Julie Ungar

JULIE MILLER UNGAR

Position: President A member of the Education Foundation of Forest Grove since January of 2013, Julie Miller Ungar is a mom to two daughters, ages 16 and 13, and a Gales Creek resident of 18 years. She is an active member of the community and has participated in the Ford Family Leadership Training Programs.

She is committed to the care and learning of all the many children in her community, through her many combined years in Girl Scouts, Rainbow Garden Nursery School and her current position teaching kindergarten at The Early Learning Community at Pacific University.

email: Julie.Ungar@pacificu.edu Mobile: 503-803-6099 Cindy Taylor

CINDY TAYLOR

Position: Vice President Cindy has been a member of the EFFG’s board for 15 years and a life-long member of the Forest Grove community. Cindy comes from a family of four generations of Forest Grove School District graduates.

Cindy attended schools in the FG School District from 1st through 12th grade, as did her daughter who is now 24. Cindy spent 33 years in the hi-tech manufacturing industry with a career in Human Resources and is now retired. Cindy is committed to assisting and supporting the education system and students of the Forest Grove/Cornelius communities while encouraging community involvement.

MARIAN CAKARNIS

Position: Secretary Marian Cakarnis is a Program Manager in the Tech Industry with a teen daughter. Marian is interested in supporting the students and teachers in the FGSD so each student will have equal opportunity for success in college, career and/or citizenship. She’d like to see the EFFG not only fund teacher grants and student scholarships but actively coordinate community-wide programs. Gaps in our current education system could be filled with EFFG coordinated programs and resource connections. Some of the programming that could be developed/coordinated includes learning life skills in financial management, career/college planning, self defense, parent education, positive behavior development, improving school and community cultures to be more inclusive and collaborative, etc. Heather Rhoade

Heather Rhoade

Position: Communications I was born in Washington, raised in Oregon and spent time in the military. After the military, I completed college at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA with a degree in Journalism-Public Relations. I worked in the Pacific Northwest in WA, and while doing so met and married my husband 10 years ago and we moved here to Forest Grove in 2012. We fell in love with the area and immediately wanted to establish roots here. I was soon asked to join a Ford Leadership workshop dealing with community & leadership development, and this brought me to the Foundation. I applied for the job when it came up in conversation with a friend.

SUSAN MCDOWELL

Position: Board Member Susan Rodgers McDowell is currently the financial coordinator for Darcy C. Cruikshank DMD MSD LLC. An Oregon State University graduate, she has been a member of the board since 2005 where she has served as secretary and chairman for the popular Christmas with the Trail Band concert. “I am proud to be on the Board, as I place a high value on education and like to be involved in providing grants for teachers and scholarships for students. We have accomplished major fundraising goals with our activities such as furnishing smartboards for classrooms.” Susan and husband Rod are long-time Forest Grove residents and raised three daughters, Kari, Kelsey and Kayleen, in the area. The proud grandmother of Harper, Siri and Quinn, Susan is invested in supporting the educational needs of the community.

LORRAINE HEINAUER

Position: Treasurer I recently agreed to serve as Treasurer on the EFFG board as a way of ‘paying back’ to the organizations that supported me in the past. I would not have been able to attend high school or college without the benefit of grants and scholarships. I have served as Treasurer on several other boards and have done my fair share of fundraising for schools and the community of Forest Grove. I also believe the EFFG is necessary to help fund schools in the district without active PTO’s. My vision for the future of EFFG is to promote awareness of its mission and to find more creative ways to raise funds.

SHANNON BROWN

Position: Board Member Cindy Taylor asked me to join the foundation while we were working out at the Forest Grove pool after I retired from a teaching career here. After thinking about how many grants were given to me to enhance programs in my own class and school, it was time to give back. Since I started college myself with a scholarship, our belief systems of college support matched! Personally I was given the financial support to buy science equipment like thermometers, beakers, and test tubes I used at Echo Shaw to do a day of AIMS and TAG programs whole school as well as in our team. When I went to Dilley, the garden only thrived after a splintered watering system allowed summer Wednesdays to grow year round gardeners. Today a bit of support directed by grants continues to help classes, teams and schools!

CRYSTAL HANNAN, ND

Position: Board Member   Crystal Hannan is a naturopathic physician with a family practice in Forest Grove. She has spent the past ten years working closely with local families to improve their health. An alum of Pacific University, she was born in Forest Grove, grew up in southern Oregon, and returned in 1995 for college. She lives in Cornelius with her husband, Rich, and two sons, Colby and Cooper, who attend the Forest Grove Community School.

A new member of the EFFG Board, Crystal is excited to begin work with this amazing organization to help teachers improve their classrooms through grants and to help students achieve college through granting scholarships (this is a big passion as scholarships made it possible for her to attend Pacific University).

BARBARA DELEGATO

Position: Board Member Barbara taught elementary music for 33 years in the Forest Grove School District. During that time she worked on all of the elementary schools which gave her perspective on the various communities within the district. She has seen firsthand the differences in financial and family support at each of the buildings.

She has also seen programs flourish and wane. These are factors that have motivated her to become a board member of the Education Foundation. She wants to educate students and teachers in the district on the resources available through the foundation.

Barbara hopes to bring new insight to district needs, especially in the arts where funding is always scarce. She has passion for working on behalf of the children and teachers and is anxious to continue making a difference.

