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Contact the Chemeketa Foundation

Please contact us if we can help you in any way.

Contact Us

The Chemeketa Foundation staff includes an executive director, director of development and scholarship coordinator. It is guided by officers and a board of directors.

Chemeketa Foundation Staff

Jamie Wenigmann
Director of Development

Otilia Morales
Scholarship Coordinator

Chemeketa Foundation Board of Directors

Foundation Officers

Brenna Baucum, CFP®
Founder, Collective Wealth Planning

Maria Schmidlkofer, Vice President
Attorney, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Tiffany Lawrence, Secretary
Salem Bank President, First Interstate Bank

Kate Van Ummersen, Treasurer 
Executive Director, Salem Public Library Foundation

Betty O'Brien, Past President
Owner, Elton Vineyards


Nancy Duncan, Retired Executive Director, Chemeketa Foundation

Aaron Hunter, Vice President/Chief Financial Officer of College Support Services Division (CSSD)*

Diane Watson, Chemeketa Board of Education Representative*

Patty Herzog, Executive Director, McMinnville Economic Development Partnership

Jessica Howard, Chemeketa President*

Christina Iverson, Iverson Family Farms

Ana Karaman, Vice President for Finance and Administration & CFO, Western Oregon University

Alvin (AJ) Klausen, Government Relations Manager, Marion County Board of Commissioners

Lisa Mance, Vice President, AC + Co Architecture

Miriam Vargas Corona, Executive Director, Unidos Bridging Community

* Ex-Officio Board Member

Apply to the Foundation Board

If you are interested in joining the board of directors, please call 503.365.4747 and complete a Chemeketa Foundation Board Member Application Form.