Angela Beeks grew up and attended school in Southern California. She met her husband, Jeremy, while he was serving in the Marine Corps. They moved to Southern Oregon eleven years ago to be closer to his parents, and live in Eagle Point with their daughter, Sage.
Angela is the Branch Manager of the North Medford branch of U.S. Bank and has worked for the bank for 11 years.
Lisa Greif was elected to the Jackson County Circuit Court in November 2008 and assumed her position on the bench in January 2009. She presides over a juvenile and probate caseload and is one of three Community Family Court judges. Lisa also is in the process of starting a mental health court. She received the Chief Justice Juvenile Champion Award in 2011 in recognition of her leadership in raising the profile and priority of child abuse and neglect cases in Oregon courts.
A native Oregonian who was raised in the Portland area, Lisa received a BA from the University of Oregon in 1995, where she majored in political science and minored in biology and environmental studies. She received her JD with a specialization in criminal law practice from the U of O Law School in 1998. Lisa worked for Southern Oregon Public Defender, Inc., in Medford for 10 years prior to becoming a judge.
Lisa is an active member of her community and serves on the board of directors for La Clinica and the Family Nurturing Center and is the Deputy Secretary for the Medford Rogue Rotary Club. Lisa co-chairs the Chief Justice’s Juvenile Justice Mental Health Task Force, chairs the Judicial Engagement and Leadership Institute’s Concurrent Planning Workgroup, and is the convener for Jackson County’s Casey Family Programs Team.
In her spare time, Lisa enjoys fishing, hunting, hiking, reading, and rooting for the Oregon Ducks.
John Hamilton has served on the Family Nurturing Center’s Board of Directors since its inception. He works as a staff attorney at Southern Oregon Public Defender. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked in a wide array of roles serving our community’s most vulnerable citizens. He has participated in developing programs and policies to help families transition from public assistance, access addiction treatment, access mental health services, access legal services and reduce child abuse and neglect.
John and his wife have two young children and are long-time residents of the Rogue Valley. When not working or volunteering he loves gardening, old Volvos, hiking, fly fishing and spending time with his family.
Dr. Hecox is passionate about the work of the Family Nurturing Center and the role it plays in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Having evaluated over 1,000 children for abuse in her previous position as the child abuse physician for Jackson County from 2008 to 2013, she recognizes the vital role of strengthening families in the prevention of child abuse.
She is married to Dr. Douglas Hecox, a nephrologist with Renal Care Consultants in Medford. They have two children and live in Jacksonville.
Penny taught kindergarten, fourth and fifth grades for 34 years, 33 of those years at Wilson School in Medford. She chaired the Wilson Site Council, designed Outdoor Education programs, directed the Student Council and planned school-wide activities and assemblies. Upon retirement, Penny enlisted the generosity of colleagues, friends and family to establish the Wilson School Scholarship to benefit former Wilson students seeking higher education. She remains active at Wilson as a frequent substitute teacher.
A 1976 graduate of Whittier College, Penny moved to the Rogue Valley the same year. She and her husband, Kevin, are thankful for the family life they each enjoyed as children and for the close relationships they have with their two grown daughters. The Family Nurturing Center is wonderful place to “strengthen families so that children can live safely and develop fully in their parents’ care.” It is a privilege to be a part of such an endeavor.
For ten years after moving to Oregon, Pam was actively involved in the management and operation of Green Springs Inn. Her family continues to own Green Springs Inn and Cabins, which is currently managed by her husband and son.
From 2006-2012, Pam worked as Deputy Director of a local nonprofit providing drug and alcohol prevention and treatment. She has been employed as Executive Director of Ashland Emergency Food Bank since 2012.
In December 2012, Pam was appointed to a vacancy on the Ashland City Council, where she continues to serve. She has also been a member and chair of the city Planning Commission and a member of the Ashland Charter Review Committee. She has volunteered for a variety of community organizations including Ashland High School Booster Club and Down Syndrome Association of Southern Oregon.
Rebekah McAnally is a small business owner, a native of Atlanta, GA, and a graduate of Auburn University. She and her husband lived in Alabama, Massachusetts and New Mexico before choosing southern Oregon as the place to raise their two boys. A former Montessori preschool teacher, Rebekah has taught in Cambridge, MA, Wellesley, MA and Birmingham, AL. She is married to Dr. James McAnally, who is a physician with the Medford Radiological Group.
Rebekah has dedicated her life to improving the lives of all children and families with whom she comes in contact. She is a current volunteer and substitute teacher in our FNC therapeutic classrooms. Her experience as a teacher and her in-depth understanding of current FNC classroom issues and needs brings a vital first-hand, practical perspective to the board.
Lee Murdoch joined the Family Nurturing Center Board in 2010.
Dr. Murdoch moved to Medford in 1966 and practiced Pediatrics here until 2006. He was born in
Nebraska, attended Doane College in Nebraska and was graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in 1960. He followed that with an internship at the King County Hospital in Seattle, 3 years in the USAF and then a Pediatric residency at OHSU in Portland.
He and his wife Diana have 4 children and 9 grandchildren and currently enjoy time with their family, gardening, reading, outdoor activites and the amazing internet.
