Rick Larson, President
Rick Larson is a tax and estate planning attorney with Harrang Long Gary & Rudnick PC and is a member of the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development. A lifelong resident of Eugene, Rick has been a member of the Cornerstone board since its founding in 1992 and also serves on the Capacity Building Committee.
Mandy Jones is the CEO of Oregon Community Credit Union and has more than 30 years of experience in the credit union industry. Mandy is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the credit union as well as for overseeing all financial and operational areas and she recently served as the Chair for United Way. Mandy is on the Cornerstone Finance Committee.
Dean Huber, Treasurer
Dean Huber is a partner at Kernutt Stokes LLP, is a CPA, and is a Certified Pension Consultant. Dean has over 20 years experience and is viewed by his clients and peers as a trusted authority on retirement plans and employee benefits. Dean is the chair of the Finance Committee.
Holly Bick, Secretary
Holly Bick is a volunteer at Willamette Gardens with the Extra Helping program. She has served in numerous positions with various service organizations and feels a strong commitment to the community. She previously worked for DHS in North Carolina and has extensive experience in customer service and management. Holly is on the Resident Services Committee.
Steve Roth is the founding partner of Roth & Roth, LLC, founding owner of Roaring Rapids Pizza and Camp Putt Adventure Golf Park. Past President and current board member of Springfield Chamber of Commerce, member of Urban Land Institute, Glenwood Urban Renewal Advisory Committee and current board member of St. Paul School Foundation. Steve serves on the Property Development Committee.
Vicki Gray, Vice President
Vicki is the Senior Vice President and Relationship Banking Manager at Pacific Continental Bank. For twelve years, she has worked at Pacific Continental, continuing a tradition of dedication to our local community. Through her volunteer work with PCB, she has connected with multiple agencies over the years. She has spent time volunteering for the homeless, for the hungry, the disadvantaged, serving in various capacities in the United Way campaigns, and for the health and education of children in our community. Her past Board memberships include Health Policy Research NW, Committed Partners for Youth, Lane Coalition for Healthy Active Youth, and the Cascade Medical Team Foundation.
Aurora Jackson (AJ) began her career in public transportation in Los Angeles County. She works closely with local governments from urban and rural areas, Lane Council of Governments, and serves on the Board of Directors for Eugene, Cascades & Coast – Travel Lane County. In addition, she sits on the Metropolitan Policy Committee for the region and the Vision Zero Taskforce for the City of Eugene. As the General Manager for Lane Transit District, she coordinates among government agencies, medical providers, employers, and housing agencies to improve access to vital resources for community members.
Robert is the owner of Partnered Solutions IT and Ruby Porter Marketing & Design and in 2017 he gifted a new website to Cornerstone (thank you!). He is engaged in our local community in many roles, giving his time a member on the Leadership Eugene Springfield (LES) committee, Chairman of the CS Regional Advisory Committee, and the Director for Eugene Active 20-30 Foundation. Robert and his passion for affordable housing comes from a personal connection and understanding that housing is a basic need and that providing a foundation for success and delivery of services starts with housing first. He is committed to supporting our mission and brings his experience and community connections to the Cornerstone Board.
Amanda is the Executive Director of Medicaid for Trillium Community Plan and has nearly 20 years’ experience working within the health care community. In past roles she worked for Health Policy Research Northwest and has done extensive research in homelessness and housing insecurity and the effect on health, particularly within Lane County. Currently Amanda is working directly in the community to engage partners and help promote policy alignment whenever possible. She understands the value of housing as a social determinant of health and is excited to help advise on program evaluation and assist with the integration of health services.
Angie Marzano is the Waste Reduction Specialist at Lane County’s Waste Management Division, and her roles include overseeing stakeholder engagement, contracts and state recycling rules and regulations. Prior to that, she worked as the Director of Business Development at BRING Recycling, helping clients implement strategies that reduced energy use, managed carbon emissions and improved business operations. Angie is also co-owner of Hot Mama’s LLC and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Business Administration from the University of Oregon and completed coursework for a Master of Arts in Urban Studies from Portland State University.
Anna Berenbeym joins us as a student from the University of Oregon Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) program and brings a strong understanding of underserved populations. She interned at a healthcare management consulting firm and has already secured post-graduate employment with the firm. She is excited to act a liaison with the University and is excited to bring her experience to help align affordable housing and the social determinants of health. Anna has volunteered at Volunteers in Medicine and us a founding member of the UO Impact Investing Fund.
Janel currently works at WorkSource Lane as a Business and Employment Specialist and brings her experience and qualifications as a resident with lived experience. She recently took the Peer Support Specialist training to use her lived experience and gain the skills and training necessary to help others. When not working and being a full-time mother, she finds time to volunteer at the Relief Nursery and as a member on the Pow-Wow Committee for the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. We appreciate the talents and perspective Janel brings and value her time commitment to the Cornerstone Board.
Matthew has his master’s in social work (MSW) from University of Chicago and brings over 6 years’ experience working directly in the field as a Mental Health Therapist, Case Manager and Counselor. He is currently on a path to obtain his Masters in Non-profit Management (MNM) from the University of Oregon. Matthew brings knowledge and experience working with households who need on-going support services to maintain housing stability and hopes to gain a better understanding of the details involved with running a complex non-profit organization.
Rod is completing his Masters in Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) from the University of Oregon and has already completed his Bachelor’s in Science from East Carolina University. Rod began as an intern working on data analysis for a large health outcomes demonstration project we conducted. He now joins our team to build upon a resume showing years of leadership, professional development, volunteer experience, and a commitment to working with low income and under-served communities.
Molly is currently completing her Master of Science and Arts Management degree, with an Arts and Healthcare concentration, from the University of Oregon. She has 30 years’ experience in the field of Occupational Therapy and five years’ experience as Lead Art Teacher for art accessible classes at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. She is interested in learning more about the effects of affordable healthcare and housing for our community and brings her passion for learning and her experience working with and advocating for families and children.