Susan Poole • Chair
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 Pharmacy 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 Corvallis Clinic Foundation, is a long serving member of the Greater Corvallis Rotary Club and is a member ARCS Foundation Oregon. She was named Corvallis’ First Citizen in 1997 and Corvallis’ Senior First Citizen in 2013. Susan and her husband have two daughters and four grandchildren.
Julie Jones Manning • Vice Chair
Julie Jones Manning is Vice President for Marketing, Public Relations and Community Health Promotion at Samaritan Health Services, a Corvallis-based regional health system comprising hospitals, physicians and health plans serving Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties. In addition to her responsibilities at Samaritan Health, Julie completed a four-year term as Mayor of Corvallis in December 2014. Julie is an active community volunteer. She co-chairs the Early Learning Hub of Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties and is a member of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees. She is also a board member of the Benton Community Foundation and Oregon Humanities. She serves on the Oregon Community Foundation’s Leadership Council for the Southern Willamette region. She was named Corvallis’ First Citizen in 2004. Julie and her husband, Walter, have two adult sons.
Cameron Howell • Treasurer
Cameron Howell is the Chief Financial Officer of Citizens Bank and has lived in Oregon since 2010. He has worked in the banking industry for over 20 years. Cameron graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration and later earned his MBA from the University of Utah. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Oregon. Cameron joined the BCF Board of Directors in 2018.
Dave Gazeley • Secretary
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 joined the BCF Board in 2012 and is an active Rotarian.
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.
Tammy Bray is the Professor in Global Health and Nutrition and Dean Emeritus of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences (2002-2016) at Oregon State University. Under Bray’s leadership, the College of Public Health and Human Sciences achieved national accreditation in 2014, becoming Oregon’s first accredited college of public health. Throughout her career, Tammy has received numerous awards and honors recognizing her visionary leadership, her pioneering research linking diet and health, and her teaching and mentoring excellence. A native of Taiwan, Tammy is a graduate of Fu Jen University in Taipei. She has a master’s degree in nutrition and a PhD in Biochemistry, both from Washington State University. Tammy joined the BCF Board of Directors in 2018.
Melissa has served on the boards of the Philomath Community Foundation, Deschutes Children’s Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club of Bend, the Portland Metro STEM Partnership, and the arts-focused Right Brain Initiative. While in Philomath, Melissa was a member of the Lions Club and the Rotary of Philomath. She continues her service as a Rotarian through the Greater Albany Rotary Club. Melissa’s focus in her career is creating equitable outcomes for all students and contributing to an inclusive and socially just community
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.
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.
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. With more than three decades of service in the military, Cam currently 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.
Joan Reukauf, President and CEO of Willamette Community Bank, has been in the Willamette Valley since 2010. After graduating with a marketing degree from Boise State University, Joan has built a 25 year banking career including retail sales, branch and regional management, operations, human resources, and information security management. Joan is also a graduate of Pacific Coast Bankers School and completed the MBA program at Willamette University in 2015. She has since returned to instruct at both institutions. She is currently a Board member of the Linn-Benton Community College Foundation, Oregon Bankers Association, and the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, Joan joined the BCF Board of Directors in 2019.
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 and Lily. John joined the BCF board in 2013 and is an active Rotarian.