Chris Quaka | President/CEO
For more than 15 years, Chris has served communities fighting social inequity, recovering from natural disaster, and working to solve local issues. After earning a B.S. from Southern Illinois University, Chris joined AmeriCorps NCCC to help people in need across the country. Chris worked in communities from New Orleans to Camden later becoming a federal disaster coordinator serving in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ike. Chris moved to Redmond, Oregon in 2010, where he started his career in fundraising. Since that time he has raised more than $4 million dollars for communities in Oregon. Chris is an active Rotarian and lives in Corvallis with his wife Emily, and their children Logan (7), Cady (4) and Ellie (4).
Sarah Leskovec | Grants Manager
Sarah is fortunate to contribute to the community she has grown to admire and be part of the BCF team. Sarah comes to BCF with a diverse background in volunteer management and a passion for non-profits. Sarah graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelors of Arts degree; there she focused her studies on Business Administration she also earned her Master’s Degree from Concordia University in Organizational Management. Her experience working with scholarships and nonprofit Board of Directors will benefit the BCF efforts to make an impact in Benton County. Sarah, her husband, Dave, and their two boys enjoy all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Sarah is an avid runner, having completed two marathons, several half-marathons and contemplating what her next big goal should be.
Bob Longo | Finance Manager
Bob Longo grew up in New Jersey and received his BS from Montclair State University and his MBA from Seton Hall University. He has worked at several Fortune 100-size companies and smaller businesses in the past. Bob has also taught at the local universities and community colleges for many years in the evenings. Currently he is teaching business classes at Oregon State University and Linn-Benton Community College. Bob moved to the area two years ago after spending twenty years working in Klamath Falls. Over the years, Bob has adopted eight teen boys out of the foster care system and now has seven grandchildren.
Steven Moore | Admin & Communications Manager
Steven brings experience in database management, writing, editing, and office operations. He holds a BA in English from the University of Iowa and an MFA in nonfiction writing from Oregon State University. He has previously worked in nonprofit development, teaching, and e-commerce. Steven also served for seven years as an infantryman in the Iowa Army National Guard, mobilizing in response to 2008’s historic flooding in the Midwest and deploying to Afghanistan in 2010. Steven and his wife Jessica have lived in Corvallis since 2014.