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Alison Benjamin President president@cefcamas.org

Occupation or Professional Background: I was an educator for 25 years before coming to Camas. Since moving to Camas, I have primarily been a volunteer at my daughter's school and for CEF. I am currently a full-time student pursuing a medical coding certification.

Schools my children attend or have attended in the Camas School District: My daughter attended Liberty Middle School and will be a freshman at Camas High School this year.

Camas Education Foundation is important to me because: As a former educator, I know how much innovation is driven and funded by teachers in their classrooms. I want to provide teachers and administrators with the ability to innovate without funding it themselves.


Robyn Sheridan  Vice President vicepresident@cefcamas.org

Occupation or Professional Background: I am currently a homemaker, focused on volunteering in my children’s classrooms, schools, and in the community. While employed in the private sector, I was Operations Manager for ValueWise Corporation, where I was responsible for all aspects of Operations and Human Resources.

Schools my children attend or have attended in the Camas School District: All three of my kiddos attend Grass Valley Elementary. 

Camas Education Foundation is important to me because: I believe that community involvement and support is necessary to sustain a solid community.   I am involved with CEF because it gives me an opportunity to give back to the students in all our schools and the community as a whole.  Go Papermakers!


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Kristie Greenwood Secretary secretary@cefcamas.org

Occupation or Professional Background: Executive Assistant and Government Affairs Liaison- I enjoy my job and also love to help out my community in any way I can.

Schools my children attend or have attended in the Camas School District: Lacamas and Woodburn in the past- Currently Liberty and Camas High

Camas Education Foundation is important to me because: It encourages me to watch communities come together to help out future generations. My hope is to raise my children to be better than I ever could be, and by helping with this organization, I hope to inspire that in those around them as well.


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Charles Doepken Treasurer treasurer@cefcamas.org

Occupation or Professional Background: I manage a commercial bank branch for Banner Bank.  I love what I do because helping businesses grow and thrive in our community one of the most gratifying things I can do for Camas.

Schools my children attend or have attended in the Camas School District: 
Grass Valley (go Zebras!)

Camas Education Foundation is important to me because: It is a way for the community to give back to the schools, the teachers, the staff and our kids.


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Adrienne Hamilton Board Member auctiongala@cefcamas.org

Occupation or Professional Background: For more than 10 years I held senior management positions within the pharmacy benefits industry. When my youngest child was born I decided to stay at home and take a more active volunteer role within my children’s schools. Now, I'm a licensed real estate broker with Real Living, The Real Estate Group.

Schools my children attend or have attended in the Camas School District: 
I have 3 children in the Camas school district. My son and daughter currently attend Woodburn Elementary, and my youngest son will begin kindergarten there in the fall of 2019.

Camas Education Foundation is important to me because: I view CEF as a critical piece of the puzzle in continuing to raise the bar in the Camas School District and pushing Camas even further to the top in the state of Washington. As a parent with high standards for my own children, my number one priority when relocating was finding the right educational fit for my kids. I chose Camas due to all the “extras” that are offered in a district flourishing with strong community support. I’m excited to contribute in this community!


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Scott Ruse Board Member

Occupation or Professional Background: I am currently the CEO/CFO for Poler Inc., an Action Sports and Apparel company based in Portland, Oregon and Laguna Beach, California.  I also have volunteered professional time as a Mentor through the Port of Portland Mentor/Protege program designed to assist small and medium sized businesses reach their full potential.

Schools my children attend or have attended in the Camas School District: My wife, Alysha and I have 3 children, Tyler (our 15 year Sophomore at CHS), Breyden (our 8 year old 3rd grader at Grass Valley, and MacKenzie (our 3 year old who attends Montessori).

Camas Education Foundation is important to me because: I'm so passionate about CEF because Camas is our family and our community.  Being a part of CEF, allows me to directly contribute to all Camas children as they gain access to the extraordinary services and experiences that CEF provides, making our community the best it can be.  I'm honored to be able to serve Camas and our children's amazing growth.


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Tina Sillers  Board Member

Occupation or Professional Background: I am a stay-at-home mom to my three children. Previously I was employed as a TV producer with KOIN Portland. 

Schools my children attend or have attended in the Camas School District: I have a daughter in the 10th grade at Camas High School. I also have a son who is a 2nd grader at Woodburn, and another son who is in preschool. 

