SICA 2017 Board Nominee Bios/Election Results

SICA Annual Meeting 

Election Results: 

John Houle………………..President
Kathryn Hathaway..……Vice-President
Stephen Ray…………….Treasurer
Jackie Petersen………….Secretary
Grey Horton………………At-Large-Position 1
Hannah Treuhaft…….…. At-Large-Position 2
Kari Egger………….…….At-Large-Position 3
Michael Rubenstein…..…At-Large-Position 4
Tenara Blood……………At-Large-Position 5

Michael Rubensteinnew nominee

Many of you may know me as ‘Mr Carolyn’. My wife Carolyn recently retired after teaching at the Sauvie Island school for 37 years. We have lived on the island for 32 years.

I retired two years ago after 26 years in Kaiser Permanente’s insurance administration. During my career my focus was on patient access, rights and advocacy. During my last year at Kaiser I was the patient and staff liaison for resolving ACA Cover Oregon insurance and care access issues. In all those years, coming home from work each weekday and crossing the bridge onto the island reinforced how special it is to live here.

Retirement has allowed me to pursue volunteer paths which I hope help enhance the safety and quality of life here on the island.

I am currently a member of the Sauvie Island Fire District and got my Oregon Emergency Medical Responder license last year.

I am a member of the Multnomah County Bicycle and Pedestrian Citizen Advisory Committee. One of my goals is to enhance the safety of bicyclists and motorists on the island’s roadways.

Disaster planning for the island is a concern of mine. I believe that SICA can play a key role in planning and implementing solutions for potential disasters.

On Tuesdays you may see me and the other ‘Ivy Warriors’ clearing invasive plants at the school, Wapato and other island locations.

 

Tenara Bloodnew nominee

My husband and I are relatively new to the island, but feel strongly about both conserving the rural culture and helping residents thrive in a changing world. Over the last two years, I’ve been active in the Grange and love the history and knowledge that long-time residents and their families share with everyone. I have also participated in SICA’s emergency planning efforts and appreciate island events which SICA promotes. 

As a board member, I would continue to volunteer my time on projects that help all of our island residents.  

Facilitating projects for individuals and groups is the focus of my professional life. I was a Consultant and Program Manager in the software industry for 15 years, but I grew up and have always lived in rural areas. I have a degree in physical geography and a love of nature. My husband and I are currently nurturing an orchard with apples, pears, plums and grapes. We have two horses and a dog. We enjoy hiking, camping, gardening, canoeing and photography.

Thanks for your consideration

Dr. Stephen Ray: new nominee

Stephen Ray was born in Portland, Oregon in 1950 and grew up in Bandon-By-The-Sea on the southern Oregon coast. He excelled in academics, music and sports and was elected Student Body President at Bandon High where he was an All-State Athlete and a member of the National Honor Society.

He spent his undergraduate years at Treasure Valley Community College, the University of Oregon and three years at the University of Oregon School of Nursing. In 1978, he graduated from Western States Chiropractic College (now University of Western States) with a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree, and spent the past 39 years developing highly successful Chiropractic practices in Newport, Beaverton, and Hillsboro Oregon, and in Kihei-Wailea, Maui, and Kaunakakai, Molokai, Hawai’i. He is semi-retired and currently provides locum tenens services for other Chiropractors in Oregon and Hawai’i. Dr. Ray and his partner Dr. Elizabeth Newhall, moved to Sauvie Island in 2012 and grow organic cider apples, vegetables, and herbs.

Kari Egger: new nominee

I have been an island resident for 27 years. My husband, Bob Egger, was born and raised on this island and attended Sauvie Island School as a child. Together we have owned and operated The Pumpkin Patch for 25 years now, ever since Bob’s parents retired. Our two children, Jade, age 23, and Colton, age 19, are learning and helping us run the family business. 

I hold a degree in Secondary Education and was a secondary English teacher before we took over the farm. 

In the early 2000’s I was on the board and was the Secretary for SICA when it was the Sauvie Island Business Association. During that time the organization, together with county officials and island residents, fought hard to get our new bridge built. Upon completion, I served on the Bridge Committee responsible for the grand opening celebration of our new bridge. 

More recently, I served on the school board at Portland Christian Schools for 8 years and was Secretary as well as the Chair of the Education Committee. It was one of the most valuable volunteer jobs I have held. 

Our children attended Sauvie Island School; we have attended Sauvie Island church, Bob is on the Drainage district board, and our son now volunteers for the Sauvie Island Fire Department when home from college. 

I’m looking forward to the opportunity to serve our community once again with SICA.

Kathryn Hathaway: up for re-election

I have lived on the island since 1991 on the Merrybell site. I am one of the people behind the website updates for SICA. My life has been enriched here on the island by my love of birds and native plants and the people I have met through SICA meetings and events.

Hannah Treuhaft: up for re-election

My background in arts and civic participation give me a unique perspective on taking all voices and visions into account when acting on behalf of the community. As a seven-year island resident (so, “new”) I feel as if I’m still learning what it means to participate here and am interested in deepening our ties to one another. I value connection and community above almost all else, and look forward to teaching my two young children about these values in part through the relationships we build on Sauvie Island.

Dear SICA Members & Neighbors:

The Sauvie Island Community Association (SICA)  is seeking interested members wishing to volunteer their  time as a Board member and contribute to the livability and vitality of our island home.

SICA is recognized by the County as the neighborhood association  representing the broad interests and opinions of our community.

Time commitments are minimal and can accommodate busy lives; however regular attendance at  meetings is required.

Throughout the year SICA hosts three community events: the Annual Spring meeting, providing volunteers for the 4th of July Flat Half Flat, and hosting the Annual Island picnic in August. 

The Association also has standing committees that deal a variety of topics.

If you are interested please send an email to presidentsauvieislandca@gmail.com.

 

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