Board of Directors
Meet the Board behind Dial-A-Bus of Benton County.
Some of our Board Members also use our transportation services.
Kelly worked for HP and taught IT at
U of O. Now, he spends his time volunteering as our board chair and the district chair for Boy Scouts of America.
"I've gained a broader perspective of the needs of the elderly, those with disabilities, and how DAB strives to meet those needs through not only transportation, but also through building friendships with clients."
"I heard of Dial-A-Bus from friends who had used it and praised the good quality of transportation."
Robin retired after working at HP for 37 years. When he was asked to join our board he was excited to learn how we serve seniors and people with disabilities. His favorite service is our transportation for less fortunate school children who receive rides to and from school.
Prior to joining the Dial-A-Bus Board of Directors, Lynda had briefly volunteered as Secretary for the Grace Center Board. She also spent nine years on the Parks, Natural Areas, and Recreation Board. We greatly appreciate her expertise and all she brings to Dial-A-Bus.
"I have always known about Dial-A-Bus, and joined the Board because it was the right thing to do."
John is a client who joined our board in 2018. He was a Physics Professor at OSU when he lost his sight in a medical procedure in 1988. Realizing that there was no accessible way for him to review the math and graphical information present in physics, John founded ViewPlus Technologies in 1996, which is now the leading manufacturer of tactile graphics and braille embossers in the world.
Bill Francis has been a board member since 2009 when he was asked to join by the then Board Chair, Larry Earhart.
"Larry and I worked together at OSU. One of the departments that I managed was the OSU Motor Pool and he figured that my management experience in facility design, vehicle maintenance and loss control would be helpful to the Dial-A-Bus organization."
Lorena has been an attorney in the local area since 1998. She also teaches a course on crimes and violence in intimate relationships for OSU.
"I'm excited to bring my experiences advocating for people with disabilities to the board. I want to live in a community where everyone can access all the many wonderful services, programs, and connections that we have with as few barriers as possible."
Sandy Boehme and Nanette Upton