Board of Directors
Gerry Kosanovic, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board. With over 35 years of experience in education, Gerry is a retired educator, having served at all levels in the public school system. He has also taught graduate and undergraduate classes with the College of Education at Oregon State University. Gerry earned his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, with undergraduate work at The Ohio State University. Gerry is a Vietnam veteran, serving four years in the United States Air Force. Gerry and his wife Lynn have two adult children; a son, Jared, a student at Oregon State University; and, a daughter, Julia, a music performance graduate of Portland State University who regularly tours with the Portland Cello Project. Gerry is an avid golfer and he enjoys opportunities to compete as often as he can with friends, especially his two identical triplet brothers. Gerry joined the BCF Board in 2013 and is an active Rotarian.
Jon Nelson, Treasurer of the Board. Jon served as City Manager for Corvallis from 1993-2011. In honor of his service, Major Julie Manning proclaimed June 29, 2011, to be Jon S. Nelson Day in the City and urged all citizens to join her in recognizing the vital leadership role Jon played. Jon also served as Chairman of the Corvallis Investment Council for 18 years overseeing a portfolio of $25 million plus. Jon earned his Masters of Public Administration at University of Montana. Having served various communities as City Manager since 1985, Jon is now enjoying his retirement with his wife, Priscilla. Jon and Priscilla have three adult children: Sam, Katie and Caleb. Jon joined the BCF Board in 2014.
Dave Gazeley, Secretary of the Board. A native of Oregon, Dave retired after 44 years in the banking community. Dave served in the Oregon Army National Guard while earning a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University. Dave is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. He has held volunteer leadership positions in numerous local community organizations. During his working career, he was recognized as Business Person of the Year in both Springfield and Corvallis. Dave and his wife, Sandra, live in Corvallis and have two adult sons. Dave joined the BCF Board in 2012 and is an active Rotarian.
Xan Augerot. Xan was born in New Mexico and raised in Washington. She earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Washington with a focus on comparative economics (B.S.) and marine policy (M.S.). Xan's research interests always laid in comparative Soviet Union-U.S. environmental management. After working at sea for two years, Augerot returned to academia and studied comparative fisheries management during her master's program. In the 2016 election cycle, Xan was elected to serve as a County Commissioner with Benton County, Oregon.
Pat Lampton. Pat and his wife Amy are owners in a well-established family business in downtown Corvallis called The Inkwell Home Store. Pat and Amy have two adult sons, Alex and Sam. Before relocating to Corvallis in 1978, Pat worked in the Director's office of the Oregon Department of Human Resources. Pat has served as board member for the Chamber of Commerce, the Corvallis/Benton County Economic Development Commission, Citizens Bank, the Downtown Corvallis Association, Da Vinci Days, the Corvallis Planning Commission and the Public Schools Foundation. Pat joined the BCF Board in 2013 and is an active Rotarian.
Alan Lanker, JD & CPA. Alan, a partner in Marek & Lanker, LLP, has extensive experience in estate planning, trust administration, probate, guardianship & conservatorships, business and real estate transactions. Alan graduated from California State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He received his law degree from Willamette University College of Law. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and is a member of the Oregon State Bar, Oregon Society of CPAs. Alan joined the BCF Board in 2014, and has been involved as a board member in many local and state-wide community organizations. Alan and his wife, Katie, live in Corvallis with their two teenagers, Henry and Annie.
Cam W. Little, DDS. Cam grew up in southern Missouri, and did his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was commissioned into the Army after finishing the ROTC program at UMC. After graduation he attended Creighton University School of Dentistry. While there, he did seven weeks of volunteer dentistry in the Dominican Republic. After nearly three decades of service in the Military, Cam serves in the Oregon Army National Guard and is the State Dental Officer for Oregon. Cam and his wife, Liza, live in Corvallis with their three children, Lauren, Kacey and Sean. Cam joined the BCF Board in 2014 and is an active Rotarian.
Julie Jones Manning, APR & CFRE. Julie is Vice President for Development, Marketing and Public Relations at Samaritan Health Services. Julie received a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Lewis and Clark College and a master’s degree in Print Journalism from Boston University. Julie completed a four-year term as Mayor of Corvallis in December 2014, has served in leadership roles in state and national professional organizations, and is an active volunteer. She currently serves as board co-chair of the Early Learning Hub of Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties, and is on the board of the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship. She was named Corvallis’ Junior First Citizen in 1997 and Corvallis’ First Citizen in 2005. Julie and her husband, Walter, have two adult sons.
Ilene Kleinsorge, Ph.D. Ilene Kleinsorge (recently retired) served as the Sara Hart-Kimball Dean of the College of Business at Oregon State University for more than ten years. She directed a business program that serves more than 5,800 students including 3,900 business majors and pre-majors, nearly 850 business and entrepreneurship minors, 250 graduate students and more than 800 design students. She was responsible for providing leadership, direction and growing the College of Business, which remains focused on innovation, entrepreneurship and experiential learning. In Fall 2014, under her leadership, Austin Hall, the new $50M home for the College of Business opened. Other indicators of growth include the launch of the first business Ph.D. program, the MBA program expanding from offering three track options to ten, launch of the Advantage Accelerator (along with university partners) and integration of the design majors into the college.
Susan Poole. Susan graduated from Oregon State University in Pharmacy and practiced in hospital, community and college health settings. She and her husband Bob, settled in Corvallis in 1979. She retired from OSU in 2005 as Health Services Relations liaison. She has served in numerous OSU leadership roles including OSU Alumni Association and OSU Retirement Association. She is on the Board of Advisors for the OSU College of Science and the Women in Pharmacy Initiative. Susan has held statewide nonprofit positions and she is an active community volunteer. Currently, she is on the board of the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship, Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation and is a member of the Greater Corvallis Rotary Club and ARCS Foundation Oregon. She was named Corvallis’ First Citizen in 1997 and Corvallis’ Senior First Citizen in 2013. Susan and her husband have two married daughters and four grandchildren.
John Turman. John Turman is a registered Investment Advisor, but his original career path was in the sciences. John graduated from Oregon State University in Entomology. John’s education and prior experience in entomology helped him hone the skills in analysis and problem solving essential to his success in his current role as owner and operator of Turman Financial Group in Corvallis. John is an avid skier and volunteers for many community programs including serving on the Corvallis 509J School Board. John lives with his wife, Rebecca, in Corvallis with their two children, Max & Lily. John joined the BCF board in 2013 and is an active Rotarian.