Born and raised in Oregon, Helen comes from a large and lively family. Inspired by working with children, Helen pursued a degree in Family and Human Services at the University of Oregon. Her drive to work for a cause she cares about led her to the Fund. "I’m excited about the work and the environment. The team is incredibly talented and passionate. There are so many people who play a role within the Fund; I’m honored to contribute to the larger picture." Helen brings her positive energy and can-do attitude to the team and oversees the grants process and everyday operations of the Fund. She’s an expert organizer and natural people-person who is goal driven. In her own words: "I whistle, I’m whacky, I get things done." In her free time, you might find Helen trekking up a hillside, running on the trails, or curled up with a book or Netflix.
What are three words you aspire to embody?
Kindness, patience, and courage.