In addition to the FNC, Dr. Murdoch is a Board member of the Jefferson Regional Health Alliance, the Public Health Advisory Board, and the SOELS (Southern Oregon Early Learning Services) executive committee. He volunteers at the Community Health Center.
“From my perspective, the biggest issues facing our society are poverty and lack of education. I believe that the FNC offers the best and most important opportunity for improving these problems—strengthening families and nurturing small children (the most important years) to be successful in school and later life”
Craig Prewitt has lived in Medford most of his life. He and Cindy, his wife of 39 years, live on a small farm outside of Phoenix. They have three grown children, two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
After graduating from Oregon State University, Craig moved to Texas where he began his career in health care distribution. Several positions and years later, he returned to Medford where he has continued a career in distribution of orthopedic implants.
Craig’s community service is highlighted by 25 years on the Phoenix-Talent School Board. Additionally, he has been active in his church, his Rotary Club, and other community organizations. He has gladly served on the Jackson County Planning Commission, Jackson County Public Safety Coordinating Council, and numerous positions within the Oregon School Boards Association.
His spare time activities include farming, hunting, and time spent with his loving, and loved, family.
Damien grew up in the Rogue Valley after his family moved here when he was 4-years-old. Graduating with honors from South Medford High School, he went on to pursue a business degree from the University of Oregon in Eugene. After two years of college, Damien was introduced to the game Texas Hold’em, and by 2005 was playing the largest stakes online poker had to offer. The following year, he went to the business side of the game, becoming a poker dealer/supervisor in Eugene and Las Vegas, even appearing on ESPN dealing the featured table during the World Series of Poker. In 2011, Damien decided to move back to Southern Oregon to be closer to family. In 2013, he re-enrolled at Southern Oregon University where he’s finishing that business degree, with a minor in Psychology and a Certificate in Applied Finance and Economics. In 2015, Damien wanted to use some of that casino experience to give back to Southern Oregon and formed Gamble-For-Good. The mission being to pair with Southern Oregon charities (like Family Nurturing Center) to form casino-themed events and send more money to where it counts! In his spare time, Damien will be found spending time with his son, Jordan, along with family and friends. He enjoys playing basketball, bowling, tennis, backpacking/camping and looks forward to improving his very rough golf game!
Maria Underwood serves as the Development Officer for La Clinica and oversees the organization’s fundraising, from writing and tracking grants to working with donors and community partners dedicated to improving community access to affordable health care. Her community service includes board service on
the Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon and member of SO HealthE, Jackson County’s regional health equity coalition.
Before joining La Clinica in 2000, she was Hispanic outreach advocate for Dunn House, a Jackson County shelter for women and worked her first year out of college for an Early Head Start program in Arizona. Maria graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.
Maria relocated to Medford in 1997 from Tempe, Arizona, when her husband Verne was hired by Rogue Community College. The couple has two adult children. She is an avid reader and traveler.
- Owner of Event Wise, Special Event Planning. For over 6 years she has helped many non-profits with fundraiser, private parties, weddings as well as corporate events and conferences.
- Currently serves on the Board of Directors for Resolve Center for Dispute Resolution and Restorative Justice for 4 years/2 as Vice Chair.
- Prior to owning her own business, she worked as a Fund Development & Special Events Director for CASA of Jackson County. She was also instrumental in the Marketing efforts for CASA.
- Worked with KOBI-TV NBC5 production of The NBC 5 Academic Challenge as well as produce commercials, long-form videos and helped with other KOBI-TV projects.
- Created the graphics and design for several client invitations, save the dates, programs and more.
- For many years, volunteered with Providence Festival of Trees as Table Top Tree and Entertainment Chair.
- Previously owner of Body – Pilates and Yoga Studio in CA. for over 5 years prior to moving to Oregon. She has been a certified pilates and yoga instructor for eleven years. Since moving to Oregon in 2004, she continued her teaching as a pilates and yoga instructor at various health clubs and studios in Medford and Ashland Oregon.
- She was born in Rockville Maryland, and has since lived in Chicago IL, Minneapolis MN, San Antonio TX, Redding CA and now lives in Medford, Oregon.
- She is a mother to Jason Wise who works for the Sacramento Kings and wife to Bob Wise, VP& GM of KOBI-TV NBC5.
- Sally’s Interests include decorating, quilting, music, tennis and cooking.
After graduating from Oregon State University in 1984, Robert ran his family’s Valley View Winery, located in the Applegate Valley near Jacksonville, Oregon. With the help of U.C. Davis-trained winemaker, John Guerrero, he worked to transform Valley View’s entire operation.
Robert launched his career in the securities industry in 1989 when he moved to San Francisco to work as an independent market maker with the Pacific Stock Exchange. He worked in the complex derivatives business making markets in stock options in Microsoft, Hilton Hotel, AOL, and Sun Microsystems. He was a market maker on the Options Floor of the Exchange until electronic trading transformed the options industry. Robert and his family moved back to Southern Oregon in 2000, where he joined Briarwood Development & Wisnovsky Homes, a large residential development partnership. As a developer, Robert helped create several desirable neighborhoods including low income housing, senior housing and commercial development. Robert has helped Hearts and Vines for years and is now dedicating his time and investment in the Family Nurturing Center.