Camas Education Foundation is important to me because: CEF Is important to me because we absolutely love Camas; this is our community. A foundation that goes above and beyond to serve our schools and children is definitely something I wanted to be part of!


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Emily Pierce Board Member

Occupation or Professional Background: I am currently employed as an attorney.  

Schools my children attend or have attended in the Camas School District: My two children both attend Lacamas Lake Elementary School. 

Camas Education Foundation is important to me because: The Camas Educational Foundation is a vital connection between the community and the schools. It shows both teachers and students that there is support for their ideas and innovations beyond the support provided by the district.  


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Bamini Pathmanathan Board Member

Occupation or Professional Background: I am a Registered Dietitian.  I find food and health to be important part of our lives. I love talking and teaching about the benefits of healthy eating and healthy living.

Schools my children attend or have attended in the Camas School District: 
Prune Hill Elementary, Skyridge Middle School, & Camas High School

Camas Education Foundation is important to me because: Our children need the support that is outside of their classroom. They need someone else to help the school function. Education for our children involve multiple players, various elements that shape their future. I see CEF as one key component to that puzzle. CEF represents support, in my opinion. I want to be part of that support as well.


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Gail Smith Board Member majorgrants@cefcamas.org

Occupation or Professional Background: I have a BSBA in Accounting, and I worked as a Revenue Accountant for 5 years in Oklahoma before I decided to stay home with my children. I now am a real estate broker with Windermere Stellar in downtown Vancouver. I also previously worked at the high school as the credit union assistant.

Schools my children attend or have attended in the Camas School District: I have two children who attend Camas High School. One child is in 11th grade and one is in 12th grade.

Camas Education Foundation is important to me because: I learned firsthand while working at CHS how limited budgets can be, and how great ideas can go unrealized if there is no other source of funds to bring the thoughts and ideas of educators and administrators to life. The students, the district, and the community benefit greatly from the work that CEF does.


Del Turner Board Member

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Molly Tuttle Board Member

Occupation or Professional Background: For the past 14 years, I have served as the Director of Communications for Health Net Federal Services, a managed care company providing healthcare services to active duty and retired military, and their families, through the Department of Defense.  In addition, I manage the company’s philanthropic program that gives back to those that serve or who have served.

Schools my children attend or have attended in the Camas School District: My daughter is a sophomore at CHS, and my son is a 7th grader at Liberty Middle School.

Camas Education Foundation is important to me because: CEF not only supports the district in offering programs students may not otherwise have the opportunity to offer, but CEF also works to support the individual student in achieving new and challenging goals and experiences.  Looking forward, CEF ensures that the high achieving Camas School District and student body can continue to fund opportunities when the state is unable to do so. This is great for our students - today and tomorrow.


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Rick Vermeers Board Member

Occupation or Professional Background: I am a retired electrical engineer.  Most recently, I was General Manager for Brown & Kysar Engineering in Battleground, Washington.  Prior to that, I enjoyed a 38-year career at Avista Utilities in Spokane, retiring as the Director of Electrical Engineering and Chief Security Officer.

Schools my children attend or have attended in the Camas School District: I have two grandchildren in Camas. This fall my granddaughter will be a second grader at Prune Hill. My grandson is 3 and will be at Prune Hill in 2021. 

Camas Education Foundation is important to me because: Excellence in education is the foundation for the next generation. Camas Schools have a culture of excellence, but enhancing that culture requires funding outside of the traditional school funding model. I believe that contributions from individuals and partnerships with local business can provide what is needed to benefit the education system and prepare our students to be productive contributors to society and to the workforce. 


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Lisa Greseth School District Liaison

Occupation or Professional Background: I serve as Assistant Superintendent in Camas School District. In this capacity, I support school principals and staff in our shared goal to see and serve each student. I am constantly humbled by the passion and commitment of our educators, support staff, families and community members in creating partnerships to inspire our students in their learning. The future is in good hands!

Schools my children attend or have attended in the Camas School District: My son attended Helen Baller Elementary School, Liberty Middle School, and Camas High School. He graduated last spring and is now a freshman at Boise State

Camas Education Foundation is important to me because: Partnerships are the heart of our community! CEF fosters innovation and inspires and supports our staff to bring new ideas and opportunities to schools, classrooms and students.