Our Board Members
Board of Directors & Officers:
The Hunger Prevention Coalition of Central Oregon is always excited to talk to people from our community who may interested in becoming a Board Member. Please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-408-1978
Robin Popp has served on the Hunger Prevention Coalition (HPC) Board since 2003. Robin received her BS in Political Science and worked in the non-profit field for 25+ years and during that tenure became passionate about people in need for nutritious food solutions. HPC is an organization that addresses that need in a positive and respectful manner. Robin enjoys gardening, sewing, hiking, camping and XC skiing, has served on the Oregon State Workforce Board, Siskiyou County School Board, National Workforce Alliance and various regional nonprofit organizations.
John Moore is a retired Accountant having spent over 40 years in the profession before retiring to the Sunriver area. He has spent his retirement volunteering for different non-profits including as a board member of the St. Vincent De Paul of La Pine and Holy Trinity Community Outreach-Care and Share with their food distribution and firewood program. John also serves as a Road Commissioner on the Spring River Road District in Sunriver. He was recently elected to the office of Vice President of the Hunger Prevention Coalition Board. John and his wife live in the Sunriver Community.
New York City area after retiring in 2000, Marie Gibson enjoys life in beautiful Central Oregon. This is very different from being a neuroscientist at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Soon after moving here, Marie was startled to learn that Oregon had one of the worst rankings in food security in the country. It prompted her to become active with the newly formed Hunger Prevention Coalition and to help work to “increase the amount of nutritious food” for those in need. Too many children in too many families don’t always have enough to eat is a distressing fact that the Coalition hopes to change. She is also on the Board of the League of Women Voters, which offers another opportunity for advocacy. Although they are scattered across the country, Marie tries to see her 5 children and 9 grandchildren as often as possible.
Mary moved to Bend 39 years ago. The move came after Mary’s work with the Forest Service in Wyoming. She and her husband Harv have enjoyed the Central Oregon lifestyle, Harv having been born in Bend! Mary has accumulated an extensive experience with several non-profits and has spent time serving with “boots on the ground” as well as management and leadership roles. She has also garnered recognition as Volunteer of the Year! One of Mary’s favorite pastimes is hiking around their acreage and enjoying Central Oregon.
After moving to the Sunriver area 20 years ago, Madeline wanted to get involved with volunteering on a local level. Neighbor Impact formerly COCCAN came to Holy Trinity Church and said that there were people in need of food in the greater Sunriver-La Pine area. Holy Trinity Community Outreach Care and Share was formed and she has been a member from the beginning. As a registered nurse Madeline has always enjoyed caring for others and continues to help provide food boxes to the less fortunate.“Becoming a member of Hunger Prevention Coalition has given me an opportunity to discover the many other organizations that are providing nutritious food in other areas”.
August was born in bend, and has been here for 23 years. His family started a small business in 1992 which is still owned by his father in the heart of downtown bend. Because of this, August has had strong local community oriented values instilled in him from early on. As a Financial Service Representative for First Interstate Bank, August has received opportunities for elevated involvement in local nonprofits such as the Hunger Prevention Coalition. August, in his typical Central Oregon native son approach, enjoys all outdoor activities our beautiful part of Oregon provides.
Carol and her husband Mike moved to Bend in 2005 then to Redmond in 2016 following careers in the computer and high tech industries of Silicon Valley. They chose to relocate to Central Oregon for the lifestyle and to be near other family. Carol has taught Computer Science and Business Administration at COCC and for Columbia Gorge Community colleges since 2006. She also accumulated non-profit experience with Goodwill Job Connection, in Bend and retired from GICW in 2016 and from teaching in December of 2017. Her current activities include property management, volunteering at Redmond Christian Church, and now volunteering for Hunger Prevention Coalition. She and Mike have a lovely daughter, Rose, and a beautiful granddaughter, Violet, whom they love to visit in Texas.