Chris Quaka | President/CEO
For more than 15 years, Chris has served communities fighting social inequality, 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, Lousiana, to Camden, New Jersey, 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 $6 million for communities in Oregon. Chris serves on the board of Leadership Corvallis, Imagine Corvallis Action Network, and is an active Rotarian who lives in Corvallis with his wife Emily, and their children Logan (9), Cady (6) and Ellie (6).
Brittany Kennedy | Grants Manager
Before arriving at BCF Brittany was most recently employed at the City of Adair Village where for the past 8 years she focused on youth development, event coordination, volunteer management, and grant writing. Brittany first came to know Corvallis when she received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Agricultural Sciences from Oregon State University. After her husband Matt accepted a position at OSU in 2008, Brittany moved to Philomath where she, Matt and their children Easton (5) and Presleigh (2) still live today. Brittany is an avid baseball fan and enjoys spending spring and summer at ball games supporting the Beavers and Knights!
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 decades in the evenings. Currently he is teaching business classes at Oregon State University. Bob moved to the area four years ago after spending twenty years working in Klamath Falls. He is both a CPA and CMA. 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. In his spare time, Steven is an avid runner and has finished seven marathons.