We rely on our board of directors to provide our agency with responsible governance and bolster our efforts to secure resources to advance our mission.
Kim Marshall, Chair
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT
Born and raised in Southern California, Kim moved to Oregon in 2002, where she immediately found her passion for helping the homeless as a volunteer at a local shelter. Kim went on to manage the shelter for seven years, including presiding over the launch of Project Homeless Connect, where she’s helmed 17 events bringing needed resources and services to the homeless. Kim has a degree in human services and lives in Sherwood with her husband and three kids.
COMMANDER, CITY OF TIGARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
A veteran of law enforcement, Jamey’s draw to serving the community and helping those in need led him to our agency. Jamey is a lifelong Oregonian who can be found camping, hiking, fishing, or enjoying another outdoor activity when not at work. He loves finding a good muddy trail to run with a beautiful view to keep him centered. When not outdoors, Jamey can be found reading a good book — typically about early American history — or working on his 120-year-old home.
Dr. David Peaslee, Secretary
RET. EMERGENCY ROOM PHYSICIAN, PROVIDENCE SAINT VINCENT HOSPITAL
David brings a breadth of mental health experience to his role as our board secretary. An emergency room physician for 30 years — the last 23 at Providence Saint Vincent Hospital — David frequently cared for mental health patients in crisis. His first job in health care was at a psychiatric hospital, giving him a unique perspective on the mental health system and a passion for the work we do.
RET. CEO, COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC; ADVISORY BOARD LIAISON, NORTHSTAR CLUBHOUSE
Following five years as a lieutenant in the Navy (pre-Vietnam) and an MPH from the University of Minnesota, Lynn moved his family to Southern California to start a 30-year career with Kaiser Permanente as a hospital and medical center administrator. After leaving Kaiser, he earned his PhD at Portland State University and embarked on a 23-year stint as president and CEO of Community Services, Inc, a non-profit that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Lynn operates an in-home program for his son, who experiences chronic mental health and development disability challenges. He’s also an avid gardener who brings his dahlias into the NorthStar Clubhouse each week.
PROGRAM MANAGER, CENTRAL CITY CONCERN
Kascadare helps vulnerable populations navigate the confusing maze of disability benefits as program manager of the Benefits and Entitlements Specialist Team (BEST) at Central City Concern and co-coordinator of the Medicaid Outreach and Enrollment Team. His benefits expertise has led to speaking engagements at a number of conferences, including the National Healthcare for the Homeless (HCH) Conference. Kascadare holds an MBA from Aspen University and a BA from the University of Washington, where he won a PAC-8 and Rose Bowl Championship as a member of the 1977 Huskies football team.
RET. TRANSPORTATION SECURITY AGENCY (TSA)
A board member since 1994, Bob is retired from both the U.S. Air Force and the TSA. Bob believes it’s a privilege to serve those who need guidance to serve themselves. “John F. Kennedy said in his inaugural address, ‘Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.’ He was talking about citizens making an investment in their country. I like to think of my time here as an investment.” Bob holds a BS in history and political science, an MBA, and an MAES.
CEO, TIGARD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
A board member since 2004, Debi serves as both vice-chair and finance chair. She considers her service as a great marriage of her faith and business acumen. Debi has worked in both high tech and communications in a variety of senior management roles, as well as serving in the U.S. Navy as a supply corps officer. She and her husband live on five acres in Sherwood with three alpacas, a German shepherd, and several chickens.
Ken originally studied biology but went back to school for a degree in psychology out of a desire to help others. He’s a passionate advocate of the work we do and loves the positive interaction between staff and other board members. A parent of three, Ken enjoys spending his free time with friends and family, but also aspires to make positive contributions to the community through his writing.
AWARE CONSULTING GROUP
Angel Prater joined the board in 2019, bringing more than 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field. Angel is a certified National Intentional Peer Support (IPS) trainer and was named Oregon’s IPS Trainer of Trainers. Angel has been sharing her personal journey with recovery since 1996, along with her plans for a better mental health system that values and sees the person instead of a diagnosis. She shares her journey without shame or guilt, hoping that it inspires others to share their experiences and help others. As the movie says, let’s “pay it forward!”
Our executive team offers a unique mix of nonprofit and corporate experience, fusing to create a mission-driven team with impact. We’re passionate about our mission and dedicated to being a force for change.