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Board Members

Rogue Valley Manor Foundation
1200 Mira Mar Ave.
Medford, OR 97504
We are a 501c(3) organization.
Our tax ID Number is 93-0712867
Members
Mike McClain Mike McClain
Chair

Mike McClain is a 4th generation Oregonian, having been born and raised in the northeastern town of Joseph. He holds multiple degrees from the University of Oregon and had a 32-year career in education, serving for 14 years as a teacher and coach and 18 years as a school administrator, including nine years as the principal of Crater High School in Central Point and seven years as the Superintendent of the Central Point school system. He and his wife, Kandee, reside in Jacksonville where they are active in community and church affairs.

Roberta Bhasin Roberta Bhasin
Vice Chair

Roberta Bhasin's professional experience is in using communication to facilitate organizational change in the telecommunications, energy, education and arts in education fields. She is also widely published in these arenas and author of Mastering Management-A Guide for the Technical Professional.

She was responsible for Mountain Bell's strategic communications planning during the Bell System breakup and managed national and trade press relations on assignment in Washington D.C.

She directed Seattle City Light's corporate communications, which included responsibility for the City Light's art collection and public arts program.

Non-Profit & Community Service: President of the Denver Art Museum Volunteers, trustee, docent and delegate to the National Docent Symposium. President, Young Audiences of Colorado. In Medford: the Rogue Opera Board of Directors and the Craterian Performances Board.

Education: MBA from Pepperdine University, a BA in English/Education from the University of Washington, where she also did graduate work in Communication.

Beth Knorr Beth Knorr
Treasurer

Beth Knorr is a native Oregonian who has lived in the Rogue Valley since 1977. She is a trust officer with Oregon Pacific Bank and earned her Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation in 2015. Beth enjoys DIY home improvement projects and spending time with family.

Ron McUne Ron McUne
Secretary
Will Van Ert Will Van Ert

Will is a native Badger,Wisconsin. He attended the U of Wisconsin on an NROTC scholarship. After graduation with an engineering / business degree and marriage to his wife Gretchen, Will entered the U.S. Navy as an ensign. Serving on an attack transport in Korean waters then as supply officer on a destroyer in the South Pacific. He holds the retired rank of Lt Commander. Will joined the Trane Company (HVAC) where he received advanced training in thermo dynamics

After a few years as a sales engineer in Des Moines, Will earned his own Trane franchise in Utah and Idaho. Their family grew to four daughters who enjoyed the academics and sports opportunities with one ultimately becoming an Olympian. The family has grown to include six grandchildren and five great grandchildren

As the business prospered, Will found the time to follow his father's lead by giving back to society a portion of all we receive in this great country.

He became the youngest member on the Salt Lake City/Utah Chamber of commerce board, followed by chairing the good will arm of ambassadors promoting the state for the chamber.

Will also chaired the American Cancer Society Board, the Amicus Club of the LDS hospital board, and was on the board of Holy Cross Hospital. He served as chair of his churches building committee while also serving as an elder. He was president of his country club

Will and a small group saw the need for a community bank so they formed Rocky Mountain Bank. He served on that board until it was sold to Key Bank in the 1980s.

Will was also active within his industry serving in various positions within the franchise organization, on councils with the parent company as well as ASRAE boards.

A major competitor approached Will in the late 1980s to sell his aftermarket service business. The time was right and it benefited all the employees. He served as consultant for some time then retired to their home in Sun Valley, Idaho.

All was not just skiing, golf and tennis, some of the loves of his life. He became president of the 400-member ski club and initiated 15 bike tours to Europe to round out the winter activities. Was again chair of his church building committee and an active elder.

He was chair of the Idaho American Red Cross service group. He and Gretchen spearheaded the founding of Habitat for Humanity in Southern Idaho building homes for the physically challenged.

Will and a small group raised the money needed to save the North Valley cross country trails and the lodge turning it over to the Rec district. He also served on that board. Will served on the board of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony for many years. It is now the largest free summer symphony in the USA

Since 2004 Will and Gretchen have enjoyed life at Rogue Valley Manor and the beautiful Rogue Valley. While they, often with their family, have traveled the world they are both happy to stay right here with an occasional drive to the Applegate for some fine wines.

