The Fruit Valley Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors, currently consisting of three directors. Additionally an Executive Director reports directly to the Board and, along with the all volunteer staff, administers the operations of the Foundation. The Board Members are:
Sally Haskin, Board President
Sally is a long-time supporter of Fruit Valley through her efforts as a Lunch Buddy, working with the Family Resource Center, and organizing an after-school reading group. It has been her goal to combine the resources of all contributors to Fruit Valley so there is a continuous steady stream of help provided to empower, educate and equip the entire community. Sally is past president and current Secretary of GFWC Evergreen Women’s Club which provides funding to the Family Resource Center for food for children in need, and she has chaired the annual poetry and short story contest that helps propel young writers toward success. She is an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, having served as Council President and currently serving as Vice President. Sally is also a past Secretary and Board Member of the Clark County Association of Realtors, and is currently chairing the Professional Standards Committee. She has been a Realtor for the past 15 years, and is an active Broker at Ross Pacific Realty.
Sheri Johnson, Board Secretary
Vice President, Retail Operations
Columbia Credit Union
Ray Barney, Board Treasurer
The Firestone Family has been farming in Fruit Valley since 1850! Merril and his wife Doris have continued the long history of involvement and support in this community. They sold part of their farm to make possible the new elementary school and have set up a perpetual fund to allow for more field trips and learning experiences. Fruit Valley is rooted deep in Merril’s heart. He loves this neighborhood and its children and relishes in the fact that hard work, determination, and pride are growing stronger here.
Brian is an attorney at the Landerholm, Memovich, Lansverk & Whitesides firm here in Vancouver, Washington. Brian is committed to serving the Fruit Valley community and is excited to be a board member of the Fruit Valley Foundation. Brian is also a current member on the Board of Directors for the Clark County Association of Realtors and is a former peace corps volunteer.
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Greg is also the founder of the Fruit Valley Foundation. His work in the neighborhood has grown out of his participation at River's Edge Church and is focused on “helping people learn to help themselves”. Greg’s philosophy is that, as private citizens, we should be doing much to help our neighbors meet basic needs and develop skills for a better life. He lives in Vancouver with his wife Laura and two sons, Owen and Grant. Greg was the 2005 Marshall Public Leadership Award recipient, recognizing his work on the Foundation. He is a graduate of the University of Washington.
Vice President, Branch Manager
West Coast Bank
Keith is a long time supporter of Fruit Valley through his work with local Public and private company’s, Keith’s family had Winsell Farms a long time fixture in the local community and attended Fruit Valley school in his youth. Keith’s focus is helping engaging local companies with a local cause, “There are always great causes around the world that we want to be a part of, but we have great cause right here that is making a difference in our community and one that allows us all to see with our own eyes and ears and be blessed by the results” Keith grew up knowing that extra efforts always equaled better grades, physical abilities and compensation no matter what circumstances and he is passionate about supporting the “Hand Up not Hand out” philosophy of the foundation. He resides in Ridgefield with wife Jennifer and two daughters, Lola and Sophia.
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