At OCDC we believe that the families we serve deserve a voice in our agency’s management. That’s why we invite parents to serve on our Board of Directors and on leadership committees called Policy Councils. Contact your local OCDC center to get involved.

1. Executive Leadership

Donalda Dodson, Executive Director: donalda.dodson@ocdc.net
Don Horseman, Director of Financial Services: donald.horseman@ocdc.net
Brian Schmedinghoff, Director of Resource Development: brian.schmedinghoff@ocdc.net
Walter Kalinowski, Director of Human Resources: walter.kalinowski@ocdc.net
Jose “Juan” Escobar, Director of Quality Assurance: jose.escobar@ocdc.net

2. Board of Directors

Christyn Dundorf, Board Chair, Multnomah County
Juan C. Preciado, Vice Chair, Jefferson County
Shari L. Lane, Attorney at Law Multnomah County
Stephen Petruzelli, Board Member, Washington County
Daniel Quiñones, Board Member, Marion County
Patricia Cuevas, Member at Large, Malheur County
Marta M. Hanna, MSEHS PC Rep, Malheur County
Estomina Made, OPK PC Rep, Multnomah County

3. Policy Councils

Policy Councils share responsibility for overseeing the delivery of high quality services to children and families in accordance with Head Start regulations. Policy Councils provide parents and other community representatives with the authority and opportunity to participate in shared decision-making concerning program design and implementation.


Guadalupe Martinez Perez, Klamath Falls
Juana Lopez Garcia, Malheur
TBD, Hood River
Melissa Reyes, Wasco
TBD, Umatilla
Celeste Mora, Washington
Maria Cristina Pedraza, Polk
Eduardo Domínguez, Marion
Gabriela Diaz, Jefferson
Jose Campas, Multnomah
TBD, Clackamas
Anahi Cervantes, Jackson
Itamar Jimenez, Polk
Dulce Yesenia Araceli Cassity, Malheur
TBD, Umatilla
Guadalupe Ortiz, Jefferson
Yesenia Silva, Clackamas/ Mulino/Marion
Elizabeth Hernandez, Multnomah
TBD, Hood River
Acelia Apodaca, Malheur
TBD, Multnomah

Community Rep and Board Reps

Grant Baxter Board Rep.
Anna Weller, Washington CR
Mark S. McDaniel, Klamath Falls CR
Mayra Gomez, Multnomah CR

OPK/EHS Liaison

Eric Cerecedes, Jackson

Parent Leadership Committee

Kay Ortega, Klamath Falls
Victor Chonteco, Community Rep
Cassandra Gunter, Jackson


Eric Cerecedes, Jackson
Charlotte Drake, Jackson
Charmaine Carnes, Jackson – CR
Marion Gricelda Giron Morales, Marion
Gabriela Elizarraraz Leon, Marion
April Dawn Bonnie, Marion
Lilia Guerrero, Marion
Gladis Martinez, Marion – CR
Washington Nubia Gabriela Vazquez, Washington
Marisol Carino Sanchez, Washington
Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez, Washington
Diana Stotz, Washington – CR
Rebecca Chavolla, Klamath Falls
TBD, Klamath Falls
TBD, Mulnomah Parent
TBD, Multnomah – CR

MS/EHS/HV Liaison

Anahi Cervantes, Jackson Board Rep.

Parent Leadership Committee

Kay Ortega, Klamath Falls
Victor Chonteco, Community Rep
Cassandra Gunter, Jackson
Juan Preciado, Jefferson