Julie Ungar

JULIE MILLER UNGAR

Position: President

A member of the Education Foundation of Forest Grove since January of 2013, Julie Miller Ungar is a mom to two daughters, ages 16 and 13, and a Gales Creek resident of 18 years. She is an active member of the community and has participated in the Ford Family Leadership Training Programs.

She is committed to the care and learning of all the many children in her community, through her many combined years in Girl Scouts, Rainbow Garden Nursery School and her current position teaching kindergarten at The Early Learning Community at Pacific University.

email: Julie.Ungar@pacificu.edu

Mobile: 503-803-6099 Cindy Taylor

Position: Vice President

Cindy Taylor - VP Cindy has been a member of the EFFG’s board for 15 years and a life-long member of the Forest Grove community. Cindy comes from a family of four generations of Forest Grove School District graduates.

Cindy attended schools in the FG School District from 1st through 12th grade, as did her daughter who is now 24. Cindy spent 33 years in the hi-tech manufacturing industry with a career in Human Resources and is now retired. Cindy is committed to assisting and supporting the education system and students of the Forest Grove/Cornelius communities while encouraging community involvement.

MARIAN CAKARNIS

Position: Secretary

Marian Cakarnis

Marian Cakarnis is a Program Manager in the Tech Industry with a teen daughter. Marian is interested in supporting the students and teachers in the FGSD so each student will have equal opportunity for success in college, career and citizenship. She’d like to see the EFFG not only fund teacher grants and student scholarships but actively coordinate community-wide programs. Gaps in our current education system could be filled with EFFG coordinated programs and resource connections. Some of the programming that could be developed/coordinated includes learning life skills in financial management, career/college planning, self defense, parent education, positive behavior development, improving school and community cultures to be more inclusive and collaborative.

heather rhoade

Position: Communications Manager

Heather Rhoade

I was born in Washington, raised in Oregon and spent time in the military. After the military, I completed college at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA with a degree in Journalism-Public Relations. I worked in the Pacific Northwest in WA, and while doing so met and married my husband 10 years ago and we moved here to Forest Grove in 2012. We fell in love with the area and immediately wanted to establish roots here. I was soon asked to join a Ford Leadership workshop dealing with community & leadership development, and this brought me to the Foundation. I applied for the job when it came up in conversation with a friend.

lorraine Hainauer

Position: Treasurer

Lorraine Hainauer

I recently agreed to serve as Treasurer on the EFFG board as a way of ‘paying back’ to the organizations that supported me in the past. I would not have been able to attend high school or college without the benefit of grants and scholarships. I have served as Treasurer on several other boards and have done my fair share of fundraising for schools and the community of Forest Grove. I also believe the EFFG is necessary to help fund schools in the district without active PTO’s. My vision for the future of EFFG is to promote awareness of its mission and to find more creative ways to raise funds.

Susan McDowell

Position: Board Memeber

Susan McDowell

Susan Rodgers McDowell is currently the financial coordinator for Darcy C. Cruikshank DMD MSD LLC. An Oregon State University graduate, she has been a member of the board since 2005 where she has served as secretary and chairman for the popular Christmas with the Trail Band concert.

“I am proud to be on the Board, as I place a high value on education and like to be involved in providing grants for teachers and scholarships for students. We have accomplished major fundraising goals with our activities such as furnishing Smartboards for classrooms.”
Susan and husband Rod are long-time Forest Grove residents and raised three daughters, Kari, Kelsey and Kayleen, in the area. The proud grandmother of Harper, Siri and Quinn, Susan is invested in supporting the educational needs of the community.
shannon brown

Position: Board Member

Shannon Brown

Cindy Taylor asked me to join the foundation while we were working out at the Forest Grove pool after I retired from a teaching career here. After thinking about how many grants were given to me to enhance programs in my own class and school, it was time to give back. Since I started college myself with a scholarship, our belief systems of college support matched!

Personally I was given the financial support to buy science equipment like thermometers, beakers, and test tubes I used at Echo Shaw to do a day of AIMS and TAG programs whole school as well as in our team. When I went to Dilley, the garden only thrived after a splintered watering system allowed summer Wednesdays to grow year round gardeners. Today a bit of support directed by grants continues to help classes, teams and schools!

crystal hannan, ND

Position: Board Member

Crystal Hannan

Crystal Hannan is a naturopathic physician with a family practice in Forest Grove. She has spent the past ten years working closely with local families to improve their health. An alum of Pacific University, she was born in Forest Grove, grew up in southern Oregon, and returned in 1995 for college. She lives in Cornelius with her husband, Rich, and two sons, Colby and Cooper, who attend the Forest Grove Community School.

A new member of the EFFG Board, Crystal is excited to begin work with this amazing organization to help teachers improve their classrooms through grants and to help students achieve college through granting scholarships (this is a big passion as scholarships made it possible for her to attend Pacific University).

Barbara delegato

Position: Board Member

Barbara Delegato

Barbara taught elementary music for 33 years in the Forest Grove School District. During that time she worked on all of the elementary schools which gave her perspective on the various communities within the district. She has seen firsthand the differences in financial and family support at each of the buildings.

She has also seen programs flourish and wane. These are factors that have motivated her to become a board member of the Education Foundation. She wants to educate students and teachers in the district on the resources available through the foundation.

Barbara hopes to bring new insight to district needs, especially in the arts where funding is always scarce. She has passion for working on behalf of the children and teachers and is anxious to continue making a difference.