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Women's Gift Board of Directors
Anna Gonzales, Co-President
Anna is a skilled professional with 17 years progressive experience in development, marketing, communications, and project management. Currently Chief Development Officer for Direction Service, Anna thinks creatively, and has been successful in building relationships with key partners and organizations. She is goal oriented with expertise in developing strategies, work plans, timelines and budgets for projects and long-term fundraising strategies.
Anna is mom to two wonderful children, and is also pursuing her Master’s at the University of Oregon.
Ellen Campbell, Co-President
Ellen became a member of Women’s Gift in the fall of 2019. As a member of Women’s Gift, Ellen has developed and maintains the website, helps manage the social media, and participates in the Fundraiser Committee. She volunteers for SMART Reading — and because one writes what one reads, Ellen is also a published author and illustrator of children’s books.
Before moving to Eugene, Ellen owned and operated a bed and breakfast business in Ashland, Oregon for 18 years. During that time, she was active in the business community, as a member of the Ashland B&B Network, and a founding member of Ashland Lodging Association. Prior to inn keeping, Ellen had a career in high tech in various Silicon Valley companies. Ellen holds a MS in Cybernetic Systems, BA in Physical Anthropology, and a Diploma of French Language and Culture from Institut Catholique de Paris.
Mary Chris Stangland, Vice President
Becoming a member of Women’s Gift opened my eyes to all the groups that help those in need. Lane County needs these wonderful and diverse groups and I look forward to helping them in any way I can. The women in this group are dedicated to help others and they are so much fun to work with. Volunteering has always been part of my life and I have met many new friends and they have enriched my life.
I have lived and worked in Australia. I have owned my own business that specialized in self-inking rubber stamps and an Ad Specialty business. My husband and I owned an Airstream trailer, in which we visited all over the country for many years.
Lynnette Campbell, Treasurer
Lynnette joined Women's Gift shortly after she moved to Oregon in 2010. In the past she served as Treasurer and has been on Women's Gift Strategic Planning and Fundraiser Committee.
Lynnette also volunteers as a SMART Site Coordinator, Delgani String Quartet Board President and McKenzie River Trust Stewart.
She worked in High Tech for fifteen years as a Program Manager and is a retired US Army Officer. Hobbies include gardening, canning the harvest, and most recently starting to make mosaic garden art.
Eliana Vera, Secretary
Prior to retiring and moving with husband Randy and daughter Fiorella to Eugene in 2020, Eliana’s career of 40 years was full of experience leading programs with foundations and non-governmental organizations in the international development sector. Her last assignment took her to Kenya, Ghana, and Mali, working to help local farmers access their countries’ school feeding programs. She is also very proud of having led a grant-making program to support youth employment training in Latin America through the International Youth Foundation, and nonprofit board development for the new organizations emerging in Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall. She has served as Managing Director for Global Philanthropy at the Council on Foundations, Principal Partnerships Officer at the Inter-American Development Bank, and Program Director for the Kellogg Foundation. Eliana holds a MA in International Studies from American University in Washington, DC, and a BA in International Relations from the University of Maryland. She first got to know Eugene and its great nonprofit community through volunteering for Mobility International USA and serves on their International Advisory Committee. Upon arriving in Eugene, Eliana is grateful to have found wonderful friendships through her involvement in Women’s Gift, and through a new passion, pickleball!
Marty Moran, Director
Marty grew up in the Northeast where she began her career in broadcast media working in Providence, Boston, and New Haven. A career opportunity prompted a move to Houston where she met and married her late husband. With 3 children (Elliott, John and Erin) in tow, Marty took a 7 year sabbatical leaving the city with Warren in favor of country life including, horses, cows, chickens, and hunting dogs in Spicewood, TX, a town of about 250 people. The next move brought the Moran family to Eugene where Marty resumed her sales/management media career with a group of local radio stations. Marty worked for KDUK, KFLY, KODZ(KOOL) and KPNW for 20 years before retiring. When not working, Marty was active in the community: volunteering in the schools, hosting international guests, and helping a number of non-profits as well as enjoying outdoor life. Being a member of Women’s Gift has been a unique opportunity to meet an exceptional group of women –- all of whom are dedicated to helping women and children at risk.
Bobbe Burkhalter, Director
After 30 plus years of Federal service, Bobbe retired to Eugene in 2012, since that time, she has volunteered at the Eugene Public Library (10 years), CASA (6 years) and served on the Board of the Friends of the Eugene Public Library (8 years). Bobbe has been a member of Women’s Gift for “at least a decade” and has served previously as our Treasurer.
Joni Hinton, Director
I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and over the course of a 43 year marriage to husband, Dennis, have lived in 7 states! We have a daughter, Kristie, and son-in-law, Colin, who live in Jacksonville, Florida and a son, Tyler, and daughter-in-law, Blair, who live in Eugene. We moved to Eugene a year ago to be with our first grandchildren and twins, Olympia and Bell!
Before moving to Eugene I worked as an Executive Assistant at Southwest Airlines. For many years I was a stay-at-home mom before transitioning to work in real estate in Florida, Illinois, and Texas.
I served as Chairperson of the EA Culture Committee at Southwest. Some of the organizations we supported were Ronald McDonald House, North Texas Food Bank, and In My Shoes, a Housing and Community for Pregnant Women.
Oregon has always held a special place in my heart. We lived in Portland when Dennis worked at the Nike Campus, and when Tyler decided to attend law school at the University of Oregon, we were proud and excited to again have ties to this beautiful state. Eugene is a wonderful city and I look forward to being involved and supporting our community through Women’s Gift.
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