Not to get too relaxed Will is an involved member of the Rogue Valley Symphony as well as proudly serving on one of his passions, the Rogue Valley Manor Foundation.

Candy Manary Candy Manary

A retired educator who spent 32 of her 33 years in the Central Point School District as a teacher and administrator. The last six of those years she served as superintendent. She also worked as an adjunct instructor for Portland State University from 1999 - 2010 co-leading a cohort for local educators who were enrolled in the Initial Administrative Licensure Program. She is active in the Rotary Club of Central Point, having served as President and is a board member on the Crater Foundation Board.

Don Hildebrand Don Hildebrand
Jim Teece Jim Teece

Jim Teece is the President & CEO of Project A, a global ecommerce digital agency and software developer, founded with his wife in 1990. Current clients include City of Ashland, Ashland Chamber of Commerce, City of Medford, McMenamins and Dr. Martens and over 600 more.

Jim is also President and CEO of Ashland Home Net, Ashland's largest Internet Service Provider (ISP), Cable TV and Phone company with thousands of happy customers. Additional services include computer repair and high speed wireless internet for thousands of rural residents in Oregon, "Rogue Broadband".

Jim is an innovator, public speaker and educator. He has a best selling app in the app store ,"Art Authority" and has created community services such as TodayInAshland.com, aLocalHero.net and FreBa.com.

Jim is very active in the community. He currently serves on the Jackson County Fair & Expo Board (past president), Southern Oregon University Foundation Board , Peoples Bank Board and the Northwest Telecommunications Association Board (President). Past boards include Ashland Chamber of Commerce(past president), , Ashland Independent Film Festival (past president), Asante Foundation, JPR, Software Association of Oregon.

Jim and his wife Dena run all the businesses together and have two young adult children in college. They live on a ranch in Ashland with high speed internet.

Michelle Corradetti Michelle Corradetti

With over 29 years of experience as a financial advisor, I offer you a seasoned professional who is competent to assist you in making life-changing financial decisions.

I graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in Business Administration and Finance (with Distinction), knowing what I wanted to do with my future. In college, I was the founding President of the Financial Management Association at the University of Nevada, Reno and a member of Delta Sigma Pi and the Student Orientation Staff for the University. After graduation, I immediately embarked on my career as a Financial Advisor.

I believe a balanced life is the essence of happiness. As such, I have been dedicated in helping my community be a better place to live and work by contributing my time and effort with Non-Profit Organizations for most of my adult life. In Reno, NV, I held the position of Chairman of the Board of Washoe ARC as well as spending over 15 years as an executive board and board member. I also spent 5 years on the Investment Committee for the Nevada Women's Fund and was also a founding board member of the Sierra Stars, a group of women supporting the Sierra Arts Foundation. I was also an executive board member of AAUW (American Association for University Women) for the Incline, Nevada branch and served on the board of the Nevada Women's Lobby creating a spreadsheet to help women voters in the state know where the candidates stood on women's issues. I was a member of the Junior League of Reno Community Advisory Board and devoted my time to volunteering at my daughter's private school. I am currently the Treasurer of the Medford Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow), and am supporting the Kerulos Foundation, Holly Theatre, Britt Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland Emergency Food Bank, among numerous other local charities.

My family and I spent two years in Tucson, AZ expanding our horizons as well as my business, and supporting SAACA and Tohono Chul. We moved to Medford, OR in 2014.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, golfing and tennis as a member of the Rogue Valley Country Club, hiking, reading, wine, cooking, skiing, gardening, beekeeping, and spending time with my family.

Myra Silverman

Myra Silverman was inspired by the words of Ted Kennedy when he eulogized his brother Robert as a man "who saw wrong and tried to right it and saw suffering and tried to heal it." Myra has never let a good cause go unattended.

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Myra moved as a teenager to Phoenix, Arizona and later attended both Stephens College and the University of Colorado. She had three children, now grown, and, after a divorce, married Ron Silverman, a film producer with whom she moved to Ashland, Oregon in 1996. With Ron's two, the couple has five children and seven grandchildren.

