Cheryl Armstrong brings more than twenty years of professional fundraising and executive leadership experience with non-profit and higher education organizations to the Board, which she joined in May, 2012. Cheryl’s passion is building relationships, and linking those who want to make a difference with the opportunity to do so through philanthropy. She is a trained life and business coach, and has been an entrepreneur. She is passionate about the mission of Wellsprings and is eager to make a difference in the Wellsprings community. A native of Eugene, she returned to live here in 2009 after many years living and working in Michigan. Cheryl currently serves as a regional director of development for Michigan State University.
Chris Angermayer is a native Oregonian who spent many years in southern California before recently returning to Eugene. He has a diverse background including a long career in business and finance. He is passionate about the Wellsprings mission and is eager to make a difference in the community. Chris currently works in institutional finance.
John Etter of Portland, Oregon is a very devoted member of the Eugene Friends Meeting. He attended Scattergood Friends School in Iowa, which he considers as having yielded experiences that continue to direct his life in positive ways. To help other high school students gain similar benefits, John has been an enthusiastic supporter of Wellsprings since its founding in 1994. His younger daughter, Angela, was in the first graduating class in 1996. John is a retired landscape architect, having spent many years with the city of Eugene planning and designing parks, planning bike paths, and consulting on urban beautification.
Lisette Ewing has been a Special Education teacher since 1984. She has taught in Illinois, Idaho, S. Carolina and Oregon, headed a professional organization, and been part of state working groups in her field. Lisette has published articles and lectured internationally about art for blind and visually impaired students. A profile in the newsletter of the Eugene Friends Meeting, which she attends, noted that “those who know her can’t miss her passion and pizzazz!” The individualized curriculum for alternative learners at Wellsprings fits Lisette's educational philosophy very well. She joined the Board in September 2011.
Peter Tromba has been a teacher in Maryland and California and a school principal and administrator for the last 20 years in Oregon. He currently works as the policy research director at the Chief Education Office in Salem. His key areas of current work involve using an "equity lens" to shape policy and practice, creating systems that support youth engagement and re-engagement, designing trauma informed schools and districts, and identifying and addressing barriers for students in poverty. Peter is a believer in multiple pathways of learning, small learning communities, elevating student voice, and deepening relationships between and among students and staff. His son currently attends Wellsprings and loves it!
Susan Macomson has worked in the Arts all her life. She was a pre-school teacher for 20 years, and also taught teachers how to teach art. Back in the day Susan was a climbing guide as well as a member of Portland Mountain Rescue, and also worked with Portland Juvenile Services helping kids develop leadership skills through outdoor programs. Currently she is doing a lot of work on environmental and justice issues. Susan joined the Board of Trustees in February, 2017. She looks forward to bringing her art and all the parts of her life to share with the Wellsprings community.
joined the Wellsprings Friends School Board of Trustees in 2014. Shana
grew up in Eugene and has worked with youth and families in the
community over the course of her studies and professional ventures for
over ten years. Shana is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and
she is driven to help youth do better and feel better in the ways that
are meaningful to them. She hopes to
bring to the Board her knowledge of our local array of youth-serving
systems, behavioral health considerations, and overall commitment to
empowering youth. (On leave 2016-17)
Hanna Still, beloved Trustee since the 1994 founding of the school, passed away on July 11, 2012. For nearly two decades, Hanna provided tireless support and leadership for the Wellsprings mission. She will be dearly missed.
Click here to read about Hanna's life, see photos, and learn about the Hanna K. Still Memorial Fund, in our Autumn 2012 newsletter.