Living a mission that transforms lives.

 

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Board of Directors

Board Officers
Michael Schrader, JD, Chair, Orrick
Karen Vineyard, Vice-Chair, Wells Fargo
Katie Schoen, Secretary, Lawrence PR
John Wied, Treasurer, The Walsh Group
Shannon Eckmann, Past Chair, Building Champions

Board Members
Joan Tate Allen, Windermere Stellar 
Oscar Arana, NAYA
Janet Campbell, Cambia Health Solutions
Jennifer Cunnington, Stearns Lending
Brian Goff, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist
Jason Haggart, NW Natural
Heather Killough, Community Member
Leah King, Fidelity National Title
Michael Knapp, River Capital
Gayle Meyer, MeyerPro, Inc.
Amy Parkhurst, CARE Oregon
John Peterson, Piper Jaffray
Madeleine Rose, Windermere Stellar
Susan Stratton, Coast Real Estate Services
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.

 


kenny-weiner-headshot-350x350.jpegKenny Weiner, MBA
Finance & Operations Director

Kenny has over 15 years of non-profit financial management experience. He has a B.A. in Economics from St. Lawrence University and an MBA from Oregon State University. Kenny also holds a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Portland State University and is currently getting his Enneagram certification with a focus on organizational culture. His past experience includes 8 years as the Director of Finance & Technology for The Freshwater Trust and 5 years as the Finance Director for Jewish Family and Child Service. 


lisa-headshot.jpgLisa Steenson
Resource Development Director

Lisa recently joined Bridge Meadows in May 2017. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health and Education from Oregon State University. She has served in a number of leadership positions including; Associate Executive Director of the University YMCA in Seattle, Executive Director of The NOAH Center and Capital Campaign Officer for Community Vision. Her background also includes instructing yoga, senior fitness classes and health & wellness programs. 

 

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Staff


Nicole Our People 001.jpgNicole 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 Our People 001.jpgAlicen Freeman
Executive Assistant


Alicen’s commitment to servant leadership and passion for innovative business solutions, made her a natural fit at Bridge Meadows! She grew up in Walla Walla, WA, and graduated in business and theology from Whitworth University. Her curiosity, and desire to serve others, has led her to pursue a unique blend of professional experiences in marketing, finance, and international business. Prior to joining Bridge Meadows, she served as an aid worker in South Sudan refugee camps and at a cultural center in Antalya, Turkey. From refugees to royalty, Alicen loves to meet people of all ages and walks of life. Outside the office you will find her painting, cooking, volunteering, or adventuring!

 


Shelley Our People 001.jpgShelley 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.

 


Hannah-headshot.jpgHannah Green
Community Support Specialist


Hannah graduated with her Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy from George Fox University and she is currently working towards licensure. Her experiences working with homeless children in Honduras, adolescents facing addictions in California, and families in the Sherwood school system have developed her skills and passion for coming alongside people in all stages of life. One of her greatest strengths is connecting people to each other in creative and meaningful ways. She is honored to be able to share life with and learn from the residents of Bridge Meadows Beaverton. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family and taking trips to the Oregon Coast.

 


Marianne Our People 001.jpgMarianne Sadée
Resource Development Associate


Marianne joined Bridge Meadows in the summer of 2016. She brings her love of numbers, data and detail to the resource 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.

 


Phil Our People 001.jpgPhillip Sidney
Encore Fellow Project Manager


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 attends annual Astronomy Star Parties in Oregon and California. Also, in September, Phil attends the "Burning Man Festival" in Black Rock City, Nevada.  

 


Katherine Our People 001.jpgKatherine Vardanega
Program 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.