Myra's life in the non‐profit world began as a volunteer and later became her life's work as a professional. She was responsible for raising the funds for a sports center for the Los Angeles‐based Foundation for the Junior Blind and later became Director of Development for two Armand Hammer organizations - the Armand Hammer United World College in New Mexico and STOP CANCER, an organization that has raised many millions of dollars. She also was Director of Development for CapCure, an organization devoted to funding research for prostate cancer.

Myra's move to Oregon did not interfere with her fund‐raising endeavors, and she and Ron spearheaded a successful campaign to raise funds to build Temple Emek Shalom in Ashland. Moving to the Rogue Valley Manor in 2012, Myra served on the Fairy Godmother Committee, where she worked with the RVM Foundation. "As I looked around the campus to see where I could best serve the community," she says, "I realized that the Foundation was a natural fit for me. I was invited to the annual meeting, and I knew then that if I were elected to the Board, I would have found a place where I could be of the most help and where I could be most fulfilled."

Tim Brophy Tim Brophy

An attorney in private practice for 37 years, Tim Brophy provides legal services primarily in the areas of business formations and transactions, real estate, estate planning, probate and trust administration. He represents businesses and individuals located throughout Oregon and beyond, and some of his clients have the good fortune of being residents of the Rogue Valley Manor.

Tim's professional commitments have included service on the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar's Business Law Section and the Bar's Procedure and Practice Committee. He is a current member of the Southern Oregon Estate Planning Council. His community service has included terms on the boards and committees of numerous charitable, civic and religious organizations. Tim is a past President of the Providence Community Health Foundation and the Medford Rotary Club. Under his leadership, Medford Rotary initiated a project to support development of what is now known as the US Cellular Community Park located across I-5 west of the Manor. Plaques on the "Rotary Bridge" spanning Bear Creek within the park recognize the contributions of the several participating Rotary Clubs. In addition to his current service on the Rogue Valley Manor Foundation Board, Tim serves on the Providence Community Health Foundation Board and is active in the Medford Rotary Club and his church.

A native of Medford, Tim and his wife, Ann, met at Stanford University's campus in Germany. After graduating from Stanford in 1974, they moved to Oregon where in 1978 Tim received his JD degree from the University of Oregon School of Law. In 1989, after 11 years in Portland, Tim and Ann moved to Medford to work and raise their children in what they consider the finest community and climate in Oregon.

Tom Walker Tom Walker

Tom is an Oregon native, born at what was Rogue Valley Medical Center, now Asante Rogue Regional and raised in Talent along with his 5 siblings. Sister Chris Walker is currently the Jackson County Clerk and late Uncle Jack Walker was a Jackson County Commissioner. Tom worked for his parents (Jim & Dian Walker) at the family business (Jim's Better Buys) in Talent beginning in elementary school through his teenage years turning wrenches, washing cars, driving tow truck or anything else that simply needed done. Growing up in a wrecking yard and used car lot working with his father, Tom learned to work hard and to be a doer, which has served him well over the years. He attended Phoenix High School and played football for Harry Mondale, but ultimately graduated from Ashland High 1991 and was lucky enough to play for Ashland's Jim Nagel. Tom was recruited to play football and appointed to the United States Air Force Academy in the Spring of 1991 and left home for the basic training 4 weeks after graduation. Tom graduated from the USAFA in May of 1995 earning a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and was commission a 2nd Lt in the USAF. Tom served on active duty for the next 7 years stationed in California, Oregon and Ohio also spending time in Japan and Canada. During this time, Tom went on to earn a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University, an MBA from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and obtained his professional engineers license. He left the military in 2001 and worked in New York and Pennsylvania before returning home in 2003 to take a position with Adroit Construction in Ashland. Tom became a partner in the company in 2007 and was named C.E.O. ten years later in January of 2017. Tom and his wife (Jennifer) live outside Jacksonville and have two sons Mitchell 16 and Andrew 14 in high school and Jr. High in the Medford School District. When not working or attending school sporting events, Tom, Jen and the boys enjoy the outdoors, snow skiing, boating and working around the house.

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