Phil Farrington, President
Phil is the Director of Planning & Real Estate Development with CDC Management Corp., Eugene, Oregon, and he brings a wealth of expertise in planning, project management and development. His background includes master planning and management for institutional campuses; land use planning and entitlements; transportation planning; economic development; open space and natural resource planning; and parks and recreation planning. Phil also volunteers on the Springfield Chamber of Commerce and the Envision Eugene Technical Advisory Committee.
Vicki Gray, Vice President
Vicki is the Senior Vice President and Relationship Banking Team Leader at Oregon Pacific Bank. For over seventeen years, she has built meaningful relationships within the Eugene and Springfield business and nonprofit communities, dedicating her time and energy to causes she loves. 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. Vicki spends time volunteering for disadvantaged communities and cares deeply about the health and education of children in our community.
Dean Huber, Treasurer
Dean Huber is a partner at Kernutt Stokes LLP, is a CPA, and is a Certified Pension Consultant. Dean has over 30 years’ experience and is viewed by his clients and peers as a trusted authority on retirement plans and employee benefits. Dean is also a member of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, and he serves as a chair of the Cornerstone Finance Committee.
Amber Alexander, Secretary
Amber Alexander is the Health and Wellness Coordinator for the Eugene Family Y and is also a former resident of a Cornerstone housing community. She brings her lived experience to our board which helps us understand the challenges and advocate for the needs of low-income families. Amber has a strong background in youth programming, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion in an organizational setting. She also has experience as a former board member of the local Unitarian Universalist Church of Eugene and the Pacific Northwest District of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
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.
Mario is a practicing attorney with Hershner Hunter LLP and has a history of board leadership in Lane County. He previously served as president of the CASA of Lane County Board and was also on the United Way of Lane County Emerging Leaders Steering Committee. Mario sees the importance of affordable housing as a way to get upstream and help build health and resilience of families and individuals and he is committed to creating affordable housing solutions for our communities most vulnerable.
Jillian Drewes is a local Eugene community member and the Outreach Coordinator & Educator for the OSU Extension Services Family and Community Health Program. Jillian helps to collaborate and develop nutrition education programs and has experience working with collaborative partnerships and programs throughout Lane County. She has worked with our program teams to help develop programs like “Kids in the Kitchen” and Cooking Matters” at Cornerstone sites.
Yareli is a current Master of Social Work (MSW) student at the Pacific University program in Eugene, Oregon and a native Oregonian who understands the affordable housing crisis. She also works part time at Centro Latino Americano while attending school and working on an internship at Cornerstone where she is assisting with various projects from data and evaluation to direct programming support.
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.
Andrea Voorhees is the Assistant Vice President of Employee Benefits at USI Insurance Services, a leading national insurance brokerage and consulting firm delivering customized employee benefit, property and casualty, personal risk, and retirement solutions throughout the United States. Andrea is very involved in our local community. She currently serves at the President of the Lane County HR Association, a member of the Broker Advisory Council for PacificSource Health Plans and Kaiser Permanente, and a volunteer of USI gives back. She also volunteers time with the United Way Speakers Bureau and the Eugene/Springfield Chambers of Commerce.
Pat is the Director of Marking and Communications at Lane Transit District and the former Senior Director Public Affairs/Office of the President at Bushnell University, formerly Northwest Christian University. Pat is a committed community members who volunteers his time and helps create solutions around homelessness in Lane County. He is also currently a board member of Catholic Community Services of Lane County and former chair (2014-2020) of the Lane County Poverty and Homelessness Board.
Carl is the Dean of Student Engagement at Lane Community College. Prior to Cornerstone, he was a president and member of the Lane Transit District Board (2013-2021). Carl brings knowledge on transportation systems, including how walking and cycling can be a healthy and sustainable part of it. He also has experience with residential college housing as well as leadership and team-building skills to the Cornerstone Board.