Board of Directors

Glenn’s professional and personal mission is to steadfastly serve the lives of others—especially the poor and vulnerable—and has served in several health care leadership roles for 25 years. Recently elected to oversee public education in North Clackamas School District, Glenn is committed to advancing equity, relationships, integrity, empowerment, and care, ensuring every student thrives. With a heart for providing young people with second chances, Glenn is drawn to the mission of Parrott Creek to bring hope that builds stronger families and safer communities. Glenn and his wife, Hannah, are parents to four children, reside in Clackamas, and are passionate about ways to bring hope and health into their community.

A graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School, Ulanda Watkins was sworn in as judge of Clackamas County Circuit Court August, 2017. Judge Watkins is a former defense lawyer and managing attorney at insurance firm GEICO with 21 years trial experience in civil, criminal and juvenile law. Judge Watkins is a lifelong Oregonian and is among eight judges Gov. Kate Brown appointed to Multnomah and Clackamas County Circuit Courts, as well as the Oregon Court of Appeals. Judge Watkins is the only judge of color in Clackamas and the third Black woman judge on the Oregon state bench. Judge Watkins is also the first African American judge to sit on the bench outside of Multnomah County. Among many other civic responsibilities and commitments, Judge Watkins previously served on the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee.

Angela Sheehan, owner of LEED, LLC works with emerging organizations and executives to help normalize “The Pain of Playing Big” with programs designed to help others be highly visible without compromising their values or sense of self. She has served on the boards of many for-profit and nonprofit organizations with a focus on environmental and social sustainability. Her favorite quote is Maya Angelou’s “When you know better, you do better.”

John has a distinguished 25 year career as a prosecutor in Oregon. He is recognized statewide as an expert in domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse and successfully led efforts for stronger legislative protections for these populations in Oregon. While supervising the Juvenile Unit of the District Attorney’s Office from 2007‐2010, John became familiar with Parrott Creek’s work and joined the Board. John is also a board member of the Children’s Center, a child abuse intervention center who are active partners with Parrott Creek. John recently took up running as his most active hobby.

Elissa Looney is the Senior Strategic Initiatives Manager with Perlo Construction, a local commercial general contractor. She graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Business Administration and minor in International Business before returning to her home town to work as Project Manager for Perlo. Her career has included the development and growth of the company’s Special Projects Group, as well as significant involvement in organizations such as CREW Portland, which seeks to support and enhance the careers of women in real estate. A firm believer that sometimes people just need a leg up with some extra support to succeed, Elissa joined the Parrott Creek board to provide her knowledge of business diversification strategies to the group in order to aid in carrying out the Parrott Creek mission.

Kurt Ruttum is a partner with Tonkon Torp LLP, a Portland, Oregon law firm. Kurt’s practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, private equity, public and private securities offerings and general corporate counseling. He is a member of the firm’s Managing Board. Kurt has served as an executive of two Portland-area public companies, including as the Chief Financial Officer of a software development company.

Kaolee Hoyle is the Chief Financial Officer at Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency, Inc., a nonprofit organization in Salem, Oregon. She graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant with the state of Washington. Kaolee’s passion for people and community led her to Parrott Creek.

Steve was a board member for The Inn Home for Boys/True Housing for ten years prior to the merger with Parrott Creek and his shift to our Board of Directors in 2021. Steve is a retired social worker after a forty year career working in child welfare. He began working in residential treatment programs and, after returning to graduate school for a Master’s Degree in Counseling, he took a job with the State of Oregon DHS/Child Welfare where he worked until his retirement. Steve is excited to be a member of the Parrott Creek team as we move forward into Bright Futures.

Javier Montalvo is the Founder and CEO of Build Forward Design and Construction and a visionary leader with 25 years of experience in the remodeling industry. Javier’s journey began at the age of 18 when he self-designed and remodeled his own restaurant in Ecuador, setting the stage for a lifelong passion for construction and design. Relocating to Boston in 2015, Javier managed a design-build firm, learning the value of in-house processes. Drawn to the Pacific Northwest, he founded Build Forward in Oregon, earning accolades in Oregon Home Magazine and Houzz for well-designed projects. Beyond professional success, Javier dreams of building affordable, energy-efficient homes. For seven years, he’s been working towards this goal, driven by a passion for helping others that was instilled during his early volunteer experiences as a teenager and young adult. On a personal note, Javier is a proud father of two daughters and cherishes the honest and wonderful relationships he shares with them. His adult life has been marked by a consistent commitment to helping those in need, aligning with his desire to contribute to the mission of organizations like Parrott Creek. Javier is eager to extend his impact as a board member, leveraging his experience, passion, and dedication to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Alison Bookman-Skidmore joined Parrott Creek in 2024 with a career exclusively dedicated to the non-profit sector. She has contributed to organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters and, most recently, Volunteers of America OR (VOA). Over an 18-year tenure at VOA, she’s actively participated in various committees, including the Providence Elderplace Diversity Committee, VOA Safety Committee, OR State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias, and the VA Family Caregiver Support Group. These experiences have enriched an understanding of the intricate dynamics of community care and the vital role of social determinants. Alison brings to Parrott Creek a deep-seated commitment to bridging community programs and individuals facing significant challenges.

Maile is a native Oregonian, went to Oregon City High School and is a graduate of Washington State University with a BA in Political Science. She brings over 25 years of experience in the employee benefits/life and health insurance industry, and she has also served as a board member of the Maurice Lucas Foundation (ML20) and the Oregon Association of Health Underwriters, as President. Maile is passionate about serving the community where she lives and works, helping children and young adults succeed in school and giving back to her profession.

Medical Director

Dr. Ben earned his doctorate of naturopathic medicine (ND) from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), a four-year accredited medical school program in Portland, OR. Founded in 1956, NUNM is the oldest naturopathic university in North America and one of the oldest institutions of higher learning devoted to the study of “natural medicine.”

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Emeritus Board

Sandy Lindquist – Community Member/Volunteer
Laura Henderson – Healthcare Sales
Doug Fogg – Retired Health Care Administrator
Donna Bane – Non-profit Organization Consultant
Ed Gronke – Retired
Jim Mitchell – Retired

Advisory Board

Wilda Parks – Retired City Official
Marina Baker – Client Relationship Manager
Kristen McNeese – LCSW, MSW, Mental Health Therapist
Destry Stoner – MS, LPC, CADC III, Mental Health and Addictions Therapist
Sofie Fashana – Student

In Memoriam of William Barnes

William joined Parrott Creek’s Board of Directors in January of 2022 and we are honored by the passion and energy he brought to our organization during the short but exceptional time he was with us. Sadly, William passed away unexpectedly on August 8, 2023. William was the founding visionary and Executive Director of Red is the Road to Wellness, a leading community organization located in Klamath Falls, Oregon. He honored the deep value of all individuals, and his utilization of restorative justice and the process of re-humanizing people to foster behavioral change made him a kindred spirit of Parrott Creek’s own ethos and treatment modalities. William was a strong advocate for incarcerated individuals, particularly through his work at the Gospel Mission and outreach through the Department of Corrections (HGO) program. He was a Certified Drug & Alcohol Counselor with the Klamath Tribes from 2016-2021, served on the Criminal Justice Commissions (CJC) Restorative Justice Advisory committee for HB2204, and was a member of the Restorative Justice Coalition of Oregon (RJCO) Coordinating Committee. He touched countless lives in a truly meaningful way and his loss is a heartbreak to the recovery and justice communities throughout Oregon.