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Kasi Allen

Director - Learning and Knowledge Management

Responsibilities:

Develops an organization-wide approach to learning that assesses program and community-building work, improves practice, supports innovation, and advances strategy.

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Prior to joining the Foundation in 2017, Kasi Allen was a tenured professor and the program director for the Master in Arts Teaching program at Lewis & Clark College, Portland. Her background includes working as a senior researcher at Inverness Research, Portland. At Inverness, she led evaluation and research efforts for a range of equity-focused educational improvement initiatives, many based in rural communities.

Kasi is responsible for developing an organization-wide approach to learning that assesses program and community-building work, improves practice, supports innovation, and advances strategy. She earned a Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Its History, also from Stanford University.

Kasi is an avid cyclist (completed Cycle Oregon twice). She’s a native of San Francisco, but she has lived in Oregon since 1990. Her great-great-grandparents homesteaded near Cottage Grove.

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Scholarships available for undocumented residents

December 21, 2016: Undocumented residents who meet certain qualifications are now eligible to apply for scholarships from The Ford Family Foundation beginning with the current 2017-18 scholarship application.

Applicants in Oregon must meet the eligibility requirements of Oregon House Bill (HB) 2787 and Senate Bill (SB) 932, including:

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Katherine Gandee

Program Associate - Scholarship Events & Selection

Responsibilities:

Plans and coordinates all scholarship events, conferences and campus visits; coordination and oversight of scholarship selection process.

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Katherine has worked for the Foundation in Eugene since 2016. Her primary responsibilities are coordinating events and the selection process for all four scholarship programs. Prior to coming to the Foundation, Katherine worked at the University of California Santa Cruz as a writing program advisor, where she directly supported students and managed events.

Katherine earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic communication from California Polytechnic State University. After college, she taught English for a year at the University of Machala, Ecuador. Machala is considered the banana capital of the world. Despite growing up on the California coast (Santa Cruz), she says she is not a “beach person” and has never surfed.

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Ford, Storment join Board of Directors

December 1, 2016, Roseburg, Oregon: A manager with the Oregon Health Authority and a Eugene business executive and investor have been named to the Board of Directors of The Ford Family Foundation, effective January 1, 2017.

The Board selected Allyson Ford, the Public Health Division Director of Program Operations with the Oregon Health Authority, and Andy Storment, a founder of Summit Bank, to join the seven sitting board members.

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Laura Crosier

Human Resources Specialist

Responsibilities:

Provides support for human resources and administrative functions; maintains salary documents and completes compensation benchmarking surveys; coordinates insurance enrollments.

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Laura serves as the first point of contact for Human Resources at the Foundation. She provides expertise for building strong employee relations, manages benefits administration and recruitment, and oversees compliance and employee development.

Prior to joining the Foundation in 2016, she worked in human resources for the United Community Action Network (UCAN) for 10 years. She is a longtime resident of Douglas County and graduated from Roseburg High School.

Laura met Shane, her husband of 30+ years, when they both worked at Drive ‘N Save Market in high school. She’s been a quilter for years, and despite creating three works of stitchery art, she still considers herself a beginner.

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Kasi Allen hired as Director of Learning and Knowledge Management

Roseburg, Oregon: The Ford Family Foundation announced today that it has hired Kasi C. Allen, a professor, researcher, and evaluator, to be the Director of Learning and Knowledge Management, a new position at the Foundation.

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