President & Staff

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Joanne Alford

Board President

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Aimee Addison

Executive Director

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Jeremy Ito

Development Director


Sarah LaFond

Bookkeeper/Admin Assistant

Why I support APSF

Joanne Alford

Retired GAPS Teacher

The joy and gratification of being able to help kids find success and freedom through education is why I love working with the Albany Public Schools Foundation. It's a great organization, doing great things for the community.

Stephanie Black

Retired CFO

Education has always been important to me. I enjoy giving of my time to help in any small way that will benefit the children of our community.

Suzanne Bodlovic

State Farm Agent

I support the foundation because I am passionate about education and the role it plays in transforming lives and providing opportunities.

Mike Brown

New York Life Agent

I want to be in a position where I can offer my time and knowledge to assist with the distribution of opportunity.

Kelly Bussard

SAHS Assistant Principal

I have experienced first-hand the positive impact APSF makes in our schools and I'm excited to be a part of such an important organization.

Tracy Day

Retired GAPS Administrator

As a 30 year educator, the APSF has provided support to both my classroom and school through grants and enrichment funds, enabling more educational experience we otherwise wouldn't have been able to provide. This foundation is extremely impactful to our students!

John Donovan

Albany Helping Hands

We moved to Albany in August 1979. At church on our first Sunday our pastor said, "You're going to like Albany; It's a great place to raise a family. He was right!"

Cindy Draper

Oregon State University

I have always had a passion for education & feel fortunate to be a part of a group that helps improve learning opportunities for the children in our community!

Melissa Goff

GAPS Superintendent

I support APSF because I see the enormous impact their generosity has on the care of and opportunities for our Greater Albany students and families. In our eyes, APSF builds an essential "bridge to lifelong learning and brighter futures" for our students, helping us achieve this vision for Greater Albany Public Schools.

Lynn Hubert

Retired Republic Services

I care about our community and kids. Investing in our children's educations has a great return rate.

John Jackson

Albany Democrat Herald & Corvallis Gazette Times Marketing Coordinator

"Education has always been very important to me. My mother was a teacher in the Seattle School District for over 30 years and imparted upon myself and my siblings the value of education and how critical of a tool it can be in today’s world.

I have been on the receiving end of the advantages gained by those children with access to additional educational resources. The desire to give back to the educational community and the ability to aid in the provision of these resources to all children is what drove my desire to be involved with APSF."

Lindsay Jansen-Hostetler

GAEA President

I support Albany Public Schools Foundation because of what they bring to our schools and students. They open so many doors and provide great opportunities for all students in Greater Albany Public Schools.

Chris Nelson

Retired GAPS Teacher

I am retired from teaching and was once the recipient of a classroom grant and and know first hand the value the Albany Public Schools Foundation provides to Albany teachers and students.

Eric Nelson

BBSI Manager

Good schools create healthier neighborhoods, our citizens to become more active and a vibrant economy for all. I believe that through the work that APSF does, we are creating an even better future for Albany.

Dave Pautsch

RE/MAX Real Estate Agent

As a proud Dad of two daughters that thrived in the Albany Public Schools system, I wanted to do something to give back and help other students reach their goals and beyond.

Will Summers

Retired Analyst

With the cost of post-secondary education spiraling beyond what your average person can afford, communities like ours can come together to help pay for students' education beyond high school.

Elaine Wells

Retried GAPS Administrator

As a retired educator, working with the Foundation allows me to continue helping students to reach their potential

Ilynn Winn

Retired GAPS Teacher

I have always loved and focused on children. Helping them is fun and helps our future.

Jake Zilverberg

Albany CDJR & Hyundai General Manager

I believe that it is of the utmost important to provide our youth with the tools and support to be a model contributors to our city. Reaching these young please early on will assure future success for not only them, but the young people around them as well. The opportunity to assist in their development is an honor.

2020-2021 Board Officers

Joanne Alford - President

Eric Nelson - Vice President

Elaine Wells & Stephanie Black - Co-Treasurers

Lindsay Jansen-Hostetler - Secretary