ORCCA Board of Directors 2020

Appointed or Elected Public Officials

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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.

Client Representative

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Anna Huit; Board Chairperson

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.

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Monica Florez; Secretary

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.

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Leona Smith; Board Member

Head Start Policy Council Representative

Leona joined the Board in November of 2019 as a Head Start Policy Council Representative. 

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. 

Community Representatives

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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.

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Jacob Knudsen; ​Board Member

Curry County  Representative

Jacob is our southernmost located Board member and frequently travels from Brookings to attend Board and committee meetings.  He joined the ORCCA Board in January of 2018 to “give back to (his) community by volunteering at a nonprofit”.  Jacob has contributed greatly to ORCCA’s Energy Assistance program in his time on the Board and serves on the Executive and Finance committees.

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Scott Cooper, Board Member

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. 

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Julie Sugano-O'Reilly, Board Member

Julie joined the Board in August 2020. Julie works at the Oregon Law Center in Coos Bay. She joined the Board in hopes of continuing and expanding necessary services to the community. Julie currently serves on the Housing Committee. In her spare time, she loves running, cooking, and traveling with her husband (when they can).

Are you the next ORCCA Board Member?

Contact Brooke Matthews; Executive Specialist, Board Relations Coordinator

bmatthews@orcca.us

   

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Updated May 12, 2021