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.
Sarah Hall began her career in the financial services over 20 years ago. After a period of time, she left to build two highly successful businesses in the entertainment industry. One of which was a sixteen-year small business in our Central Oregon community. Returning to financial services in the beginning of 2020, Sarah joined The Desert Pine Group at Morgan Stanley who, as a team, have been providing Wealth Management Services since 1981. As a Central Oregon Native, Sarah enjoys all that the Bend area provides. She often is found in the woods with her Golden Retriever Bodi, Mountain biking the many local trails or paddle boarding on a Cascade Lake.
As Sarah continues to evolve in her career, she is excited to be part of VIM as the current board chair. “It is important to me to serve and give back to our community where I feel my skills and network can be greatly utilized. Volunteers in Medicine is impacting the hearts and health of our community. That in itself is enough to inspire my involvement.”
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’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.
Kayley is the Vice President of Strategic Communications for St. Charles Health Systems, which provides her with first-hand knowledge of the many challenges facing our regional healthcare system and the special role VIM plays in reducing costs for everyone across the region.
She has worked with St. Charles for 15 years and deeply understands the landscape of key players and critical partnerships in Central Oregon needed for the success of VIM and our patients.
Kayley first heard about the significance of VIM and its impact as a reporter for The Bulletin in the early 2000s. Mendenhall is a graduate of Western Washington University with a degree in environmental studies and journalism.
She strives to give her daughter, now a middle schooler, an example of the importance of giving back and helping others. In her free time, she enjoys many of Bend’s outdoor athletic activities with her family.
“What motivates me on a daily basis is being involved with work that helps leave our community–and ultimately, the world at large–in a better place than where it started,” she said.
We couldn’t agree more!
Volunteers in Medicine has an amazing team! We are excited to announce Dr. Thomas Bordieri has joined us at the board level.
Bordieri began serving in VIM’s pro-bono partner network early on in his career practicing dentistry with the Skyline Dental Clinic. He continues to be a valued and passionate contributor to VIM’s volunteer team.
Dr. Bordeieri completed his bachelor’s degree in Human Biology at UC San Diego, and then completed his dental education at Roseman University College of Dental Medicine in Salt Lake with a general practice residency at UC Los Angeles.
He played a pivotal role in developing and managing free dental clinics for the underserved population of San Diego and deeply understands the value of serving community.
Dr. Bordeieri believes strongly that oral health is a fundamental determinant of overall health and well being, and that access to oral health is a significant unmet need today.
“I have a sense of gratitude for where I am in life and that gives me a sense of duty and motivation to do what I can to help those around me,” said Bordieri.
He loves spending his free time pursuing a variety of outdoor sports including new hobbies of hunting and fly fishing.