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HEART FOR ROMANIA is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation

[Federal EIN 91-1820719]

Registered in the State of Oregon under the Charitable Trust and Corporation Act [Reg. # 24907] Although we functioned informally for 4 years, we secured our corporate status in 1996.

Meet Our BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

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Executive Director - David Conklin (co-founder)

Dave is a retired Elementary P.E. Specialist (EOSC-1967) (31 years as an elementary teacher- 28 years in Hermiston, OR). Actively involved in the teachers' union during his entire teaching career, Dave served on numerous local, regional, state and national committees, and he became quite knowledgeable as spokesperson for bargaining and grievances. Dave now serves on the Hermiston School Board, and works with the local Kiwanis. He is absolutely a morning person, and enjoys most any type of physical activity: he's addicted to distance running, and is increasing his time in the bike saddle. He enjoys eing a grandpa to Ashton, Addison & Aidan, loves to read, and loves sports of any kind. "Mr. C" enjoys working with people (especially young people), and enjoys working to help the less fortunate.

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Secretary - Jean Conklin (co-founder)

Jean is a 'retired' self-employed Interior Designer (OSU-1969 - Home Ec. Ed.). A lifelong east Oregonian, she is a wife of 38 years, a mother of two grown daughters & a son-in-law; and proud grandma of three little guys. She's a "Mac addict"; dislikes mornings; stays up too late; enjoys being domestic, camping, writing and traveling. She's a mean typist and a fearless carpenter / handy woman; and she loves to pound the ivories & sing on the church worship team. Jean recently published two books: MUSIC IN THE MIDST OF CHAOS - One Family's Saga on the Human Rights Battlefield; and IT WORKS, IT WORKS, IT REALLY WORKS! - Life-Changing Truths Found Only in Christ. Visit her publishing company website, and read all about her books. www.booksbyjean.com

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Treasurer - Erin

Erin has been a bookkeeper for the past 28 years for various local businesses, as well as for an accounting firm. She also operated a bookeeping service. Erin continues to do the record-keeping for their own farming enterprises, and she assists family members that are operating businesses. Erin is active in her church and keeps busy with her children and grandchildren. Erin 's hobbies include genealogy, sewing, collecting buttons, photo albums and scrap books, and gardening. Glenn and Erin have 6 grown children, and 16 grandchildren.

 

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Director - Glenn

Glenn has been farming since he was in high school. He has a 1964 BS degree in Agronomy from California State Polytechnic University, where he managed Cal Poly Farm, a 1200 acre diversified farm using student labor. Past farming has included citrus oranges, lemons and grapefruit in California; he is currently growing potatoes, corn, alfalfa and wheat crops, covering a couple thousand acres per year. Prior to that, he was irrigation manager for a 5,000 acre diversified corporation, being responsible for 108 wheel lines and 22 circles, as well as the entire irrigation system including pump plants! Glenn is a gentle man, and a real people-person. He is a director on a number of regional boards, and is very active in his church. Glenn and Erin have 6 grown children, and 16 grandchildren.

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Director - Helen

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Director - Becky

Becky Satter could have written the book about 'displaying random acts of kindness' because she's always thinking of others. She is a gifted leader, an experienced instructor, and a natural facilitator. Becky is super organized, likes to be a team player, dislikes housework, loves lattes, and likes to garden. Raised in the midwest, Becky is the younger of two girls. She enjoys singing, listening to music and books on tape, and encouraging her three children to be the best they can be.

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Director - Peter Turping

Peter is a business professional with management and finance background. He has directed all aspects of a wholesale/retail business, including the supervision of a team of front-line managers for 15 years. He's been a financial analyst for a 25 million dollar budget in a large information delivery company. And he's presented a financial curriculum across a DOE site as a subject matter expert. Peter is now the senior manager for a large Information Technology company. Peter is active in his church. He previously served as Chairman of the Board for a mission providing food and clothing to over 10,000 individuals a year. He's volunteered for Special Olympics, youth softball and soccer. He's an avid runner; has done marathons, triathlons, and has done extensive distance biking. He's a dad to two almost-grown children, and husband of a teacher.

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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has". 
...Margaret Mead

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