Foundation adds director

Jennifer Stanaway recently joined Samaritan Health Services as executive director of the Albany General Hospital Foundation.

Stanaway graduated from the University of Portland with a business management degree and comes to Samaritan Health Services after 22 years in the banking industry.

Stanaway has served on boards or committees at the Boys & Girls Club of Albany, ABC House, Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Linn County Budget Committee and United Way of Linn County.

Zonta Club
installs officers

The Zonta Club of Corvallis recently installed its officers for the 2017-18 year.

Elected officers are Diana Simpson-Godfrey, president; Joan Reukauf, first vice-president; Kelley Marchbanks, immediate past president; Caron Johnson, treasurer; Kara Daley, board recording secretary; Erin Duncan, advocacy chair; Mary Bentley and Andrea Shonnard, attendance and fellowship chairs; Bill Smart and Laurie Russell, communications chairs; Kara Daley and Karen Smith, community grants and outreach chairs; Gail Anderson and Sunny Welles, membership chairs;

Pete Bober and Rebecca Yu, program and UN chairs; Deb Rarick and Carol Trueba, scholarship chairs; Ronna Pomeroy and Leigh Griffith, service chairs; Kelley Marchbanks, Joan Demarest and Bronwyn Evans, nominating committee members; and Sylvia Moore, Pete Bober, Kathy Heath and Selma Starnes, Zonta Service Foundation of Corvallis members.

The Zonta Club of Corvallis is a member of Zonta International, an organization dedicated to empowering women through service and advocacy. The club awards grants to local community organizations and scholarships to a local high school senior and college students. The grants and scholarships are made possible through funds raised at the club’s annual auction.

Research clinic
hires manager

Sheena Strohmayer is the new manager of The Clinical Research Center at The Corvallis Clinic.

Strohmayer succeeds longtime manager Pat Eshleman, who has retired. She most recently held the position of community connect supervisor at Salem Health, but her new position is something of a homecoming. She began her health care career a decade ago at the clinic, where she held several positions before leaving.

From 2007 to 2012, Strohmayer worked as a clinical research assistant and then a clinical research associate coordinator in the center she now leads. Having earned a Master of Healthcare Administration degree in 2011 from Walden University, she was named in 2012 as the clinic’s senior clinical quality improvement analyst and eventually manager of quality improvement and informatics, a position she held until 2015.

Dentist joins
Corvallis office

Kurt Black, dentist at Timberhill Dental in Corvallis, recently announced that James Means has joined the practice as an associate dentist.

Means grew up in Salem, and worked in the food and real estate industry before deciding to pursue his dream of becoming a dentist.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Oregon Health & Science University. He graduated with distinction at OHSU, earning the operative and radiology top awards. He is accepting new patients at the office, 2356 NW Professional Drive, 541-754-0144,

Dutch Bros.
raises money

On Sept. 29, Dutch Bros. celebrated its annual Buck for Kids day and raised $414,233.

All 292 stands donated $1 from each drink sold to the local children’s organization of their choice in honor of National Coffee Day.

Through Buck for Kids, Dutch Bros. locations in Corvallis raised $5,090 for Jackson Street Youth Services. Founded to fill a gap in local support services for homeless youth, Jackson Street Youth Services helps provide stable futures to youth in crisis. Jackson Street Youth Services offers overnight shelters, transitional living, mentoring, education and outreach for youth in Linn and Benton counties.

Dutch Bros. has given to local youth organizations for 10 years through Buck for Kids day. However, two years ago, the company moved the day to coincide with National Coffee Day to increase the impact coffee lovers can have on youth in their local communities.


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