The FAN Steering Committee is made up of 15 – 20 community partner agencies working to enhance connections between partners and ensure families are served. FAN staff and partner agencies meet regularly to share resources and discuss gaps and service needs throughout Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties.

Steering Committee Members/Agencies
  • Sue Boettner (Chair) – Bend Metro Parks & Recreation
  • Julia Lodge (Vice Chair) – St. Charles Health System
  • Anna Higgins– High Desert ESD
  • Bob Moore – Central OR Partnerships for Youth (COPY)
  • Brandy Blodgett – NeighborImpact
  • Breezy Franzke – Saving Grace
  • Dana Pedersen, FAN Supervisor – Bend/LP School District
  • Don Senecal – Jericho Road
  • Elaine Knobbs-Seasholtz – Mosaic Medical
  • Karina Smith – Migrant Education, HDESD
  • Liz Clemens – Bethlehem Inn
  • Pamela Ferguson – Deschutes Co. Health Services
  • Rena L. Gibney – Department of Human Services Sufficiency Program
  • Rosie Laurie – Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Shenika Cumberbatch – Healthy Beginnings
  • Stacy Smith – Crook County School District
  • Susan Heberlein – Assistance League of Bend
  • Tami Nakamura, FAN Supervisor – Redmond School District
  • Travis Graves – Juvenile Community Justice
  • Vanessa Sanchez  – Housing Works & Families Forward