The FAN Foundation Board of Directors is charged with governing the Foundation, cultivating relationships, developing resources and implementing initiatives to increase sustainability of FAN.

Valerie Yost

Valerie Yost

Chair

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Valerie is a native Oregonian, a graduate of Oregon State University and has lived in Bend since 1999. She is the Director of Marketing for Brooks Resources, one of the region’s oldest and most respected real estate development companies. Prior to joining FAN, Valerie served on the Advertising Federation Board of Central Oregon and is a past Big Sis with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon. As a mother, she realizes the importance of arming children with all the essentials they need to become confident and compassionate individuals and she’s proud to be part of the FAN family helping to do just that.
Alisa Betz

Alisa Betz

Vice-Chair

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Alisa Betz and her family moved to Bend in 2014 and have been loving life here. After graduating from Santa Clara University, Alisa moved to Seattle where she managed International Sales for K2 Sports. She served on a nonprofit board in Seattle for seven years and became very familiar with the issues facing children and families experiencing homelessness. After getting settled in Bend, Alisa searched for an organization with a mission that aligned with her passion for helping children and families. After learning about FAN and witnessing the amazing impact they have in our community, she is honored to be part of the Foundation Board. A busy mom of three children, Alisa and her family enjoy skiing, snowboarding, biking, camping, and cooking together.
Sunny Maxwell

Sunny Maxwell

Secretary/Treasurer

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Sunny Maxwell moved to Bend in 2009, and has loved every minute of life in Central Oregon. After graduating from Vanderbilt University and living in London, San Francisco and North Carolina, she and her husband were looking for an ideal place to raise their two children when they discovered Bend. They were drawn to Bend’s sense of community, great school systems, and orientation towards family life. Feeling very fortunate to have found such a special place, Sunny was looking for an organization through which she could give back locally. FAN’s mission is a perfect fit for her values and desire to help other families in need. Sunny’s company, Maxwell Design, specializes in home renovations and interior design. She also rides horses competitively, and loves to ski, run, and be outdoors with her family.
Michelle Duff

Michelle Duff

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Michelle Duff is the Director of Children and Youth Ministries at Community Presbyterian Church in Redmond. She is a graduate from Oregon State University and studied Marriage and Family Therapy at George Fox University. Prior to moving to Redmond she worked in Corporate Sales for Subaru of America, Inc. She and her husband John moved to Central Oregon fourteen years ago and have two wonderful children both in the Redmond School District. Michelle is a member of the Redmond Kiwanis Club, a mentor for Mothers of Preschoolers and a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle Leader. Michelle has worked as a volunteer for FAN for the past five years and has organized annual shoe and coat drives. Her heart for children partnered with her firm belief in the success of public education makes for a good fit with the dynamic individuals on the FAN Foundation Board.
Marianna Frisinger

Marianna Frisinger

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Marianna Frisinger was born and raised in Lithuania and moved to the United State at age 15. Being raised in a different culture helps bring a grounded perspective to our everyday life and helps one recognize the importance of education. Marianna’s interest in being on the FAN Foundation comes from this perspective. FAN’s emphasis on providing resources to children so they can focus on school, aligns with her priorities. Marianna and her husband Kyle purchased a dental practice in Redmond in 2011. They moved their family to Central Oregon to experience outdoor living, a slower pace of life and to join a smaller community. Marianna has been working as a mortgage loan officer with OnPoint Community Credit Union since 2007 and holds a degree from Portland State University in Business Administration-Marketing. Her community service includes 5 years on the board of ARC of Washington County as Treasurer. In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her family, running, hiking, reading and being an active parent of Redmond Little League.
Samantha Senden

Samantha Senden

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Samantha Senden has enjoyed living in Central Oregon since 2012. She works for Redmond’s own hometown home builder, Hayden Homes, as their Community Logistics Manager. Hayden Homes dedication and generosity to their local community has allowed her the opportunity to be involved throughout the Central Oregon community. She loves living in the Terrebonne area and enjoys spending time riding her horses and hiking Smith Rock every chance she gets. Samantha and her family are active participants in Deschutes County 4-H, rodeo and Redmond School District Sports.
Brooke Garcia

Brooke Garcia

Ex-Officio

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Brooke worked in Professional Banking for many years, bringing versatile experience in education, sales, and banking. She is a graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Previously she taught Mathematics in a public high school setting for 6 years. Brooke is passionate about education. As a former high school teacher, she understands the benefit the Family Access Network provides to students, breaking down the barriers to ensure that children have a good education. Brooke joined the FAN Foundation Board in 2007.
Tammy Baney

Tammy Baney

Ex-Officio

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Tammy currently serves as one of three elected Deschutes County Commissioners. Tammy has volunteered with many non-profit organizations including Habitat for Humanity Board; Family Law Advisory Council; Member, Children & Families and Deschutes County Commission on Children & Families, NeighborImpact, Local Public Safety Coordinating Council and the Deschutes County Meth Action Coalition. Tammy has also served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). She enjoys spending time with her daughter Addy and foster daughters Alesha, Ashley, and Lindsi. Tammy is one of the founding members of the Family Access Network Foundation and feels strongly about the work done through FAN.