Board Members 2020

The Board of Directors' meetings are held the first or second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm online.  (See the Events Calendar for dates.) To "attend" online please send a message to The Board welcomes your ideas


President - John Carlile - Served as the Relief Center Manager operating out of the UMCC following the Holiday Farm Fire. He lives in the McKenzie Bridge area with his husband Kevin. He is using his background in construction, interior design, and his degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon to help the Upper McKenzie Community Center move forward as our entire community rebuilds.

Vice President - Kathi Jaworski - Trained as an economist and planner, she has worked in the nonprofit field for 30 years, including as community organizer, economic development director, executive director, board chair, and consultant. Recently "retired" to McKenzie Bridge, she and her husband John have assisted the UMCC board with advice, donations, and time serving cobbler at the Ice Cream Social.

Secretary - Michele Lansdowne- Moved to McKenzie Bridge in 2020 with her husband, Jack Liebschutz. She retired from teaching business entrepreneurship at a tribal college in Montana and brings her business finance skills to the Upper McKenzie Community Center as its Secretary and Development Coordinator. She has worked as a grant manager with numerous foundations and nonprofit organizations. She has a Master’s in Business Administration and her PhD is in Community Economic Development.

Treasurer - Marla English - Served as UMCC President in 2019 and brings creative thinking about events, people, and the building to the Board discussions. Her organizational vision comes with the experience of working in the grocery ordering business for a large company for decades.


Sherry Franzen

Bev Braun

Alyssa Brownlee

Kathy Keable

Pete Petty

Jose Ramirez-Solano