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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Interested in joining our board? Download the application here.
Submit the application at jobs@olallacenter.org.
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Marcia Buckley, JD

Board President
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Marcia graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School in 1991 and now works as Lincoln County Circuit Court Judge.  Currently, she serves on the Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Board, as vice president for the Lincoln County Foundation Board, and is a member of Rotary International Newport Club.  Marcia served as president of the Rotary board from 2018-2019.  Marcia brings a wealth of experience, including legal/law issues, policy development, business and financial, public relations, strategic planning, and community service.

Circuit Court Judge

Lincoln County

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Jerry Flores

Director
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Jerry is the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist for the Worksource Oregon Employment Department, covering Benton and Lincoln Counties.  He is an active volunteer with several Veteran Service Organizations with the goal of assisting veterans in overcoming barriers to employment, housing, and education.  Jerry and his wife Yanina have always made volunteering a family affair, inculcating in their two sons a sense of pride and honor in community service.

 

Disabled Veterans Outreach Program

Worksource Oregon, Lincoln / Benton

Building Improvements Committee and Strategic Planning Committee

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Will Cotton

Treasurer, Secretary
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Will joined the Olalla Center Board in January 2020 and helped create the first annual Sea of Love Benefit for Olalla Center at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.  Will graduated from Central Michigan University in 2010 with a focus on education and English Language Learners.  He found his way to Newport in 2013 helping run an energy assistance program for low-income households and now serves as the Volunteer Coordinator at the Oregon Coast Aquarium where he gets to live his dream of connecting humans and nature all day long.  His other passions include talking to anyone within earshot about intertidal animals while out tide-pooling, cheesy puns and corny jokes (he's from the midwest after all), traditional fiddle music, and going out on salamander safaris. 

Volunteer Coordinator

Oregon Coast Aquarium​

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Connie Sullivan

Board Member
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Connie's two passions in life are the ocean and the equestrian world, and their specialty is creating community in both.  Over the years, Connie has worked in science communication, most recently landing a spot with Oregon Sea Grant/Oregon State University Extension in Newport to work with recreational boaters on reducing their impacts to the aquatic environment.  Connie can usually be found somewhere in or on the water, on a horse, or with their dog and cat.  After surviving two strokes, Connie worked with Bright Horizons Therapeutic Riding Center's rehab program in 2022 and 2023.  Given the wild success of that program in their life, Connie decided to join the Olalla Center's Board of Directors to give back to that program and to work with the many other amazing programs that the Olalla Center provides to communities. 

Clean Boating Coordinator
Oregon Sea Grant/ Oregon State University Extension

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Dr. Ross Clark

Board Member
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