refugees to royalty, Alicen loves to meet new people of all ages and walks of life.  Outside the office you will typically find her painting, cooking, volunteering, or adventuring!

 

Shelley Gillespie, CSWA
Community Support Specialist

Shelley obtained her Master of Social Work degree with a Certificate in Gerontology from Portland State University in 2013, and is currently pursuing licensure as a Clinical Social Work Associate. Before moving into social work, Shelley worked in organic farming in Costa Rica and the U.S. Her social work experiences include serving youth, parents, and elders in a range of non-profit settings. Joining the Bridge Meadows team in October of 2014, she brings a passion for supporting people across the life span in thriving individually, building strong relationships, and creating community. She is moved daily by Bridge Meadows’ inspirational residents and the power of intentional, intergenerational living.

 

Marianne Sadée
Resource Development Associate

Marianne joined Bridge Meadows in the summer of 2016. She brings her love of numbers, data and detail to the development office. She earned her Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls where she also grew up. Soon after, she started studying music and earned her Masters from the University of Iowa. She is a classically trained singer and loves opera and foreign languages and cultures. She spent time living in Germany and has participated in singing programs in Austria and Italy. When she’s not at work, she likes to spend time with her nephews and niece, go on weekend adventures, read, sing and play board games.

 

Phillip Sidney
Director of Strategic Marketing & Development

Phillip was introduced to Bridge Meadows through the Encore Fellowship Network administrated by Social Venture Partners. He began working with Bridge Meadows in October 2016 to help document the Bridge Meadows business model with the goal to replicate it in other locations in the U.S. He has been in the technology field for the last 27 years. The last 13 years with Intel Corporation in Hillsboro, Oregon. Phillip received a BA degree in English Literature and Humanities Education from the University of South Florida in Tampa. He likes camping at the two annual Astronomy Star Parties in Oregon and California with his Meade LX10 EMC telescope. Also, in September, Phil attends the "Burning Man Festival" in Black Rock City, Nevada.  

 
Katherine Vardanega
Administrative Assistant

Katherine arrived at Bridge Meadows in the summer of 2016, after previously working in property management. She grew up in Portland and obtained her degree in Public Affairs and Justice Studies from Washington State University. Outside of her work at Bridge Meadows, Katherine serves as a volunteer Victim Advocate for the county, working with sexual assault survivors. In her spare time she enjoys exploring new trails, cheering on the Blazers and Cougars, and spending time with family, friends, and her four-legged buddy, Rudy. She is always up for discovering new places, and has spent time in over a dozen countries in the last few years.