As a 501(c)(3), Volunteers in Medicine is governed by a Board of Directors. They have expertise in medicine, banking, law, education, accounting, insurance, data & analytics, hospital administration, non-profit, and for-profit management, giving us a well-rounded, big-picture way to look at our work and its impact on the community. Our Board is a dedicated group, with deep roots in VIM and its mission. We are fortunate to have each of them as part of our team.
Erika McCalpine is the Executive Director of Strategic Diversity Initiatives at OSU-Cascades, and the director of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Laboratory. She is also a business instructor, where she teaches courses in human resources, business ethics, leadership and entrepreneurship.
McCalpine is a recognized advocate for advancing social equity and inclusion within OSU and weaves those themes throughout her teaching and in her work with students. In 2019 she received the OSU Frances Dancy Hooks Award for building bridges across cultures and showing courage in promoting diversity. She received the OSU-Cascades Diversity Award in 2019.
McCalpine is involved with shared governance serving as a faculty senate senator (2019), executive committee member (2020), and president-elect (2021). She is the first person from OSU-Cascades to be elected to lead the faculty senate. McCalpine will assume the presidency in 2022.
Edward Ewe is a clinical assistant professor and the community counseling clinic director at Oregon State University-Cascades. As a professional counselor, he has worked with individuals and couples at his privet practice in Bend. In addition to counseling, Edward teaches and provides clinical supervision to counseling students at the OSU Cascades and is an approved clinical supervisor in Oregon and Washington. He has 16 years of experience as a professional counselor and 13 years as a clinical supervisor. Edward was conferred the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES) 2021 Outstanding Mentor Award because of his involvement and mentorship of counselors in training. Prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest, he had the opportunity to serve on an executive board at a local behavioral health organization in Oklahoma
“I hope to serve this organization and advocate for the marginalized population in Central Oregon and improve the lives of Central Oregonians.”
Austin Buskohl as our newest board member.Austin’s involvement with VIM began in 2019 when his employment as an IT supervisor with St.Charles Hospital coincided with the clinic’s implementation of our EPIC medical records system.He was instrumental in developing training for VIM volunteers and staff members as part of the “Go Live” support team and ensuring the software worked effectively. Austin returned as a regular weekly volunteer in 2022, helping at the front desk with eligibility screening and clinical training support. Since moving to Oregon in early 2010, Austin has worked in a variety of industries, including wildlife conservation and education, healthcare and most recently, residential real estate. He believes that the common denominator in his professional experiences is the opportunity to communicate and interact with people. When not working or volunteering at VIM, Austin and his wife can be found kayaking on the Deschutes River or one of the many Cascade Lakes.