The FAN Foundation

The FAN Foundation is the 501(c)(3) arm of FAN, founded in 2006 to support the long-term fiscal sustainability of the Family Access Network program. The FAN Foundation exists to raise funds, increase community awareness, and support the operations of our FAN advocates’ work in Central Oregon’s schools.

A board of local professionals oversees the FAN Foundation.

 Board of Directors

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

Marianna Frisinger

Marianna Frisinger

Chair

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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.
Tasha McFarland

Tasha McFarland

Vice Chair

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Like most small business owners, Tasha McFarland has done a little bit of everything for her family’s enterprises, from scrubbing ovens to asset analysis. With a background in property management, she’s particularly concerned about affordable housing in Central Oregon, and the housing crisis in Oregon as a whole, and feels the services Family Access Network provides help raise happy, healthy learners in Central Oregon schools.

Tasha and her husband Matthew moved to Central Oregon in 2000 to work at Hoodoo Ski Area. All 4 of their children have attended Bend-La Pine Schools, with one since graduating from Mountain View High School and heading off to college. Tasha grew up in the Eugene area and still has deep roots in the community, making Mountain View-Sheldon football games a family feud. A graduate of the University of Oregon and an avid Ducks fan, Tasha’s proud of, and grateful for, her Oregon public school education. She finished her MBA in 2006 with the Concordia University program in Bend.

Aside from raising her children, her experience as a community volunteer has been her most rewarding. She has been a classroom volunteer, served on her elementary school’s site council, attendance area review committee, and the District’s Budget Committee, which she chaired for6 years. Tasha has also volunteered with her schools’ PTSOs and booster club, Scouts BSA, Girl Scouts, Oregon Battle of the Books, The Bethlehem Inn, her church, and is a new Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer. These volunteer experiences have cemented her strong conviction in the importance of the services and support provided by the Family Access Network and FAN advocates. In her free time, she likes to ski with her family.

Travis Browning

Travis Browning

Treasurer

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Travis Browning is the SVP Market President with First Interstate Bank for Central Oregon and Gorge Market, which includes the cities of Redmond, Sisters, Prineville, Madras, The Dalles, Hood River, and Bingen. Travis earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Western Oregon State College and has been serving the Central Oregon region since 1999. He has 29 years of combined banking experience as a Loan Officer, Branch Manager, and District Manager. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Travis served on the board for Redmond Economic Development for over 10 years and currently is on the Redmond School District budget committee. Since 2017, he has been on the FAN Redmond Development Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, and spending time at sporting events with his family. 
Aaron Warnock

Aaron Warnock

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Aaron and his wife moved to Bend in 2006 to join this vibrant community and raise a family. He believes deeply in the FAN mission of connecting Oregon students and families in need with solutions to help those students thrive and succeed. Initially pursuing a career in molecular and cellular immunology, Aaron has worked in high-tech and biotech ventures, chiefly in strategic product development, partner technology solutions and marketing. Aaron has two boys attending school in the Bend-La Pine School District, and has served on 2 PTSO boards. Aaron holds an SB from MIT and a Ph.D from Stanford Med.
Kelly Havens

Kelly Havens

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As an Oregon native, Kelly grew up visiting Bend and fell in love with Central Oregon. When she and her husband got the chance to leave Seattle in 2020, they ran (and have never looked back). With their two school aged boys in tow, they love to ski, hike, be on the water and participate in any activity Bend has to offer. They also own and operate Cycle Pub and love the community they’ve found in Bend.

 

Kelly has spent her career in finance, accounting & operations with the majority of her time in education software. Driving student outcomes with the use of technology has driven her work life. One thing she’s realized is that in order for students to find success at school, they need to feel secure at home and have their basic needs met. After having learned about FAN from a back to school email, she was inspired by FAN’s mission, wanted to be a part of the organization and is honored to serve on the board.
Erin Foote Morgan

Erin Foote Morgan

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Erin Foote Morgan is the owner and principal of FM Civic, a public affairs firm serving the Pacific Northwest. She is an Alaskan ex-pat who earned degrees at the University of Oregon and the University of Missouri before moving to Bend in 2004 where she and her husband Doug are now raising their four children. In the past 18 years, Erin has built a strong network of relationships in Central Oregon through former roles as a Bulletin reporter, Source Weekly managing editor, Central Oregon Community College instructor and administrator, Bend 2030 executive director and managing director of Hubbell Communications, a public relations firm based in Portland. This professional experience is rooted in policy development, strategic communications, fundraising and civic engagement. A few years back, Erin had the chance to work with regional partners through the TRACEs initiative at United Way of Central Oregon and became an advocate for projects that build resilience in young people. She believes FAN is one of the most important programs in our community for changing long-term outcomes for families and youth. For fun, Erin enjoys volunteering, chauffeuring her children, traveling with her husband, and meeting friends for hikes and happy hours.
Galen Blyth

Galen Blyth

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Galen is an Account Executive with Cascade Insurance Center serving business clients in Central Oregon and throughout the State. He grew up in the Seattle area and graduated from the University of Montana in Missoula. He began working in the insurance industry in 2003 and eventually moved to Bend in 2005. His love of working with children has led him to volunteer in his kids’ schools and coach baseball for many years. With his kids now older, he was drawn to serving his community through FAN in addition to being the board treasurer of Central Oregon Builders Association.Galen enjoys spending time with his wife Meghan and watching his two teenage children compete in their favorite sports along with golfing, snowboarding, or anything else outside.

Ex Officio Members

Valerie Yost

Valerie Yost

Ex Officio

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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

Ex Officio

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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.
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.
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