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Bethlehem Inn elects six new board members


Bethlehem Inn is proud to announce the election of six new board members to its Board of Directors.

The Inn, which provides over 32,000 nights of shelter each year for the situationally homeless population in our community, has a 15-member board who ensure the organization has a sustainable future through sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies.

Leticia Aldaco is the first former Inn resident to serve on the Board of Directors of Bethlehem Inn. Her role helps to represent her cultural background as well as her first-hand experience with the Inn. The Inn seeks to include such perspective in shaping the organization’s services in our community. Leticia Aldaco has been in Bend for 20 years and has supported the organization since it began two decades ago. She graduated from University of New Mexico with a Masters in Chemistry and a Minor in Psychology. She is a retired Medical Technologist. She served on the Patient Advocacy Council for Mosaic Medical and volunteered as a Domestic Violence Advocate at Saving Grace and Deschutes County.

Other members who are joining the board include Tammy Baney, Mark Huffman, Rene Kesgard, Lauri Miller and Dan Stevens.

Tammy Baney

After 12 years in elected office, Tammy Baney is the newly appointed Executive Director of the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council; the region’s Council of Governments. She spent many years in the hospitality and real estate industries prior to her time on the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners. A tireless advocate, she serves on the Board of Directors both for Bethlehem Inn and Oregon Habitat for Humanity.

Mark Huffman

Mark Huffman is president of Sage Builders, a local custom home builder who has received multiple builder of the year awards. A general contractor for 40 years, Huffman has built hundreds of homes in Central Oregon offering his dynamic vision, careful planning and open lines of communication. He served as president of the Central Oregon Home Builders Association and was a board member of Bend Habitat for Humanity. He has been involved with Bethlehem Inn for several years preparing meals and serving on the capital campaign building committee in a volunteer position as an Owner’s Rep.

Rene Kesgard

Rene Kesgard is a seasoned financial executive with progressive experience in all facets of financial management, accounting, executive leadership and management. She has extensive experience in finance and banking including optimizing cash flow, streamlining financial processes, risk management and financial policy. Kesgard has a broad background in enhancing productivity improvement through process improvement and implementing technology solutions. She has been a part of the local community for over 17 years, a member of Rotary for over 25 years, and an active supporter of many local charities.

Lauri Miller

Lauri Miller brings a depth of financial experience and an active role in civic affairs to her present position as a licensed broker with Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate. She served as Chief Financial Officer of Eagle Crest Resort for 19 years. She worked as a Certified Public Accountant with KPMG for three years before moving to Bend in 1987. She is a former board member of the St. Charles Health System, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Oregon, Seven Peaks School and Growing Tree Children’s Center and a past member of the Deschutes County Budget Committee.

Dan Stevens

Dan Stevens serves as Executive Vice President and Oregon Regional Director for PacificSource. He joined PacificSource in 2010 and is based in the Bend office providing executive oversight for the Oregon market. His broad portfolio includes more than 25 years of management and executive leadership, largely at the dynamic intersection between managed care and healthcare delivery. Stevens is also a member of the Central Oregon Health Council. Other community and governance activities have included past roles as a board member for Volunteers in Medicine and Health Matters of Central Oregon.

Bethlehem Inn wishes to acknowledge the contributions of members who are stepping down from the Board Directors after serving in a variety of capacities. Exiting board members include Jen Barcus, Joe Emerson, Beverly Phillips, Charlie Ringo and Chris Telfer.

Bethlehem Inn is Central Oregon’s only emergency shelter; providing shelter, food and case management services to over 1,100 adults and children last year; 89,000 meals were served to people in crisis. To learn more about Bethlehem Inn and its Transforming Lives Together capital campaign please visit . Follow us on Facebook/BethlehemInnBend or Instagram. Donations may also be mailed to Bethlehem Inn, P.O. Box 8540, Bend, OR 97708.

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