Don Jones has served banks, credit unions, businesses and non-profits for over thirty years as a local and regional banker. His extensive experience includes lending, sales leadership, business banking and operations. His most recent role was serving as SVP, Regional Manager of a Northwest bank.
Don has served many non-profits as President, Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. Community Leadership has included the Chamber of Commerce, City Club, Rotary, City Commissions and Task Forces, Metro, Hospital Foundations and a University Foundation.
Don is known for the value he places on all people and the unique level of energy, breadth and depth he brings to every project.
Don earned his MBA at George Fox University and is nearing the half-way point as he pursues his Doctor of Business Administration. He is currently researching and writing about work environment, organizational behavior and results.
He lives in beautiful Oregon and
loves spending time with his family and friends, running, working out and reading.
Richard (Dick) Stenson retired in 2014 after 22 years as President/CEO of Tuality Healthcare. He came to Oregon after 17 years as Associate, then Executive Administrator of Straub Clinic & Hospital and the Straub Health Plan in Honolulu, and held earlier administrative positions at Harkness Community Hospital and Upjohn Medical Group in California, as well as Ochsner Clinic & Hospital in New Orleans.
He has a B.S. in Business from the University of California, Berkeley, an MHA from Tulane and an MBA from Loyola. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American College of Medical Practice Executives.
Dick has served on many community boards and presently with the Tuality Healthcare Foundation, Native American Rehab Association NW, Hillsboro Community Foundation, Pacific University Berglund Center for Innovation, and Oregon Health Science University Institutional Review Board
His management philosophy is that if you take care of your people, your people will take care of your customers and your organization will thrive.
Dick's favorite pastimes are anything with his grandchildren, traveling with his wife, Doreen, playing upright bass or euphonium with groups, and motorcycle touring with friends.
Suzanne Van Amburgh
Suzanne has been developing leaders for over 30 years. For the past 11.5 years Suzanne has served as Vice President, District Manager for a Northwest regional bank. She worked her way up through her banking career including opening a new branch and building it into the largest in town.
As a leader of high performing teams her passion lies in putting people first, creating the ultimate healthy workplace and providing focus towards goals through aligning teams with purpose.
Suzanne is well known as a developer of people and her teams consistently lead the company in performance. She tirelessly strives to help others achieve their personal goals through consulting, teaching and coaching, resulting in unsurpassed engagement, loyalty and commitment.
Suzanne is an Executive Development Program graduate helping as a mentor and coach for hundreds of businesses and non-profits.
Her heart was forever changed while advocating for abused and neglected children in foster care. Today she continues to devote time as a volunteer as well as serve as Past President of CASA of Clackamas County. While President, the organization doubled their revenue and provided a CASA volunteer for every foster child in need.
Kyle Rowan Shepard
Kyle passionately believes in the limitless power available when risk management and operational efficiency are thoughtfully united with ongoing and intentional cultivation of a healthy, joyful, and vibrant work environment.
During 22 years of service in the NW banking industry, her roles in production, operations, management, audit, compliance, and enterprise risk management have given Kyle a unique understanding of the way perspectives and motivations must be blended in service of an organization's strategic goals.
Kyle is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM), Certified Enterprise Risk Manager (CERP), a graduate of the Washington Bankers Association Enterprise Risk Management Development Program, and recently served as Chair of the Oregon Banker's Association Compliance Committee. She formerly held an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) certification, and series 6/63 securities licenses.
In addition to her life as a banker, Kyle is a trauma-informed holistic, wellness and mindfulness Coach. She specializes in helping high-achieving individuals remember what's real and discover what's next, so they can move through life with confident purpose and authentic embodiment.
Kyle is a lifelong Oregonian, married to the love of her life with whom she has three amazing children. She can often be found journaling or practicing yoga near a waterfall, somewhere in the world.
With nearly 20 years experience in promoting equitable and inclusive learning practices in educational settings, Damon has committed himself to a deep contemporary understanding of language, knowledge, and learning. This pursuit has impressed upon him an appreciation that we can advance organizational design in ways that reduce psychological stress, strengthen interpersonal connections, and accommodate for cognitive diversity, all while improving overall organizational health and performance. His research has led him to focus on the emotional, social, and subconscious elements that underlie communication and the coordination of all shared knowledge and culture.
Damon is a multicultural community builder and is committed to cultural and cognitive diversity, to improving equitable outcomes in education and to collaboration. He graduated from Pacific University with a Degree in Economics and is currently pursuing his Masters of Teaching. Damon taught teachers at the undergraduate level for over eight years, and serves the Hillsboro School District as the Educational Liaison, helping culturally diverse, low-income youth, and youth with barriers to employment, transition to successful careers.
Damon also really enjoys playing ultimate. He is routinely fascinated by how communicative culture within small teams out on the sports field can be reflective of larger organizational cultures.