Board of Directors
Appointed or Elected Public Officials
Mayor Tamie Kaufman; Board Chairperson
Mayor Tamie Kaufman is a property manager by trade and has served on several committees for the City of Gold Beach and was elected Mayor in 2020. Kaufman is almost a native to Gold Beach and also volunteers on the Citizens Review Board and the CCD Business Development Board. Appointed to the ORCCA Board in late August 2021 she hopes to be helpful in problem solving issues that face the organization and to people in poverty. Elevating people out of poverty is the best long term solution, in the meantime providing help whenever possible is important to the community.
Megan Simms; Board Member
Megan has been with Coos County since October of 2012, starting as a Tax/Accounting Specialist and the Deputy Treasurer. She became the Finance Director in February of 2016 and was elected Treasurer in November of 2016. She also serves as the County’s Budget Officer and Tax Collector. She started out in accounting at the age of 13 and truly enjoys what she does. Originally from Clovis, California, she has lived in North Bend/Coos Bay area since 2006. She loves the Coos County area and is happy to be raising a family here.
Georgia Nowlin; Board Member
Georgia Nowlin is a retired business owner, former elected official, and community builder in Curry County. She and her husband live in Brookings and have two adult daughters.
Serving with many boards and organizations over the years has given her an appreciation of the invaluable work they do in our communities and the continual need to support them and entities like ORCCA.
Anna Huit; Board Member
Anna has lived here on the Oregon Coast for 22 years and joined the ORCCA Board 13 years ago as a Head Start Policy Council member. When asked why she joined the Board, Anna said it was “to empower folks of all social/economic backgrounds”. As a mom of special needs children, Anna is a passionate advocate for awareness, inclusion, and acceptance. Besides her role as Board Chairperson, Anna serves on the Finance, Executive, Housing, and Development committees and is also a Board member of the local United Way.
Monica Florez; Board Member
Head Start Policy Council Representative
Monica joined the Board in November of 2018 as a Head Start Policy Council Representative and continues to serve on Policy Council today. Monica has lived on the Oregon Coast for 8 years and “loves the community”. She also loves to watch her kids play sports and her favorite food is the Head Start Taco bake! Monica serves on the Executive and Finance committees.
Amanda Habell; Board Member
Head Start Policy Council Representative
Amanda joined the board in February 2021 as a Head Start Policy Council Representative. Amanda is passionate about increasing the social-emotional health of all children and their families. Amanda has worked in mental health, education, and is currently a resource (previously known as foster) parent.
Scott Cooper, Board Vice-Chairperson
Scott is a new addition to the Board, having joined in January of 2020, but he is not new to community service in Coos County. Scott is the current Executive Director at Alternative Youth Activities, and one of the founders of the New Community Coalition.
Laura Williams; Board Member
Laura joined the ORCCA Board in 2018 as a representative of the South Coast Regional Early Learning Hub Steering Committee. As the Director of Community Engagement with Advanced Health, Laura devotes her time to serving her community in both a professional and volunteer capacity. Laura also serves on the Executive and Personnel committees.
Pastor Don, Board Secretary
Don joined the board in the Summer of 2021. He earned a BA in PE and Math from the University of the Redlands and was voted into the Univerity's Hall of Fame for Football and Track and Field. He has served his community as a pastor for 29 years, and his strong values and ethical sentiments have translated into a commitment towards synergy and teamwork between all agencies.
Sam Baugh, Board Member
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Updated Aug 31, 2022