Meet our Board 2021-22

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President Dana Engelhardt

I am a retired nurse from the SF Bay Area. My husband and I moved to Grants Pass in 2019 and are enjoying retirement. I enjoy cooking, playing the piano, and working to improve the lives of the under served in the community and globally.

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Rec. Sec. Sandy Lowman

Manager at Tom Randall's State Farm agency, and is involved in her son's school activities.

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V. P. Candice Amens

I joined Soroptimist Yreka, CA in 2005. My husband and I owned a Pharmacy there, and I was fortunate to have time to give back. After moving to Merlin I joined Soroptimist of River Valley. My mother passed down to me a strong sense of helping others and volunteer work. I have two daughters who I would like to continue that commitment. I enjoy helping and encouraging girls, women and children to dream big and find avenues to help them achieve those goals.

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Corr. Sec. Jan Geib

Retired Insurance Brokerage Owner

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Tres. Gwen Luhring

I joined Soroptimist River Valley in March 2000 as a Charter member. My previous work history as a Finance Manager for a major telecommunications company didn’t leave much time for community involvement. I moved to Grants Pass in 1998 and immediately started looking for opportunities to serve.  Helping women and girls live their best lives is a passion of mine.

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Director Kellie Barton

I have been a Soroptimist member for 13 years.  I joined originally to be a good role model for my girls. As a member I have gained leadership skills while learning about the needs within our community. I value the ability to make a direct impact and support my personal commitment to the community. I work full time, am mother to two amazing daughters and a grandma.

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Soroptimist Int'l of River Valley