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.
As a dental partner in Bend with VIM since 2017, Tyler was given the privilege of joining VIM’s Board of Directors in October 2020. Tyler transitioned into the role of Vice Chair in January 2022. He works as a private practice dentist four days a week with PureCare Dental of Bend. When caring for VIM patients, he aims to humanize and personalize their dental experiences with an open ear, an open mind, and an open heart. He is an advocate for expanding VIM’s dental healthcare presence in the community. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, skiing, hiking, and volunteering.